Rorate Caeli

The Unstoppable Summorum Pontificum
Three bishops, three countries, three Traditional liturgies

1. Bogotá, Colombia

For the first time since the liturgical reforms of the early 1970's, the Sacrament of Confirmation was conferred in Colombia by a member of that country's hierarchy. The Confirmations took place on October 4 at the Espíritu Santo church in Bogotá and were conferred by Bishop Medardo de Jesús Henao del Río (born 1967 and consecrated to the episcopate only this year), who is the Vicar Apostolic of Mitú. The Confirmations were followed by Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. 

The Facebook page of the Institute of the Good Shepherd in Colombia has published photos of the event

Bogotá is the home of the Institute of the Good Shepherd's Oratório Público Ntra. Sra. del Perpétuo Socorro, a small chapel that is one of the three or four places in all of Colombia -- a country with a self-identified Catholic population of 36 million, plus many millions more who had been baptized Catholic -- where the Traditional Latin Mass is celebrated under diocesan authority. (The FSSP is present in Cundinamarca in the Diocese of Zipaquirá, where they run a school and a farm, while the SSPX also has a small presence in Colombia, including in Bogotá). The Confirmations were organized by the Institute, whose Oratory was canonically erected in that city towards the end of 2010. 

2. Paris, France.

Una Voce France celebrated its Golden Jubilee on October 4 and 5. As part of this celebration, Bishop Marc Aillet of Bayonne, one of the French bishops most supportive of the Traditional Latin Mass, celebrated on October 5 a Pontifical Mass (1962 Missal) for the External Solemnity of the Feast of the Most Holy Rosary. The Mass took place at the Sainte-Jeanne-de-Chantal church in Paris – Porte de Saint-Cloud.

On the afternoon of that same day the Bishop gave a conference on Gregorian chant.

3. Brooklyn, NY - United States.

We received the following note from Mr. Arrys Ortanez about the Traditional Confirmations celebrated recently (no date given) by Bishop Nicholas Di Marzio of the Diocese of Brooklyn. 

The Rite of Confirmation in the "traditional" form (EF) was celebrated by the Bishop of the Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens, His Excellency, The Most Rev. Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio @ the chapel in St. John's Cemetery in Queens, NY. Mass in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite (Latin Mass) preceded the Confirmation Rite. Fr. James Massa, Moderator of the Curia for the Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens was present in Choir and assisted at the Confirmations. Also assisting His Excellency, were Frs. Daniel Champoli and Joseph Wilson, who said Mass, both from the same Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens. The Ceremony was in a word... AMAZING and moving, it brought a "vintage" feel in a modern time. 26 young people were confirmed by His Excellency. Photos in the link below.  
(Photos taken by: Mr. Arrys Ortanez)