Rorate Caeli

Vatican Hires New Communications Adviser ...




Rorate congratulates both the Vatican and Fox News Channel's Greg Burke on his hiring as a senior communications adviser reporting to the Secretary of State.

God knows there is a need for talent in this position. We welcome Mr. Burke's hiring and for a fruitful and productive working relationship.

15 comments:

Gus Barbarigo said...

Thank God! I always looked forward to Greg's work in Columbia magazine and on Fox. A pro of Greg's caliber will be a boon to the New Evangelization. Congratulations to Greg Burke and whomever was brilliant enough to bring him on board!

David Werling said...

If he's smart, he'll keep that vest close by.

New Catholic said...

True, he is entering a peculiar warzone, but a warzone nonetheless.

Adfero said...

As someone who has spun in a political warezone, Godspeed!

Tom said...

Took the words right out of my mouth.

Francis said...

Put you on the armour of God, that you may be able to stand against the deceits of the devil. (Ephesians 6:11)

Good luck Greg.

Ye old LCWR habits burried in the land fill said...

Hope he can clean things up a bit and bring the Vatican way of doing things more in line with reality. With all of the talk about engaging the modern world and using modern means to proclaim the Gospel, it seems that a Roman authorities are generally in their own little Italian bubble and do not feel as if they have to take the rest of the world seriously in the way that they present the goings on in the Vatican or how they interact with global media.

P.K.T.P. said...

The problem these days in the Vatican is that there is too much communication. Too many letters directed to just one person end up being published in books.

Of course, we need better communication, perhaps, between Bishop Fellay and each of the other Society bishops. There will be lots of work for this new hand.

P.K.T.P.

P.K.T.P. said...

Dear Mr. Werling:

The preferred method of execution in the Vatican is poisoning. I volunteer my former Bishop, Remi De Roo, as taste tester to the Pope. It's not such a bad job. If the schemers realise that you are there, they'll hold back on the strychnine and you'll be extremely well fed. Even better it would get the prelate in question out of the local church, where he can do more mischief in places like Saskatechewan.

P.K.T.P.

Vox Cantoris said...

A pro?

Now that's refreshing!

Gratias said...

Every best wish for Greg Burke.

quirinus said...

P.K.T.P. said:

The preferred method of execution in the Vatican is poisoning.


which is, of course, one of the many hateful black legends of XV-XVIII cen. Protestant/Illuminist propaganda with no basis in reality. I have always been convinced tha rad-trads share not only many modernist errors, but even the same ignorance of history. If this seems a bit of an overreaction to innocent humor, think of all the martyr victims of the hatred stirred by such black-legends, and the souls such nonsense helped stray from the true faith.

Matt said...

From the Associated Press regarding the hiring of Greg Burke, "Lombardi confirmed the news after the AP broke the story, several days before the Holy See had planned to announce it officially."

They beat the Holy See to the punchline. Well, well. Can't we consider that to be another leak? How else would the AP know before hand? Obviously someone still has a fat mouth!

LeonG said...

I have felt mostly that David Willey at the BBC has covered Vatican affairs in a reasonable register.
Elsewhere,it has to be observed that if you want to be open to the modern world and "dialogue" then the media comes with this tacitly. It pays not to be too naive - which media outlet really understands Roman Catholic matters? Even within the church there is a shocking lack of knowledge and understanding.
If Mr Burke can fulfill his role as "communicator" sufficiently well this could mitigate some of the ignorance, innuendo, induulgence in gossip and scandal and the actual sheer malice found amongst the journalists and their organisations today.

Jason C. said...

I don't know--I'm rather going to miss the sort of incompetence we've shown with regard to media affairs. It shows we're above that. I like getting my news from unofficial--albeit orthodox--lay apostolates.

Let the cults and sects hire professional "officials" and have snazzy websites and brochures. They need that.