Appeal to Pope Francis for Marriage and the Family

Cardinal Burke’s Appeal to All Catholics:

In an age filled with confusion — as can be seen with gender theory – we need the teaching of the Church on marriage. But we are being pushed in the opposite direction to admit divorced and remarried Catholics to the Eucharist. And this is without even mentioning the obsession to make easier the procedures to annul the marital bond…. I am therefore very worried. And I call upon all Catholics whether laymen, priests or bishops to get involved — from now until the upcoming Synodal Assembly — in order to highlight the truth on marriage.
(Excerpt from an interview granted in Rome to Jean-Marie Guénois – Le Figaro Magazine, 19 December 2014 issue, p. 46)

Please give your fullest support to Cardinal Burke’s appeal to Pope Francis to reaffirm true Catholic teaching on marriage and the family.

Filial Appeal to Pope Francis to Affirm Church Teaching on the Marriage and the Family
Filial Appeal to Pope Francis to Affirm Church Teaching on Marriage and the Family

In view of the Synod on the family to be held in October 2015 in Rome, a group of concerned lay Catholic leaders and pro-family organisations gathered to address a filial appeal to Pope Francis asking him to reaffirm categorically the Catholic teaching that divorced and civilly remarried Catholics cannot receive Holy Communion and that homosexual unions are contrary to Divine and natural law.

We note with anguish how the chaste and fecund family model taught by the Gospel is at risk. This family model is the only beacon capable of guiding millions of faithful bombarded by a decades-long sexual revolution and its hedonistic propaganda.

Indeed a breach has been opened in the Catholic Church with pastoral proposals that deny in practise, if not in principle, Our Lord’s doctrine on chastity and the indissolubility of marriage.

In these circumstances, it is paramount that Pope Francis speak out to clarify the growing confusion amongst the faithful and to prevent the very teaching of Jesus Christ from being watered-down.

Who else can dispel the darkness looming over our children’s future should that beacon no longer light their path?

Support our Filial Appeal to Pope Francis by signing the petition. Just follow this link to add your name to this urgent petition:

http://filialappeal.org

When you go to the site, there’s a tab to click to see some of the important Catholic figures that support this urgent appeal, such as Archbishop Athanasius Schneider, John Henry Westen, Professor Roberto de Mattei and many others. I do hope that Catholics everywhere will support Cardinal Burke, Archbishop Athanasius Schneider and the many loyal faithful who are behind this effort to speak out bravely and forcefully for the preservation of essential truths of the Catholic faith.

Please forward the petition to all Catholics within your reach!

May the Immaculate Heart of Mary intercede for us all, now and at the hour of our death!

Pray the Rosary and confound the devil!

~ evensong ~