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Archbishop Raymond Burke and Priorities

March 27, 2009

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).


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