Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Pope's key man to visit Cincinnati for 'Year of Faith'

My friends and colleagues at Mount Saint Mary Seminary are doing some great things to launch the "Year of Faith."

One of them is a big "get": Archbishop J. Augustine DiNoia, OP, Vice President for the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei*, will deliver the annual Le Blond Lecture on Sept. 12, 2012 at 7:30 PM in the Athenaeum’s Bartlett Pastoral Center. The theme will be “What is the New Evangelization?”

To add spice, Archbishop DiNoia is widely taken to be the point-man who--if it comes to pass--will help bring about peace between the Tradition-focused Society of Saint Pius X (SSPX) and Rome. The SSPX, you may recall, has spent 40 years in a kind of limbo: not exactly in schism; yet not completely obedient to Rome, either. In recent months, efforts to bring about a resolution have heated up; but the outcome is still in question.

Yours truly will be there. You come too!

* In my initial post, I misidentified the Archbishop as with the Congregation for Divine Worship; that was his old job. He was recently named to this present position, which is concerned with facilitating the provision of the older form of the Mass and sacraments where there is desire to have them. Sorry for the mistake!

1 comment:

Gail Finke said...

Here's our story on The Catholic Beat, if anyone would like to read more: