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Clone Bishop Burke!

By Phil Lawler (bio - articles ) | Jan 09, 2004

OK, OK. I realize that cloning is not a moral option. (And it would take too long.)

But if the Vatican could find a few more American priests who think and act the same way, and quickly make them bishops...

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  • Posted by: - Jan. 10, 2004 3:11 PM ET USA

    Our prayer for Bishop Burke is that the Holy Spirit and St. Michael fill him with courage and defend him in the battle. Oh Lord, if only we had more like this good Bishop.

  • Posted by: principle not pragmatism - Jan. 10, 2004 1:59 PM ET USA

    30 yr. priest: If a good priest speaks out on issues that the diocesan leaders are in error { such as promoting a program like TAT}. there "rise through the ranks" may not take place, but, being loyal to faith principles is the thing to do. We have a priest, as you probably know, who was silenced for condeming TAT in interviews with the media.

  • Posted by: 30 year priest - Jan. 10, 2004 11:17 AM ET USA

    I know more than a few priests who would gladly take the same position as Archbishop Burke. However, their humility prevents them from promoting themselves, and, given the current situation of who often run diocesan apparatus, it is difficult for them to rise "through the ranks." I think their promotion is in the hands of Christ's Faithful, guided, surely, by God The Holy Spirit.

  • Posted by: principle not pragmatism - Jan. 09, 2004 6:21 PM ET USA

    It is my understanding that the Bisops are appointed by recomendation? Who recommended Bishop Burke? There are no Bishops that Cardinal Law has recommended that would have the courage of Bishop Burke. Archbishop O'Malley has allready refused to deny communion to all our pro-abortion "Catholic Polititians".

  • Posted by: Pseudodionysius - Jan. 09, 2004 4:20 PM ET USA

    Cloning won't fly. But the CCC says nothing about photocopying and cardboard cutouts. Given the damage that many of the worst violators make, "doing nothing" would be a distinct improvement. Even the rumour that "Bishop Gandalf" is visiting the chancery would be enough to keep the uppity clerics ever watchful.

  • Posted by: - Jan. 09, 2004 1:24 PM ET USA

    At a time when it seems everything is going down hill God sends us a Bishop like Bishop Burke . It gives the rest of the Catholic faithfull the courage to stand up and be counted. It shouldn't be so rare to find and the fact that it is is a marked tribute to the liberals of the 60's who ran of with the spirit of Vatican 2 and ruined our semineries in the first place. The Good people of St. Louis should be very happy with thier new Bishop.

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