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By Christine Niles, M.St. (Oxon.), J.D., Church Militant, January 7, 2020

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IRONDALE, Ala. (ChurchMilitant.com) – In a surprise move, the head of EWTN News is resigning his post.

Dan Burke, chief operating officer and president of EWTN News, announced his resignation Tuesday in a post on his website:

In the end, my decision is based upon a combination of the deep wounds in the Church, my own mortality with respect to the years I have remaining, and my assessment of where I can have the greatest impact on healing the Church and advancing the mission Jesus has entrusted to every baptized Christian: “Go unto all the world and make disciples.”

In comments to Church Militant, Burke explained that he was leaving the news world altogether.

“I am not remaining as head of the Register,” he said. “Instead I am completely out of the news world and focused solely on helping folks to heaven through authentic Catholic spiritual tradition through the Avila Foundation.”

On his website, he clarified that his decision “has come after a period of prayer and discernment.” 

“It is rooted in my calling to personally engage with those seeking a new, renewed or deeper relationship with Jesus and His Church and to reveal the life and world-altering mysteries of what it means to encounter Christ and His authentic magisterium,” he explained. ….

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