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To: Desdemona; CAtholic Family Association
I hope the media sources you have viewed have emphasized that Archbishop Burke's intention was to keep this issue a private one, Des. He sent the private letters a long time ago and in them offered each individual with whom he corresponded (he still has not divulged to whom the letters were sent) an opportunity to meet with him to discuss the matter privately.

None of the recipients accepted his invitation. You are absolutely correct.....Archbishop Burke's primary concern was and is the welfare of the souls of those involved, but after one of the legislators decided to make the letter she received public (to suit her own agenda), he provided his flock with an explanation of his decision, which has been overwhelmingly well-received.

My daughter and her family will miss him dearly when he leaves their diocese for St. Louis, as will tens of thousands of devout Catholics who have and always will consider him a blessing from God.


God bless,


EODGUY
17 posted on 01/17/2004 5:51:28 AM PST by EODGUY
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To: EODGUY; CAtholic Family Association
I hope the media sources you have viewed have emphasized that Archbishop Burke's intention was to keep this issue a private one, Des.

Burke says it himself, when the interview is viewed in its entirety. Otherwise, that little tidbit is usually not mentioned.

My daughter and her family will miss him dearly when he leaves their diocese for St. Louis, as will tens of thousands of devout Catholics who have and always will consider him a blessing from God.

Yes, well, this morning at the pro-life Mass, Bishop Hermann, for the moment the only bishop left in St. Louis, said he considers it a wonderful thing that our local daily newspaper views Burke's arrival much as Herod did Jesus's, and as Herod's son did Jesus after the death of John the Baptist. Very true. The Post-Dispatch didn't like Rigali and they are REALLY not going to like Burke.
20 posted on 01/17/2004 9:22:09 AM PST by Desdemona (I ran. He ran with ME. I ran BY MYSELF. (myself is reflexive) grammar rant off (pet peeve))
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