Tuesday, January 4, 2011

A Light in the Darkness

To our great joy, the official news agency of the Holy See has announced that Cardinal Burke, well known for his orthodox views, was named by the Holy Father on Dec. 29 as a member of three important congregations of the Roman Curia.

They include the Congregation for Bishops, the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, and the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts.

The addition of Cardinal Burke to the Congregation for Bishops could be significant for the Church’s future. The Congregation is the curial office responsible for assisting the pope in the selection of new bishops. The Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments is responsible for overseeing the Church’s liturgical practices. The Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts’ chief responsibility is interpretation of Church law.

Looking to the selection of more “traditional” bishops, curtailment of liturgical abuses, and clear interpretation of Canon Law, we find in Cardinal Burke a light in the darkness!

Thanks be to God! A great gift for 2011.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Bring it on, Cardinal Burke! What awesome news!