Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Bishop of Tulsa Goes Ad Orientem

Big news lately in American Roman Catholic circles is the Bishop of Tulsa’s decision to go ad orientem. ++Edward Slattery wrote his diocese to notify them that henceforth, he will celebrate Mass in his cathedral facing East, and he gave his cogent reasoning for his decision.

It turns out that ++Slattery was the celebrant for the excellent Tridentine Pontifical Mass I attended in Oxford at the end of the 2007 Latin Mass conference there. It was clear he is committed to excellence in both his liturgical duties and in his preaching.

And his decision to go ad orientem reflects that commitment. Kudos to the Bishop of Tulsa!

Hat tip to Stand Firm.

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