Saturday, November 20, 2010

Cardinal Raymond Burke

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Raymond Leo Burke, born Richland Center, Wisconsin (1948), Priest of the Diocese of La Crosse (1975-94), Bishop of La Crosse (1994-2003), Archbishop of St. Louis (2003-08), and now Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura of the Roman Catholic Church, is now a Cardinal.

The Apostolic Signatura is the "supreme court" of the Church, and Cardinal Burke is its head. He is also a member of the Congregation for Bishops, giving him a say in the appointment of most bishops, particularly American bishops.

The Catholic Times of the Diocese of La Cross has a 20 page pdf insert that you might like to view on this most holy day in the life of Cardinal Burke.
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