Whole-cloth speculation on my part

UPDATE:

Now posted at ewtn.com:

Mass of Christian Burial

4/1 12 PM ET

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput presides over the Solemn Funeral Mass for EWTN Foundress, Mother Angelica, live from the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Hanceville, Al.

Well… I said it was whole-cloth.  Right?

_____________ ORIGINAL Published on: Mar 29, 2016 @ 09:33

I have noticed in a couple sources about the funeral Mass of Mother Angelica that a homilist is listed but not a celebrant.

Friday, April 1
11 AM: Mass of Christian Burial and Rite of Committal.
The funeral Mass will be celebrated in the Shrine’s Upper Church by bishops and clergy from around the world. The homilist will be Fr. Joseph Mary Wolfe, MFVA. The Mass will conclude with a Procession carrying Mother Angelica’s body through the Shrine’s Piazza and into the Crypt. The procession will be followed by the Rite of Committal and interment in the Crypt Chapel.

The bishop of the local diocese, Birmingham, is listed for the evening before.

So… I am lead to speculate that perhaps a well-known American Prince of the Church might fly in from Rome for the exequies.

Whole-cloth speculation on my part, of course.

But wouldn’t that be just right?  Fitting?

Moderation queue is ON.

UPDATE:

While I’m at it, if they have a full-scale Pontifical Mass in the traditional Roman Rite, I’d be happy to fly in to be one of the sacred ministers. I’m just saying.

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6 Responses to Whole-cloth speculation on my part

  1. Deo volente says:

    Cardinal Burke would be awesome, Father!

  2. Sofia Guerra says:

    I noticed the same thing about the celebrant. Would live a Raymond Cardinal Burke with Reverend Father John Zuhlsdorf as archpriest in theHoly Requiem of EF . I can dream can’t I?

  3. Gregg the Obscure says:

    Dulce et decorum.

    Speaking of American Cardinals, I had the happy privilege of attending the Chrism Mass in Denver last week. Cardinal Stafford was in choir. He looked to be getting along very well.

  4. Phil_NL says:

    Well, Abp Chaput ought to be a cardinal, so I’d say you were right on target!

  5. kurtmasur says:

    “Archbishop Charles J. Chaput presides over the Solemn Funeral Mass for EWTN Foundress, Mother Angelica, live from the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Hanceville, Al.”

    Whew, for a moment I actually thought I read “Archbishop Cupich”…. what a relief….HA!

    “While I’m at it, if they have a full-scale Pontifical Mass in the traditional Roman Rite, I’d be happy to fly in to be one of the sacred ministers. I’m just saying.”

    God hear you, Father Z. I am actually hoping that there will someday be a high profile traditional pontifical funeral requiem mass someday, with the same level of broadcasting that the Scalia funeral received. Actually, it need even be a requiem mass…it could very well be a TLM of some other occasion such as a high profile wedding in which the couple gets married through the TLM. But yeah, Mother Angelica’s funeral ought be used as a great opportunity to have a TLM as I’m sure it will be broadcast to millions of people around the globe, and I’m pretty sure Mother herself would be proud to have such a beautiful requiem mass said for the repose of her soul.

  6. mamamagistra says:

    FWIW, Cardinal Burke is scheduled to be in Baltimore Friday morning to pray the Rosary at 10am and offer Mass directly afterwards (N.O.) at the Cathedral.