Archbishop Raymond Burke and Priorities

This article (link) suggests that Archbishop Raymond Burke knows where his priorities lie.

Previously, according to the article: “In his remarks, Burke told Terry that American parishioners should press U.S. bishops to withhold the sacrament. ‘It is weakening the faith of everyone,’ Burke said.”

Now, according to the article, “‘If I had known what the true purpose of the interview was, I would never have agreed to participate in it,’ said Burke, the former St. Louis archbishop.”

He continued, “I am deeply sorry for the confusion and hurt which the wrong use of the videotape has caused to anyone, particularly to my brother bishops.”

Before my critics say it, I’ll say it. Randall Terry is something of a firebrand, and his single issue is the abortion issue. He feels, and seems to be justified in this, that the American bishops are not doing what their church law says they should. He’s ticked, he wants blood, and he’s (as the Americans would say) “loaded for bear.” He had hoped to get Archbishop Burke on his side (against the American bishops) on this issue, presumably in view of Burke’s high rank within the ecclesiastical hierarchy.

I am puzzled as to how Burke could not have known of Terry’s purpose in the interview: even this blog knew what the purpose of this interview was, and reported it out on March 12, 2008 (link).


6 Responses to “Archbishop Raymond Burke and Priorities”

  1. natamllc Says:

    As a native American, a Pomo Indian, being “ticked” and wanting blood comes from being in the bushes and woods. When you are in the “tick” filled bushes and woods you tend to get ticks and so being “ticked”, you naturally are implying you are out for someone’s life blood!Ticks ticking so that you are “ticked”, means they are sucking the life out of your blood!Hence, stay out the bushes and if necessary, but, if you have to wade into the bushes or woods, afterwards, wash yourself in the Blood of Jesus and the Holy Ghost, by the washing of the Water of the Word and you won’t be ticked anymore, just stedfast, immovable and abounding the Work of the Lord for the Glory of Our Heavenly Father, whom we should fear isn’t “ticked” with us for our public stance we take regarding His Son’s Blood and what it can do for you and all mankind called and elected to no longer become “ticked” out for blood.I would say, God is “rightfully” “ticked” in Righteousness, Peace and Joy as He sent Him so that His Life Blood will be proclaimed to every creature for a witness and then the end shall come!Are you “ticked too”?

  2. Turretinfan Says:

    I’m washed with the blood! You do have a way with words, though, brother!

  3. natamllc Says:

    Was I borderline “ticked” in your view? :)I hope you realize I was discerning that the Archbishop was a bit more “ticked” than Terry?Now, one never knows how he or she will hold up under intense ticking but I am being convinced more and more that if that day should arrive and I am held over to give account for my Apologetics and Evangelism in the Name of the Lord My Father’s Spirit will give me the Words to speak to address their being “ticked” with Him. Me, well, you do realize that, if they did it to Jesus, they could do it to me too?Mat 10:23 When they persecute you in one town, flee to the next, for truly, I say to you, you will not have gone through all the towns of Israel before the Son of Man comes. Mat 10:24 “A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master. Mat 10:25 It is enough for the disciple to be like his teacher, and the servant like his master. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebul, how much more will they malign those of his household.

  4. Turretinfan Says:

    Joyfully understood!

  5. natamllc Says:

    I see you joyfully figured out about Apologe[tic]s then? :)It is all a matter of tics,There is gymnastics.There is what we call a move of mystics.We, of course, stand in Biblical Apologetics to refute the mystics doing gymnastics with their bullistics in eisegetic hermeneutics.I don’t believe Archbishops are agnostics? However this one, “Burke”, could cause some fanatics to go and do some stupid and idiotic demotic stuff in the public’s eye and get very very biquadratic beyond the forth degree! I believe I do know some people who would get that angry?This mitosis could get out of control and the movement could become mitotic and I suppose Gospel Apologetics would warrant a Will then to be applied as a antimitotic Word!In other words, as I noted early on:Mat 10:21 Brother will deliver brother over to death, and the father his child, and children will rise against parents and have them put to death, Mat 10:22 and you will be hated by all for my name’s sake. But the one who endures to the end will be saved. That’s my story on those two sides being ticked with each other and I am s[tic]king to it!

  6. natamllc Says:

    If it so happens that I am favored sufficiently to have my “tics” published I just have to add a bit about the doctrine of republication inserting the “thoughts of Francis Turretin” which underscores my Reformed dogmatics about the Mosaic covenant of the republic as Turretin handled it.Seeing the issue is a legal issue and “Burke” takes a ticked approach as well as insinuating Randall Terry was “ticked” but from where I sit I again reiterate the Archbishop is the one ticked, they both would do well to heed Turretin.Well, let’s let Turretin chime in here, as a voice from the past, as he indeed is elenctic in his writings. From “The Law is not of Faith”, by Estelle, Fesko and Van Drunen, pg. 12:”Another Reformed continental theologian, Francis Turretin (1623-87), John Calvin’s (1509-64) successor at the Academy of Geneva after the tenure of Theodore Beza (1519-1605) and his father Benedict Turretin (1588-1631), expressed his understanding of republication in a slightly different manner. Turretin writes: “It pleased God to administer the covenant of grace in this period under a rigid legal economy.” He goes on to state that the covenant of grace had a twofold relation, one legal and other evangelical. Under the legal aspect, he argues that the Mosaic covenant was “a new promulgation of the law and of the covenant of works”. The evangelical aspect of the Mosaic economy was that the law was a schoolmaster unto Christ and contained a shadow of things to come (Gal. 3:24; Heb. 10:1). While Turretin does not explicitly state it in these terms, when he discusses the “external economy” of the Mosaic covenant being legal in nature, he relies upon an old medieval distinction between substance and accidents, or substance and form. Succinctly stated, the form of the Mosaic covenant was the covenant of works, but its substance was the covenant of grace….”So, it seems to me that if both Randall Terry and “Burke” get on the same page as our beloved mentoring mind, Francis, they both would be ticked at how mitotic the issue of abortion has become in the U.S. Congress and in the State legislatures around the country of the USA!

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