24 April 2010

His Excellency Bishop Edward J. Slattery

The Pontifical Extraordinary Form of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
Celebrated at the Basilica of the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
In Washington, D.C., on 24 April 2010

"All of us must become Saints through what we suffer."

On EWTN I just heard the finest sermon I have heard in years. It was given by His Excellency The Most Reverend Edward J. Slattery of Tulsa. The quote above was toward the end of the profound homily delivered by His Grace. I feel so blest being able to participate through the televised broadcast on EWTN.

Now the overflowing assembly are singing the Credo with such passion and conviction I am in tears.

Praise God in His holiness! Praise God in His holy temple, all the earth!

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Update: the text of Bishop Slattery's sermon can be found on the Te Deum Laudamus blog.

The written text is of course slightly different from the spoken word so you will want to visit Fr. Zed's blog for an Mp3 of the sermon as well as a transcription with Fr. Zed's commentary.

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Click here for the text of the "Hymn for the Year of Priestly Jubilee" written in honour of Bishop Slattery and Fr. Mark Daniel Kirby. And on the CMAA's website is my text set to a new tune by Catholic composer Noel Jones.