Archbishop Burke & Appointment of New Bishops

by Steve Ray on October 27, 2009

Bravo! I sense that the Vatican is being very careful these days who gets appointed as bishop. To have Archbishop Burke involved in the process is very satisfying to say the least.

ArchbishopBurke3ROME, October 19, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Two prelates who are known for their vocal defence of life and family as well as the defence of traditional liturgical practices have been appointed to one of the most critical offices in the Catholic Church. Archbishop Raymond L. Burke and Antonio Cardinal Canizares Llovera have been appointed to serve in the Vatican’s Congregation for Bishops, the group that oversees the selection of bishops around the world.

Archbishop Burke is well known both in the US and internationally as one of the foremost defenders of the unborn in the Catholic Church today. The former head of the archdiocese of St. Louis, Missouri, and now the Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura, the Vatican’s highest tribunal, was among the handful of US bishops who enforced the Church’s Code of Canon Law that says that those involved in abortion have ipso facto excommunicated themselves. Burke informed pro-abortion Catholic politicians that they were not allowed to receive Communion in any of the Catholic churches in his diocese and was vocally opposed to the appearance of President Barack Obama at the University of Notre Dame.

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