More (future Cardinal) Burke news


VATICAN CITY, 7 OCT 2008 (VIS) – The Holy Father appointed Archbishop Raymond Leo Burke, prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, as president of the Commission for Advocates.


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  1. Vincent says:

    Could someone explain what the Commission for Advocates is and how Msgr. Burke’s appointment as its president is so useful?

  2. TJM says:

    Archbishop Burke would make a marvelous prince of the Church! Tom

  3. Trevor says:

    Makes ya wonder if His Holiness is grooming someone to succeed him…

  4. So, what does that actually mean?

  5. Chris M says:

    Anyone get this niggling suspicion that +Burke is being groomed for something..? ;)

  6. TJM says:

    I think we may be engaging in wishful thinking. No matter how fine a pope Archbishop Burke would be, I think an American would
    be a hard sell. Tom

  7. john womack says:

    Trevor and Chris,

    Great minds think alike! I too have a gut feeling that Abp.Burke is being made ready for even greater things… :-)

  8. Chris M says:

    TJM, we know.. we know.. but let us have our little fantasies! =D

  9. patrick finley says:

    I disagree. I think right now, if G-d forbid his holiness were to move on to his reward, Burke would be an excellent choice, and one that makes sense. He is an american. Anyone in this country knows the church in american needs a shot in the arm

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