Sunday, September 20, 2015

Raymond Cardinal Burke

The new Cardinal Ratzinger. 

Hero, from the ancient Greek: ἥρως.

A person or who, in the face of danger and adversity or from a position of weakness, displays courage, bravery or self-sacrifice—that is, heroism—for some greater good.

Cardinal Burke: a man of distinguished courage and ability, admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities.

In short, my hero.  I was his altar boy almost twenty years ago at the church of St. Agnes when he sang Pontifical Mass in 1996 at the invitation of the pastor, a renowned church musician, Msgr. Richard J. Schuler, PhD.  The splendor of the Roman rite is a perfect tool for the new evangelization.

May the Lord bless and reward His Eminence.  Keep doing the Lord's work.  GOD IS WITH YOU. 


  1. Query: Was this a Novus Ordo Mass? The only reason I ask is that, in the traditional Roman Rite, a bishop/cardinal never wears the biretta for Mass.

  2. It was Usus Antiquior. This is Roman custom.