In the wake of other news about Card. Burke….
From the often amusing Eye of the Tiber:
The Vatican announced today that Pope Francis has named Cardinal Raymond Burke to be the first prefect of the Congregation of Janitorial Services.
Francis’ decision to choose the staunch conservative to head the new department is a sign to many that Francis does see a role for Burke in his pontificate, despite disagreements the two have had in the past.
Several sources in the Vatican say that Francis chose Cardinal Burke because he is known to work well “cleaning up messes.”
“His Holiness is well aware of Burke’s obsession with cleaning things up,” said Vatican advisor Monsignor Leonardo Valdes. “[Pope Francis] is well aware that Burke has OCD [a staff of Carmelites? Perhaps there is a new line of mops or brooms? “Carmelite Mops! For The Filth!”] when it comes to filth, and would like to see him channel some of that energy in a different direction. Perhaps if Burke can focus more of his energy on making sure all the garbage cans are cleaned out every night and so on, he might finally be able to overlook some of the liturgical and moral messes.” [He can multitask.]
The new Vatican office will have the responsibility for the promotion of clean work spaces for the curia and those working inside the walls of the Vatican, so that their mission to promote peace and to help proclaim the love of Christ will be easier to accomplish.
This could be a supplement or compliment to the Sacred Congregation that We shall found soon after Our elevation to the See of Peter. We shall swiftly found the Sacred Congregation For The Dusting Of The Holy Door. We shall assign quite a few prelates to this congregation from many places around the globe. This congregation shall have a daily session of members at the major basilicas of Rome. There will be a procession to the Holy Door, singing of the office, and dusting of the Door to the antiphon, Memento homo quia pulvis es….