From a reader…
Now that confirmation season is in full force, do you know of any diocese that are granting permission to have confirmation in the old rite? My family and I live in 2 locations throughout the year (…..,), and both FSSP parishes have been denied the traditional rite. I would be happy to talk with you further, but your blog seemed like a convenient place to ask what is going on around the nation.
Where can Traditional Confirmation be found … where people from elsewhere would be welcomed……
Oh, friend, my heart hurts for you.
This requires bishops with fatherly hearts who care for people who simply want the Faith of their fathers.
I guess that perhaps 1 bishop in 100 knows that there are substantive differences between the traditional rite and the new rite. And among those who do know that, few will care.
Frankly, bishops talk about going to people on the periphery, and they create time and resources. But the bishops themselves have created this periphery! They would rather not have to remember that it’s there, that those people are out there – eyes and hands reaching out to those bishops from without.
Perhaps readers will have some positive news.