New Bishop for Lansing, MI: H.E. Earl Boyea

Pope Benedict XVI has appointed Detroit Auxiliary Bishop Earl Boyea as the fifth bishop of the 10-county Catholic Diocese of Lansing. Pope Benedict XVI has accepted the resignation of Bishop Carl F. Mengeling.

You should know that Bishop Boyea is a regular celebrant of the TLM at St. Josaphat in Detroit.

He will be celebrating Mass at St. Josaphat on Easter Sunday, 23 March, for the last time as Auxiliary Bishop.

Congratulations to Bishop Boyea, whom we will support with our prayers as we do all bishops.

 

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18 Responses to New Bishop for Lansing, MI: H.E. Earl Boyea

  1. MAX says:

    This might be superficial, but does anyone know what book he is holding?

  2. Legion of Mary says:

    It is wonderful when Bishops celebrate the TLM. What a great example.

  3. AnnArborite says:

    I’ve been to several Tridentine Masses he’s offered. I intend to approach him once he’s bishop about possibly joining the seminary and especially about the older rite. It should interesting. Let’s continue praying. I know one parish has been praying for Bishop Mengeling’s sucessor for years.

  4. MikeL says:

    I’ve heard good things about Bishop Boyea here in the Detroit Archdiocese, though I’ve never seen him or assisted at a Mass he celebrated. I pray (and expect) he will be a good shepherd for our neighbors in the Lansing Diocese.

    I think he will have a somewhat easier time since the outgoing Bishop Mengeling is a good man who has done a great deal for that Diocese. For well over 10 years, there has been an indult TLM at All Saints in Flint and we attended a Solemn High Mass he celebrated there a few years ago – a very good sermon and a magnificent ceremony all around. I also know that he has a thriving vocations office and always took great interest in his seminarians. They are a good bunch of guys – I have met many of them since he has sent many to St. John Vianney in St. Paul, where my son is, and to Sacred Heart in Detroit (for Theology), where my wife teaches.

    Unfortunately, he is very ill with cancer and must step down. I pray for his health and, if it must be, a peaceful and holy death.

  5. Yes!!!!!!! *me doing a happy dance* I’m very glad our new Bishop is friendly towards the TLM.

  6. fxavier says:

    woah!

    Amazing.. Thanks be to God!

  7. Derik Castillo says:

    Brick by brick.

    Lets pray that all bishops find an opportunity
    to celebrate using the EF.

  8. AlexB says:

    The key word here is “regular.” Bishop Boyea celebrates our TLM three or four times per year. He does it on his own initiative and is a most proficient celebrant. We discuss rubrics beforehand, and he practices the chanted readings prior to the day of Mass. He has also helped with organizational matters behind the scenes.

    Lansing has been blessed with the appointment of this committed and holy man.

  9. Teresa B. says:

    Hi Fr. Z,
    I was on the blog for Fr. Rob Johansen who had good things to say about his former spiritual director.
    http://www.thrownback.blogspot.com/2008/02/new-bishop-for-diocese-of-lansing-press

    Praying for our Bishops.

    Pax Christi,
    Teresa B.

  10. MAX says:

    The reason I asked about the book he is holding because I wanted to know-
    Is there a particular type of book that is a standard for a pose such
    as this? I have seen many pictures of saints and blesseds holding a book
    of some type (I’m assuming it is the Bible or a Breviary)

    Thanks

  11. Yes! He was my rector back in the good old days of the Josephinum. Very good news for the faithful of Lasing.

  12. Matthew says:

    Father,

    Any idea on when the appointment is coming for the Diocese of Little Rock? That diocese has been without a bishop for over 20 months, and I believe that makes them the US see that has currently been without a bishop for the longest period of time (even longer than Lansing). What’s the holdup?

    Thanks.

  13. Matthew says:

    Father,

    Any idea on when the appointment is coming for the Diocese of Little Rock? That diocese has been without a bishop for over 20 months, and I believe that makes them the US see that has currently been without a bishop for the longest period of time (even longer than Lansing). What’s the holdup?

    Thanks.

  14. magdalen says:

    Wonderful news! This continues to show the direction that Rome
    wishes to take and I am so happy; I pray for holy appointments to
    the episcopate daily.

    There will be some BIG changes in the next five years. If more appointments
    are like this one, I can hardly wait.

    Ave Maria!

  15. Makemeaspark says:

    I am very pleased that we will have such an Orthodox sounding Bishop. I expect good things from him! Thank you for your prayers Fr. Z.
    ~Sparks

  16. Brendan says:

    IIRC, the ‘traditional’ book is the breviary.

  17. Diane says:

    I put a link up to an article Bishop Boyea wrote, in which he took on Fr. Donald Cozzens. It was a dandy.

    See my blogpost for an extract and the link to the full article.