Thursday, April 26, 2007

Archbishop Burke - An Ordinary with Backbone!

Wow! Watch this video on YouTube of Archbishop Burke who explains his reason for resigning from the chairmanship of the Cardinal Glennon Children's Foundation in St. Louis. This came after he objected to singer Sheryl Crow's participation. She is a known proponent of abortion, among other culture of death issues.

There is an excellent write-up on this, with links, by Ed Peters, JD, JCD, at his blog, In Light of the Law

H/T to Thomas at American Papist In fact, thanks to Thomas, I've added a new category called, "Bishops with Backbone" to collect these kinds of posts.

I say we send Archbishop Burke a spiritual bouquet - if only on our own, by offering Mass intentions for him, a Rosary, adoration time, etc. In fact, we need to be doing this for all of our bishops - that they do what they must to make clear what Our Lord has revealed, not just by words, but through their actions and teachings.

The Archbishop lauded the work of the foundation, as well as that of the workers. His problem was with the board which did not want to back down on having a notorious pro-abortion advocate involved in fund raising.

Watch the video. If for some reason you cannot watch it on your PC, you can read the text of his message at the Archdiocese of St. Louis website.

I'm so glad to see bishops making use of video this way.


Seminarian Matthew said...

I strongly suggest you and others call the Cardinal Glennon Children's Foundation's 1 800 Number. The name and information is posted a little way down my blog.

FYI, in your sidebar, please remove "Holy Rosary" since I have decided to delete the blog and move all important posts from that blog onto my main blog.

Diane said...

Hello MB!

Thanks for letting me know about the Holy Rosary blog. It is difficult to maintain so many blogs and I know you'll probably be ducking out once you start seminary.

I'll keep you in my prayers along with the seminarians from my own parish, and the priest I pray for through Opus Angelorum.

Unfortunately for the Foundation, I believe their decision to stick with Sheryl Crow, who could bring them money despite her pro-death position, will backfire - if not now, then in the long run.

It's sad for the kids, but this kind of thing has to stop - where Catholic charities and hospitals turn a blind eye to immorality for the sake of gaining money.

Do they not know that the Lord will provide for them, if they choose a path of righteousness?