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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Archbishop Burke Named Cardinal- (Other US appointment not so good.)

It seems that we have at least one good appointment to the Cardinalate from the US, Archbishop Burke. Pope Benedict has announced his list. Among the list of names, one other US archbishop was named to be Cardinal. Archbishop Donald W. Wuerl of Washington. How he determined this is a mystery to me. Tell me, how one can put both of these men on the list to be named Cardinal? 
Pope Benedict XVI has named Archbishop Raymond Burke, archbishop emeritus of St. Louis and prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura in Rome, as a cardinal.
The pope announced the names of new 24 cardinals at the end of his general audience Oct. 20.

15 comments:

misterkellywilson said...

Well the Pope has seen fit to make Wuerl a Cardinal. That rather ends the matter.

As for whether the Pope should have, if its between his judgment or yours, guess whose I`m gonna take?

One of the papers is complaining about Burke being named. I guess with your insertion into this conversation, we have discontents from both sides.

Your post would have been better spent identifying the new Cardinals, and inviting your few readers to pray for them. Instead it served as simply another opportunity to identify your own discontent with the Church.

Matthew Bellisario said...

Thanks for your advice Kelly. As you might have expected, I don't really care what you think about my post. Its my blog i post what I want.

misterkellywilson said...

Yeah, who`s saying you can`t?

My claim remains undisputed: The time you spent posting this would have better been spent in prayer for those named.

Matthew Bellisario said...

Pray all you like. As far as claims go, we should all pray, thats a given.

Matthew Bellisario said...

As far as taking spiritual advice from you Kelly, I didn't ask for it, so don't give it.

misterkellywilson said...

While comments are permitted, I'll say what I want.

Matthew Bellisario said...

Perhaps you should have been praying the whole time you have been commenting here. It seems that it has taken more of your time to comment than it took for me to write the post. ??

misterkellywilson said...

Ah, here`s the thing: I don`t want people interested in Catholicism to find that the only online representatives are malcontents.

For goodness sakes, look at the last couple posts you`ve offered. Tell me I`m wrong?

Catholicism communicates a beautiful person to the world. Why don't you share this?

Matthew Bellisario said...

You are wrong Kelly that I am a "malcontent" concerning the Catholic faith, and I do not appreciate being labeled as such you or anyone else. Who made you the internet police anyways? It seems however that you are exibiting characteristics of a "malconent" by comng over here critizing me about my posts, which all promote Catholcism in one form or another. I could care less if you agree with me or not. I write a lot of stuff over 3 different blogs and anyone who reads all of my content consistently can see plainly that I love the Catholic faith and I promote it in most of my posts. I do not however bury my head in the sand like some and act like everyting is OK when I clearly see a problem. Again, you wasted more time you could have spent praying instead of attacking me here. Practice what you preach.

misterkellywilson said...

As I told you, I don`t want people interested in Catholicism to find that the only online representatives are malcontents.

Love for the Catholic faith? I don't question your motives. Your posts are consistently negative. Do you need examples? How bout love for Jesus? How bout evidencing that his love has transformed your life? I'll let you have the last word, unless you want me to follow up.

Matthew Bellisario said...

Kelly, as I told you, you don't know what you are talking about, and you are the negative one here, not I. I see no love of anything from you, let alone Jesus. All you do is come over here and complain. I get plenty of comments and emails from Catholics who like my website, and they like the articles. In fact, I have had a couple of people who said that my articles played a part in their conversion to the Catholic faith. So your complaints amount to nothing. Do any of your articles contribute to anyone's conversion?

misterkellywilson said...

Would my answer really make a difference to you?

We're basically accusing each other of the same thing at this point. I am more than willing to let your readers make up their own minds. Are you?

Matthew Bellisario said...

It seems the readers have made up their minds since a couple hundred come by a day, and the numbers have been increasing steadily. I write and post what I like, and if other people like it then fine, if not, no big deal. Its a blog! If you don't like my site, you don't have to come here you know.

misterkellywilson said...

Yes. Congratulations.

Couple hundred come by a day? Do they? Increasing steadily?

Nobody comments though. Are you being honest with me? You're at 74818 hits. Are you telling me that at this time tomorrow, its going to be a hundred or two higher?

Anyways, that doesn't matter.

Like you said, if people like the blog, they like it, if they don't they don't.

We should debate a real topic sometime?

Matthew Bellisario said...

Anytime you want to engage in a formal written debate on something Kelly, let me know.