UPDATED, 25 April 2007 8:42pm– see link from Archdiocese at the bottom of the post.
Burke quits Glennon board over Crow fund-raising appearance
By Tim Townshend
ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH
Citing singer Sheryl Crow’s stance on abortion, Archbishop Raymond Burke said today he has resigned from the board of the Cardinal Glennon Children’s Foundation, the fundraising arm of Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center, in protest over Crow’s participation in an upcoming fundraiser.
Burke said his resignation came after prolonged discussion with the foundation’s board of governors regarding Crow, the pop singer who will take part in a benefit for the hospital this Saturday at the Fox Theatre. It will be hosted by broadcaster Bob Costas.
Burke said Crow is “well-known as an abortion activist.”
The Post-Dispatch promises updates on the story; we will follow this story closely.
As an aside, Sheryl Crow has not only been an outspoken advocate of abortion, but also was a major spokesperson in support of the clone-and-kill Amendment 2 that narrowly passed last fall. She recently began voicing her concerns about toilet paper ruining the environment, if I recall correctly. If it comes to a war of ideas between her and the Archbishop, His Grace will win in a rout.
God bless the Archbishop. Please keep him in your prayers, as the press will in all likelihood rake him over the coals. It is wonderful to see real leadership from a shepherd of souls.
Link to Post story here: (note: this story is updated as of 4-26-07):
SEE HERE FOR THE PRESS RELEASE FROM THE ARCHDIOCESE CONCERNING THE ARCHBISHOP’S POSITION: http://www.archstl.org/commoffice/2007/cgcmc.html#questions