Happy Birthday to Bp. Edward Slattery of Tulsa, OK! His Excellency turned 71.
We have featured His Excellency on this blog several times. None, however, was more memorable than his stunning sermon at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington D.C. in 2010 sponsored by the Paulus Institute in honor of Pope Benedict’s election as our Sovereign Pontiff..
Bp. Slattery has been trying to revitalize the liturgical worship of the diocese in his care by good writing and ad orientem worship in his cathedral, and fine conferences on liturgical matters. The FSSP are now there. The Benedictines at Clear Creek are thriving. Fr. Mark Kirby of Vultus Christi has something going. This is what all diocesan bishops can do and he is actually doing it!
WDTPRS kudos to Bp. Slattery and, more importantly, “ad multos annos“!
If you feel like doing something nice for a fine American bishop, how about dropping him a line! We know he appreciated your thanks after the big Mass in Washington DC. I’ll bet he’d appreciate a cordial greeting now. Click here.