Monday, July 26, 2010

It's Archbishop Burke... again!

A prefect of one congregation and a member of four others.

"Promoted out" of the US?

Ok - let's count 'em...

Also, this (emphases mine in bold):
On 7 October 2008, Burke was appointed President of the Commission for Advocates, which is responsible for admitting the world's qualified canon lawyers to a registry of those who may practice in the Vatican's courts - a sort of bar association. This post is related, but secondary to and distinct from, his post as Prefect of the Signatura (source)
Archbishop Burke is also a shoe-in to be named a Cardinal at the next consistory which is thought to take place anywhere from this fall to early spring of 2011.

'nuff said - LOL

ad multos annos, Excellency!

Edit July 28, 2010: Patrick Madrid has a good post up on this....

Edit Aug 8, 2010:  Added +Burke's membership on Congregation for Clergy and Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts to the main list, and the note about his presidency of the Commission for Advocates.

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Jeffrey Pinyan said...

So.... he can bi-locate? ;)

Nick said...

May God help him in his work :)

Kevin Symonds said...

We will hear the words, "Tero un concistero" and Archbishop Burke's name listed.

Not long afterwards, he will be elected Pope Gregory XVII.



Diane M. Korzeniewski, OCDS said...


I'm in agreement - my sentiments that the way he is being spread out over this many dicastries, and other committees, the Holy Father is giving him broad exposure.

Perhaps it goes hand-in-hand with his role as Prefect, but His Excellency is also the President of the Commission for Advocates

While one does not need to be a Cardinal to be elected Pope, I think even as Cardinal some of the popular sources will discount his chances. Given his increasing authority and the exposure being given to him by the Holy Father, they need to rethink this.

Burke may be the bane of dissidents, the eye-brow raiser of those who are concerned with political correctness and people's feelings, but he is the darling of those who are orthodox.

Diane M. Korzeniewski, OCDS said...

If anyone is aware of any other pontifical level commissions or committees he is on, drop 'em in here.

This does not count his involvement in other groups that he chooses to be involved with, which are not appointment related.

I'm interested in appointement-level roles he currently has.

Nick said...

Archbishop Burke in the Roman Curia

- Commission for Advocates
- Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura

Torey said...

'"Promoted out" of the US?'I can totally relate to that quote in every possible way.

Patrick Kinsale said...

Faithful St. Louis misses him!

Back in March, Dr. Stevens-Arroyo said he was one of the prelates "sent packing" by the Vatican. His treatment in Rome, with frequent trips to the USA, is nothing like what happened to Cardinal Law.

Dan said...

In 2008, he was appointed to the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts as well as the Congregation for Clergy. This was while he was still in St. Louis. I imagine the appointments are still in effect...