Cardinal Burke sought to hire "as many Franciscan University graduates as possible"

Steubenville, not just a place but a state of mind
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.

"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."
Franciscan University of Steubenville(video)

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. 

HT LC

Comments

  1. Here in St. Louis, there is great love for the "Lion in Winter" now Cardinal Burke. Liberal interests in the archdiocese "ran him out of town" and I have proof in emails from the Chancery. So, what do you think that this says about the current state of affairs in St. Louis?

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