Archbishop Burke in the News
I thought about marking this under humor, but it really isn’t that funny. Archbishop Burke recently stepped down from the board of Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital because they were using abortion and embryonic stem-cell supporter, Sheryl Crow, at a fundraiser. The archbishop wanted to avoid the scandal of having such a public supporter of a horrible evil to be involved in such an event.
Unfortunately, this has created what my mom called a firestorm in St. Louis. Every ignorant blockhead and his dog feels entitled to their poorly formed opinion. I have too much of a life to have read all of the 550+ comments that were posted, but the quality of the comments were so low, and the discussion so irrational, that you might be led to believe that Aristotle was wrong in saying rationality is essential to human nature. Here’re some samples:
Comment 48: The Church is supposed to love sinners, but not letting Crow speak is not liking sinners. Therefore, Archbishop Burke does not love sinners, contra Jesus’ teachings.
(Comment 55) “One has to wonder what St. Louis, who has a large Catholic population, and has always been conprised of what was thought of as good Catholics, has done to the Vatican to send us Burke. Is there perhaps a church policy similar to transferring sexual deviates from parish to parish, also a church policy to transfer bigoted crazy priests.We seem to have
gotten the the number one nut.
You do have to give him credit for taking a stand, no matter how outlandish and prejudiced it is. I think the question is this: Should we listen to our hearts and help the sick and dying little children of the St. Louis area or listen to another tirade from the man who should be in a hospital himself?”
Contra 48: Of course, if a notorious Klu Klux Klan member was invited to speak, we would be so morally outraged that we would run him out of town. But what ever happened to loving the sinner? Perhaps there is a distinction between loving the sinner and hating the sin. Or perhaps was can just choose to get outraged when it is politically correct to do so.
Contra 55: Of course, we all know that Archbishop Burke is crazy. As a matter of fact, the last time I saw him he was eating babies and lighting kittens on fire. And as if that weren’t enough, then he resigned from a hospital’s fundraising board for…moral considerations. Yup, that last one definately makes him crazy.
Read through the rest of the comments if you want. You aren’t missing much if you don’t, however. So I’ll conclude: if Archbishop Burke is crazy, I’ll take his insanity over the insanity of my beloved hometown any day of the week.Explore posts in the same categories: Religion, Uncategorized