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.
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.