Named only days ago as cardinal, Archbishop Raymond Leo Burke will be created cardinal in a consistory on November 20 of this year. Toward the end of a paper he presented for the October 9 World Prayer Congress for Life — Catholic Orthodoxy: Antidote Against the Culture of Death — His Grace affirmed the necessity of faith and obedience to the Magisterium for salvation:
The obedience to the Magisterium is alone the way to participate in the victory of eternal life, and the service of the Bishops is irreplaceable in leading us all to an ever purer and stronger obedience. There is no other way to salvation than hearing God’s Word and putting it into practice with all our being. We know that, if we speak the truth and live the truth, Who is Christ the Lord of heaven and earth, we will foster a culture of life in our world, a culture in which the common good is safeguarded and fostered for all, without boundary or exception.