Now this was weird.Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article4204125.html#storylink=cpy
Just hours after McCaskill and several other senators opposed Harry Reid for another term as the Democratic Senate leader, Reid gave an interview to The New York Times in which he expounded one time he once spent with Cardinal Raymond L. Burke, a former archbishop of St. Louis. [Harry Reid is a Morman]
Burke was once an influential prelate who saw his authority undercut by Pope Francis. Burke has been a frequent critic of the pope’s.
Any-hoo, Reid was talking about Burke when the Senate leader suddenly invoked McCaskill’s name.
“Now Claire McCaskill and others just hate the man,” Reid said.
The Post-Dispatch points out that McCaskill has had her troubles with the former archbishop.
In 2007, Burke took back a speaking invitation to McCaskill for her daughter’s high school graduation at St. Joseph’s Academy in Frontenac. Burke cited the senator’s position on abortion.
Here's the NY Times piece. Also on St. Louis Today. The weird thing is Harry Reid met Cardinal Burke.... I wonder how that went.
Update: also Father Z on this - note to self, check Father Z first, then post.
In other news, Cardinal Burke opens up about his new office with Knights of Malta:
On November 8 the Vatican announced the transfer of Cardinal Raymond Burke from prefect of the Apostolic Signatura, which ensures correct administration of justice in the Church, to Patron of the Sovereign Order of the Knights of Malta.
In an interview on November 21, Cardinal Burke explained his new role to CNA.
"The technical title is Patron," he stated. "It is an office of representation of the Holy Father to the grand master of the sovereign military order."
Cardinal Burke will be helping Fra. Matthew Festing, Prince and Grand Master of the "Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta", colloquially known as the "Knights of Malta."
"He is actually a professed religious, but not a priest. My work principally is to assist him, to be a spiritual guide to him, and to carry forward the great work of the order."
The cardinal voiced his optimism for the future and his work with the Grand Master, and is looking forward to his new assignment.continue at The Malta Independent
Also Father Z and CNA article.