EDIT July 7, 2010: After reading this news, you may want to check out a new post I just made which covers an audio interivew of Archbishop Burke, which aired on July 5th on the subject of "obedience".
More interesting news out of the Holy See today with July 6, 2010 appointments. Pope Benedict XVI has added to Archbishop Raymond L. Burke's duties. Last October, he was named a member of the Congregation for Bishops, and today, the Holy Father added him as a member of the Congregation for Divine Worship (CDW). This on top of being the Prefect for the Apostolic Signatura!
Anyone who thought he was "promoted out" of the US, is hopefully re-assessing that view. His Excellency is in some very influential positions which will only grow with time.
From the VIS-News bloglink provided above:
- As members of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments: Cardinal Jean-Pierre Ricard, archbishop of Bordeaux, France; Cardinal Oswald Gracias, archbishop of Bombay, India; Archbishop Ioan Robu of Bucharest, Romania; Archbishop Michael Neary of Tuam, Ireland; Archbishop Angelo Amato S.D.B., prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints; Archbishop Raymond Leo Burke, prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura; Bishop Julian Lopez Martin of Leon, Spain, and Bishop Aloysius Maryadi Sutrisnaatmaka M.S.F. of Palangkaraya, Indonesia.Archbishop Burke was a regular visitor to Assumption Grotto where he would offer Mass in remembrance of Fr. John A. Hardon, SJ whose cause is being advanced, and for the Marian Catechists, which is an apostolate founded by Fr. Hardon. Burke took the helm from Fr. Hardon.
In the first photo, we see His Excellency with the incense (and he was not cheap with it!). In the second photo, you see the parish Church about 30 minutes after Mass ended, with the sun's rays illuminating the incense. They were from separate Masses celebrated by Burke (different years even - 2006/2007), but I think you get the picture (pun intended). This was an ordinary form Mass, in Latin, celebrated ad orientem, before Summorum Pontificum from a few years ago.
Here is Archbishop Burke addressing the Marian Catechists following Mass.
I am very glad that Abp Burke is a member of the CDW. Perhaps some day we will see him back for a brief visit to Assumption Grotto.
If readers have background on other appointed members named in that bulletin for CDW, please feel free to add them into the combox, with links. I am wondering if each of these men are known to have a strong background with the extraordinary form of the Mass (TLM), or at least "TLM friendly". Please don't use the combox for a single comment loaded into several posts. Use links and only quote small portions rather than copying everything into the combox.
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