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At the May 13 Baccalaureate Mass, Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke, the former archbishop of St. Louis who now serves at the Vatican as the prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, received an honorary doctorate of humanities for his unwavering commitment to the sanctity of human life.Franciscan University of Steubenville(video)
"I an deeply honored to receive this degree from a university which I have long admired and esteemed because of its fidelity to the nature of a Catholic university, born from the heart of the Church and in the heart of the Church," said Cardinal Burke.
As archbishop of St. Louis, he said he sought to hire "as many Franciscan University graduates as possible…. Except that frequently I couldn't obtain them, as other bishops had tapped them before I could."
He praised Father Scanlan who, "with a lion's heart" developed a truly Catholic university during an era in which, "many Catholic universities, I'm sad to say, under the pressure of an increasingly secularized society and culture, abandoned their Catholic identity."
How does this read: "Cardinal Burke received an honorary doctorate of humanities for his unwavering commitment to the sanctity of human life from Marquette University in his home state of Wisconsin." We will see that when Hell hosts the Winter Olympics.