Loading
Oklahoma bishop to replace Cardinal Castrillón at Mass honoring Pope
Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest Addthis

.- Bishop Edward J. Slattery has decided that he will celebrate a solemn high Mass honoring the pontificate of Pope Benedict after organizers decided that providing security for Cardinal Dario Castrillón Hoyos would be too costly. Cardinal Castrillón was recently found to have supported a bishop's attempt to evade reporting an abusive priest to civil authorities.

Bishop Slattery of the Diocese of Tulsa will now preside at a traditional Latin Mass at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C on April 24, honoring the fifth anniversary of the inauguration of the Holy Father.

Cardinal Darío Castrillón Hoyos of Colombia was originally asked celebrate the Mass, but a 2001 letter was made public late last week which showed that he praised a French bishop's decision not to report a sexually abusive priest to the police.

Bishop Slattery, 69, spoke positively to Washington Times on Thursday about his new involvement with the celebration and of the Paulus Institute, which is coordinating the Mass.

“I admire these people,” Bishop Slattery said of the Institute, which has been planning the Mass for three years.

“They are very good Catholics and so I felt, 'If you need me to come, I'll come.' They know I have a history of liking our (Latin) liturgy,” the bishop said. The prelate also noted that the event is “a very special moment” for the Church and that the faithful need the extraordinary form of the Mass “to not lose our roots.”

Paul King, president of the Paulus Institute, told the Washington Times that the decision to choose another celebrant for the Mass had a lot to do with potential picketers and the costs associated with heavier security.

When asked if he thought Cardinal Castrillón was disappointed, King responded, “I think so.”

“He's an interesting person and a devout person,” King added.

Ads by AdsLiveMedia(What's this?)

* The number of messages that can be online is limited. CNA reserves the right to edit messages for content and tone. Comments and opinions expressed by users do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of CNA. CNA will not publish comments with abusive language, insults or links to other pages

RESOURCES »

Ads by Google (What's this?)

Featured Videos

An Indian contribution to the Vatican's Synod on the Family
An Indian contribution to the Vatican's Synod on the Family
Christ Cathedral CNA video Sept 2014
Alejandro Bermudez of CNA accepts ice bucket challenge
'The Real Albania,' remembering those who fled
Pope Francis in Albania, "one of the most important visits of the post-communist era in Albania"
Pope Francis greets paralyzed man who risked all to see him
Franciscans on the banks of the Tiber in Rome, working for the New Evangelization
Pilgrimage from Czech Republic to Assisi and Rome for intentions
Testimony of young Indian who met Pope in Korea
Preparations of the Closing Mass of 6th Asian Youth Day
Missionary of Charity, Korea
Testimony of Christian Love during Pope's Visit to Korea
Religious Sisters in South Korea react to Pope Francis kissing a baby
Warm atmosphere during Holy Mass at Daejeon World Cup Stadium
Images inside Pope Francis flight to South Korea
The tombs of the early Christians
Missionaries of Africa, called "the White Fathers"
Italian youth give testimony after mission to Peru
Interview with Iraqi Ambassador to the Holy See on the persecution of Christians
New book 'The Vatican unknown'
Oct
22

Liturgical Calendar

October 22, 2014

Wednesday of the Twenty-Ninth Week in Ordinary Time

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Lk 12:39-48

Gospel
Date
10/22/14
10/21/14
10/20/14

Daily Readings


First Reading:: Eph 3: 2-12
Gospel:: Lk 12: 39-48
Gospel:: Lk 12: 39-48

Saint of the Day

St. Romuald »

Saint
Date
10/22/14

Homily of the Day

Lk 12:39-48

Homily
Date
10/22/14
10/21/14
10/20/14