I am not sure why conservative Italian vaticanista Sandro Magister singled out me in his story about Cardinal Raymond Burke's apparently forthcoming demotion. I am not the only Catholic who wept when +Burke got a red hat. I consider +Burke's influence at the Vatican to have been largely unfortunate, especially when he was on the Congregation for Bishops, but so did many people, including the vast majority of people in several dioceses! It is interesting, too, that Magister does not provide a single source for his story, so Cardinal Burke's demotion may or may not be forthcoming. Still, it is nice to be noticed.
September 17, 2014