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  • To Transform Society, Be Ready to Die, Cardinal (Burke) Advises

    05/19/2016 3:34:59 PM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    Aletelial ^ | May 19, 2016 | John Burger
    When Catholics approach Cardinal Raymond L. Burke to express their concerns about evidence of decay in society and the Church, he urges them to “deepen their understanding of the constant teaching and discipline of the Church” and to make their voices heard by Church leaders.In a May 7 talk addressing the “Rome Life Forum” sponsored by the group Voice of the Family, Cardinal Burke, patron of the Order of Malta, acknowledged concerns about possible confusion in the Church on fundamental dogmatic and moral truths, and said bishops need to “understand the urgent need to announce again with clarity and courage...

    12/03/2014 7:43:06 PM PST · by NYer · 13 replies
    Catholic Vote ^ | December 3, 2014 | THOMAS PETERS
    I wish someone would exile me the way Pope Francis exiled Cardinal Burke.When I think of exile or banishment, I think of tiny islands.Where friends are few and far between.The Associated Press described Cardinal Burke’s new position as “largely ceremonial” and said the Knights of Malta are a “charity” who provide “residences for the elderly.”Oh, really?Because last time I checked, the Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta (their full name) was the world’s oldest surviving order of chivalry boasting over 13,000 members (knights and dames), 80,000 permanent volunteers and 20,000 personnel.The Knights...
  • Cardinal Burke cites widespread fear that Church is 'like a ship without a helm' (Cath Caucus)

    11/01/2014 2:15:31 PM PDT · by NYer · 16 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | October 31, 2014 | Diogenes
    Many Catholics today have a strong sense that the Church is like a ship without a helm, Cardinal Raymond Burke said in an interview with a Spanish publication. The American cardinal, who has become a focal point for the concerns of conservative Catholics, told Vida Nueva that many people have spoken to him about their fears for the direction of the Church. They are feeling a bit seasick because they feel the Churchs ship has lost its bearings, he said. Cardinal Burke stressed that I do not wish it to seem like I am speaking out against the Pope. Rather,...
  • Vatican officials encouraging push to stop communion for pro-abort pols

    08/05/2011 9:28:09 AM PDT · by NYer · 49 replies
    Life Site News ^ | August 5, 2011 | JOHN-HENRY WESTEN
    ---- ROME, August 4, 2011 ( – Top officials at the Vatican are throwing their support behind pro-life Catholic leaders campaigning against dioceses allowing pro-abortion politicians receive Holy Communion, says one such leader. American Life League President Judie Brown spoke with LifeSiteNews yesterday about her recent trip to Rome, where she spoke with Vatican officials about Communion for pro-abortion politicians and the changing pro-life landscape in America.  Cardinal Raymond Burke told Brown to be “persistent” in her campaign to have Canon 915 enforced, she said. Canon 915 states: “Those upon whom the penalty of excommunication or interdict has been imposed...
  • American cardinal-designates men of different styles

    10/20/2010 1:35:22 PM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies
    cna ^ | October 20, 2010
    Archbishop Donald Wuerl / Archbishop Raymond Burke Rome, Italy, Oct 20, 2010 / 01:14 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The two new American cardinal-designates are men of the Church with impressive pastoral pedigrees but decidedly different pastoral styles. Pope Benedict XVIs Oct. 20 selection of Archbishops Raymond L. Burke and Donald D. Wuerl had been widely predicted by Vatican analysts. Archbishop Wuerl is the head of the Church in the nations capital, a position that traditionally has earned a cardinals rank. Archbishop Burke is the head of the most important tribunal in the Vatican, the Apostolic Signatura, the Churchs supreme court....
  • Pope announces names of 24 new cardinals for a November consistory

    10/20/2010 1:41:43 PM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies
    cna ^ | October 20, 2010
    Pope Benedict XVI Vatican City, Oct 20, 2010 / 10:29 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Benedict XVI named two dozen new cardinals, including two from the United States: Archbishop Raymond L. Burke, a top Vatican official, and Archbishop Donald W. Wuerl of Washington. The new cardinals will be installed in a special consistory to be held at the Vatican, Nov. 20. The Pope made his announcement Oct. 20 at the conclusion of his weekly Wednesday general audience. The universality of the church is reflected in the list of new cardinals, he said. More than a dozen countries are represented by...
  • [CATHOLIC CAUCUS] Outspoken Archbishop Burke to appear on 'EWTN Live'

    08/15/2010 7:00:34 PM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    EWTN News ^ | 8/15/2010
    Next Wednesday, August 18, EWTN viewers can see an exclusive interview with the outspoken and headline-making American archbishop whose current duties in the Church have been compared to a chief justice of the Vatican's supreme court. Archbishop Raymond Burke, prefect of the Apostolic Signatura in Rome, will appear on EWTN Live with the program's host Fr. Mitch Pacwa, to discuss issues in the Church and society, including matters the archbishop believes are fundamental to a culture of life. The archbishop has been outspoken in his criticism of Catholics, particularly politicians, who advocate legalized abortion. As a member of the Pontifical...
  • Archbishop Burke Appointed to Congregation for Bishops

    10/19/2009 9:25:33 PM PDT · by Publius804 · 1 replies · 245+ views ^ | October 19, 2009 | Edward Pentin
    Archbishop Burke Appointed to Congregation for Bishops Posted by Edward Pentin Monday, October 19, 2009 8:39 AM Pope Benedict XVI Oct. 17 appointed Archbishop Raymond Burke, prefect of the Apostolic Signatura, and Cardinal Antonio Caizares Llovera, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, members of the Congregation for Bishops. The appointments are significant: Both will now be able to share their views and, to some extent, exert their influence on future appointments of bishops. Archbishop Burke, the archbishop emeritus of St. Louis and a distinguished canon lawyer, is also a member of two other...
  • Archbishop Burke offers 1st Tridentine High Mass in St. Peters Basilica in 40 years

    10/19/2009 9:04:13 AM PDT · by Pope Pius XII · 3 replies · 351+ views
    Catholic Culture ^ | October 19, 2009
    Archbishop Raymond Burke, prefect of the Apostolic Signatura, has offered the first solemn High Mass in the extraordinary form of the Roman Rite in St. Peters Basilica since the promulgation of the ordinary form four decades ago. The Pontifical Mass took place in the Chapel of the Most Holy Sacrament. Ordained to the priesthood in 1975, the 61-year-old prelate was ordained Bishop of La Crosse (Wisconsin) in 1995 and installed as Archbishop of St. Louis in 2004. Pope Benedict appointed him to his present position in June 2008.
  • The Judge of Bishops (Raymond Burke named to the membership of the Congregation for Bishops)

    10/17/2009 3:14:48 PM PDT · by NYer · 27 replies · 984+ views
    WITL ^ | October 17, 2009 | Rocco Palmo
    As the Holy See remains open for business on Saturdays, weekend news is always a possibility on the beat... and a move this morning will likely garner no shortage of reaction in church circles, and from all sides at that. Earlier today, B16 named the church's "chief justice" Archbishop Raymond Burke to the membership of the Congregation for Bishops, giving the 61 year-old prelate a seat at the dicastery's all-important Thursday Table, whose votes recommend prospective appointees to the Pope. As a result, Burke's impact on the process and its outcomes could extend for two decades; normally renewed on...
  • [vanity] Archbishop Burke on EWTN Sunday Night Live 7/26/2009 7PM EST

    07/26/2009 4:06:05 PM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies · 186+ views
    Archbishop Burke is on EWTN right now. If you don't get it on cable, you can stream (including via dialup) via
  • Vatican official calls Democrats the party of death

    10/03/2008 5:35:19 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 29 replies · 820+ views
    HotAir ^ | October 2, 2008 | Ed Morrissey
    The elevation of Joseph Ratzinger to Pope Benedict XVI has brought a new assertiveness to the Roman Catholic Church, especially at the intersection of politics and life issues. The new prefect of the Vatican Supreme Court, the former Archbishop Raymond Burke of St. Louis, warned in an interview with an Italian newspaper that the Democratic Party is well on its way to becoming the party of death in the United States. Burke called for greater discipline within the American church for holding Catholic politicians accountable for their actions: Vatican officials seldom single out political leaders who differ with the Church...
  • Archbishop Burke Laments the 'Party of Death'

    10/03/2008 3:26:25 AM PDT · by tcg · 3 replies · 359+ views
    At this point, the Democratic Party risks transforming itself definitively into a "party of death" due to its choices on bioethical issues, as Ramesh Ponnuru wrote in his book "The Party of Death: The Democrats, the Media, the Courts and the Disregard for Human Life."And I say this with a heavy heart, because we all know that the Democrats were the party that helped our Catholic immigrant parents and grandparents to better integrate into and prosper in American society. But it's not the same anymore.Nonetheless, there are among Democrats some pro-lifers, but they are, unfortunately, rare.
  • Two Board of Director Members of St. Stanislaus Kostka Excommunicated by Archbishop Burke

    03/15/2008 6:03:50 AM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies · 382+ views
    Yes, it's true. Yet another decree of excommunication was published in the St. Louis Review today. This time it is a decree against Stanley Rozanski and Bronsalaa (Bernice) Krauze, members of the Board of the Polish St. Stanislaus Kostka Corporation. For some reason that I cannot fathom, it does not yet appear on the Review's website. Therefore, I will try to summarize and publish excerpts from the decree for the benefit of readers. In censure and content, it is similar to the decree issued concerning the "womenpriests" as it relates to the schism finding. The Archbishop begins by recalling...
  • Rick Majerus standing by his beliefs

    01/27/2008 1:10:58 PM PST · by presidio9 · 44 replies · 355+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | Friday, January 25th 2008 | Dick Weiss
    St. Louis basketball coach Rick Majerus had no intention of creating such a firestorm when he made an appearance at a Hillary Clinton rally last Saturday night in St. Louis and answered questions regarding his pro-choice, pro-embryonic stem-cell research beliefs for a local TV affiliate. Three days later, Archbishop Raymond Burke of the St. Louis diocese, who is very active in the pro-life movement and recently attended the March for Life conference in Washington, D.C., drew a line in the sand in response. Burke said St. Louis University, which is a university operated by the Jesuit fathers, should discipline Majerus...
  • Celebrating Christs Advent [Archbishop Raymond Burke]

    11/25/2007 5:40:03 PM PST · by Salvation · 6 replies · 267+ views ^ | November 24, 2007 | Archbishop Raymond Burke
    Archbishop Raymond Burke Other Articles by Archbishop Raymond BurkePrinter Friendly Version Celebrating Christs Advent November 24, 2007 IntroductionOn Sunday, December 2nd next, we begin our annual observance of the Season of Advent. During the Season of Advent, the Church draws our attention to the most fundamental reality of our life: eternal salvation in Jesus Christ. Advent draws our minds and hearts to the truth that God the Son has been made man, has taken our human nature, in order: 1) to save us from our sins and their fruit, eternal death; and 2)to win for us the inheritance...
  • Thanksgiving Day and the Royal Heart of Jesus [Archbishop Raymond Burke]

    11/18/2007 4:47:29 PM PST · by Salvation · 6 replies · 115+ views ^ | November 17, 2007 | Archbishop Raymond Burke
    Archbishop Raymond Burke Other Articles by Archbishop Raymond BurkePrinter Friendly Version Thanksgiving Day and the Royal Heart of Jesus November 17, 2007 Next week, we celebrate Thanksgiving Day, one of the principal holidays of the year and a time for families to gather in celebration. Although Thanksgiving Day is a civic holiday, it was religious in its origins and remains for us always a religious celebration. Even as the Pilgrims desired to give thanks to God for the first harvest brought home in their new-found land, we want to give thanks to God for all of his many...
  • Archbishop moves to penalize two "Womenpriests"

    11/13/2007 5:42:48 AM PST · by NYer · 24 replies · 134+ views
    AP ^ | November 12, 2007
    ST. LOUIS: Two women who made Roman Catholic religious history say they are ready to be the new face of the priesthood, even as Archbishop Raymond Burke moved to formally penalize them for violating church law.Rose Marie Dunn Hudson, 67, and Elsie Hainz McGrath, 69, were ordained Sunday as Roman Catholic Womenpriests, a reform movement begun in 2002.The movement defies church doctrine that reserves ordination of priests and deacons to only men as unjust and discriminatory."After all these years, it's a great feeling to be a priest," Hudson said Monday.She and McGrath will co-pastor a faith community starting Dec. 1...
  • Former Catholic Cardinal, Pro-Abortion Group Blast Communion Denial Quote (McCarrick)

    10/15/2007 4:56:51 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 38 replies · 59+ views
    Life News ^ | 10/15/07 | Steve Ertelt
    Washington, DC ( -- A former Catholic cardinal and a leading pro-abortion "Catholic" group have blasted comments by St. Louis Archbishop Raymond Burke who said he would deny communion to Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani because of his position favoring abortion. Earlier this month, Burke said he would deny communion to Giuliani. "If the question is about a Catholic who is publicly espousing positions contrary to the moral law, and I know that person knows it, yes I would [deny communion]," Burke told the St. Louis Post Dispatch. He said anyone who administers Catholic communion can't knowingly give it to...
  • Catholic Group says "Archbishop Burke Right to Deny Communion to Giuliani"

    10/07/2007 6:52:08 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 29 replies · 570+ views ^ | October 4, 2007
    Catholic Group says "Archbishop Burke Right to Deny Communion to Giuliani" CHICAGO, October 4, 2007 ( - Fidelis, a national Catholic advocacy group, applauded the courageous decision by St. Louis' Archbishop Raymond Burke to deny Holy Communion to Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani, and all pro-abortion politicians running for president, regardless of their political party. The Associated Press is reporting that Archbishop Raymond Burke would deny Holy Communion to Rudy Giuliani and any pro-abortion Catholic running for president. Four Catholic Democrats running for president also support abortion, include: Senator Christopher Dodd, Senator Joe Biden, New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson and...
  • Bishop: No Communion for Giuliani

    10/03/2007 1:19:30 PM PDT · by SmithL · 97 replies · 1,540+ views
    Saint Louis (AP) -- Roman Catholic Archbishop Raymond Burke, who made headlines last presidential season by saying he'd refuse Holy Communion to John Kerry, has his eye on Rudy Giuliani this year. Giuliani's response: "Archbishops have a right to their opinion." Burke, the Archbishop of St. Louis, was asked by The St. Louis Post-Dispatch if he would deny Communion to Giuliani if the former New York mayor approached him for the sacrament. "If the question is about a Catholic who is publicly espousing positions contrary to the moral law, and I know that person knows it, yes I would," the...
  • Bishop (Burke) preaches tough Communion rule (Turn away abortion-rights backers)

    09/28/2007 1:57:22 PM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies · 89+ views
    Columbia Dispatch ^ | September 28, 2007 | Daniel Burke
    St. Louis Archbishop Raymond Burke, a veteran of clashes between Catholic bishops and politicians, has attempted for years to enlist fellow bishops to deny Holy Communion to wayward politicians. Now, the conservative cleric is invoking the church's highest punishment -- mortal sin -- to persuade the lay and ordained Catholics who distribute Communion at Mass to safeguard the sacrament.Drawing on the works of the late Italian Jesuit scholar Felice Cappello, Burke says those ministers are "held, under pain of mortal sin, to deny the sacraments to the unworthy."That argument could place Communion ministers on the frontlines of the "wafer wars"...
  • Archbishop Burke: Bishops Must Discipline Pro-Abortion Catholic Politicians

    09/15/2007 4:46:58 AM PDT · by monomaniac · 5 replies · 406+ views ^ | September 11, 2007 | Hilary White
    Archbishop Burke: Bishops Must Discipline Pro-Abortion Catholic Politicians Calls his brother bishops to task - To remain silent is to permit serious confusion regarding a fundamental truth of the moral law" By Hilary WhiteST. LOUIS, September 11, 2007 ( Writing in the latest edition of the Canon Law journal, Periodica De Re Canonica, Archbishop Raymond L. Burke, bishop of St. Louis, Missouri, has called his brother bishops to task for their silence on the problem of Catholic politicians who support abortion, euthanasia, cloning, embryo research, the homosexual political agenda or other legislation contrary to the natural moral law.Burkes lengthy...
  • Image of Our Lady of America on display in St. Louis basilica [Catholic Caucus]

    08/17/2007 10:05:02 PM PDT · by Coleus · 10 replies · 524+ views
    The Pilot ^ | 8/13/2007 | Jennifer Brinker
    The official statue of Our Lady of America stands in the Basilica of St. Louis, King of France (Old Cathedral) ST. LOUIS (CNS) A new official image of Our Lady of America, which stems from apparitions of Mary received by an Ohio woman religious, will be on display at the Basilica of St. Louis, King of France (Old Cathedral) through Sept. 8. The 9-foot statue of Our Lady of America, which includes its base, was first publicly displayed last November at the U.S. bishops' meeting in Baltimore, where St. Louis Archbishop Raymond L. Burke blessed it. The statue was...
  • Be Not Afraid! (Archbishop Burke on Summorum Pontificum) [Catholic Caucus]

    07/20/2007 9:07:38 PM PDT · by ELS · 22 replies · 448+ views
    St. Louis Catholic Blog ^ | July 20, 2007 | Raymond Burke
    Be not afraid!Two forms of the Rite of the Massby Archbishop Raymond L. Burke [Note: The Archbishop writes on the MP and on NFP in this column; for space considerations and in the interests of getting the word out on his thoughts about the traditional Mass, I will only post the Summorum Pontificum-relevant parts. Full article here, and I will post on the other later in the coming week] Introduction: Two different but related subjects In writing to you this week, I want to address two different but related subjects of concern to us all. The first is the recent...
  • Traditional Rite ordinations

    06/13/2007 4:21:59 PM PDT · by Cavalcabo · 1 replies · 213+ views
    Institute of Christ the King, Sovereign Priest ^ | Institute of Christ the King, Sovereign Priest
    On June 15th, 2007, His Grace Archbishop Raymond Burke will ordain two deacons of the Institute to the priesthood. The ordination will take place at the Cathedral-Basilica of St. Louis at 1:00 pm. This will mark the first priestly ordinations of the Institute to be conducted in the United States. All are invited to attend. On the following day, Saturday, June 16th, Abb Matthew Talarico will celebrate his first Mass at our St. Francis de Sales Oratory in St. Louis, and on Sunday, June 17th, will be the first Mass of Abb William Avis, also at the Oratory. Both these...
  • St. Louis media actively seeks public opinion about archbishops decision re Crow

    04/30/2007 1:20:31 PM PDT · by NYer · 26 replies · 752+ views
    Catholic News Agency ^ | April 30, 2007
    New York, Apr 30, 2007 / 11:23 am (CNA).- The St. Louis media seems to be running a campaign against the Catholic Church, following Archbishop Raymond Burkes protest of abortion-activist Sheryl Crows performance at a Catholic hospital fundraiser. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch and KMOV (CBS affiliate), in particular, have invited the public to voice its opinion over the archbishops decision.Catholic League president Bill Donohue says the voyeuristic posture assumed by these two media outlets is not legitimate.According to Donohue, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch is inviting non-Catholics to opine about an internal matter of the St. Louis Archdiocese, beckoning the bigots...
  • Hospital fundraiser opens on a light note (Hosts joke about bishop's absence over Cheryl Crowe)

    04/30/2007 1:09:23 PM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies · 591+ views
    STL Today ^ | April 29, 2007 | Matthew Hathaway
    Archbishop Raymond Burke made it to the Fox Theatre Saturday — but only as a punch line. When Bob Costas, the evening's host, walked onto the stage he scanned the crowd, gazing into the back rows of the upper balcony before breaking the prolonged silence."All right," Costas quipped. "I guess the archbishop is not showing up."Last week, Burke resigned from the board of the Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center Foundation because Crow — a vocal supporter of embryonic stem cell research — was scheduled to headline the annual fundraiser and concert. "Sheryl Crow made it clear that she is coming...
  • Archbishop (Burke) blasts Sheryl Crow appearance

    04/26/2007 7:01:11 AM PDT · by NYer · 32 replies · 943+ views
    AP ^ | April 25, 2007 | CHRISTOPHER LEONARD
    Archbishop Raymond Burke denounced a Catholic charity Wednesday for scheduling a benefit-concert appearance by Sheryl Crow, who supports abortion rights.Burke submitted his resignation as chairman of the board for the Cardinal Glennon Children's Foundation, saying the decision to let Crow sing on Saturday left him no other choice."It's very painful for me," Burke said during a news conference Wednesday. "But I have to answer to God for the responsibility I have as archbishop."A Catholic institution featuring a performer who promotes moral evil gives the impression that the church is somehow inconsistent in its teaching," Burke said.Crow is set to appear...
  • A Primer on Canon 915

    02/05/2004 4:51:14 PM PST · by JesusThroughMary · 5 replies · 1,431+ views
    Catholic Citizens of Illinois ^ | 2-4-04 | Barbara Kralis
    Unquestionably, canon 915 is the most discussed canon in the Codex Iuris Canonici, or Code of Canon Law, in recent Church history. Many in the media have reported on the January 8, 2004 canonical actions of Archbishop Raymond Burke, then bishop of the La Crosse, Wisconsin diocese. His actions have rocked the Catholic Church. Because of much misinformation, speculation and outright resentment, confusion reigns regarding the Archbishop's promulgation of his 'canonical notification' based on canon 915, the official communication of what the Church's discipline is.
  • Burke at the USCCB (takes center stage)

    11/15/2006 6:26:23 AM PST · by NYer · 83 replies · 1,000+ views
    Open Book ^ | November 14, 2006 | Amy Welborn
    The local paper takes note: BALTIMORE St. Louis Archbishop Raymond Burke took center stage during debate on two controversial topics Tuesday as the nation's Roman Catholic bishops met in Baltimore for their annual fall meeting. Burke, who is trained as a canon, or church, lawyer, submitted 10 amendments to two proposed documents, more than any other bishop except former St. Louis and current Philadelphia archbishop Cardinal Justin Rigali, who submitted 15. More coverage: Ann Rogers, typically, gives us a balanced view: Dignity USA, a group for gay Catholics that dissents from church teaching, called it "deeply flawed" and had...
  • Stem-Cell Vote Assailed as Setback for Human Life, Bishop Burke:Missourians Fell for a False Hope

    11/09/2006 5:47:04 PM PST · by Coleus · 12 replies · 483+ views
    Zenit ^ | 11.09.06
    The archbishop of St. Louis lamented that "We have lost a significant battle for the protection of human life" after voters in Missouri approved a measure protecting stem-cell research. The Missouri legislation allows any federally allowed stem-cell research and treatment to occur in the state. "The citizens of Missouri have succumbed to a false hope created by a campaign which has played on the desire of us all to help those suffering from deadly diseases and serious injuries," said Archbishop Raymond Burke in a statement after the passage of Amendment 2. "Over the last several months," the prelate said, "the...
  • (Archbishop) Burke removes four priests

    11/06/2006 10:43:08 AM PST · by NYer · 26 replies · 653+ views
    Columbia Tribune ^ | November 4, 2006
    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Four priests suspended by the Archdiocese of St. Louis amid allegations that they sexually abused children have been laicized, or permanently removed from the priesthood, the archdiocese said yesterday. Among the four is Bryan Kuchar, 41, who was released from jail in August after serving three years for molesting a 14-year-old boy. Also laicized were James Funke, James Gummersbach and Michael Seidel. The effort to remove the men began with a request from Archbishop Raymond Burke and required approval from the pope. The moves mean they are forbidden to function or represent themselves in any way...
  • Artificial Reproduction a Grave Moral Evil Says Archbishop Burke

    10/09/2006 7:25:37 PM PDT · by Coleus · 124 replies · 1,503+ views
    Life Site News ^ | 10.06.06 | Hilary White
    ST. LOUIS, October 6, 2006 ( For the first time, a Catholic bishop in the US has come out with a strong statement clarifying the Churchs teaching on the practice of donating, or sometimes selling, human ova for medical research. Archbishop Raymond Burke of St. Louis, a strong advocate for life and family, has published a pastoral letter in which he says unequivocally that the removal of ova for artificial reproduction, including cloning, is a grave moral evil. Referring to an upcoming ballot initiative to amend the state constitution, Archbishop Burke warned that the push to create cloned human...
  • St. Louis Archbishop Orders Priests to Preach on Embryo Research

    11/28/2005 4:45:14 PM PST · by wagglebee · 6 replies · 465+ views
    LifeSite News ^ | 11/28/05 | Hilary White
    ST. LOUIS, November 28, 2005 ( - Archbishop Raymond Burke of St. Louis has again stepped up to the pro-life plate missed by many elsewhere in the Catholic hierarchy. Burke ordered the priests of his St. Louis Archdiocese to preach on Sunday about why embryonic stem cell research (ESCR) cannot be allowed and to instruct the Catholic faithful not to support it. The direction is in response to a petition about to circulate that would amend the state constitution to protect ESCR. In a move that is bound to stir up the usual secularist suspects with screeches of separation of...
  • Archbishop Raymond Burke - "Voting for candidate who backs abortion a sin"

    07/01/2004 8:42:56 AM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies · 247+ views
    Catholic News Service ^ | June 29, 2004
    ST. LOUIS (CNS) -- St. Louis Archbishop Raymond L. Burke will issue a pastoral letter following his comments in a radio interview that Catholics commit a mortal sin by knowingly voting for a candidate who advocates abortion. "It is a serious sin," Archbishop Burke told The St. Louis Review, newspaper of the St. Louis Archdiocese. He added that a person who voted that way could receive Communion only after a "true repentance" and obtaining absolution by going to confession. "It's not right to support candidates who are for abortion," he added. The archbishop was in Rome to receive the pallium...
  • St. Louis Archbishop Warns of Upcoming Persecution over Abortion and Homosexuality

    02/10/2005 7:45:57 AM PST · by NYer · 36 replies · 1,493+ views
    LifeSite ^ | February 10, 2005
    ST. LOUIS, February 9, 2005 ( - In an interview with, St. Louis Archbishop Raymond Burke said that as Catholics continue to speak out on life and family issues they will face persecution. There is going to be a persecution with regard to this, thats clear, said the Archbishop. The media has painted the St. Louis church leader as a mean-spirited bully, yet in person he is soft-spoken and kind with a keen sense of the truth and an urgency to convey it for the salvation of souls. Rather than using high-sounding platitudes which coast over the heads of...
  • Archbishop Burke appointed to Supreme Tribunal

    07/08/2006 7:00:14 AM PDT · by Carolina · 29 replies · 884+ views
    Vatican Information Service ^ | July 8, 2006 | Unattributed
    The Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI has named Archbishop Raymond Burke of the Archdiocese of St. Louis as a member of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signature. This is a tribunal of appeal from the Tribunal of the Roman Rota. It is the highest court of appeal available in matters concerning the Church's tribunals. Other members named include Cardinal Zenon Grocholewski, Prefect of the Congregation for Catholic Education, and Archbishop Llus Martnez Sistach of the Archdiocese of Barcelona.
  • Burke Excommunicates St Stan Board

    12/16/2005 11:56:39 AM PST · by TravisBickle · 2 replies · 212+ views
    St Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | Dec 16, 2005 | Tim Townsend
    The St. Louis archbishop informed the six board members of the parish that the priest they hired is also excommunicated from the Catholic church.
  • Safeguarding Human Life: The Very Beginning

    12/02/2005 8:21:10 PM PST · by Coleus · 6 replies · 873+ views
    Catholic Culture ^ | 11.11.05 | Bishop Raymond L. Burke, D.D., J.C.D.
    Safeguarding Human Life: The Very BeginningIntroductionLiving in a culture which has lost its fundamental moral anchor, we should not be surprised at the attacks on human life, at all stages of development, in our nation. On the contrary, we must be vigilant in promoting the respect for human life, safeguarding the life of every brother and sister from the moment of inception to the moment of natural death. During the coming months, we will face a particular challenge in safeguarding human life at its very beginning. Proponents of human cloning and embryonic stem-cell research are proposing an amendment to the...
  • St. Stanislaus Hires New Priest (Archdiocese of St. Louis)

    12/02/2005 4:08:40 PM PST · by BizzeeMom · 27 replies · 2,221+ views
    St. Louis Post Dispatch ^ | 12/2/05 | Tim Townsend
    In a defiant challenge to Archbishop Raymond Burkes authority as the leader of the St. Louis archdiocese, the board of directors of St. Stanislaus Kostka church have hired a Roman Catholic priest from the neighboring diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau to be its parish pastor. The Rev. Marek B. Bozek, associate pastor of St. Agnes Cathedral in Springfield and Polish native, will take over at St. Stanislaus without Burkes consent. Bozek, 30, will celebrate his first Mass at the church on Christmas Eve. I am deeply saddened by this action, which causes further damage to the the Church, not only here...
  • Catholic bishops take campaign against stem cell research to the pulpit

    11/25/2005 7:19:43 PM PST · by Coleus · 9 replies · 636+ views
    Missouri Roman Catholics who attend Mass Sunday can expect to hear a homily against embryonic stem cell research and a statewide petition drive aimed at allowing Missourians to vote on a constitutional amendment to protect the research. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Friday that the Catholic church is using the first Sunday of Advent to launch a campaign aimed at keeping Catholics from signing the petition, and to teach them the Catholic view of the issue. The Missouri Coalition for Lifesaving Cures, which includes business interests, universities and patient groups, announced the petition in October. Secretary of State Robin Carnahan...
  • On Our Civic Responsibility for the Common Good (Pro-Life Letter from Apb. Burke)

    10/04/2004 9:51:45 PM PDT · by · 6 replies · 680+ views ^ | October 1, 2004 | Archbishop Raymond L. Burke
    October 1, 2004 To Christs Faithful of the Archdiocese of St. Louis: On Our Civic Responsibility for the Common Good by Archbishop Raymond L. Burke Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, Introduction 1. In the summer of 1982, I spent two months in Bavaria for the study of the German language, as part of my graduate studies in Canon Law. I offered Mass daily in the parish church, and got to know and respect very much the layman who cared for the sacristy of the church. Often, we visited after Mass and discussed spiritual matters. 2. One day, the...
  • Bishops have denied communion before

    07/14/2004 5:39:13 PM PDT · by Coleus · 13 replies · 511+ views ^ | 07.10.04 | Tim Townsend
    In November 2003, Raymond Burke, then the bishop of LaCrosse, Wis., instructed priests in his diocese to deny Communion to three politicians unless they publicly recanted their pro-abortion rights positions, an action some Catholic scholars say is tantamount to excommunication. Since then, Burke's supporters have increasingly pointed to what they see as parallels with another case, and another moral hero, from 40 years ago. In the wake of the United States Supreme Court's 1954 Brown v. Board of Education ruling, Joseph Francis Rummel, Archbishop of New Orleans, began planning the integration of the archdiocese's schools. It would take eight years,...