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DETROIT (ChurchMilitant.com) - In a recently published book-length interview, Cdl. Raymond Burke, chaplain to the Order of Malta, has stated that abortion is encouraged by the use of contraception.
His Eminence said abortion is a "ferocious attack against life today" and that this practice accepted by society is a result of "the distortion of the sexual act by contraception."
In the same interview, Cdl. Burke revealed that his mother was given advice to abort him when she was seriously ill. The doctor himself had reassured the mother that abortion is the best choice.
"My parents refused," Cdl. Burke explained. "My parents told him that they believed in God and that Christ would give them the necessary help. My mother gave birth to me, and everything went well."
Later in the book, he issues a warning to pro-lifers everywhere, especially in the Catholic Church, that the devil is out to stop the pro-life momentum.
"The devil, of course, wants to discourage us," he commented. "He tries to sow doubt in our minds about defending human life publicly. And he subtly tempts us to remain silent, to mute our conscience, to tell ourselves that we are personally against abortion but do not have to express our faith and moral convictions in public."
Cardinal Burke also stated in the book that the French Revolution was the beginning of societies' secularization, leading to "the grand capitalism of those who adore mammon," and it was a large opening for Marxism.
The cardinal also spoke out against the leadership of U.S. President Barack Hussein Obama. "President Obama wants to push the Church back behind the walls of her church buildings and to prevent her applying her law to her own hospitals and schools."
In March 2014, Burke also criticized Obama for being "a totally secularized man who aggressively promotes anti-life and anti-family policies."
The book, "Hope For the World," primarily focuses on the life of Cdl. Burke and heavily highlights his thoughts on the current crisis in the church. His Eminence also weighs in on Church history.