Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke, D.D., J.C.D.


Audio presentations from 2015 Consecration Weekend

Audio presentations from 2014 Consecration Weekend

  • Welcome and update on the Cause of Servant of God Father John A. Hardon, S.J. by Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke (14:06)
  • The Theology of Matrimony by Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke (56:53)
  • The Essential Preparation for Marriage by Msgr. Roger J. Scheckel, Spiritual Advisor (59:27)
  • The Nullity of Marriage Process is the Search for Truth by Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke (49:58)
  • Question and Answer Session with His Eminence: Audio (52:27), Printable PDF text of questions.
    • The Message of Fatima. This document from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith clarifies that the consecration of Russia has taken place satisfactorily. The CDF document states: "Sister Lucia personally confirmed that this solemn and universal act of consecration corresponded to what Our Lady wished (“Sim, està feita, tal como Nossa Senhora a pediu, desde o dia 25 de Março de 1984”: “Yes it has been done just as Our Lady asked, on 25 March 1984”: Letter of 8 November 1989). Hence any further discussion or request is without basis." Recommended by His Eminence in the Q&A session.
    • EXORCISM OF SATAN AND THE FALLEN ANGELS by Pope Leo XIII (The entire prayer may only be prayed by priests with the permission of their Bishop. This excerpt may be prayed by the faithful.)

    Prayer to Saint Michael the Archangel
    ST. MICHAEL the Archangel, illustrious leader of the heavenly army, defend us in the battle against principalities and powers, against the rulers of the world of darkness and the spirit of wickedness in high places. Come to the rescue of mankind, whom God has made in His own image and likeness, and purchased from Satan’s tyranny at so great a price. Holy Church venerates you as her patron and guardian. The Lord has entrusted to you the task of leading souls of the redeemed to heavenly blessedness. Entreat the Lord of peace to cast Satan down under our feet, so as to keep him from further holding man captive and doing harm to the Church. Carry our prayers up to God’s throne, that the mercy of the Lord may quickly come and lay hold of the beast, the serpent of old, Satan and his demons, casting him in chains into the abyss, so that he can no longer seduce the nations.

    Taken from: Philip T. Weller, S.T.D., The Roman Ritual, Complete Edition, Milwaukee: The Bruce Publishing company, 1964, pp. 659-662.

Supplemental Resources on Marriage

The Sacrament of Matrimony by Father John A. Hardon, S.J. Eighteen talks, approximately 40-45 minutes in length.These excellent audio recordings were made in 1993.

Printable resources on Marriage discussed in the presentations

Books on Marriage recommended by Cardinal Burke-available from our bookstore

  • Remaining in the Truth of Christ: Marriage and Communion in the Catholic Church edited by Robert Dodaro, OSA
  • What is Marriage? Man and Woman: A Defense by Sherif Girgis, et al.
  • Getting the Marriage Conversation Right, A Guide for Effective Dialogue by William B. May
  • Male and Female He Created Them: On Marriage and the Family by Jorge Cardinal Medina Estevez
  • Marriage, The Rock on Which the Family is Built by William E. May
  • Annulments and the Catholic Church: Straight Answers to Tough Questions by Edward Peters
  • Papal Allocutions to the Roman Rota 1939-2011 edited by William H. Woestman, OMI (For those with a more refined interest in Canon Law)

  • Defending Marriage: Twelve Arguments for Sanity by Anthony Esolen


The Marriage of Saint Joseph and Our Lady

Audio presentations from 2013 Consecration Weekend

Printable resources for understanding the Marriage of Saint Joseph and Our Lady


The Natural Law-catechizing for the common good

Audio presentations from 2012 Consecration Weekend.

Resources for understanding the natural law:


The Sacred Liturgy

Audio presentations from 2011 Consecration Weekend. Recording quality is poor, but we still wanted to share these with you.


Transforming Hearts to Christ...Both Mine and Others

Saving the family and the culture by building a Civilization of Love through the Enthronement and Consecration of the Family and the Home to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Presentation given July 29, 2011 for the Diocese of La Crosse Catechetical Conference in La Crosse, Wisconsin.


Scandal given by Catholic Politicians

Presentation focuses on the need for following the natural moral law and fully respecting the gift of human life and the integrity of marriage and the family. Then-Archbishop Burke explains the scandal brought about by Catholic politicians who favor abortion and same-sex marriage, and the need for their public repentance. He states, "It is not possible to be a practicing Catholic and to conduct oneself publicly in this manner." Presentation given at 5th World Prayer Congress for Life to pro-life leaders from 45 nations in Rome on Saturday, October 9, 2010.


End of Life Issues

Audio presentations from 2010 Consecration Weekend.


Homilies during Consecration Weekend 2010:


Documents available for further study of End of Life Issues:

The Mystery of Human Suffering and Dying
Declaration on Euthanasia, Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, 5 May 1980
Respect for the Dignity of the Dying, Pontifical Academy for Life, 9 December 2000
Salvifici doloris, On the Christian Meaning of Human Suffering, Apostolic Letter of Pope John Paul II, 11 February 1984

The Christian Care of the Suffering and Dying
Life-Sustaining Treatments and the Vegetative State: Scientific Advances and Ethical Dilemmas, Address of Pope John Paul II to the participants of the International Congress, 20 March 2004
Nutrition and Hydration: Moral and Pastoral Reflections, NCCB/USCCB, April 1992
Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services, Part V, 5th Edition, NCCB
Responses to Certain Questions of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops concerning Artificial Nutrition and Hydration, Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, 1 August 2007
Palliative care: The new stealth Euthanasia, John Mallon, Celebrate Life Magazine, November/December 2009

Moral Questions regarding Death and the Christian Burial of the Dead
On the Christian Burial of the Dead, Pastoral Letter of The Most Reverend Raymond L. Burke to the Diocese of La Crosse, 2 November 2000

The Sacrament of Penance

Audio presentations from 2009 Consecration Weekend.


Homilies given during Consecration Weekend 2009:

  • First Friday's Homily (8:00) - Hosea 11:1, 3-4, 8c-9; John 19:31-37
    Votive Mass of the Sacred Heart, Uniting our hearts to the Pierced Heart of Jesus.
  • First Saturday's Homily (10:05) - Saint Dominic de Guzman, Founder of Dominican Order
    Catechists find a strong model in Saint Dominic.
  • Sunday's Homily (14:24) 1 Kings 19:4-8; Ephesians 4:30-5:2; John 6:41-51
    How the Marian Catechists' spiritual practices draw hearts closer to the Sacred Heart of Jesus


The Legacy of Father John A. Hardon, S.J.

2010 National Meeting of the Institute on Religious Life held at Mundelein Seminary in Mundelein, Illinois, from April 9th through April 11th. Theme for the weekend: The Theological, Spiritual and Apostolic Legacy of Rev. John A. Hardon, S.J., Servant of God. Father Hardon was the principal founder of the Institute on Religious Life in 1974, and he spent much time and energy working for the authentic renewal of the consecrated life, catechetics, Catholic family life, pro-life efforts and Marian devotion. The priestly life and ministry of Father Hardon was highlighted throughout the weekend, all the presentations are available for purchase through the Marian Catechist Bookstore.

Most Reverend Thomas G. Doran, Bishop of Rockford hosted a banquet and presented Then-Most Reverend Raymond L. Burke with the 2010 Pro Fidelitate et Virtute Award. The annual award is bestowed upon individuals who manifest a strong love for the Church and a zealous commitment to the consecrated life. Then-Archbishop Burke was recognized for all that he has done to support and promote the consecrated life, as well for his staunch defense of the Catholic Faith and his efforts to further the apostolic vision of Father John A. Hardon, S.J.


Obedience to the Magisterium and the Responsibility of the Bishop to the Laity

Presentation given at the 2006 Church Teaches Forum. Used with permission.


Father Peter Damian M. Fehlner, F.I.

Father Peter Damian M. Fehlner, F.I., is a member of the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate and was the Rector of the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe from 2008-2012. Father Peter is a native of Dolgeville, New York. He was ordained in Rome in 1957, and received his Doctorate in Sacred Theology from the Seraphicum in Rome in 1959. For over 40 years, he has taught dogmatic theology in various seminaries and university faculties. He has written and lectured extensively, especially on things Marian and Franciscan, in North America and Europe; for five years, he was editor of the magazine Miles Immaculatae founded by Saint Maximilian Kolbe and has been featured on EWTN. He is a member of the General Council of the Franciscans of the Immaculate and a Professor of Theology in the Franciscans' Institute of Ecclesiastical Studies, the Immaculatum (STIM) in Frigento, Italy.

Audio Presentations:


Benedict Nguyen, M.T.S., J.C.L., J.D.

Benedict Nguyen holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Liturgical Musicology from the University of Kansas, a Master of Theological Studies (M.T.S.) from the University of Dallas, a Licentiate in Canon Law (J.C.L.) from the Catholic University of America, and a Doctorate in Civil Law (J.D.) from Hamline University School of Law, where he received the CALI Award for Outstanding Achievement in Critical Legal Studies in Law and Religion. He is an Adjunct Professor for the Institute for Pastoral Theology of Ave Maria University and Visiting Lecturer for the Liturgical Institute at Mundelein Seminary. He is former Chancellor of the Diocese of La Crosse, Wisconsin and a frequent presenter on theological and legal topics.

Audio Presentations given at Saint James the Less Catholic Church in La Crosse, Wisconsin in March 2010:

Understanding Vatican II--audio


The New Age: The Dangers You Should Know

Three prolific theologians, Father Mitch Pacwa, S.J., Father Peter Damian Fehlner, F.I. and Father Brian Mullady, O.P., delivered these most illuminating conferences on the whole truth and dangers of the New Age Movement.

Other helpful documents and books about the New Age Movement include:


The audio presentations below were produced for the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate by the Academy of the Immaculate, a non-profit organization founded to publish Marian and Catholic literature and multimedia.  Used with permission. We recommend listening to these in the order below.

Father Mitch Pacwa, S.J., renowned biblical scholar, lecturer and host of several radio and television programs on the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN)

  1. What the New Age Is and Is Not (1:09)
  2. The Age of Aquarius (51:22)
  3. History of the New Age Movement (1:02)
  4. Some Influences and Effects of the New Age (46:01)
  5. The Enneagram (1:19)
  6. False Ideas About Christ (1:25)


Father Peter Damian Fehlner, F.I., dogmatic theologian, Mariologist and renowned Franciscan preacher

  1. New Age–Old Tricks (1:20)
  2. Question and Answer Session (31:52)


Father Brian Mullady, O.P., dogmatic theologian, professor and preacher

  1. The Nature of Revelation (56:13)
  2. The Theology of Prayer (44:09)
  3. The Concept of the Real Presence of God (1:15)


Course Assistance


Other Helpful Resources


Catechisms (available through the Marian Catechist Bookstore)

  • Faith and Life Series (1-8)
  • Image of God Series (Pre-K - 8)
  • Where did I come From? Where Am I Going? How Do I Get There?
  • Little Catechism on the Eucharist
  • The Sacrament of Confirmation
  • RCIA Association for Catechumenal Ministry (ACM)
  • Baltimore Catechisms
  • C.R. Publications
  • The Truth Will Set You Free

Catholic News Sources


General Information

The Holy Mass

  • A Biblical Walk Through the Mass, by Edward Sri
  • A Guide to the New Translation of The Mass, by Edward Sri (question and answer booklet)
  • Benedict XVI and the Sacred Liturgy, Neil J. Roy and Janet E. Rutherford, ed.
  • Daily Roman Missal for the New Translation of the Liturgy
  • The Mass, Its Mysteries Revealed, by Pat Morse (A book written by someone other than Father Hardon has to be pretty special to be distributed by Eternal Life.)
  • The General Instruction of the Roman Missal, USCCB, 3rd Edition

Other Father Hardon Apostolates

The Real Presence of Christ in the Holy Eucharist

Recent Popes

Respect Life Resources

The Rosary

Sacred Scripture


Second Exodus

  • Father Hardon wrote a foreword for Marty Barrack’s book, Second Exodus, and asked him to start the Second Exodus website.
  • Particularly useful on this website are the Vatican Documents library arranged by subject, and the Catholic Definitions, but there is also much more.

The Vatican


Father Hardon's Recommended Reading (see Marian Catechist Manual)