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  • Walker’s in, the left fires first, and the War for Wisconsin is on

    04/16/2014 8:00:32 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 72 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 4-16-14 | M. D. Kittle
    Literally minutes after Gov. Scott Walker and Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch officially announced their re-election campaign Tuesday, a Hillary Clinton front group rolled out its attack machine against the Republican governor and potential 2016 presidential hopeful. American Bridge, backed by big-money liberal donor George Soros, “welcomed” Walker and his “failed job creation promise to the Wisconsin governor’s race.” The liberal “research and communications organization committed to holding Republicans accountable for their words” by employing liberal spin, made its first sortie an all-out assault on Walker’s jobs record, criticizing the governor’s failure to date to hit his ambitious pledge that the...
  • Canon Fire: Burke vs. Wuerl

    04/07/2014 5:10:13 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    New Oxford Review ^ | April 2014 | Christopher Manion
    In his guest column “On ‘Politicizing’ the Eucharist” (Dec.), Fr. Regis Scanlon explains the wisdom of canon 915 of the Code of Canon Law, which reads, “Those who are excommunicated…and others who obstinately persist in manifest grave sin are not to be admitted to Holy Communion.” The argument over the canon’s application is not going to go away soon. Recent events, however, have significantly affected the prospects for applying this canon to pro-abortion politicians in the U.S.
  • ‘Prime act of pastoral charity’ to deny pro-abortion politicians Communion: Cardinal Burke

    03/21/2014 8:15:56 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 17 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 3//20/14 | Peter Baklinski
    ROME, March 20, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – “The priest’s refusal to give Holy Communion is a prime act of pastoral charity, helping the person in question to avoid sacrilege and safeguarding the other faithful from scandal,” said American Cardinal Raymond Burke in an interview published exclusively in English today by LifeSiteNews. Burke was responding to the question of how a priest should proceed when he encounters a Catholic politician presenting him or herself for Communion while at the same time publicly supporting abortion or homosexual “marriage.” “The exclusion of those who persist in manifest and grave sin, after having been duly...
  • Hated textbook gets Reagan’s dark side half right

    02/25/2014 4:14:15 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 20 replies
    Rare ^ | 2-25-14 | Ian Huyett
    Conservative student group Turning Point USA caused a stir last week by posting pages online from a textbook used at the University of South Carolina. The book calls Ronald Reagan “sexist” and says conservatives “take a basically pessimistic view of human nature” — one in which “people are conceived of as being corrupt.” Several avowed conservatives balked not just at the negative portrayal of Reagan but also at the idea that the conservative persuasion contains a measure of pessimism. On this point, the textbook is right and they are wrong. Russell Kirk was the man credited by William F. Buckley...
  • POPE FRANCIS AND THE CHAPUT SHOCKER

    02/10/2014 2:42:51 PM PST · by NYer · 40 replies
    Catholic Vote ^ | February 10, 2014 | THOMAS PETERS
    Barely two months ago the ecclesiastical news circuit was rocked with the revelation that Pope Francis had decided not to renew Cardinal Burke’s membership on the Congregation for Bishops.The New York Times, NPR, NBC and a host of other secular and Catholic news outlets went berserk, seeing in Pope Francis’ decision the promise of a radical reorientation of the curia.At the time, I proposed a counter-narrative: Pope Francis is not about to purge “conservatives” from the curia and we shouldn’t read too much into the Burke news.Well, my counter-narrative received a big boost last week.You shouldn’t feel bad, of course,...
  • From Edmund Burke and Thomas Paine … to you

    01/21/2014 7:40:42 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 8 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 1-11-14 | RAMESH PONNURU
    Edmund Burke’s conservative version thought liberty and equality were cultural achievements ‘built up over countless generations of social trial and error.’ Sometimes the deepest differences in politics aren’t about the conclusions people draw but the way they reach them. The British statesman Edmund Burke and the Anglo-American revolutionary Thomas Paine both favored free trade, for example, but for different reasons. The radical Paine believed that free trade would spread rationality and enlightenment and thus help bring war and tyranny to an end. The conservative Burke thought that government interference with trade would likely do more harm than good. The difference...
  • Cardinal Dolan’s Religious-Liberty Win

    12/18/2013 4:36:51 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 5 replies
    National Review The Corner ^ | 12-17-13 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    This has been a fascinating morning. You’d think a leading news story of the day would be: Cardinal Dolan wins in court against the Obama administration, given the Eastern court in New York yesterday issued a permanent injunction against the Department of Health and Human Services abortion-drug, contraception, sterilization mandate. Wait. Didn’t the president and vice president of the United States tell us the Catholics were all cool with this mandate, that there was no longer a controversy, that their religious liberty had been satisfactorily accommodated? Even before that, didn’t the president of the United States accuse Catholic bishops of...
  • Has the Vatican Excommunicated Pelosi? (8 things to know and share)

    09/26/2013 2:44:58 PM PDT · by NYer · 29 replies
    NC Register ^ | September 25, 2013 | JImmy Akin
    Has Nancy Pelosi (finally) been excommunicated for her outrageous support of abortion? Recently a series of stories burbled through the mainstream media suggesting that Nancy Pelosi has been excommunicated or denied Communion by the Vatican. Pelosi is a passionately pro-abortion California politician who describes herself as “a devout Catholic.” She has long been a foe of the pro-life movement. What’s the truth behind the story? Here are 8 things to know and share . . .  1) What’s the origin of this story? The story has its roots in an interview that was given by Cardinal Raymond Burke to the...
  • Cardinal Burke: No Communion for Nancy Pelosi and Pro-Abortion Politicians

    09/23/2013 12:03:11 PM PDT · by Morgana · 32 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    Catholics and pro-life advocates of other religious persuasions have wondered for years why House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, who has been an ardent abortion activist for years, continues to receive communion. In a new interview with The Wanderer, a Catholic newspaper, Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke, prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura in Rome, sheds light on Pelosi and communion. He issues a call for pro-abortion politicians to be denied the sacrament — saying that Catholic Canon law must be applied to them. From the interview: Q. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, when recently questioned at a press...
  • ICYMI: Democrats Dysfunction: More Dispute Over Mary Burke

    08/06/2013 1:21:02 PM PDT · by bigbob · 4 replies
    Wisconsin GOP ^ | 8-6-13 | Wisconson GIP
    As the Democratic Party of Wisconsin continues to provide staff support to Madison millionaire Mary Burke and hold meetings behind closed doors to clear the field for her, Party leaders continue to cry foul over the out-of-touch candidate’s viability. Here’s what Democrats have said so far this week about the would-be candidate for Governor: “I was at an event with Mary Burke the other day…She’s got the charisma of a turnip.” [1] -Democrat Rep. Brett Hulsey, on Burke’s candidacy. “But I have been talking with people, listening to what they have to say, and I keep hearing over and over...
  • Why Britons should celebrate the American Declaration of Independence

    07/04/2013 9:19:04 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 15 replies
    Daniel Hannan Blog/UK Telegraph ^ | 7-4-13 | Daniel Hannan
    We all know the story of American independence, don't we? A rugged frontier people became increasingly tired of being ruled by a distant elite. A group calling themselves Patriots were especially unhappy about being taxed by a parliament in which they were unrepresented. When, in 1775, British redcoats tried to repress them, a famous Patriot called Paul Revere rode through the night across eastern Massachusetts, crying 'The British are coming'. The shots that were fired the next day began a war for independence which culminated the following year in the statehouse of Philadelphia, when George Washington and others, meeting under...
  • Why I became a conservative

    06/02/2013 1:03:51 PM PDT · by newheart · 30 replies
    The New Criterion, Vol 21, No. 6 ^ | February 2003 | Roger Scruton
    I was brought up at a time when half the English people voted Conservative at national elections and almost all English intellectuals regarded the term "conservative" as a term of abuse. To be a conservative, I was told, was to be on the side of age against youth, the past against the future, authority against innovation, the "structures" against spontaneity and life. It was enough to understand this, to recognize that one had no choice, as a free-thinking intellectual, save to reject conservatism. The choice remaining was between reform and revolution. Do we improve society bit by bit, or do...
  • Inspector General report paves way for Burke disbarment

    05/20/2013 6:08:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    examiner ^ | 5/20/13 | David Codrea
    Inspector General report paves way for Burke disbarment gun rights May 20, 2013 By: David Codrea Subscribe Per the OIG report, "Burke's Law" could be a thing of the past if his "professional conduct" catches up with him at the bar. Per the OIG report, "Burke's Law" could be a thing of the past if his "professional conduct" catches up with him at the bar. Credits: United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Arizona 0 Email Policy & Issues newsletter A report released today by the Department of Justice Office of Inspector General pronounces a harsh assessment of former...
  • Breaking - Report: DOJ Leaked Docs to Smear Fast & Furious Whistleblower, Says IG

    05/20/2013 10:18:23 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 94 replies
    breitbart.com/Big-Government ^ | 5-20-2013 | Matthew Boyle
    The Department of Justice (DOJ) Inspector General published a new report Monday that confirms former U.S. Attorney for Arizona Dennis Burke leaked a document intended to smear Operation Fast and Furious scandal whistleblower John Dodson. The DOJ IG said it found “Burke’s conduct in disclosing the Dodson memorandum to be inappropriate for a Department employee and wholly unbefitting a U.S. Attorney.” “We are referring to OPR our finding that Burke violated Department policy in disclosing the Dodson memorandum to a member of the media for a determination of whether Burke’s conduct violated the Rules of Professional Conduct for the state...
  • Dare we hope for Burke?

    03/10/2013 7:47:27 PM PDT · by NYer · 24 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | March 8, 2013 | Austin Ruse
    My wife and I sat at Mass one Christmas season at St. Peter’s Church in St. Charles, Missouri. The celebrant read a letter from the local archbishop. As he did, a lady sitting near us shook her head violently. It was only a Christmas greeting, but it brought this woman to public disapproval. The letter was from the then Archbishop of St. Louis, Raymond Burke, now Cardinal Burke and head of the Apostolic Signatura, the supreme court of the Catholic Church. Cardinal Burke had a rocky time in St. Louis. When it was announced he was leaving St. Louis, dissenting...
  • Obama Contributor Who Ran Fast and Furious Was Also Behind the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban

    07/02/2012 2:35:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 2, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: And looky here, folks, from the Cybercast News Service: "Obama Contributor, Who Helped Enact Assault Weapons Ban, Ran ‘Fast and Furious’" Did you hear that? Let me repeat that for you. Cybercast News Service: "Obama Contributor, Who Helped Enact Assault Weapons Ban, Ran ‘Fast and Furious’ -- Dennis K. Burke, who as a lawyer for the Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee in the 1990s was a key player behind the enactment of the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban, and who then went on to become Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano’s chief of staff, and a contributor to Barack...
  • Vatican Cardinal: If Catholic employers provide contraceptive coverage they cooperate in sin

    04/10/2012 12:39:30 PM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    Life Site News ^ | April 10, 2012 | Jenn Giroux
    WASHINGTON, April 10, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The upcoming episode of Catholic Action Insight hosted by Thomas McKenna to air on EWTN on Wednesday, April 11 at 2:30pm and April 13 at 9:00pm EST will surely ignite discussion among Catholics on the impending mandate which is an attack on religious liberty.  In this interview, Cardinal Raymond Burke speaks out for the first time in a public interview on matters of faith, religious liberty, and culpability in relation to this threatened mandate for employers. “We are very blessed to be granted this interview with Cardinal Raymond Burke who explains the Catholic...
  • ATF Death Watch 135: The Smoking Gun(gunwalker)

    02/01/2012 1:12:06 PM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 31 January, 2012 | Robert Farago
    The average American doesn’t have the bandwidth for devilish details about public policy. Politicians know if they “control the narrative”—make an issue as simple as humanly possible—they can manipulate public opinion. Millionaires and billionaires = oppressors. Iraq = not our problem anymore. The public can handle the truth; they just don’t have time for it. They’ve got money to make, kids to raise, bills to pay, football to watch, spouses to deceive, etc. And that’s why, more than a year after ATF-enabled drug thugs gunned down Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, the ATF Fast and Furious Scandal is still flying...
  • Why was Holder thrown under Obama bus in White House document dump?

    01/31/2012 11:01:17 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 23 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/31/2012 | Doug Book
    It’s easy to tell when Attorney General Eric Holder is about to take part in another bout of prevarication before a congressional committee. Just look for a Friday night, White House sponsored, Department of Justice document dump. This time the White House oversaw the release of some 500 redacted emails and other assorted tid-bits, designed as usual to lead House and Senate investigators precisely where the Obama Regime wants them to go in their investigation of the “gunwalking” Operation Fast and Furious. And one of those emails makes it clear that Eric Holder’s DOJ aide, Monty Wilkinson received news of...
  • Eric Holder's False Testimony Warrants Impeachment

    01/30/2012 5:20:16 PM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | January 30, 2012
    Scandal: For incompetence alone, Attorney General Eric Holder should resign in the wake of the illegal "Fast and Furious" gunrunning scandal. But fresh news that he knew of it and is covering it up warrants impeachment. In the latest Friday night document dump — news released as to minimize its scandalous impact on the White House — congressional investigators learned that Attorney General Holder knew all along that a gun his Justice Department intentionally let fall into the hands of Mexico's cartels was used to murder U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry on Dec. 15, 2010. Holder must have known...
  • Fast and Furious: Holder’s Perjury Defense Gets Shaky

    01/31/2012 6:08:26 AM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies
    humanevents.com ^ | 30 January, 2012 | John Hayward
    To the great annoyance of congressional investigators, Attorney General Eric Holder’s Justice Department has been dragging its feet turning over subpoenaed documents relating to several inquiries – most infamously the “Fast and Furious” gun walking operation, in which American guns were deliberately allowed to fall into the hands of Mexican drug cartel killers. DOJ has a habit of releasing these subpoenaed documents in massive “dumps” on Friday night, to guarantee minimal media coverage. Last Friday’s dump weighed in at 500 pages, and turned out to contain some very interesting emails sent in the wake of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian...
  • Holder's fantastical claim about 'Fast and Furious'

    01/31/2012 5:57:26 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 30 January, 2012 | Examiner Editorial
    Philosophers and poets have argued for at least three millennia about who is more valuable. Poets claim they tell tales that inspire men to do things they would otherwise never accomplish. But philosophers argue that this requires the acceptance of obvious fantasies, thus leading men away from the truth. Judging by what Attorney General Eric Holder has been asking Congress and the American people to believe regarding what and when he knew about Operation Fast and Furious, we think he is telling tales that lead away from the truth. Fast and Furious is the Justice Department program that allowed thousands...
  • Sipsey Street Exclusive: Attack of the Gun Control Monkeys. "Joined at the hip." January 2011

    01/30/2012 10:41:35 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 1/30/12 | Dutchman 6
    The Gun Control Monkeys -- ATF & The Joyce Foundation -- Joined at the hip. = Roseanna Ander, executive director of the University of Chicago's Crime Lab, backed the Police Department while noting that "it would be great if we had more resources and more could be done." She said she understood the argument set forth in the opinion — that people in high-crime areas might believe they'd be safer with a gun in their home. But research shows that gun availability leads to more bloodshed, not less, she said. "I understand the concern about public safety, but that is...
  • A Fast & Furious fib - Holes in Holder’s testimony?

    01/30/2012 3:09:59 PM PST · by opentalk · 13 replies
    nypost ^ | January 29, 2012 | Michael A. Walsh
    It’s not the crime, it’s the coverup, goes the old Washington cliché. In the case of the Fast and Furious gun-walking scandal, it’s both. As Attorney General Eric Holder gets ready to face more congressional grilling Thursday, something’s clearly rotten at the Justice Department. The stench goes all the way to the top — to Holder. Friday, the feds disclosed documents that show that despite Holder’s claim during congressional testimony that he’d only learned of F&F “a few weeks” earlier (a claim later amended to “a couple of months”), he has known (or should have known) about it all along...
  • New Emails Suggest Eric Holder Perjured Himself

    01/30/2012 10:54:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    PJ Media ^ | January 30, 2012 | Bob Owens
    The attorney general's claim regarding when he knew about Operation Fast and Furious conflicts with the released communications.The Department of Justice released hundreds of documents relating to Operation Fast and Furious late Friday afternoon, including a series of emails that strongly suggests that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder perjured himself in congressional testimony. The crucial email exchange began at 2:31 a.m. on December 15, 2010, with a message from an unidentified DOJ source to “OIOC SIT” and “SITROOM”: On December 14, 2010, BORTAC agent working in the Nogales, AZ AOR was shot. The agent was conducting Border Patrol Operations 18...
  • DOJ dodges, won’t say when Holder knew of border guard’s death

    01/29/2012 11:34:13 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/30/12 | Matthew Boyle
    A document the Department of Justice sent to Congress Friday shows that Eric Holder’s deputy chief of staff was made aware on the day of U.S. border Patrol Agent Brian Terry’s murder that a weapon traced back to Operation Fast and Furious killed him. But when asked Sunday, a Justice spokesperson would not would not answer The Daily Caller’s question about whether Attorney General Eric Holder himself was informed of the connection. The documents sent from the DOJ to congressional officials Friday night included a series of emails between former Arizona U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke and Holder’s then-deputy chief of...
  • Personnel Is Policy. Dennis Wagner's article about the anti-firearm zealot Dennis K. Burke.

    01/29/2012 9:01:45 AM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 1/29/12 | Dutchman 6
    Readers will recall my survey of Dennis Burke's career, Personnel Is Policy," Part One and Part Two. I concluded Part Two with this: Why did the administration pick Burke for the job of overseeing Fast and Furious? What was it about him that made them think he could be trusted with such a sensitive position? His anti-gun politics? His competence in executing the agendas of his superiors? His powerful friends? Why do they sustain him now, even in his disgrace when they are publicly trying to blame the whole thing on him? We will one day find out. But one...
  • Latest Friday night documentdump shows Holder was informedof Fast and Furiousconnection to

    01/28/2012 7:13:42 PM PST · by Nachum · 35 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/28/12 | Matthew Boyle
    Attorney General Eric Holder’s Department of Justice dumped documents related to Operation Fast and Furious on congressional officials late Friday night. Central to this document dump is a series of emails showing Holder was informed of slain Border Patrol agent Brian Terry’s murder on the day it happened – December 15, 2010 – and that he was informed the weapons used to kill Terry were from Fast and Furious on the same day. An email from one official, whose name has been redacted from the document, to now-former Arizona U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke reads: “On December 14, 2010,
  • Vatican Cardinal Burke: ‘We’re well on the way’ to Christian persecution in the U.S.

    11/28/2011 8:49:17 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 93 replies · 1+ views
    Life Site News ^ | 11-28-11 | John-Henry Westen
    VATICAN, November 28, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – One of the highest ranking cardinals in the Vatican has said that the United States is “well on the way” to the persecution of Christians. Cardinal Raymond Burke Cardinal Raymond Burke, former Archbishop of St. Louis and now the head of the Vatican’s highest court, told Catholic News Agency that he could envision a time when the Catholic Church in the U.S., “even by announcing her own teaching,” is accused of “engaging in illegal activity, for instance, in its teaching on human sexuality.” Asked if the cardinal could even see American Catholics being arrested...
  • Cardinal Burke reflects on his first year in the Sacred College

    11/28/2011 7:21:15 AM PST · by NYer · 4 replies
    cna ^ | November 28, 2011 | David Kerr
    Cardinal Raymond L. Burke Rome, Italy, Nov 28, 2011 / 06:06 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke, one of the Catholic Church's top U.S.-born clerics, is marking the first anniversary of his November 2010 elevation to the Sacred College of Cardinals. "Well, it’s been a very fast-moving year," Cardinal Burke told CNA in his Roman apartment just yards from the Vatican, where he serves as head of the Church's highest court. "But, it’s been a very good year I'd have to say, and I’ve certainly come to understand more fully what it is to give this service to...
  • Cardinal Burke at Notre-Dame de Fontgombault (Catholic Caucus "eye candy")

    09/16/2011 2:44:53 PM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies
    New Liturgical Movement ^ | September 16, 2011 | SHAWN TRIBE
    By way of the Polish blog Nowy Ruch Liturgiczny, and in turn by way of the Spanish blog Acción Litúrgica, I came across the following photographs made available on the website of the ICRSS, showing Cardinal Burke offering Mass on August 22nd in the usus antiquior in the French Benedictine Abbey of Notre-Dame de Fontgombault. Before we proceed to the photos however, I wanted to point out that the Cardinal is seen here wearing a very ample, conical chasuble -- a delight to see; and this said, let it be noted, as one who has a great appreciation for baroque...
  • Prison awaits former Fast and Furious US Attorney Dennis Burke Part 1

    09/09/2011 12:55:57 PM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/9/2011 | Doug Book
    Phoenix district United States Attorney Dennis Burke resigned last week, desperately hoping the move would help him avoid prison time for his criminal involvement in the Obama Regime’s Operation Fast and Furious. Chief of Staff to former Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano, Burke moved to Washington, D.C. as her Senior Adviser when Napolitano was chosen to head up Homeland Security, acquiring along the way all the political clout necessary to become Obama’s pick as US Attorney. And when the dependably dishonest, liberal “yes man” was named to the post in September of 2009, Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder knew...
  • More Fallout Expected Over Botched Gun Sting

    09/01/2011 10:06:17 PM PDT · by neverdem · 12 replies
    National Journal ^ | August 31, 2011 | Chris Strohm
    The botched sting operation known as Operation Fast And Furious has claimed the careers of at least three Justice Department officials, with Republican lawmakers expecting even more fallout to come. The operation, run out of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives field office in Phoenix, allowed guns to knowingly fall into the hands of violent criminals in Mexico. A congressional investigation into the operation led by House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and Senate Judiciary ranking member Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, is examining how high up within the administration the program was known about and authorized....
  • Video being "scrubbed" off the Internet? (U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke Puking and Crying)

    09/01/2011 8:37:46 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 28 replies
    Cleanup ATF ^ | September 1, 2011 | The Shocker
    Apparently, there's a video of (now) former US Atty Dennis Burke's testimony before Congressional investigators where he cries and pukes like a little girl. Probably not relishing the thought of a "regime change" in a years time, followed by the inevitable Indictments...Burke should be ashamed to be prosecuting Citizens for real, or contrived violations of Federal Gun Law while KNOWING that Agents of the ATF and other agencies were doing WORSE! Does one have to be a scummy hypocrite to be a US Atty? This commentator has no idea. I'd sure love to see that video tho.
  • Cheryl Burke wants to dance with Bill Clinton

    Someone from “Dancing With the Stars” is calling Bill Clinton’s name. Professional dancer Cheryl Burke said she’d love the former president to be her partner on the show.
  • Vatican Cardinal Burke: In today’s society ‘morality has ceased to exist’

    08/04/2011 3:37:24 PM PDT · by NYer · 22 replies
    Life Site News ^ | August 4, 2011 | JOHN-HENRY WESTEN
    DENVER, August 4, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Cardinal Raymond Burke, head of the Vatican’s highest court, delivered a dire yet hopeful message about the current state of society in an address at the 129th Knights of Columbus Convention Tuesday.  “We are witnesses of a society in which, in many respects, morality has ceased to exist,” said Burke. “We are called ever more urgently to the new evangelization of our culture.” Cardinal Burke pinpointed the problem as “moral relativism,” which he said “has even entered into the thinking of some theologians in the Church and which has provided an ideological foundation...
  • Card. Burke: Vatican puppetmaster?

    07/21/2011 4:53:01 PM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | July 21, 2011 | Fr. Zuhlsdorf
    From Italian journalist Marco Tosati on the Vatican Insider of the Italian daily La Stampa comes this. Raymond Leo Burke, the “great puppeteer” of American appointeesThe appointment of Chaput to the Diocese of Philadelphia confirms Burke’s role as the Pope’s trusted man in the US marco tosatti romeThe nomination of Charles Chaput, Native American bishop from Denver, to the Archdiocese of Philadelphia confirms Raymond Leo Burke, prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, as Benedict XVI’s top advisor in the United States. One of the first signs of his role as a bridge between the influential United States...
  • Will Illinois Supreme Court Justice Anne Burke recuse herself from Emanuel case?

    01/25/2011 9:50:25 AM PST · by bigbob · 16 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 1-24-11 | Lynn Sweet
    As the Rahm Emanuel Chicago mayoral residency case heads to the Illinois Supreme Court--an Illinois Appellate panel knocked him off the Feb. 22 primary ballot on Monday-- the question folks are asking is: What is Anne Burke going to do? There are seven members of the Illinois Supreme Court and the one with the most political ties is Justice Anne Burke, married to Ald. Edward Burke (14th) the most powerful alderman in Chicago's City Council--and one of the biggest backers of Gery Chico's mayoral bid. She may want to argue that she is a judge in her own right, has...
  • Cardinal Burke's growing influence in Rome

    01/04/2011 2:28:00 PM PST · by NYer · 13 replies
    Pewsitter ^ | January 4, 2011
    Cardinal Raymond Burke, former Archbishop of St. Louis and current prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, the Church’s ‘supreme court,’ has been given even more responsibilities by Pope Benedict XVI. According to the Vatican Information Service, the official news agency of the Holy See, 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...
  • 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 XVI’s 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 nation’s capital, a position that traditionally has earned a cardinal’s rank. Archbishop Burke is the head of the most important tribunal in the Vatican, the Apostolic Signatura, the Church’s supreme court. ...
  • Archbishop Burke's Epic Speech

    10/19/2010 4:45:12 PM PDT · by schmootman · 6 replies
    RealCatholicTV.com ^ | 10/19/10 | Michael Voris
    The recent speech given by Archbishop Raymond Burke continues to send shockwaves through the Catholic world. More than a few bishops must be feeling very uncomfortable. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Se7qRZnCSbs
  • Steve Burke to replace Jeff Zucker as CEO of NBC Universal

    09/27/2010 3:20:59 AM PDT · by paudio · 4 replies
    EW ^ | 9/26/10 | Lynette Rice
    Comcast and General Electric announced today that Chief Operating Officer Steve Burke will become the chief executive officer of NBC Universal upon the close of Comcast’s purchase of the media company from GE. Burke, 52, will take over for NBC Universal President and CEO Jeff Zucker, who will continue to serve in his position until the close of the deal.
  • Abortion Trauma and Child Abuse

    08/23/2010 7:47:38 PM PDT · by mlizzy · 38 replies
    Elliot Institute ^ | Theresa Karminski Burke, Ph.D., & David C. Reardon, Ph.D.
    Experts agree that during past the 25 years the rate of child abuse has increased dramatically. Between 1976 and 1987, alone, there was a 330% increase in the reported cases of child abuse. While a portion of this increase is due to better reporting, experts agree that these figure reflect a real trend toward ever higher rates of abuse. These figures clearly contradict the claim of pro-abortionists that abortion of "unwanted children" prevents child abuse. Ignoring the obvious illogic of this argument--which suggests that killing children is better than beating them--there is not a single scientific study that supports this...
  • Lay Eucharistic ministers not entitled to position, Archbishop Burke clarifies [Catholic Caucus]

    08/12/2010 2:09:37 PM PDT · by NYer · 24 replies
    cna ^ | August 12, 2010
    Archbishop Raymond L. Burke Vatican City, Aug 12, 2010 / 01:14 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The rights of girls and Catholic lay faithful to carry out certain roles on the altar are not prescribed as "rights" within the Church, according to the Church's top legal authority, Archbishop Raymond Burke. The statement came in a clarification he wrote about the consequences of the reintroduction of the Latin Rite Mass by Pope Benedict.The Catholic Church of Germany recently printed a commentary on the application of Benedict XVI's 2007 motu proprio, "Summorum Pontificum," which made Pope St. Pius V's Latin Rite Mass more...
  • Archbishop Raymond L. Burke named to CDW

    07/07/2010 6:58:38 PM PDT · by vladimir998 · 8 replies
    Te Deum laudamus! ^ | July 6, 2010 | Diane M. Korzeniewski
    More interesting news out of the Holy See today with July 6, 2010 appointments. Pope Benedict XVI has added to Archbishop Raymond L. Burke's duties. Last October, he was named a member of the Congregation for Bishops, and today, the Holy Father added him as a member of the Congregation for Divine Worship (CDW). This on top of being the Prefect for the Apostolic Signatura! Anyone who thought he was "promoted out" of the US, is hopefully re-assessing that view. His Excellency is in some very influential positions which will only grow with time.
  • Two Theories of Change (Paine vs. Burke)

    05/25/2010 5:05:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 3 replies · 256+ views
    New York Times ^ | May 24, 2010 | David Brooks
    When I was in college I took a course in the Enlightenment. In those days, when people spoke of the Enlightenment, they usually meant the French Enlightenment — thinkers like Descartes, Rousseau, Voltaire and Condorcet. These were philosophers who confronted a world of superstition and feudalism and sought to expose it to the clarifying light of reason. Inspired by the scientific revolution, they had great faith in the power of individual reason to detect error and logically arrive at universal truth.
  • JENNIFER BURKE, WIFE OF CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE MATTHEW BURKE, ON RACE AND THE TEA PARTY MOVEMENT

    04/25/2010 5:05:50 PM PDT · by TheFreedomPoster · 8 replies · 415+ views
    THE FREEDOM POST ^ | April 21, 2010 | Jennifer Burke
    The Tea Party movement has been wrongly and unfairly characterized as a racist movement. As evidence of this, detractors of the movement like to point out that there are very few people of color involved in Tea Party activities. I believe that the reason there are not many people of color in the movement is due to a misunderstanding of what the movement represents....
  • AP source: Obama to announce nuke plant loan

    02/12/2010 5:08:33 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 153 replies · 4,219+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/12/10 | Ben Feller - ap
    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama next week will announce a loan guarantee to build the first nuclear power plant in the United States in almost three decades, an administration official said Friday. The two new Southern Co. reactors to be built in Burke, Ga., are part of a White House energy plan administration officials hope will draw Republican support. Obama's direct involvement in announcing the award underscores the political weight the White House is putting behind its effort to use nuclear power and alternative energy sources to lessen American dependence on foreign oil and reduce the use of other fossil...
  • Edmund Burke, Boob Bait & The Elite

    01/26/2010 6:34:42 AM PST · by Davy Buck · 11 replies · 539+ views
    Old Virginia Blog ^ | 01/25/2010 | Richard Williams
    Michael Barone, who was once a senior writer at US News & World Report but who now writes for the Washington Examiner, has written an excellent piece about what pseudo-conservative David Brooks has called--"the educated class" or what Barone calls, "the elite, university-educated, often secular professionals." God bless him. Anyone who reads this blog with any regularity knows that elites are a favorite target here--that avocation just dovetails very nicely with my Scots-Irish populist heritage; not that disdain for elites belongs solely to Scots-Irish--almost everyone dislikes snobbish, arrogant, condescending individuals.
  • Priests’ conference in Rome to feature Tridentine liturgies

    01/04/2010 10:05:58 AM PST · by NYer · 23 replies · 516+ views
    cns ^ | January 4, 2010 | Matthew Gamber
    ROME — Top officials from the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments will be principal celebrants at Tridentine liturgies during a conference in Rome this week. The Tridentine rite, in use before the reforms of the Second Vatican Council, is also called the extraordinary form of the liturgy.U.S. Archbishop J. Augustine Di Noia, secretary of the Vatican congregation, will celebrate solemn pontifical vespers and benediction in the extraordinary form at the Church of St. Stephen of the Abyssinians, located inside the Vatican walls, Jan. 6.On Jan. 7, Cardinal Antonio Canizares Llovera, prefect of the worship congregation, will celebrate...