Cardinal Raymond Burke

Cdl. Burke: Need for Catholic health care has never been greater

COLUMBUS, Ohio — As society has placed the dignity of human life under constant attack, there has never been a greater need for the Catholic approach to health care in response to the needs of the sick, Cardinal Raymond L. Burke told participants in a medical ethics conference in Columbus.

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 Cardinal Raymond L. Burke, has been named Patron of the Knights of Malta

When it was announced Nov. 8 that Cardinal Raymond Burke would be transferred from the office of prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura to Patron of the Knights of Malta, some media reports suggested that he had been prematurely dismissed and demoted.

Pope Francis names Cardinal Burke to Knights of Malta

Cardinal Raymond Burke

Pope Francis has named Cardinal Raymond Burke as cardinal patron of the Sovereign Order of Malta.

After months of speculation, and a public confirmation by Cardinal Burke last month, the appointment was announced Nov. 8 by the Vatican. The former St. Louis archbishop had been serving as prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura since 2008. Cardinal Burke succeeds Cardinal Paolo Sardi, who was appointed Patron of the Sovereign Order of Malta in 2009 by Pope Benedict XVI.

Cardinal Burke, 66, has been a member of the Order of Malta since June 2011.

Cardinal Burke teacher awardee relishes fun, hands-on learning

Kathy Reid, the first-grade teacher at St. Ann School in Normandy, helped Ashurra Nash during a phonics game in the classroom. Reid will be among 11 recipients of the Cardinal Raymond L. Burke Teacher Recognition Award in May.

In Kathy Reid's first-grade class at St. Ann School in Normandy, students don't just count the days they've been in school -- they sing about them.

Reid leads her students with a guitar on a sing-along, marking the 147th day in the classroom this year. It's that kind of fun, hands-on approach that Reid said she prefers to use with her students, and she's seeing the fruits of those efforts.

Head of Vatican court describes 'VatiLeaks' as 'most grave crimes'

Pope Benedict XVI speaks from the central loggia of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican. FILE PHOTO

CORK, Ireland (CNS) -- The head of the Vatican's highest court described the spate of leaks of confidential Vatican documents as "most grave crimes" and warned that those responsible must be discovered and "appropriately sanctioned."

Cardinal Raymond L. Burke, prefect of the Supreme Court of the Apostolic Signature, said the confidentiality of Pope Benedict XVI's communications must be respected in order for the pope to carry out his work in service of the church.

Restoring tradition is a work in progress

Cardinal Raymond Burke in the chapel of his residence at the Vatican June 6.

VATICAN CITY —Five years after Pope Benedict XVI lifted most restrictions on celebration of the Tridentine Mass, a senior Vatican official says that much work remains to make the traditional liturgy fully accessible to the faithful, and to bring its influence to bear on the form of the Mass most Catholics attend.

WATCH a video interview with Cardinal Burke from Catholic News Service

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