CAS Honorary Patron Cardinal Burke

The Catholic Artists Society wishes you a blessed Eastertide!

Give glory to the Lord, and call upon His name;
declare His deeds among the nations.

(from the introit, Mass of Easter Tuesday)

We are pleased to announce that His Eminence Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke has graciously agreed to be an Honorary Patron of the Catholic Artists Society. 


Cardinal Burke is the Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, the highest judicial authority in the Church. Before moving to Rome in 2008, he served as Archbishop of St. Louis and Bishop of La Crosse. Cardinal Burke was born in Richland Center, Wisconsin, the youngest of the six children of Thomas and Marie Burke, on June 30, 1948. Pope Paul VI ordained Burke to the priesthood on June 29, 1975, at Saint Peter’s Basilica. He holds a Master of Arts in Theology, a Licentiate in Canon Law, a Diploma in Latin Letters and Doctorate in Canon Law, all from Rome’s Pontifical Gregorian University. During his tenure in Saint Louis, Archbishop Burke was awarded two honorary doctorates in humane letters, one from Ave Maria University and the other from Christendom College.

In a letter to us, His Eminence writes:

Be assured of my full support of the work of The Catholic Artists Society, and also of my prayers for God’s abundant blessings upon you and all the members and upon the Society itself.

I ask a continued remembrance in your prayers.

Invoking God’s blessing upon you, …and your art, while confiding your intentions to the intercession of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Saint Joseph, Saint Luke the Evangelist and Blessed Fra Angelico, I remain

Yours devotedly in the Sacred Heart of Jesus,

Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke
Prefect, Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura

Cardinal Burke’s patronage is a tremendous blessing for the Society, and we give thanks to God for it. Please keep His Eminence in your prayers. Our Lady of Guadalupe, Saint Joseph, Saint Luke the Evangelist and Blessed Fra Angelico, pray for us.

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Inspired by Pope Benedict XVI’s call to artists to be “custodians of Beauty” and “heralds and witnesses of Hope to humanity”, the Catholic Artists Society is an association of arts, entertainment and media professionals dedicated to working for the greater glory of God and the common good. In keeping with the aims of the New Evangelization, the Society seeks to reach out to all artists, as well as to patrons and audiences, to promote a public discourse on the meaning of Beauty, and to cultivate a greater understanding of Christianity’s contribution to the shaping of our cultural heritage and civilization.

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