ACTION ITEM! Online Support for Card. Burke! – UPDATE

I have been watching the online petition in support of Card. Burke as a “Thank you!” for his service.

It’s time to really fire this up.  This is an ACTION ITEM!


As of now there are 20018 signers.  Let’s see if we can’t blow that number out of the water!

I know you readers and Zed-Heads can do it.   Let’s hit their 25K goal first.  Then we’ll see if we can’t raise the bar!

Here’s a screenshot of the number, on left side of the page after you click.



UPDATE 12 Nov:

As they close in on 25K, they have moved the goal posts to 40K.


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  1. Grateful to be Catholic says:

    Great project! But they are already raising the bar themselves as it was at 10,000 when I signed a couple of days ago. Let’s go for 100,000 and copy it to various addresses.

  2. mburduck says:

    I just signed. C’mon, folks! Let’s get it done….


  3. majuscule says:

    I wonder if that’s the one I may have signed twice already? The first time I clicked over from the Facebook app and wasn’t even asked for my name, didn’t have to click anything more and got a thanks for signing indication. I wasn’t certain I had really signed so I tried again from FB with my web browser. That was a bit more satisfying as I was sure I’d signed.

    So now, if this is the same one, I would hate to seem like I was cheating by voting multiple times…even though I support Cardinal Burke that much!

    I know some petitions won’t allow you to vote twice, but I’m not sure about this one!

  4. cdet1997 says:

    Cardinal Burke’s service is not yet complete. He’ll be voting in the next conclave.

    Who knows? Perhaps the Holy Spirit will convince enough cardinals that the next pope shouldn’t require the Vatican press office to “clarify” his impromptu comments.

  5. Bea says:

    Already done
    God Bless Cardinal Burke

  6. A.D. says:

    Done – Facebook Shared and Twittered

    I always wonder about online petitions. Thanks for the referral.

  7. Kindspirit says:

    This kind of vote would be more accurate if you also had a place for those who would like to vote against Cardinal Burke……….might just leave this vote in the dust.

  8. JesusFreak84 says:

    Signed a few days ago ^_^

  9. SKAY says:

    Signed it. Card. Burke is in my prayers.

  10. SKAY says:

    Signed it. Card. Burke is in my prayers.

  11. SKAY says:

    Sorry. Did not mean to post twice.

  12. Speravi says:

    The goal is now 40,000.

  13. Gabriel Syme says:

    Thank you for supporting and encouraging this petition Fr Z; its great to see people rallying to support Cardinal Burke.

    He deserves our support – lets burst that 40,000!

    And, as he is just 66, I have a pleasant feeling that we have not seen or heard the last of this great man!

  14. KateD says:

    Good! I hope they blow past 40k and go straight to 500k in a blink! God bless Cardinal Burke!

  15. Michael_Thoma says:

    What’s the best way to contact/email Cardinal Burke as of now?
    I’d like to personally show support by volunteering with his new Patronage, as well as financially supporting the causes. What better way to show the old dissenters what real Catholics think of Card. Burke, burst the SMOM at the seams – with financial and physical support; lettem know “we’re doin it for Burke!”

  16. Legisperitus says:

    He will return from the Jundland Wastes when the time is right.

  17. CAR says:

    Signed it the other day. Prayers, Prayers, Prayers!

  18. kelleyb says:

    I just signed. Thank you Father for sharing this with us. Total now is 25,525.

  19. ofHippo says:

    Thank you for posting…Sending with prayers for Cardinal Burke! Ave Maria!

  20. downyduck says:

    Done! 25,603 :)

  21. poohbear says:

    @Kindspirit: its not a vote, its a way for those who support him to show it.

  22. Grateful to be Catholic says:

    @Kindspirit: you could start your own petition for those suffering from Burke Derangement Syndrome. It’s a free Internet.

  23. Kathleen10 says:

    robtbrown, good article.

  24. rodin says:

    I signed one a couple of weeks ago and at least two more since then and forwarded it on to many others. Cardinal Burke is on my list of heroes. God bless him.

    By the way, Cardinal Burke has endeavored to call to the Holy Father’s attention some shortcomings that need attention. Was it not St. Paul who corrected St. Peter’s actions/words that gave the wrong impression to the faithful?

    “But when Cephas was come to Antioch, I withstood him to the face,…” (Gallatians 2:11-14)

    Peter being a humble person accepted the correction. And were Il Poverello to have ever made such mistakes would he he not have humbly accepted the corrections too?

  25. KateD says:

    While you’re there, signing the thank you letter to Cardinal Burke, please consider signing the petition to Jerry Brown the Governor of California, even if it’s not your state of residence. He is supporting the move by his Health department to compel Catholic organizations to provide Health insurance inclusive of abortive services.

    Jerry Brown was raised in a strong Catholic family, has received all of the sacraments, and even attended seminary. In charity, please pray for his return to the Catholic faith.

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