Rorate Caeli

Solemn Pontifical Mass in St. Peter's Basilica, October 18, 2009

Rinascimento Sacro has announced that, as the culminating activity of the Second Convention on Summorum Pontificum organized by Giovani e Tradizione, a Solemn Pontifical Mass according to the classical Roman Rite will be celebrated in the Chapel of Eucharistic Adoration in St. Peter's Basilica on Sunday, October 18, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. The Mass will be offered by His Excellency, Archbishop Raymond Leo Burke, Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura. Music will be provided by a mixed choir of Franciscans of the Immaculate.
Deo Gratias!

35 comments:

Dan Hunter said...

Awesome news!

Benjamin said...

Archbishop Burke is turning out to be a good candidate for the first American Pope!

Hebdomadary said...

Step by step! Another brick in the restoration I never thought I'd live to see laid in place. And I'm only 46!

Hebdomadary said...

Benjamin, you took the words right out of my mouth. If political trends continue, I think he's a strong and surprisingly logical candidate...in about ten years time, that is!!

God save Pope Benedict XVI! Our Lady of Victories, intercede for him!

Joe B said...

The venerable old mass by this holy man will chase devils from the Vatican, that's for sure. Hell must be screaming for Archbishop Burke's blood. May Our Lady protect him.

Martin said...

A American pope? I don't think so. AmeriChurch is so de-credibilized right now (and rightfully so) that we'll see all kinds of nationalities before seeing an American one.

Martin

Anonymous said...

Martin:
While I'm not advocating a future American pope, Pope Benedict XVI's election is a reminder that the Holy Spirit can work contrary to human reason -I could not have hoped for Cardinal Ratzinger's election!
Clayton

Anonymous said...

Martin,

Following your logic, we'd never have had a German Pope. From what I've read, the Church in America is not as awfully mismanaged as the Church in Germany.

I'm not saying that the election of Burke the Papacy is likely -- I don't think it is, at all. But though nationality is (now) a factor in papal elections, the main criterion would be the individual cardinal's character, not the fact that he comes from America. Or so I'd think. In any case, no one would think that Burke's own character would be somehow representative of the American local church.

-- Bonifacius

Anonymous said...

Now in St Peter's Vatican !!! That is good news and good for many souls..I think the stage is being set for the Holy Father's celebration there, round the 3 year anniversary of SP..I hope EWTN televises it..

Anonymous said...

Deo gratias,indeed! God bless, Abp. Burke and Our Holy Father. May the tide continue to turn in favor of Tradition.

Xavier.

Paul Haley said...

What is the only thing missing from this scenario? I submit it is that the Mass is not being said on the high altar of St. Peter's Basilica and His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI is not the celebrant.

However, it is progress and there's no doubt in my mind that the Holy Father approves of this celebration by Archbishop Burke. May he receive the red hat soonest and may that glorious day come when the Holy Father himself celebrates such a Mass on the high altar of St. Peter's.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, Martin, because all those other nationalities are doing just great, aren't they? Um, which ones are we referring to again? The liberationists of Latin America? The dead weight Europeans? The non-existent Asians? The syncretistic Africans. . .

Face it, Martin. All are messed up.It is up to individuals now, like Burke, not nationalities, all of which are stained.

Br. Anthony, T.O.S.F. said...

The greatest news will come when the Novus Ordo Missae is no longer celebrated in St. Peter's Basilica.

Anonymous said...

This is good news that the Tridentine Mass is going to be said in St Peter's even though it's going to be in a side chapel. Nonetheless it is still be in the Basilica. :)

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Martin said:

"A American pope? I don't think so. AmeriChurch is so de-credibilized right now (and rightfully so) that we'll see all kinds of nationalities before seeing an American one."

I take umbrage with that. Yes, the American Church is a great state of decay, but there are few good US bishops and Archbishop Burke is one of them. Technically though, Burke is no longer part of the American church. He's the Lord Chief Justice of the Church and really nothing to do anymore with the goings-on in America. So, actually, he's in the right spot to be Papa Americana I.

Irenaeus of New York said...

Ben said-
"Archbishop Burke is turning out to be a good candidate for the first American Pope!"

I would be overjoyed. Actually, anyone like him would be great!

PreVat2 said...

Please dear Lord, let our Holy Father celebrate the TLM at the high altar in St. Peter's.

Imagine the horror of bishops around the world?

Angelica said...

Music will be provided by a mixed choir

Don't tell Fr. Z ;)

Boko Fittleworth said...

How many people will that chapel hold? 50? 30? It's tiny. I guess they can open the doors, but it does have a back wall. Are you sure this is the right chapel?

Martin said...

Please accept my apologies... I was being overly provocative. Also, I am very aware that Mgr Burke is a great servant of the Church, and that many European episcopes are just as bad as their American counterparts.

That said... modernism is almost consubstantial to the American ideals. Even "conservative" Americans are modernists, for the U.S. constitution itself is a prime example of "enlightened", masonic thought. Americanism was deeply entrenched in AmeriChurch before modernism took over European episcopates. It's the American software, if you will.

I think we will see Mgr Fellay as the Pope before we see Mgr Burke on the throne of Peter.

InfansMariae said...

Excellent news! A joy for the heart of an only 25 yo boy :) Wish I could be there to praise our Lord in the very heart of the church!

The image of the FSSPX visiting Rome and praying at the St Peters Basilica is still fresh in my memory, but they couldn't offer the Holy Sacrifice. This, then, is awesome news, that the Holy Sacrifice be offered again in the Tridentine Rite in the Basilica! Who knows, one day these two things can be combined :)

Deo gratias!

Pax et bonum!
Ave Cor Mariae!

Anonymous said...

Sorry for a second post, but I was so happy about this news that I forgot to mention that I don't know if discussing possible candidates for pope is a good thing.

I am convinced that the choosing of the pope is the work of the Spiritum Sanctum. Out Lord will not abandon His Church. He will stay on top of things until the end; and - in the end - it will be good. Let us pray to our Lady to help us in this lacrimarum valle.

IM

Anonymous said...

Benjamin:

An American Pope? May God prevent it! I thank the good Lord every day that the Empire won the War of 1812.

Peter Karl T. Perkins
Victoria, Canada
Member, Monarchist League

Anonymous said...

Bonifacius said,

"Following your logic, we'd never have had a German Pope. From what I've read, the Church in America is not as awfully mismanaged as the Church in Germany."

Well, on that logic, we might get a Canadian (or a Dutch) pope next. After all, my country is now almost totally pagan, thanks to Vatican II. Hmm. Cardinal Ouellet might be in the running.

Better him than an American. Good grief! Just imagine! Jelly beans in the Clementine Hall! The brim of the camauro turned up to resemble a stetson!

P.K.T.P.

Anonymous said...

Someone wrote this:

"I am convinced that the choosing of the pope is the work of the Spiritum Sanctum."

Well then how do you explain Paul VI (or Alexander VI, for that matter)? Good grief! Arnold Swazenegger would have been a better choice. Of course, there is the view that some popes are there as the Scourge of God . . . .

P.K.T.P.

majella said...

What wonderful news !! At Last

St. Peter's Basilica will wonder what hit it.

Oh to be in Rome on October 18th.

Thank you Archbishop Burke, Now bring on the big brass.

Jordanes said...

the U.S. constitution itself is a prime example of "enlightened", masonic thought. ***

I used to think so, until I found out differently. But otherwise I concur with your comment about the pervasiveness of modernism and Americanism in the U.S. episcopate and church.

I thank the good Lord every day that the Empire won the War of 1812. ***

As would anyone who understood what was at stake in the U.S.'s unjust war. But it's a silly reason to ask God to make sure no Pope ever comes from the U.S. Not that it's likely any time soon, but it's probably more realistic than Brother Anthony's hopes about the Pauline Mass no longer being celebrated in St. Peter's. I doubt anyone alive today will live to see either of those things.

Paul Haley said...

May I remind you that Archbishop Burke is an American and this is not about Americans, or any other nationality per se, but on the future of our Holy Church on earth. Why is it that the US gives more in aid to other countries than any other country on earth but still takes it lumps from naysayers on this and other blogs? Jealousy maybe?

Get real. Without the US the world would be a much worse place, although I freely admit it has made its share of mistakes in its foreign adventures and even, alas, in domestic policy especially the madness now emanating from the nation's capital. But, you step on my country and I'll step on you, you America-bashers.

And to our friends to the North and to the South and across the ponds, just where would your countries be without the United States of America? "I regret that I have but one life to give for my country." How many of you would say the same about your native land?

I cannot believe that this thread is being used to vent the vile hatred and animosity of some against America and Americans in general. It is uncalled for and bespeaks a bias that is better left unsaid.

Jordanes said...

Please, no more comments on Archbishop Burke’s nationality or on the desirability or lack thereof of an American pope. This is verging into an unedifying display, so further comments along that line will be rejected.

InfansMariae said...

Someone wrote this:

"I am convinced that the choosing of the pope is the work of the Spiritum Sanctum."

Well then how do you explain Paul VI (or Alexander VI, for that matter)? Good grief! Arnold Swazenegger would have been a better choice. Of course, there is the view that some popes are there as the Scourge of God . . . .

P.K.T.P.


My dear PKTP,

I can not explain. I can only say that I am convinced that God does not leave His Church behind. For reasons I don't understand He chooses people for His work. Or, at least, He allows people to get to do His work, of whom we can not see why they got the job. If man opposes himself to His will, He allows this to happen. But I am sure that, if God allows someone on the throne of Peter, He will give this man the possibility to get ALL grace required to do His will.

To get back to the question: I am not educated extensivly in the Catholic Faith - alas! - and it seems to be difficult to say where exactly His Church is. Is it the pope? The bischops? pope + bischops (I know that the pope is a bischop)? Is it the faithful? Only those that confess the true faith (and who is going to decide on that matter)?

Therefore, untill I am convinced of something else, I will believe that the pope is the Vicar of Christ. And if he does unbelievably bad stuff, then that is possible because he, too, is only human, and our Lord is merciful also on that pope's soul. I thank our Lord every day for not condemning me for eternity because I made a mess of the life and opportunities He has given me!

As you can see I say what I say because I need something to hold on to. Please comment, all of you! :)

Anonymous said...

It falls on the anniversary of the FSSP!

Paul Haley said...

InfansMariae said...

As you can see I say what I say because I need something to hold on to. Please comment, all of you! :)

You are correct in saying that any pope can err but not infallibly in Faith and Morals. The First Vatican Council proclaimed the doctrine of papal infallibility and limited it to ex cathedra definitions on Faith and Morals in which the Faithful are seriously bound to believe what is being proclaimed. This has happened very rarely in the history of the Church and for good reason. So, even though there have been some popes who led less than desirable lives; they never crossed that line because the Holy Spirit was protecting the Church and the Papacy in these cases from error.

It is certainly admirable to proclaim loyalty to the Holy Father and to defend him, whoever is the occupant of the Chair of Peter, from attacks by enemies of the faith and even by those who call themselves Catholic. No one on this blog is attacking the Holy Father. We may disagree with some of his prudential initiatives or disciplinary deviations but we respect and honor him for the Office he holds.

St. Peter himself even denied Our Lord and Saviour three times and wept bitterly for his misdeeds. So, anyone can make mistakes and that applies to those elected to the papacy - mistakes in a human sense but not in ex cathedra definitions of Faith and Morals. This derives from Our Lord's statement: "Thou art Peter and upon this rock I will build my church and the gates of hell will not prevail against it". and, as well, "Going therefore, teach ye all nations; baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and behold I am with you all days, even to the consummation of the world."

So, be of good heart and let not your heart be troubled. Defend the Pope against all unjust attacks by any who would see him fail in his apostolic duties. Pray for him daily that he may not, as he said, "flee for fear of the wolves."

FranzJosf said...

Low Masses have been read in St. Peter's since even before SP, in the Hungarian (?) Chapel in the Crypt and are now read at numerous side altars. Will this be the first High Mass sung in a very long time?

Carlos Antonio Palad said...

"Low Masses have been read in St. Peter's since even before SP, in the Hungarian (?) Chapel in the Crypt and are now read at numerous side altars. Will this be the first High Mass sung in a very long time?"

I don't know if it is the first High Mass, but it certainly is the first Pontifical Mass in St. Peter's since 1969.

Matthew said...

The following link is to videos from the Mass said by His Eminence Cardinal Burke:

http://acatholiclife.blogspot.com/2009/10/archbishop-raymond-burke-celebrates.html

F.G.S.A. said...

American Pope? I'm sorry but i sorely miss italian-even Roman, popes. The pope with the most appropriate family name: Benedict XV: dellla Chiesa :).

Anyway, this is very good news.