Born in 1948 in Richland Center, Wisconsin, Raymond Leo Burke attended seminary in La Crosse, Washington, D.C., and Rome, where he was ordained a priest by Pope Paul VI in 1975. Ordained a bishop in 1995 by Blessed Pope John Paul II, he served for almost nine years as Bishop of La Crosse, where he founded the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and over four years as Archbishop of St. Louis. Since 2008, he has served as Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura in Rome. He was named a cardinal in 2010 by Pope Benedict XVI. Cardinal Burke has written and spoken widely on Roman Catholic canon law, as well as on the Holy Eucharist, devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe, and the sanctity of human life.
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The Holy Eucharist is the source and summit of our Catholic Christian faith. His Eminence, Raymond Cardinal Burke, succinctly and passionately reminds the reader of this core gem of the Second Vatican Council. Divine Love Made Fresh is a masterpiece and yet one does not need a degree in Sacred Theology in order to read, comprehend and appreciate this magnificent book. I wish we had it when I was in the seminary. It explains the centrality of the Holy Eucharist and the primacy of sacrifice while reaffirming the sacrament and sacred banquet dimensions of the 'bread of angels'.
— Rev. Fr. John Trigilio, Jr., PhD, ThD Pastor, Our Lady of Good Counsel (Marysville, PA) and St. Bernadette (Duncannon, PA)
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