CORK, Ireland (CNS) -- The head of the Vatican's highest court described the spate of leaks of confidential Vatican documents as "most grave crimes" and warned that those responsible must be discovered and "appropriately sanctioned."
Cardinal Raymond L. Burke, prefect of the Supreme Court of the Apostolic Signature, said the confidentiality of Pope Benedict XVI's communications must be respected in order for the pope to carry out his work in service of the church.
VATICAN CITY —Five years after Pope Benedict XVI lifted most restrictions on celebration of the Tridentine Mass, a senior Vatican official says that much work remains to make the traditional liturgy fully accessible to the faithful, and to bring its influence to bear on the form of the Mass most Catholics attend.
Cardinal Burke optimistic on reconciliation with SSPX
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- A senior Vatican official voiced optimism about reconciliation talks with the traditionalist Society of St. Pius X, while acknowledging the longer-term challenge of bringing the breakaway group under papal leadership.
In a recent talk to Catholic communicators, Cardinal Raymond Burke explained that those working in the field of communications have an obligation to save souls and to safeguard the truth of Church teaching.
ROME — Church communicators have an important and serious duty to obey church teaching and defend the church's mission of saving souls and safeguarding truth, said the head of the Vatican's highest court.
Caution as well as control over content and where it's distributed are needed because while the field of communications "has great potential for good," it "also can be turned to the harm of the faithful," said U.S. Cardinal Raymond L. Burke, prefect of the Supreme Court of the Apostolic Signature.
Archbishop Robert J. Carlson will celebrate the annual Silver and Golden Wedding Jubilee Mass at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis, Lindell Boulevard and Newstead Avenue in the Central West End. Couples celebrating their 25th, 50th or 50-plus anniversaries during 2011 are invited to register before Thursday, Sept. 15, to have their names in the program and receive certificates of congratulations. To register call the archdiocesan Office of Apostolic Services at (314) 792-7170.