Bishop Raymond Burke.
The hail of criticism landing on Bishop Burke as a result was elevated the following week by the publication of further letters in which he advised the Central Wisconsin HIV/AIDS Ministry to withdraw from an annual AIDS fundraising march. The Ministry, a Catholic group which receives $17,000 annually from the diocese, has pulled out of the March. Bishop Burke's main concern was that two of the other groups involved not only celebrated homosexuality but also promoted it among young people.
Bishop Burke stood firm. As he said at a press conference, "I have no regret whatsoever. It was my duty as bishop.... "Immediately after these events, Bishop Burke was informed that he had been appointed Archbishop of St. Louis. (Lifesite News, Zenit)
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|Date:||Feb 1, 2004|
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