Diane at awesome Te Deum laudamus! makes a very good point. Remember how many progressive Catholic’s intimated that Abp. Burke’s departure from St. Louis to Rome and the Apostolic Signatura was a demotion.
The idea was that Abp. Burke was too outspoken and too conservative and so he was removed from St. Louis and given the Apostolic Signatura job just to get him out of the way.
Well, if they were trying to get him out of the way, they are not doing a very good job. Diane writes:
Ok – let’s count ’em…
- June 2008: Appointed as Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura
- October 19, 2009: Appointed a member of the Congregation for Bishops
- July 6, 2010: Appointed a member of the Congregation for Divine Worship
- Today: July 26, 2010: Appointed a member of the Congregation for the Causes of the Saints
’nuff said –
Excellent point. I hope that someone tries to get me out of the way the same way.
Abp. Burke is the very definition of upward mobility.