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Here’s some good news for you.
A few weeks ago, the Archdiocese of Washington DC got a new Auxiliary Bishop, Most. Rev. Michael Fisher. One of you readers sent me a link to an article in the newspaper of the Archdiocese, the Catholic Standard, which has a wonderful bit of news.
It seems that Bp. Fisher uses the traditional Roman Breviary. It seems that he inherited the breviaries from an old priest, now deceased, who was a family friend, and also from a great uncle, who was a priest.
This is encouraging. At the very least, this suggests that the new bishop can read Latin, which makes him an episcopal rara avis. As time goes by, fewer and fewer bishops will be able to navigate easily in the Church’s official language, which is a problem.
It also suggests that, if he has been doing this for quite a while, that he is open to traditional liturgical worship. May I hope so?
I wish him well in what will be a heavy and challenging new mandate. I can’t imagine what it must be like to be a bishop these days.
Next… I saw this tweet.
Congrats to Fr. @pierreingram, Formation Director for the Companions of the Cross and Assist. Prof. of Theology at @shmsdetroit, who offered his first TLM today after taking Extraordinary Faith’s celebrant training program. He plans to invite seminarians to learn to serve the EF. pic.twitter.com/Rlfg5GHVwx
— Alex Begin (@AlexanderBegin) July 19, 2018
A quick dig around on the interwebs reveals that Fr. Pierre Ingram is a convert, former Baptist who was on Marcus Grodi’s show, and that he likes JRR Tolkien. He is involved in the Society for Catholic Liturgy and the North American Patristic Society. This fellow seems alright to me, a former Lutheran who was on Marcus Grodi’s show, influenced when young by Tolkein, involved in liturgy and degreed in Patristics.
I am very glad to read about this, especially because the Extraordinary Ordinary sends men to Sacred Heart and because Ed Peters is there and because Detroit really needs something like this!
Oh.. on his Twitter page you see the White Tree of Gondor, which is quite cool.
Anytime Fr. Ingram would like to sing a Solemn Mass, the TMSM will welcome him.