29 June 2007

Archbishop Burke Among Bishops Who Received Motu Proprio

Via Rorate Caeli, a list of the Bishops who were invited and present for the historic gathering Wednesday and received the contents of the upcoming Motu Proprio concerning the traditional Mass:

Roman Curia:

1. Cardinal Bertone, Secretary of State
2. Cardinal Arinze, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments
3. Cardinal Castrillón Hoyos, President of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei



4. Cardinal Ruini, Cardinal Vicar of Rome
5. Angelo Bagnasco, Archbishop of Genoa, President of the Italian Episcopal Conference


6. Cardinal Ricard, Archbishop of Bordeaux, President of the French Episcopal Conference
7. Cardinal Barbarin, Archbishop of Lyon


8. Cardinal Lehmann, Bishop of Mainz, President of the German Episcopal Conference

England and Wales

9. Cardinal Murphy O'Connor, Archbishop of Westminster, President of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales


10. Kurt Koch, Bishop of Basel, President of the Swiss Episcopal Conference


United States

11. Cardinal O'Malley, Archbishop of Boston
12. Raymond Burke, Archbishop of Saint Louis



13. Basile Mvé Engone, Archbishop of Libreville, President of the Episcopal Conference of Gabon



14. Cardinal Toppo, Archbishop of Ranchi, President of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of India


15. Cardinal Pell, Archbishop of Sydney

In addition to Archbishop Burke, Archbishop Engone of Libreville, Gabon, was present. The ICRSP has a strong missionary presence there and I believe was first incardinated (someone who knows, tell me if this is the right term) there.

Is it too much to hope that our beloved Archbishop might be made a Cardinal without being moved in order to bring this about? Not that he wouldn't look good (eventually) in white...


Anonymous said...

I'm not the final word on this but I believe that you are correct my friend.
I too think our beloved Archbishop Burk will soon be receiving a red hat, but not in St. Louis.
StL could use a red hat again, but I don't believe this See will receive it for sometime. "I" feel the SJ's, and the SSND's have done eveything they can to remove CATHOLIC from this diocese. And not to long ago they had the support from their bishop. Let us pray, the younger religious communities bring with them the idenity of being Catholic.

KTOvox said...


,,, they try to canceled the presence of the comunity of the tradition before publication of the Moto Proprio ...

HELP ... HELP ... HELP ...

Attack of a catholic comunity in the village of Niafles in France.

The anarchist anti-catholics attack the church before the sunday Mass.


Diffuse this video ... to know what's happend to a catholic comunity who celebrate the Mass of Pie V until 40 years without broching the bound with the local bishop and the Holy Father.

Before the publication of the MOTU PROPRIO of Benedict XVI, many anti-catholic groups try to clean the place before before the publication of Motu Proprio.

HELP ... HELP ... HELP ...

thetimman said...

anon, you have stated the case against, but here is my (maybe wishful) thinking that Abp. Burke could buck the trend:

1. He is a high-profile and courageous defender of the faith.

2. He is "controversial", which simply is a lefty way of restating number 1., above.

3. Because of 2., he may not be moved to politically sensitive sees like NY or DC.

4. His fantastic record has brought him popularity among faithful Catholics within and without the hierarchy, and has given himself a name.

5. He is a canon lawyer, par excellence, and his work on the Signatura makes him higher profile than merely the Abp. of St. Louis in and of itself.

6. His support of the traditional faith and of traditional societies makes him a hot commodity at this present moment.

Hence, red hat yes, moving him, no.

The real monkey wrench in all this is that if Cdl. Levada moves to NY, as the rumor mill suggests, I can see him as a wonderful fit at CDF.

And, to anyone reading this who knows anything, the above is obviously naive, and rank speculation.

Michael Cross said...

I agree with you, Timman. His Grace will not move from St. Louis. Where would he go? My prediction is that when Cardinal Mayda of Detroit retires, the red hat will flow down the Mississipi to St. Louis. Detroit will not get another Cardinal because the situation there is not that good and the Catholics in that area keep leaving.