Father Zuhlsdorf speculates on the possibility of Cardinal Raymond Burke becoming the next Archbishop of Chicago, mimicking the transfer of Cardinal Canizares from the Congregation for Divine Worship to the Archdiocese of Valencia. Zuhlsdorf states, "And, truth be told, there is quite simply no churchman more pastoral than Raymond Leo Card. Burke." Of course, Cardinal Burke will not go to Chicago, unless Pope Francis has a mean streak we have not previously seen, or if the pope was so moved by the tragic death of Robin Williams, he thinks the only cardinal who does a spot-on, albeit unintentional, imitation of Mrs. Doubtfire, is what the Church in Chicago needs. After seeing Zuhlsdorf's post yesterday, a bishop said to me, "If +Burke goes to Chicago, I am becoming a Muslim." If I were a betting man, which I am not, I would bet the house that Cardinal Burke will not be going to Chicago. But, I am told the terna has gone to Rome so we should know the real choice in the not too distant future.
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- Raising their voices; groups seek to broaden input on issues for family synod
- Francis needs to go beyond his play-it-safe verbiage
- Religious adopt Earth pledge
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by Terry Dickson, Catholic News Service Eco Catholic