Saturday, January 23, 2010
The First Seminary Chapel In the Country Built for Seminarians in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite in 40 Years
DENTON, Nebraska – January 22, 2010 – The Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter is pleased to announce the Pontifical Consecration of its newly built chapel at Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary on Wednesday, March 3rd at 10:00am (CST). Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz will celebrate the Pontifical Consecration and Mass according to the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite.
The five hour ceremony will be held in the presence of a very special guest from the Vatican, William Cardinal Levada, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. The Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter is delighted to have the presence of one of the highest ranking officials in the Catholic Church. Cardinal Levada's presence is connected with his position as President of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei established by Pope John Paul II and recently expanded by Pope Benedict XVI to facilitate the full incorporation into the life of the Church of communities and individuals attached to the Extraordinary Form.
Thanks to Thomas Gordon Smith, its architect, the seminary chapel reflects a contemporary rebirth in the rich tradition of classical Catholic architecture. Upon entering through its mahogany doors, the visitor will be immersed in the chapel's beauty and grandeur which include an elevated main altar, emphasized by a 31-foot marble canopy or "baldachino", the chapel's seven side altars and liturgical choir stalls which seat 92 seminarians and priests. These are some of the integral qualities of this chapel which, on March 3rd, will be full of the people for which it was made.
The Pontifical Consecration and Mass is open to all of the public. Any and all the faithful are cordially invited and are most welcome to attend this joyful event and enjoy refreshments afterward.
Due to the number of guests and limited space, rooms and television screens will be provided for those outside of the chapel who wish to participate.
The Pontifical Consecration and Mass will be televised live on the Eternal World Television Network (EWTN) at 11:00AM (EST). Watch the Pontifical Consecration and Mass Live Online!
Father Joseph Lee, FSSP
Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary
7880 West Denton Road
Denton, Nebraska 68339
phone (402) 570-2707
The ecumenical head in the Vatican, Cardinal Walter Kasper, is irritated by the German Bishop Margot Käßmann, the President of the Council of the Protestant Church in Germany (EKD) who said last weekend in Berlin, they expect "nothing" ecumenical terms from Pope Benedict. This is violently contradicted by the German Curial Cardinal Kasper, who heads the Pontifical Council: There was probabky "at present no other church leader, so often and so strongly committed served the unity of Christians, as Pope Benedict XVI since his election nearly five years ago. " Kasper said on Friday in a statement to Vatican Radio. It was "all the more incomprehensible" that Käßmann issued the statement last weekend. The Cardinal says, "I had been of the opinion that such standard mutual condemnations were things of the past. I was wrong and I'm disappointed. "Käßmann’s criticism of the Pope was" deeply unecumenical"and shows " ecumenical ignorance.