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Cardinal Burke: Obama ‘Catholic’? Not so much

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President Barack Obama’s policies “have become  progressively more hostile toward Christian civilization,” Cardinal Raymond Burke, head of the highest court at the Vatican, said in a  recent interview.

Cardinal Burke added that Obama wants to restrict religious freedom and force the  individuals, outside of his or her place of worship, “to act against his  rightly-formed conscience, even in the most serious of moral  questions.”

In an interview first published in Polish in Polonia Christiana magazine and republished exclusively in English at LifeSite News, Cardinal Burke, the former archbishop of St. Louis, was asked about  President Obama’s policies towards Christian civilization and if there  are any “Catholic reactions against this policy? If yes, what are they, [or] if not, why?”

Cardinal Burke, who heads the Apostolic Signatura, the highest court at the Vatican, said: “It is true that the policies of the president of   the United States of America have become progressively more hostile  toward Christian civilization. He appears to be a totally secularized  man who aggressively promotes anti-life and anti-family policies.”

“Now he [Obama] wants to restrict the exercise of the freedom of  religion to freedom of worship; that is, he holds that one is free to  act according to his conscience within the confines of his place of  worship but that, once the person leaves the place of worship, the  government can constrain him to act against his rightly-formed  conscience, even in the most serious of moral questions,” said Cardinal  Burke.

He continued,  “Such policies would have been unimaginable in the  United States even 40 years ago. It is true that many faithful  Catholics, with strong and clear leadership from their Bishops and  priests, are reacting against the ever-growing religious persecution in the U.S.”

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