Catholic Archbishop chooses to help children who do not exist instead of those who do

April 25, 2007 at 10:22 pm 4 comments

St. Louis ArchAccording to the St. Louis Post Dispatch, the Archbishop of St. Louis, Raymond Burke, has resigned from the board of the Cardinal Glennon Children’s Foundation, the fundraising arm of Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center because Sheryl Crow will be participating in the fundraiser. Burke said Crow is “well-known as an abortion activist.”

So let me get this right, this nice religious man is choosing not to help the children of St. Louis – children who are alive and in need of medical assistance – because that bad woman Sheryl Crow believes women should have a choice on when they want to have a child?

Something is very, very wrong with this picture.

But hey, I support this man’s right to choose what he wants to do with his own body. If he doesn’t want to help the children of St. Louis – that is his choice.

Here is a link to the article.

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. mysteryofiniquity  |  April 26, 2007 at 1:43 pm

    Hasn’t it always been that religious men, who traditionally have despise all things female and wish only to use them as breeding vessels, are inconsistent when it comes to caring for children AFTER they are born. For the catholic church it’s all about numbers and adding new catholics to the “fold.” For other men it’s all about the sex and nothing about the consequences. Either way a woman is used and discarded. Great point about the Archbishop!

  • 2. stellar1  |  April 26, 2007 at 3:27 pm


    Although I no longer live there, St. Louis is where I was born and grew up. I had an older brother who received a lot of care from the hospital in question and it grieves me that a man who is not even from St. Louis can be so callous about such an important event as this fundraiser.

    BTW, Sheryl Crow is from Missouri too and lived in St. Louis for a while. In fact, she use to teach grade school in St. Louis, so she has good reason to want to help the children’s hospital.

    On a different note, did you know that all the Supreme Court Justices that voted to uphold the ban on late term abortion last week are Roman Catholic?

    I added a link to the article at the bottom of the original blog. In the article, the Archbishop likens participating in this fundraiser with Sheryl Crow to working with a rapist.


  • 3. mysteryofiniquity  |  April 26, 2007 at 4:16 pm


    Ok, that’s absurd. Objecting to this on those grounds is like saying, “I’m not paying to go to that concert because the drummer believes in whacking baby seals.” (Ok, I might not go because of that, but you get the idea).

    I love Sheryl Crow. Love her music. And it’s for a good cause. Sheesh!

  • 4. Tim P  |  April 29, 2007 at 3:19 pm

    His Grace had no choice but to resign. The position of the Catholic Church is against abortion. If he had stayed on the board, it would have given the impression that he was not opposed to Ms Crow’s outspoken views in favor of abortion and embryonic stem cell research.

    How could an Archbishop of the Catholic Church act otherwise? Fatihful Catholics look to him for leadership and guidance. For His Grace to have done anything other than to resign under the circumstances would have been a disservice to the office that he holds.

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