From a reader comes an announcement of something truly fantastic: a live broadcast of a Traditional Latin Mass on EWTN, tonight at 7PM Eastern. Details follow:
LIVE ON EWTN: Pontifical Latin Mass at the Throne for the Exaltation of the Holy Cross and 10th Anniversary of Summorum Pontificum at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter & Paul, Philadelphia
Or watch on EWTN’s website: http://ewtn.com/multimedia/live.asp
Celebrant: Bishop Joseph N. Perry (Auxiliary to the Archbishop of Chicago)
Orchestra for sacred music:
Mozart’s Missa Brevis in C Major, K. 220 (“Sparrow”)
Elgar’s “Ecce Sacerdos Magnus”
Monteverdi’s “Adoramus te, Christe”
John Blow’s “Salvator Mundi”
& Gregorian chant
Assistant-priest: Fr. Robert Pasley (Rector, Mater Ecclesiae Church, Berlin, NJ)
Deacon: Fr. James Bartoloma (Chancellor of the Diocese of Camden)
Subdeacon: Fr. Gerald Carey (Pastor, Our Lady of the Assumption Church, Strafford, PA)
Deacons-of-honor: Msgr. Charles Sangermano (Pastor, Holy Saviour Church, Norristown, PA) and Fr. Jason Kulczynski (Pastor, Holy Martyrs Church, Oreland, PA)
With instituted acolytes and altar servers from Mater Ecclesiae Church, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, and the Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter.
14 years ago, when I began attending the indult Mass at St. Thomas the Apostle in Phoenix, Arizona, I never could have dreamed that the TLM could come so far in such a short time. While it is far from a mainstream liturgy, we’ve seen this ancient and venerable Mass of the Latin Rite go from the shadows to — quite literally — prime time, and more and more young Catholics are becoming aware of it all the time.
This is a very exciting development, and one for which we owe Pope Benedict XVI our true and sincere gratitude.
Steve Skojec is the Founding Publisher and Executive Director of OnePeterFive.com. He received his BA in Communications and Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville in 2001. His commentary has appeared in The New York Times, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, Crisis Magazine, EWTN, Huffington Post Live, The Fox News Channel, Foreign Policy, and the BBC. Steve and his wife Jamie have seven children.