Rorate Caeli


1. The Latin Mass Society of England and Wales announces traditional Confirmations in the Archdiocese of Westminster in November 2009:

Bishop George Stack, auxiliary bishop in Westminster, will administer Confirmations in the Traditional Latin Rite at St James’s Church, Spanish Place, London W1 on Saturday, 7 November at 11.00 am at the request of Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, Archbishop of Westminster. This will be the sixth consecutive year that Westminster auxiliary bishops will have conferred Confirmation in the Traditional Rite. Last year in November 2008, 44 candidates received the sacrament at the hands of Bishop George Stack – including 3 adults.John Medlin, General Manager of the Latin Mass Society, said, “Our Traditional Rite Confirmations have themselves become a traditional part of the Westminster calendar of events. The numbers are very encouraging every year and I expect this will continue in the new situation brought about by Pope Benedict’s Motu Proprio. Those attached to the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite are very grateful to Cardinal Cormac and the Westminster auxiliary bishops for making provision for the Traditional Mass and Sacraments.”

At St James’s, Spanish Place, in November 2008, a packed congregation of 600 family and friends were led by the St James’s choir in singing the Veni Creator Spiritus and other traditional hymns. During the anointing, the choir sang polyphony and plain chant. After the anointing, Bishop Stack conferred Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament and led the congregation in the Divine Praises.


Parents who require Traditional Confirmation for their children in November 2009 should contact the LMS office for full details of how to register.


  1. I wonder if they will ask the Cardinal's successor, Archbishop Vincent Nichols, to pontificate at some time.

  2. Martin (the real one)8:28 PM

    PKTP (or others competent on the topic): what is happening with regard to the Traditional Anglican Communion? I thought some announcement was expected for Easter?


  3. Joe B9:13 PM

    Back on topic, I sure wish we had an American Latin Mass Society that we could appeal to for confirmations for children of trads and for trads themselves. An adult convert relative of mine was told two weeks before his confirmation that he would not be confirmed by the appointed Monsignor because he attended SSPX services in an area where no other regular TLMs have been made locally available by a bishop who is regarded as one of the top three most trad friendly in the U.S. This despite months of promises that they were coming and priests were in training.

    With 'trad-friendly' bishops like these, live long and prosper, SSPX.

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