The Bishop of Lancaster, England, Most Rev. Michael Campbell, OSA, posted on his blog about celebrating a Pontifical Mass at the Throne. The church was recently entrusted to the Institute of Christ the King, which is raising it to new life.
I was struck by this observation. The bishop wrote:
It seemed to me as if this venerable place of worship was once more breathing fully in both lungs, and through its splendid liturgy praise and worship were offered to Almighty God.
He didn’t let the church die. Instead, he thought so far inside the box that what he did was outside the box, it was avant-garde: he returned the church to the purpose for which it was made.
Yes, I think this is avant-garde, which implies that more bishops will do the same as they wake up to the possibilities.
Fr. Z kudos to all!