The split between St. Louis Archbishop Raymond Burke and the Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center Foundation over a star singer's appearance started to form weeks ago...Hitchcock is correct - but I doubt Archbishop Burke even consider remaining on the board as an option. That would have been seen by some as tacit approval of the boards actions...
The split between St. Louis Archbishop Raymond Burke and the Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center Foundation over a star singer's appearance started to form weeks ago.
The first crack appeared on March 8 in the form of a letter from Burke, who is chairman of the foundation board, to hospital President Douglas A. Ries.
It outlined Burke's concerns over the decision to bring Sheryl Crow to town for the foundation's premier fundraising gala, benefiting the hospital's Bob Costas Cancer Center.
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For seven weeks, Burke urged his fellow board members to drop Crow from the event, to be held Saturday night.
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James Hitchcock, professor of history at St. Louis University and a regular columnist for the diocesan press, said Burke was in a no-win situation.
He sees Burke's decision as a "moral issue." And, he said, if Burke had taken any other position, he almost certainly would have run into criticism for that.
Still, Hitchcock added, "It's a mystery of how this happened at all; it's odd that nobody brought this up before now."It appears that the Archbishop was unaware of this until sometime in February, if reports are correct.
It's shameful that the board refused to do the right thing by dropping Crow, especially considering her positions...Attorney Allen D. Allred, one of those who "co-founded the gala", is quoted again, saying, "If they [stars] want to help kids, I can find a common cause with them to help kids." I'm sure he can, being an attorney...To me, it seems rather schizophrentic for one to claim to want to help children while at the same time advocating the murder of children...I suppose Allred has found a "common cause" between those two diametrically opposed positions. If so, we'd certainly like to hear about it.
For those who may have missed it, click here to see Sheryl Crow promoting the Cloning and Killing of human life, otherwise known as the infamous Amendment 2
By the way, there is a poll running at the link above [Read More] - and I encourage everyone to vote...Here is the Poll Question and the current results:
Do you agree with the archbishop's stance?
2% I don't know