Friday, December 01, 2017

Baptism by Bishop Schneider in the Traditional Rite

On October 29, Old St Patrick’s Oratory in Kansas City, Missouri, an apostolate of the Institute of Christ the King, welcomed Bishop Athanasius Schneider for the celebration of a baptism in the traditional Pontifical Rite. I am told that this was a first not only for the church, but also for His Excellency and the ICK clerics at this church. Once again, I take the opportunity, at the beginning of the second decade of Summorum Pontificum, to point out what an encouraging sign this is. It is true that apart from the Mass, Pontifical ceremonies are still fairly rare, even those as simple of a baptism, but 10 years ago, they were almost completely unheard of. This is the 3rd or 4th one of which we have published pictures on NLM, and just among my own friends and acquaintances, I know of several other such occasions; we will certainly see many more in the years and decades to come.

Yes, this is where you find the young people...
...and their kids.
Blessed Karl, pray for us!

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