Saturday, December 11, 2010

Audio: Interview with Cardinal Burke on Our Lady of Guadalupe

In many dioceses and archdioceses, the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe was transferred from the 12th, which is the 3rd Sunday of Advent (Gaudete Sunday), to today - December 11th.

Today, I listened online to an interview that Patrick Coffin did with Cardinal Burke some weeks ago while he was still Archbishop Burke.  The pre-recorded interview was just aired on December 7th.  The topic:  Our Lady of Guadalupe

This was a wonderful interview that I highly recommend.  They first discuss the who, what, where, and when.  They go back to a time when the Aztecs where performing ritual human sacrifices in great numbers.   Our Lady of Guadalupe's appearance resulted in millions of conversions of Aztecs in a very short span of years.  They also talk about the connection this has with the pro-life movement.

I think many Catholics are more familiar with Lourdes and Fatima because movies were made long ago and most grew up having seen those stories.  But I myself knew little about Guadalupe and owe, what I know, to Burke, whom I first heard discussing it when he came to Assumption Grotto in 2007 and talked about the new shrine in LaCrosse, Wisconsin that was going up (a place a really hope to visit, perhaps this coming year).

This story of Juan Diego and Our Lady of Guadalupe is truly an amazing one.  I learned even more about it than I knew before through this interview. This takes up nearly a full hour.   If you are just surfing and don't want to disturb anyone else, just put some headphones in and listen as you surf.  Otherwise, let it run at your desktop. 

Here is where you will find several audio options

You can find more things to listen to on Catholic Answers Live, by viewing their calendar of shows.  You can see what is coming up, and go back in time to listen to older recordings.

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