Cardinal Burke, who is the former Archbishop of St. Louis, and Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, now is Chaplain of the Order of Malta, and a good friend of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.
In a detailed and hard-hitting discussion with Guillaume d’Alançon, episcopal delegate for the
family and for life issues of a French diocese, Cardinal Burke offers his
thoughts openly and without concern for political correctness
on the pressing questions of today: the Church, the Liturgy,
spiritual renewal, the family, marriage, openness to children
and respect for life.
Every theme is approached from the viewpoint of deep Faith, effectively and without polemics. He is a great canonist, with long pastoral experience, and treats these often difficult subjects with with clarity and directness. This is a coherent, uncomplicated and important discussion for the understanding the essential moral and spiritual challenges of today, and the deep roots of the natural law, which is written on our hearts.