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Cardinal Raymond Burke, former archbishop of St. Louis, headed the Vatican's highest court before he was bumped out of office. RNS photo by David Gibson

Sally Morrow

Sally Morrow

Sally Morrow joined Religion News Service in March 2012 as Photo/Multimedia Editor. She is a photographer and editor based in Kansas City, Mo. Morrow has worked as a multimedia editor and photographer at Newsday, The Des Moines Register, and the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

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  1. His Eminence Cardinal Raymond Burke has more to fear from Pope Francis than a push-back due to Burke’s beligerent and simplistic views about whether divorced persons can get a blessing and a nod, or actually receive God, at the communion rail. A common theme of the current Papacy is the de-mystification of episcopal leadership and an ongoing catechesis on clericalism. Bishops, even Cardinals, have been asked to tone down their princeliness and more closely identify with the faithful. This must trouble Cardinal Burke who has been seen to favor capes with trains longer than the one on Princess Diana’s wedding gown.

    Cardinal Burke is one voice, among many. He should speak all he wants, but must remember that other good and holy men, also, hear the Holy Spirit and may be moved to different counsels than those that the new leader of the Knights of Malta might wish to acknowledge. In any case, the final decision is the Pope’s not Burke’s. No one can contain the spirit, not Francis, not Burke, not world leaders. Not even the most remote and hidden peoples can avoid his presence. Sometimes it’s best to listen rather than made noise.

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