Wednesday, April 07, 2004

Archbishop Burke to Speak about the Sanctity of Human Life

This was just sent to me. Many thanks to J.H. who let us know of this event!

APRIL 13 at 7:00PM

St. Louis Archbishop Raymond Burke will speak at Saint Louis University next Tuesday evening. He will discuss "The Sanctity of Human Life" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, in Room 171 of Busch Student Center. The event is free.

The Archbishop will describe the Church’s role in life issues and its dynamic presence in the St. Louis community. His appearance is an early opening of the annual Celebrate Life Week, sponsored by SLU’s Students for Life. During Celebrate Life Week, April 18-24, there will be many activities to celebrate human life, including speakers, parties and movies. Start out the week by attending a 10 p.m. Mass Sunday, April 18.

Students for Life is a positive, non-violent, pro-life organization that focuses more on the beauty of life rather than the destruction of it. The group does not chant harsh words or perform any acts of civil disobedience. In January, the group organized a record number of SLU students to attend the annual March for Life in Washington D.C.

Burke was named Archbishop of St. Louis in December, succeeding Justin Cardinal Rigali, who was appointed Archbishop of Philadelphia. Archbishop Burke was installed in St. Louis on Jan. 26, the fifth anniversary of Pope John Paul II's historic pastoral visit to St. Louis. Before coming to St. Louis, Burke was the Bishop of La Crosse, Wis. Read more about him on the Archdiocese of St. Louis website.

For more information about the Archbishop’s appearance at SLU, call the Loyola Center for Campus Ministry at (314) 977-2425.

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