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Cardinal Burke’s influence seen on the rise at Vatican

October 02, 2012

In a profile of Cardinal Raymond Burke, David Gibson of the Religion News service says that the American prelate exercises an increasing influence over the Vatican’s perception of—and appointments to—the Church in the US.


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  • Posted by: AgnesDay - Oct. 03, 2012 11:15 AM ET USA

    @jimgrumby--Good, yes. Easy, not necessarily.

  • Posted by: koinonia - Oct. 02, 2012 6:21 PM ET USA

    There has been a shortage of prelates who exhibit the understanding of their office that Cardinal Burke exhibits. He is a servant of the Church and a prince of the Church. The office transcends the individual. "'To be honest with you, I'm the sort of person who would be very happy not to have to speak out. I'm not a person who by nature likes to do that. But I believe it's my obligation,' said Burke..." It is the prelate's obligation. If his influence is on the rise expect good things to come