25 April 2007

Archbishop Burke Stands Up for Life

UPDATED, 25 April 2007 8:42pm-- see link from Archdiocese at the bottom of the post.

From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:


Burke quits Glennon board over Crow fund-raising appearance

By Tim Townshend

ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH
04/25/2007

Citing singer Sheryl Crow's stance on abortion, Archbishop Raymond Burke said today he has resigned from the board of the Cardinal Glennon Children's Foundation, the fundraising arm of Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center, in protest over Crow's participation in an upcoming fundraiser.

Burke said his resignation came after prolonged discussion with the foundation's board of governors regarding Crow, the pop singer who will take part in a benefit for the hospital this Saturday at the Fox Theatre. It will be hosted by broadcaster Bob Costas.

Burke said Crow is "well-known as an abortion activist."

The Post-Dispatch promises updates on the story; we will follow this story closely.

As an aside, Sheryl Crow has not only been an outspoken advocate of abortion, but also was a major spokesperson in support of the clone-and-kill Amendment 2 that narrowly passed last fall. She recently began voicing her concerns about toilet paper ruining the environment, if I recall correctly. If it comes to a war of ideas between her and the Archbishop, His Grace will win in a rout.

God bless the Archbishop. Please keep him in your prayers, as the press will in all likelihood rake him over the coals. It is wonderful to see real leadership from a shepherd of souls.

Link to Post story here: (note: this story is updated as of 4-26-07):
http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/religion/story/9343BF529E9E6A17862572C9000FB5A1?OpenDocument

SEE HERE FOR THE PRESS RELEASE FROM THE ARCHDIOCESE CONCERNING THE ARCHBISHOP'S POSITION: http://www.archstl.org/commoffice/2007/cgcmc.html#questions



4 comments:

Patrick Kinsale said...

Great news, thanks for sharing.

wheatgerm said...

I'll pray for him

Katherine said...

I am an orthodox, pro-life Catholic. Yet I would have to respectfully disagree with the Archbishop's action. I will pray that in the future, the Spirit gives him better judgement.

ASL Risen said...

http://aslisrisen.blogspot.com/2007/06/deaf-mom-stands-firm-to-request.html