Saturday, March 28, 2009

Former Jesuit Editor Of America Magazine Takes On Archbishop Raymond Burke

"Bishops all over the place are violating what would once have been considered episcopal etiquette," says political scientist, the Rev. Thomas Reese, a Jesuit priest and expert on the polity (governing structure) of the Catholic Church. "You don't criticize each other in public or comment on what's happening in someone else's diocese."

That's broken down now, says Reese, because, "Many bishops believe they are being prophetic on the issues they think are important and these bishops think abortion is the pre-eminent issue of our time, like slavery and genocide were in the past. They are true believers and they are speaking out, even if, like Archbishop Burke, they have absolutely zero authority to tell someone else in the USA what they can do."

Link (here)

Fr. Z has some great commentary on the subject (here)

Archbishop Raymond Burke apologized for the misuse of his comments from an interview with Randall Terry regarding the actions of other United States bishops regarding Catholic politicians who support abortion. (here)


Anonymous said...

Burke apologized for remark critical of the US bishop:

of course you didn't note this.

Joseph Fromm said...

But I will.

Anonymous said...

“Third, I gave the interview as a Bishop from the United States to encourage those engaged in the respect life apostolate, not as the Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura."
From whisper in the loggia.

This is very very interesting: the Vatican rebuked Burke!