06 May 2008

Post-Dispatch Story on Archbishop Burke's Appointments

From STL Today:

Pope names Archbishop Burke to 2 offices

By Tim Townsend

Pope Benedict XVI named St. Louis Archbishop Raymond Burke to two Vatican offices Tuesday. Burke was one of three American prelates named, and the only one named to both offices. Thirteen cardinals and archbishops were given the assignments by Benedict.

The pope assigned Burke, a canon lawyer by training, to the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts, which interprets canon, or church, law. Benedict also assigned the archbishop to the Congregation for the Clergy, which regulates the formation and training of clergy.

In 2006, Benedict named Burke to the Vatican’s Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signature, the Roman Catholic church’s supreme court and its highest judicial authority.


Hey, Fathers Bozek and Doyle: Good luck on those appeals!


Anonymous said...

Aaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhh! What are they doing? ? ? And the "end of the Mass" "we now bless ourselves in the name of the Creator, the Redeemer and the Sanctifier!" And after Communion, what is that "dance thing" they're doing? I couldn't even understand what they were saying much less what they were doing! Timman, I have no idea how you come across these things unless you ocassionally peruse these sites just to keep us informed. I know you said we had been warned, but your warning just wasn't good enough. . .now I have that song "sing a new church" stuck in my head!

Anonymous said...

Ooops, guess I shouldn't be talking to my dear husband while I'm trying to post! :) This obviously should have been on the above post of that "beautiful Mass"....NOT!

BTW, way to go Archbishop Burke! I will be greatly saddened by his departure when and if it ever happens. We all better be praying now that we continue to have an awesome Archbishop/Bishop!

Joe of St. Thérèse said...

I have two words for this: Invalid Mass

thetimman said...

cmziall, joe, unless there was some weird combo of you trying to comment while I was putting up new posts while an earthquake was hitting valley park, I don't know how your comments about the cta Mass ended up here, but I will monitor the situation.

Joe, unfortunately for the indignity Our Lord suffered, I think it was likely valid. He said the n.o. words of consecration, what of course is unknown is his intent.

Validity must be presumed under canon law.