Feminized, Feminine, or Human? (A Response to Cardinal Burke on the “Catholic Man-Crisis”)

It’s another hot season for high-ranking church officials making comments to the media. You may have heard about Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke’s recent assignment to patron of the Order of Malta. I will refrain from commenting on that because I don’t really know the story. I do know how to read an interview, though, so when a friend invited me to read the interview the cardinal gave to the New Emangelization blog, I approached it with an open yet discerning mind.

Having read the full interview, I think many readers’ instant reactions of shock and anger clouded them to the good that is there.

"Men who abuse women are not true men, but false men who have violated their own manly character by being abusive to women." —Cardinal Burke

Read the rest at Austin CNM.

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