Cardinal Burke to Southeast Michigan Catholics: ‘Don’t Give Way to Discouragement’, by Michael Stechschulte

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Cardinal Raymond L. Burke, patron of the worldwide Order of Malta and former prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura in Rome, speaks Oct. 26 at Athena Hall in Roseville during the Call to Holiness conference. Cardinal Burke implored Catholics to hold fast to the truths of the faith amidst a rising tide of doctrinal confusion. (Photos by Michael Stechschulte | Detroit Catholic) Car

By Michael Stechschulte, Detroit Catholic, Oct. 30, 2019

Cardinal speaks about ‘keeping faith in a time of confusion’ during Call to Holiness conference, calls for clarity after Amazon synod

ROSEVILLE — Despite persistent confusion regarding the truths of the Catholic faith in modern times, Christ will never abandon his flock, U.S. Cardinal Raymond L. Burke told Detroit-area Catholics on Oct. 26.

Speaking during the Call to Holiness conference at Athena Hall in Roseville, Cardinal Burke sought to reassure the 800 Catholics in attendance that while some in the Church today might call for doctrinal change in certain areas, “Jesus Christ is the same today, yesterday and forever.”

The former archbishop of St. Louis and patron of the worldwide Order of Malta was the keynote speaker during the near-annual conference, whose purpose, according to its website, is “to defend and support the magisterium, the teaching authority of the Catholic Church, through prayer, education and evangelization.”

Since its first conference in 1996, Call to Holiness has gathered many of Metro Detroit’s most influential Catholics together to discuss pertinent issues of faith.

Cardinal Burke, who also serves as an episcopal adviser to the conference, outlined several points of modern confusion during his 45-minute talk and subsequent question-and-answer session, which preceded a holy hour and pontifical extraordinary-form Mass at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Grotto) Parish in northeast Detroit. ….