Sunday, June 29, 2008

Why they hate him is why we love him!

More on the appointment of Archbishop Burke, form the liberal Associated Press:

"Every pro-choice Catholic Democrat politician should be very nervous," Reese said. "He made his name in the U.S. by denying Communion to pro-choice politicians.

"If he gets that view articulated strongly in Rome, he could become the voice for having that position for the universal church."

When Thomas Reese, former editor of the Jesuit "America" magazine is worried, something good must be happening!

And get this, from excommunicated priest Fr. Marek Bozek:

"I've been getting phone calls since 6 o'clock this morning from parishioners singing 'Ding, dong, the archbishop is gone,'" said the Rev. Marek Bozek, who, along with his parish board, were excommunicated by Burke after a long-simmering dispute over control of St. Stanislaus Kostka's assets."

Actually, it wasn't about assets but about disobeyeing his previous bishop and also "Ordaining" women. Besides, just off hand, what kind of parish is filled with big fans of "The Wizard of Oz" . . .?

h/t: Good Jesuit, Bad Jesuit

Posted by Gibbons


Joseph Fromm said...

Dear Father,
Thanks for the hat tip! I love the post.


Rustler45 said...

Great post!

I don't know what Reese is worried about. The Archbishop's view has already been articulated from Rome. Where has he been?

Here's hoping for another good bishop in St. Louis!