American Cardinal Calls Limiting Muslim Immigration ‘Responsible’
United States Cardinal Raymond Burke told attendees at an Italian pro-life conference that limiting Muslim immigration to Christian nations is a wise move, citing Europe’s recent history as an illustration for its necessity.
According to the National Catholic Reporter, Burke stressed the differences between Islam and Christianity, telling the audience at the pro-life conference that Islam “believes itself to be destined to rule the world,” and adding that “You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to see what has happened in Europe.”
He also called the decision to limit mass Muslim immigration a “responsible” decision.
National Catholic Reporter reported:
Burke said that the while the church must be generous to “individuals that are not able to find a way of living in their own country,” this is not the case for many Muslim migrants, “who are opportunists.”
The cardinal mentioned the book “No Go Zones: How Sharia Law is Coming to a Neighborhood Near You,” written by former Breitbart News reporter Raheem Kassam, as evidence that Muslim immigration is having an effect even in the United States.
Previously, in 2018 Burke said he could not morally stop Catholics from calling for the resignation of the far-left Pope Francis.
Asked if it were wrong to ask for Pope Francis’ resignation, as the former nuncio to the United States, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, has done in his 11-page letter, Cardinal Raymond L. Burke responded, “I cannot say it is wrong.”
“I can only say that to arrive at this one must investigate and respond in this regard. The request for resignation is in any case licit; anyone can make it in the face of whatever pastor that errs greatly in the fulfillment of his office, but the facts need to be verified,” he said in an interview published this morning in La Repubblica, Italy’s highest circulation daily.
Burke is among the small but growing number of traditionalist Catholic clergy who are increasingly critical of the direction of the Catholic church, and call for a return to the traditional values espoused throughout most of its history.