During the 2018 sex abuse crisis, Cardinal Burke said “indeed there is a homosexual culture, not only among the clergy but even within the hierarchy, which needs to be purified at the root. It is of course a tendency that is disordered.” He also said that ” we have a very grave problem of a homosexual culture in the Church” that “needs to be addressed honestly and efficaciously.” Burke gave his remarks during an interview with Catholic Action for Faith and Family.