What follows is my apology to Archbishop Raymond Burke, my defense of him, and my defense of my associates and myself who have been maligned due to the controversy that emerged after we released the videotaped interview that I did with Archbishop Burke in Rome in March of 2009. Writing this has been a very painful exercise for me, one that I have put off far too long. The dust has mostly settled, and I felt that the situation with Archbishop Burke was unfinished business that needed some level of resolution, at least from our perspective. I apologize for not addressing this sooner. Every member of the team present in Rome has been given full liberty to edit and critique my words, and to sign their names in agreement that what I am saying is an accurate and forthright record of what happened.