Archbishop Burke apologizes to fellow US bishops for video comments

The prefect of the Supreme Court of the Apostolic Signature issued an apology to his fellow U.S. bishops March 26 for how comments he made in a videotaped interview were used. The videotape was released to the press in Washington a day earlier by anti-abortion activist Randall Terry. In the videotaped interview, U.S. Archbishop Raymond L. Burke told Mr. Terry that bishops, priests, deacons and extraordinary ministers of holy Communion should refuse Communion to Catholic politicians who insist on supporting legislation to keep abortion legal, and said U.S. President Barack Obama “could be an agent of death.”