As you know, not many Catholic universities have rushed to implement Summorum Pontificum when students make requests for the older form of Mass.
However, we did hear that Ave Maria University finally made a move to see to the legitimate spiritual desires of the students desiring the traditional form.
I wrote a while ago that Fr. Fessio would be the point man at the University in the matter of the TLM.
I received a little by e-mail from a student at Ave Maria, which I share here:
I received a letter from the Bishop today concerning the use of the extraordinary form on campus. In it, he quoted from the letter he sent to Fr. Robert Garrity, the Chaplain of Ave Maria University, on December 17, 2007. Here is the text.
Due to the demand for the celebration of the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, both from Catholics residents in Ave Maria Town as well as from students, faculty, and staff at Ave Maria University, and in accordance with the "Summorum Pontificum", it is fitting that a Sunday Mass be celebrated on campus in the Extraordinary Form. In keeping with the same manifest desire, it would seem opportune that the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite be celebrated on a daily basis at the University, and at a convenient time. Further, it is noted that, in accordance with "Summorum Pontificum", unscheduled Masses can also be celebrated by priests on campus, in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite.
I thought this might clarify some of the rumors going on surrounding the TLM at Ave Maria. I think that the Bishop is being very fair in this matter.
This is excellent support from Bishop Dewane and I am glad for the news!
I wonder what will happen at other Catholic schools throughout the world.