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Blessed Event coming soon to near…….us! September 20, 2013

Posted by Tantumblogo in awesomeness, Basics, Christendom, episcopate, fun, General Catholic, Glory, Grace, Latin Mass, Tradition, true leadership, Virtue.
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Well, it’s not that far.  Tulsa, to be precise.  A Solemn Pontifical High Mass will be offered by His Excellency Bishop Edward Slattery on Sunday, Oct. 13 at 2:00 pm at Holy Family Cathedral in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  This is the 96th anniversary of Our Lady’s Miracle of the Sun at Fatima.  There will be a reception with food after the Mass, and after the reception a Marian devotions concert, Holy Rosary, and Marian hymns at 6:30 pm.  Benediction will conclude these august festivities.

What a great blessing!  This is the first Solemn Pontifical High Mass offered in Tulsa since before the Council, and probably the first in Oklahoma and dang near the entire Great Plains since then, too!  So, it’s worth a drive (or flight) to assist at this Mass!  I’m considering going, even though our life is crazy upside down right now!

You can get more information here:

God bless Bishop Slattery, a man who answers his own e-mails!  And, without putting too fine a point on it, save for the sad removal of the altar rails and the jutting out of the table-altar and lectern 50 feet into the nave, this is what a cathedral should look like!  At least they did not cut up the high altar and throw it away, like another Diocese I will not name, which starts with a D, and ends with an S, and……

I cannot think of a better way to celebrate the Year of Faith than with a most august offering of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass!  Wonderful!

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Comments

1. Steve - September 20, 2013

Distance in miles from Dallas to Tulsa: 236.

Distance, so to speak, in regard to liturgy from Dallas to Tulsa: Oh, a billion.

It is a beautiful and holy thing to have, as does Tulsa, a Catholic bishop who is a friend to and promoter of the Traditional Roman Mass.

Such a shepherd increases greatly the opportunities among his flock to encounter and embrace holiness.

In regard to the Novus Ordo, Bishop Slattery has at least attempted to imbue said Mass with elements (such as Latin and Gregorian Chant) of Holy Tradition.

Yes, the Traditional Roman Mass, as compared to the Novus Ordo, is the superior expression and teacher of the True Religion.

But the reality is that the Novus Ordo will remain the Latin Church’s…sorry, All-Vernacular Church’s normative Mass for a long, long time.

As that is reality, let us at least incorporate as many powerful traditional Catholic liturgical elements as possible into the Novus Ordo Mass.

That, in turn, would expose Mass goers to a stronger-than-usual sense of holiness than they would encounter during the standard Tradition-depleted Novus Ordo Mass.

Many happy and blessed years to Bishop Slattery!

2. ccaterin - September 21, 2013

Wow, that is a gorgeous altar!


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