Sunday, June 06, 2010

The Cardinal Primate of Scotland and the First Mass of a New FSSP Priest in Edinburgh's Cathedral

This weekend in Edinburgh's Cathedral, Fr. Simon Harkins, a newly ordained FSSP priest and himself a native of Edinburgh, celebrated his first Mass. Not only did he celebrate this in Edinburgh's Cathedral, he also celebrated it in the presence of the Ordinary of Edinburgh and Primate of Scotland, His Eminence, Keith Cardinal O'Brien -- who, incidentally, also preached at the Mass.

The Transalpine Redemptorists captured some photos of the event. Here are a few.









Andrew Cusack, who has spent a great deal of time in Scotland at St. Andrews University, offers his perspective on the story in Our Cardinal Strikes Again. Andrew, incidentally, is also the head of a Cardinal O'Brien fan club on Facebook.