FOTA II Conference – Card. Pell

A few images from the FOTA II Conference I posted about a while back.

Cardinal Pell pontificates!

Brick by brick

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25 Responses to FOTA II Conference – Card. Pell

  1. ssoldie says:

    Oh! How very beautiful. I believe Fr.Z you have said it all, brick by brick

  2. Rams says:

    I think Cardinal Pell would make an great candidate for the next pope. Is he considered papible?

  3. Paul says:

    Those photos were from the Pontifical High Mass celebrated by his eminence last Sunday in SS Peter & Paul’s church in Cork city to mark the 150th anniversary of the laying if its foundation stone. The ceremony was superb and very well attended. Congratulations to all involved. (In understand Cardinal Pell celebrated mass for the conference a day or two later in St Colman’s in Cobh. And that he used the original high altar!)

    SS Peter & Paul’s is the home for the twice-monthly TLM organised by the Latin Mass Society of Ireland and is particularly well suited to the old rite. The church was designed by the younger Pugin and remains completely intact (and is very richly decorated). Most recently, the parish priest, Fr McCarthy, arranged for the “new” altar to be put on wheels so it can be moved aside easily to facilitate the TLM.

    Thus, in the greater Cork area we had four TLMs in three weeks and two were high masses! God bless Benedict XVI; this could never have happened without Summoroum Pontificum.

  4. Scott says:

    Im not sure about Cardinal Pell
    Ive visited his Cathedral in Sydney and been to Mass there, I cant say that I was edified by it. On the other hand there was nothing that really grossed me out but Im from New Zealand where one really doesnt know what to expect at Mass these days. Seems the rest of the world is moving towards tradition but we aint here

  5. Mike says:

    Yes, last Sunday’s Pontifical High Mass was magnificent. It was the first time that the rite had been carried out in Ireland since Cardinal Agaganina’s arrival as Papal Legate for the Patrician Year of 1961. The entire ceremony was organised by the Jubilee committee in St. Peter and Pauls which went to great lengths to ensure that everything was spot on.

    The Cardinal entered in Cappa Magna, went to the Chapel of the Sacred Heart for the adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, and then to the Lady Chapel for the solemn vesting which was done while the office of terce was sung, and then to the High Altar for the Mass.

    The music was pprovided by Miss Ite O’Donovan and the Lassus Scholars from Dublin. The organist was John Ward. The scholars sang Palestrina’s Missa Brevis with motets by Byrd, Palestrina, Victoria and Bruckner.

    Over 1,000 people attended the Holy Mass The diocese of Cork was represented by the Vicar General, Mons Kevin O’Callaghan, the City of Cork was represented by the Deputy Lord Mayor of Cork, and there were also representatives from the army, navy and police. In addition, His Eminence was escorted to the church by a corps of papal knights drawn from the Knights of St. Sylvester and the Knights of St. Gregory.

    Over 20 clerics assisted the Cardinal for his entery, vesting and for the celebration of Mass.

  6. Damian says:

    The Solemn Mass on the Monday in Cobh Cathedral was celebrated by Monsignor James O’Brien, one of the organisers of the liturgical conference. Cardinal Pell presided in Cappa Magna.

  7. Paul says:

    Thanks Damian for clarifying the celebrant for Monday’s mass in St Colman’s. I was told that the original high altar was used. Is that correct? If so, it is another little step forward for the Cloyne diocese.

  8. Dominic says:

    Yah, it was used.

  9. Damian says:

    Paul,

    Yes, the original high altar was used. I may be wrong, but I imagine it’s the first time it’s been used since the liturgical reform. The previous two EF Masses celebrated in the Cathedral since SP, by Bishop Magee and Mgr O’Brien respectively, were celebrated on the free-standing altar.

  10. Titus says:

    On a somewhat technical note, why is his eminence preaching from the ambo, as opposed to from the cathedra? Is it because he is not in his own diocese?

  11. CatholicGandhian says:

    Somebody should buy the Reverend Lord some vestments that actually fit him.

  12. Paul says:

    CatholicGandhian, as for the ill-fitting vestments, bear in mind that his eminence is one seriously big prince of the church!!

  13. Orville says:

    Huge man. Played ruck for richmond.

  14. Daniel says:

    Cardinal Pell is my top choice for the next Pope.

  15. quodvultis says:

    That last picture seems to show His Eminence’s fellow countryman the Reverend Mark Withoos (in choir dress) and the Reverend Jérôme Bücker, F.S.S.P. (in dalmatic).

  16. Limbo says:

    Pell for Pope ? May the Lord have mercy on us.

    NO fan of Tradition over here – funny that ?

  17. irishgirl says:

    Beautiful vestments, those…

    Yah, His Eminence is one seriously big guy!

    [got ‘Waltzing Matilda’ in my brain now-aagh!]

    Limbo-if you say that Cardinal Pell is ‘no fan of Tradition’, then I wonder why he was at that Mass?

    Just sayin’…..

  18. Carlos Palad says:

    “Yes, last Sunday’s Pontifical High Mass was magnificent. It was the first time that the rite had been carried out in Ireland since Cardinal Agaganina’s arrival as Papal Legate for the Patrician Year of 1961.”

    You mean, NO Irish bishop celebrated a Pontifical High Mass from 1961-1969? They
    did nothing but Low Mass? That is hard to believe.

  19. Limbo says:

    Limbo-if you say that Cardinal Pell is ‘no fan of Tradition’, then I wonder why he was at that Mass?

    Absolute mystery to us Aussies – has done the rare one here but at the time of Summorum Pontificum stated that it was not ‘relevant’ to Australia !!!

  20. chris says:

    Pardon me, limbo. You say Cardinal Pell is “no friend of tradition”, and that he says that the traditional Mass is not relevant to Australia. Are you sure he didn’t say that many Australians do not consider that Mass to be relevant? Fair go, mate! Yes, I’m an Aussie too. And the man you describe is not the man I know.

  21. jaykay says:

    Carlos Palad,

    I would also find it hard to believe there were no Pontifical High Masses in Ireland between 61 and 69, especially as the new rites didn’t really begin to kick-in until early ’65. Csrtainly there were plenty of High Masses, even up to 1969, as I remember. I would find it hard to believe that the VERY traditional Archbishop of Dublin, John Charles McQuaid, did not have Pontifical HMs. He was Abp of Dublin until 1972.

  22. Limbo says:

    I am sure chris that Cardinal Pell stated that the document Summorum Pontificum was not relevant to Australia.

    So, the Solemn Mass every Sunday at St. Mary’s Cathedral Extraordinary Form ? that is indeed good news !!

  23. RBrown says:

    I am sure chris that Cardinal Pell stated that the document Summorum Pontificum was not relevant to Australia.
    Comment by Limbo

    Comments like that are often not an expression of a bishop’s opinion but rather an attempt (yet another) to calm the concern of liberals.

    With members of the hierarchy spending so much energy playing to those who object to the essence of the Church (while stiffing faithful Catholics) is it any wonder that there is a vocation crisis?

  24. Brendan Downunder says:

    I agree with Limbo. For whatever reason, Cardinal Pell’s public support for
    the EF of the Roman Rite seems far more in evidence abroad than here at home
    in Australia.

  25. Dominick says:

    Carlos Palad,

    I would also find it hard to believe there were no Pontifical High Masses in Ireland between 61 and 69, especially as the new rites didn’t really begin to kick-in until early ‘65. Csrtainly there were plenty of High Masses, even up to 1969, as I remember. I would find it hard to believe that the VERY traditional Archbishop of Dublin, John Charles McQuaid, did not have Pontifical HMs. He was Abp of Dublin until 1972.

    In Ireland at that period most of the Masses celebrated by bishops took the form of the Bishop at the throne with someone else singing the High Mass – just like the Mass celebrated on 13 July in Cobh Cathedral. A Dublin person in 60s would be likely never to have seen the full Pontifical High Mass in the Pro-Cathedral.