Friday October 22, 2010

Congratulations to One of the World’s Greatest Pro-Life Champions

Dear reader:

Will you join us in congratulating one of the greatest champions of the pro-life cause?

The news came in this week that Archbishop Raymond Burke will be among the 24 men made a Cardinal next month in Rome by Pope Benedict XVI! Cardinals are the closest advisors to the Pope and elect new popes out of their numbers.

Faithful Catholics and other pro-life and pro-family individuals around the world have joyfully greeted the news of this great honor. Join your voice with theirs and Congratulate Burke.

Archbishop Burke is an unrelenting champion of the rights of the unborn, the natural family, and orthodox Catholicism.

He staunchly opposed Notre Dame’s scandalous commencement honor to President Obama last year. Archbishop Burke is viewed as a personal hero and the best of allies by those who are active in promoting faithful Catholic education, as well as those within the pro-life and pro-family movements.

To help celebrate this new step in the Archbishop’s career, has co-sponsored a website (, along with The Cardinal Newman Society, that allows you to easily send a note of congratulations to the Archbishop. These notes will be personally delivered to the Archbishop at his office in Rome.

Archbishop Burke has never hesitated to make bold public statements in defense of the culture of life. Notably, Archbishop Burke is one of the bishops who have upheld and defended Cardinal Ratzinger’s instruction that persistently pro-abortion politicians or public figures must not be admitted to communion until they publicly repent.

This week Jim Hughes, a vice-president of International Right to Life, said that “Cardinal-designate Burke is one of the Church’s greatest defenders of faith, and one of the pro-life movement’s greatest allies.”

“He’s a gentle giant who is forceful in what he says and at the same time shows great compassion,” Hughes continued. “We thank the Holy Father for his wise and praiseworthy decision, and offer our heartfelt prayers to Cardinal-designate Burke as he takes up his new responsibilities.”

“We want Archbishop Burke to know how very much his personal witness has inspired Catholics and impacted the Church and world for good,” said Patrick J. Reilly, CNS President. “The Holy Father has seen fit to honor the Archbishop, so we thought this would be a wonderful way for individual Catholics to honor him as well.”

Archbishop Burke deserves enthusiastic congratulations for this elevation in the Church and needs our encouragement to continue to be a shining example of how a faithful bishop can effectively lead in today’s world.

To send your note of congratulations to the Archbishop, click here.

Please feel free to reproduce this message on other websites or forward it to others whom you know would want to participate in this effort.

Sincerely Yours,

Steve Jalsevac

Managing Director

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