Tuesday, October 27, 2009

THIS Is Exciting News!!
And sure to piss off the liberals

WARNING! Harsh language alert!

C'mon, gang... does anyone really think the Pope in Rome does all the leg work in deciding who the next bishop of Palookaville is going to be? That's what a bureaucracy's for.

And let's be honest here... with a few notable exceptions, Pope John Paul II surrounded himself with left-of-center prelates. And one of the fruits of his surrounding himself with the "Peace and Justice" social worker/Roman Protestant crowd, is the fact that we have a whole shit pot full of suck-ass bishops world-wide.

You don't have to look any further than your local Conference of Catholic Bishops to see how true my words are on the subject.

Anyhoo... here's some of the article from The Catholic News Service; (Emphasis mine) Key post: US archbishop will help shape the world's episcopate
By John Thavis

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Benedict XVI's naming of U.S. Archbishop Raymond L. Burke to the Congregation for Bishops was a small but significant appointment that could have an impact on the wider church for many years to come.

The congregation's members generally meet every two weeks to review candidates for vacant dioceses and make their recommendations to the pope -- recommendations that carry a lot of weight. Precisely for that reason, the Congregation for Bishops is known as one of the most important Roman Curia agencies.

Membership on the congregation is a five-year appointment, which could be renewed until a prelate's 80th birthday. It would not be an exaggeration to say that Archbishop Burke, 61, will be helping to shape the episcopate, not only in the United States but also around the world.

Formerly the archbishop of St. Louis, Archbishop Burke was named in 2008 as head of the Vatican's highest tribunal, known as the Supreme Court of the Apostolic Signature. At the time, pundits wondered whether the appointment would in effect sideline someone who had been one of the most outspoken U.S. bishops on moral and political issues.

Archbishop Burke has been anything but silent, however. Since his Vatican appointment, he has insisted that holy Communion be refused to Catholic politicians who actively support legal abortion, said the Democratic Party in the United States "risks transforming itself definitively into a 'party of death,'" and said nothing could justify casting a ballot for a candidate who supports "anti-life" and "anti-family" legislation.

In mid-October, he celebrated a pontifical high Mass in St. Peter's Basilica using the 1962 Roman Missal, known as the Tridentine rite -- the first time that has happened in almost 40 years.

Archbishop Burke, who is expected to be named a cardinal in coming months, will join about 30 other cardinal and bishop members of the Congregation for Bishops. Although the congregation's work is strictly confidential, sources explained in detail what the archbishop will be doing in his new role.

Unlike several other Roman Curia agencies, which may draw their full membership together only once a year, the Congregation for Bishops meets regularly every two weeks. The meetings last all morning, and typically bishops' appointments for four dioceses are reviewed at each session.

Even before the meeting, congregation members are sent abundant documentation on the candidates for each diocese, and they are expected to be familiar with the material. This is information collected by the apostolic nuncio in the country where the diocese is located; a large part of the packet is comprised of the written evaluations requested of some 30 to 40 people who know the candidate.

More importantly, members know they are dealing with decisions that will affect the future of the church and the salvation of souls.


Blogger Adeodatus49 said...

Apb. Burke is a good man. He will make a great Cardinal . . . perhaps a great Pope some day???? :-)

Apb. is or was the chaplain of the Marian Catechists, an association founded by the late Fr. John Hardon, S.J., who may someday (I fervently hope) be gloried at the altar. Fr. Hardon was a very holy priest. Fr. Hardon helped found Eternal Life:


and The Real Presence Eucharistic Education and Adoration Association:


Both sites have links to the Marian Catechist correspondence courses (Beginner and Advanced) and other courses and catechetical materials. The books and materials are unequivocably orthodox in the faith.

I have completed the Beginning and Advanced courses. The quizzes can be quite challenging mostly because they are T/F and multiple choice, but anybody with a HS education can do them. The course materials are outstanding. You end up having to go through significant chunks of V-II (I recommend that you use on-line documents due to the internet search the text capability) which will demonstrate in graphic detail the extent to which liberals have distorted the Council's documents.

11:38 AM  
Blogger Arkanabar T'verrick Ilarsadin said...

Papa Ben knows well what he is about, and that the future of the Church depends on good bishops. Not only is he doing his best to assure that the Church has them with the appointment of + Burke and the Ratzeringerino, Cdl Canizares, to the Congregation for Bishops.

And his new apostolic constitution means that he is also working hard to marginalize bad bishops. My admiration for il Papa continues to grow.

7:12 PM  
Blogger Alexander said...

+Burke for Pope!

3:51 PM  
Blogger Adeodatus49 said...

Well our current, highly esteemed Pontiff is getting along in years. Perhaps Apb. Burke will be a dark horse candidate for Pope, and eventuall so elected (by the power of the Holy Spirit). Talk about a sign from Heaven!

5:54 PM  
Blogger JLS said...

Abp Burke set up / established / sponsored (I don't know the correct verb) a new order, called Canons Regular of the New Jerusalem. Very few in number at this time, but are hanging out with the Norbertines in southern Calif. These guys said Mass a few times for us and ... well, first time I ever saw real tonsures. The oldest man I saw is hardly past the middle of middle age. They've got a good website. They say only the Tridentine Mass.

11:33 PM  

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