This is how The Tablet reports the appointment of Fr. Wadsworth to ICEL.
My emphases and comments.
Tridentine cleric to head English liturgy commission [Isn’t it wonderful how they get the terminology right? Everyone’s up-to-date at The Tablet! And… come to think of it… shouldn’t all clerics be Tridentine? It was an Ecumenical Council, after all.]
A WESTMINSTER priest closely associated with the Tridentine Rite [I don’t think anyone really calls it this anymore… not anyone who has read anything in the last few years.] since his ordination in 1990, has been chosen to serve as executive director of the International Commission on English in the Liturgy (Icel).
Fr Andrew Wadsworth had been talked of as the next leading executive of Icel – a
mixed commission of 11 English-speaking episcopal conferences – earlier this year
(The Tablet, 31 January), but it was not until this week that the Washington-based body announced the appointment of one of the leading figures of the Latin Mass Society, who teaches other priests to celebrate Mass in the old rite.
This Easter Fr Wadsworth has been asked by Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, the Archbishop of Westminster, to celebrate the Triduum in the old rite in a central London church. [Which? Maiden Lane?] With a licence in biblical theology from the University of Maynooth in Ireland, Fr Wadsworth is currently the Catholic chaplain and head of Italian at Harrow, the prestigious public school [Is this a dig? People who want the older Mass are "elitist" after all.] for boys in northwest London, and also teaches Greek and Latin to seminarians at Allen Hall, the Westminster diocesan seminary.
He will succeed Mgr Bruce Harbert, who has been in post for seven years, in