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Permanent TLM in EWTN-LAND


We've got mail:

Bishop Robert Baker, of the diocese of Birmingham in Alabama, has authorized the offering of the Traditional Latin Mass in the diocese. I have been charged by the bishop to offer the Mass in Birmingham and Huntsville. As evidenced by the turnout in Huntsville, there is a large demand for the Mass.

God Bless you,
Fr. Alan Mackey
The first weekly Mass offered in order to gauge popular interest in a regular celebration of the Traditional Mass had taken place at the church of St.Mary of the Visitation, in Huntsville, on January 27.

Congratulations to Bishop Baker, to Father Mackey, and to the persistent Traditional Catholics in Alabama. The fruits of the motu proprio Summorum Pontificum are becoming clear throughout the Deep South.

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Original post (Feb. 18); updated with picture.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Bishop Baker received me into the Church as a catechumen when I was in college. This is a truly humble and prayerful man that, if his new diocese learns to be patient with on some matters (so as to let him come to a prayerful resolution), they'll reap great spiritual rewards. The Diocese of Charleston is beginning to realize just what it lost.

Nick said...

Thank God a good bishop got put in that area. EWTN needs all the help it can get.

Hopefully this is just the beginning for better things to come in terms of getting some more televised TLMs on EWTN.

servusmariaen said...

I'm wondering whether there will also be a regular missa ordinaria ad orientem for television. I know a few of them are scheduled.

Anonymous said...

Fr. Mackey is a great Priest and the TLM is getting a great turnout in both Huntsville and Birmingham. He also recently offered a Low Mass at the Shrine for the Nuns and Faithful:

http://unavocenorthernalabama.blogspot.com/2008/02/low-mass-hanceville-feb-14th.html

Deo Gratias!

Michael said...

There is a report that the Pope's addemdum to the Motu Propio will mandate that Seminaries world-wide teach the Extraordinary Rite

New Catholic said...

Yes, Michael, That has been reported for a long time. Let us pray that the document will be released soon.

Anonymous said...

Who would have thought that Dixie has turned out to be so Trad friendly, its great news.

Anonymous said...

On another related (?) note: I noticed that the EWTN Journey Home Programme has changed it's little intro spiel:
...returned home to the Catholic Church

by adding:

the one true Church.

It's amazing how quickly these folks swing with the Vatican wind. That's a good thing when the Vatican wind blows orthodox; not too useful until recently.

Anonymous said...

Not too useful is right....not until about 2005 to be precise.

Anonymous said...

Why does the bishop "authorize" the traditional Mass? Is that necessary?

Anonymous said...

To anonymous who posted at 20 February, 2008 02:33

No, it's not necessary but the local Una Voce Chapter decided to get the "approval" of Bishop Baker anyway. He really is quite friendly to the TLM and wants several permanent TLM's established throughout the Diocese.

Anonymous said...

As former members of St. Mary's of the Visitation Parish, I and my family give thanks to God for this great grace!

Br. Alexis Bugnolo
Mansfield, MA

Eric G. said...

Um . . . Why is the priest kneeling at the altar? Is he praying the Leonine prayers at a Low Mass?

Braadwijk said...

Now if only we can get EWTN to broadcast it regularly...

Anonymous said...

Yes, i believe that was a picture of the Leonine Prayers...