07 June 2011

Nice Gig

It's not all bad news out of the Archdiocese these days, as evidenced by this appointment by Archbishop Carlson:


Rev. Michael J. Houser, graduate studies, Casa Santa Maria, Rome, is named secretary to Cardinal Raymond L. Burke, residing at the residence of Cardinal Burke.

Now, that's a nice assignment.  Congratulations, Father Houser!

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

i have a strange question... Since Cardinal Burke is Archbishop Emeritus of Saint Louis, upon his death will he be buried at the Cathedral in Saint Louis along with the other Saint Louis Cardinals?

HG

Anonymous said...

I suspect he'll be buried in Rome with all the other popes.

Anonymous said...

I'm hoping that upon his death, the man we now call Cardinal Burke will have the right to be buried at St. Peter's in the Vatican!

Father Totton said...

While it is a nice assignment for Fr. Houser, a good priest, if a bit young, from what I've heard of him, how does this REALLY benefit the Archdiocese of St. Louis? Prestige? Okay, but practically speaking, this takes another foot soldier of orthodoxy out of the ranks (at least as far as "The Rome of the West" is concerned. I wouldn't glory over this if I were in your archdiocese. My $0.02!

thetimman said...

Father, I don't disagree. My happiness is for him.

Anonymous said...

I believe he would be a great benefit here instead of Rome.
I sure Cardinal Burke could have found some priest in Rome.

Jim

Anonymous said...

Calm down, Burke-haters. I thought you were rare in these parts. Father Houser has already been in Rome this past year SERVING THE ARCHDIOCESE OF SAINT LOUIS by working toward a doctorate in theology which will be put to the service of the Archdiocese of Saint Louis once it is completed. In the meantime, in exchange for what will undoubtedly be only some minor secretarial duties since His Eminence already has a Secretary, Cardinal Burke has invited Father Houser to share his Roman home with him, where the Archdiocese will not have to pay the room and board it has been paying for Father Houser to live in Rome while studying. It seems that even though he is no longer the Archbishop of Saint Louis, Cardinal Burke remains a loyal benefactor of the Archdiocese of Saint Louis. In addition, let us not forget that WE ARE ROME. There is no Rome other than the complex assortment of priests, Religious and laity assigned from just about every individual diocese in the world. Every entity must do its part to keep the Church Universal operating. It behooves orthodox Saint Louisans to be pleased about having done their part once again to help keep the orthodox Vatican strong, this time through Father Houser, although again, I feel sure his duties will be quite light.