Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Irish archbishop sets up traditionalist chaplaincy

Dublin, Sep. 18, 2007 (CWNews.com) - Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin has established a special chaplaincy in the Irish capital for Catholics devoted to the traditional Mass.

The archbishop has designated St. Kevin's church in Dublin as a chaplaincy where Mass will be celebrated regularly using the 1962 Roman Missal.

The interior of the church building is being restored to accommodate the older
liturgy.

Archbishop Martin-- who celebrated the Tridentine Mass himself in 2005, under the terms of the indult that was superseded by Summorum Pontificum -- was acting in response to that papal initiative encouraging wider use of the traditional liturgy. The Sunday Business Post of Dublin reports that next Sunday, Bishop Colm O'Reilly of Ardagh and Clonmacnois, "will be the first Irish bishop to use the old rite since Summorum Pontificum came into force."