Friday, June 27, 2008

Archbishop Burke to Rome!

It's St. Louis' and America's loss, but (Holy) Father knows best...

The great Archbishop of St. Louis, Raymond Burke, has been appointed as Prefect of the Appostolic Signatura in Rome. Readers of this blog know how highly we think of His Excellency. That's why we have a permanent link to his website at the right.

Catholic News Agency describes his new post:

"In his new position, Archbishop Burke will serve as the head of the Church’s supreme tribunal, which ensures that justice is correctly administered.

Also known as the Church’s Supreme Court, the Tribunal also oversees the administration of justice within the Church, examining administrative matters referred to it by the Congregations of the Roman Curia, as well as questions committed to it by the Holy Father."

We commiserate with our brothers and sisters in St. Louis who have lost such a fine shepherd, but we think His Excellency has so ably led their Archdiocese that we feel confident the incoming man will be great as well.

The St. Louis Catholic website has a long post about the Archbishop. Here is one of the quotataions:

"When asked about his usually outspoken manner in controversial issues, he responded, "Is there something unusual about a bishop saying that it’s wrong to be in favor of procured abortion? I’m a Roman Catholic priest and bishop. What else would you expect me to say?"

God Bless you, dear Archbishop! May Mary Help of Christians aid you as you take on your new responsibilities!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Good riddance. Burke is an embarassment to St. Louis and a disgrace to the church.