Rorate Caeli

Cardinal Burke in Vienna

This week Cardinal Burke will be visiting Vienna at the invitation of Una Voce Austria, an organization dedicated to the more ancient use of the Roman Rite and member of the International Federation (FIUV). In addition to to celebrating the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass on several occasions, Cardinal Burke will be presenting the German translation of Remaining in the Truth of Christ.

The schedule for the Cardinal’s visit will be as follows:
November 3, All Soul’s Day
Karlskirche, 7 p.m.
Solemn requiem with three subdeacons (a Viennese custom), Cardinal Burke will not celebrate, but will assist in cappa magna.

November 4, Feast of St Charles Borromeo
Parish Hall of the Karlskirche, 9:30 a.m.
Book Presentation: Robert Dorado, „In der Wahrheit Christi bleiben“. Ehe und Kommunion in der Katholischen Kirche. Dokumente, Kommentare und Studien der Glaubenskongregation, Würzburg 2014.
9:30 Introduction by Rev. P. Edmund Waldstein, O.Cist.: "The Doctrine of the Church on Marriage and the Family and Cardinal Kasper's The Gospel of the Family"
10:15 Lecture by Prof. Dr. Thomas Heinrich Stark: "Historicity and German Idealism in the Thought of Walter Kasper"
11:30 - 12:15 Panel Discussion in English with Cardinal Burke and others: "The Sacrament and the Reality of Marriage"
Karlskirche, 6 p.m.
Pontifical High Mass celebrated by Cardinal Burke, followed by reception in the parish hall.

November 5

Karlskirche, 9 a.m.
Low Mass celebrated by Cardinal Burke

Originally Mass on November 5 was scheduled to be in the parish church of St. Leopold in Donaufeld, a church staffed by canons regular of Stift Klosterneubug. As reported by, and as we have been able to confirm independently, it was cancelled at the wishes of the provost of Klosterneuburg, Abbot Primate Bernhard Backovsky, under whose administration the parish currently finds itself. There is no evidence to support the speculations that have appeared on the internet that other any other Austrian prelates were involved in the decision.