(LifeSiteNews) – Cardinal Raymond Burke has commented on Pope Francis’ March 25 consecration of Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, saying that “the prayer will be heard,” even though no mention was made of fulfilling the request of Fatima.
In an interview given to Our Lady’s Blue Army in late June 2022, the cardinal weighed in on the consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary made earlier this year by Pope Francis in Rome. He also renewed a call for Catholics to fulfill Our Lady’s request at Fatima to pray the rosary daily and observe the first Saturday’s in reparation for sin.
Burke said that while no explicit mention was made by the Pope about whether the consecration was intended to fulfill Mary’s Fatima request for the consecration of Russia to her Immaculate Heart, “nevertheless,” he insisted, “the prayer will be heard, and Our Lord will respond to it.”
“The prayers of so many are lifted up to Our Lord for peace in the world,” the cardinal reflected.
“There’s no way that Our Lord won’t hear that prayer. And many joined Pope Francis in making this prayer of consecration,” continued the cardinal.
Speaking of Pope Francis and the Fatima request, Burke said:
Now he [Francis] himself made no mention of Fatima and never claimed that he was trying to fulfill what Our Lady asked of us at Fatima; but nevertheless, the prayer will be heard, I believe, and Our Lord will respond to it.
Burke then emphasized that at Fatima, Our Lady indicated the way souls should live out consecration to her Immaculate Heart. Mary asked the faithful, Burke said, to pray the rosary daily, make acts of reparation for sin, and to keep the first Saturday’s. The cardinal added his voice to Our Lady’s message in calling for a renewed observance of these practices.
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UPDATE (8/2/22): Cardinal Cupich has regretfully banned the Institute of Christ the King from offering the Traditional Latin Masses or hearing Confessions at their parish in Chicago.
An official sign from the Institute was posted at the Shrine of Christ the King, saying: “As of August 1, the celebration of public Masses is suspended. Confession times are discontinued. The Chapel remains open for prayer.”
Cardinal Cupich has forbidden the Institute of Christ the King to operate in Chicago (see image). This is very sad; Pope B16 said “it behooves ALL of us” to preserve the riches of the ancient Catholic liturgy. pic.twitter.com/rGkVC2XupF— Watershed Staff (@ccwatershed) July 31, 2022
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Sources have leaked to LifeSiteNews that Cardinal Cupich seems ready to completely ban a community of Traditional priests from offering the Latin Mass in the Archdiocese of Chicago!
July 31st appears to be the deadline for priests belonging to the Institute of Christ the King to close down all public Latin Masses — which would end their ministry in the Archdiocese of Chicago full stop.
This outrageous persecution against faithful Catholics is an affront to 2,000 years of Tradition and is the rallying cry for today's saints: We need brave and devout Catholics across the world to demand Cardinal Cupich respect the holy priests of the Institute of Christ the King and SAVE the Traditional Latin Mass!
SIGN: CARDINAL CUPICH MUST HEAR THAT CATHOLICS LIKE YOU LOVE AND SUPPORT THE TRADITIONAL LATIN MASS! >>>
The Institute of Christ the King has attracted national attention for its beautiful, reverent, and profound celebration of the TLM — all of which looks set to end in LESS THAN TWO WEEKS!
There are currently 18 ICKSP apostolates dotting more than 10 states in America — serving 400-500 faithful Catholics just in the city of Chicago with 3 Latin Masses every Sunday. With this rumored attack, Cupich — who also serves in high-profile Vatican positions — is sending a sign to all traditionalist priests worldwide.
This robust Catholic community is truly a jewel of Catholic Tradition — making it odd that the ICKSP might be the subject of censorship!
The Church hosts synods on synods on synods and pays millions of dollars to consultants to figure out how to get people interested in going to Mass and the end result is shutting down the Masses people literally beg to attend lol.— Zac Mabry (@ZacMabry) July 15, 2022
As LifeSiteNews continued reporting...
"Cardinal Cupich, a close collaborator of Pope Francis and a promoter of the liberal agenda within the Church, has already issued restrictions regarding the traditional Latin rite within his diocese at the end of last year."
*** Catholics must defend and promote the Traditional Latin Mass before the potential July 31st deadline! ***
It’s important now more than ever to send a message to Cardinal Cupich that the Institute of Christ the King must continue its ministry of offering the TLM without fear of retaliation or hostility.
END OF JULY DEADLINE: SEND A MESSAGE TO CARDINAL CUPICH THAT YOU STAND WITH THE INSTITUTE OF CHRIST THE KING! >>>
The crackdown is expected to take effect at the end of July, when the Institute of Christ the King will be expected to celebrate the Novus Ordo Mass — in opposition to their vocational calling to protect the TLM.
This mandate is by design, but the ICKSP is currently holding strong. Catholics all across the world must tell the faithful priests of the ICKSP that we are praying for them and raising our voices!
RAISE YOUR VOICE: PROTECT THE TRADITIONAL LATIN MASS FROM CENSORSHIP! >>>
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“My message is,” Burke said, “the consecration that the Holy Father made, according to what Our Lady has taught us at Fatima, demands of us praying the rosary daily, making acts of reparation, [and] keeping the first Saturday’s.”
And so I just urge everyone to begin to pray the rosary, make acts of reparation, observe the first Saturday’s, in order to bring about peace in the world, and because she’s told us that that is the way. And we can trust that she’s told us the truth.
Burke then went on to say that he thought the triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, promised at Fatima, would come about when enough souls kept the first Saturday’s by going to Confession and Communion in reparation for sin.
“The first Saturday’s devotion is, in our opinion, the unfulfilled part of the Fatima message… I think that’s why we’re promoting it so strongly today,” said the former prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura. “I do believe that when enough people do embrace the first Saturday’s we will see this triumph come.”
Expressing disappointment that so little has been said about living out the consecration to the Immaculate Heart, Burke underscored the efficacy of the prayers and acts of reparation that should accompany consecration. Because of the grace of God, he said, these things will “transform lives” and “transform the world.”
“I’m a little disappointed,” the cardinal lamented, “after the act of consecration by the Pope nothing more has been said about ‘how should the people now live this consecration’.”
“It’s not just one act and then you expect a magical result from it,” he noted. “It’s a giving of yourself into the Immaculate Heart of Mary for peace in the world, and it involves prayer, reparation. That’s what transforms lives and that’s what will transform the world… There is grace, there is God’s own life. These prayers… these acts of reparation… always have their effect.”