24 September 2009

Archbishop Carlson Names Canon Michael K. Wiener as Archiepiscopal Delegate for the Implementation of the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum

Archbishop Robert Carlson has named the Rector of St. Francis de Sales Oratory, Canon Michael K. Wiener of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest, as his Archiepiscopal Delegate for the Implementation of the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum in the Archdiocese of St. Louis. This appointment was made earlier this month. Canon Wiener succeeds Canon Karl Lenhardt in this position, one originally created by Archbishop Burke in the wake of the promulgation of Summorum Pontificum in 2007.

This is good news, and signals a continuation of the efforts in St. Louis to implement the motu proprio within the ordinary life of the Archdiocese, and not merely as the province of a particular subset of priests, or a particular group of the faithful.

Archbishop Carlson deserves great credit for this appointment. Good things continue to happen in St. Louis.


Fenian said...

This is excellent news. I believe that some were worried that when Carlson was installed that he would not be as enthusiastic in promoting the Extraordinary Form as Burke was.

In regard to the Ordinary Form I think that Archbishop Carlson should try to promote the growth of the Oblates of Wisdom. The Oblates celebrate a Novus Ordo mass that is unparalleled in its beauty and reverence.

Patrick finley said...

I know Fr. Keller has been doing great things at the parish he is at, brick by brick. what I pray and hope for is a unified approach, where eventually the two forms grow off each other. I believe that is the Pontiff's intentions

jane chantal said...

How wonderful!

JP said...


I cannot envision how it is that the Traditional Latin Mass can possibly grow from the Novus Ordo. I can see plenty of opportunities for the Novus Ordo to grow by returning to tradition. What opportunities do you see for the "Extraordinary Form" to grow? I see it as the Mass of the Saints and the Mass of the Ages and do not see much room for "progress." I do not see it as fly in amber such that no changes can ever be made, but I fail to see that anything is missing or needs improvement.


Samuel said...

Dittos Patrick.

And THANK YOU Archbishop Carlson!
Pope Benedict has asked that the Traditional Latin Mass be said in EVERY parish.

Anonymous said...

The Novus Ordo should be abolished and in its place should be the ExtraOrdinary (Gregorian) Rite in the vernacular languages, all the rubrics are set in this rite and we wont continue having reform after reform.

Anonymous said...

How I wish that ALL dioceses would do just as beign done in St. Louis. This is true obedience to the Holy Father's vision.

Yes, I am grateful that in my Archdiocese of Denver that there is an FSSP parish. But it is many miles from me and I have not heard that there is any training for the TLM going on in the seminary. That needs to happen! I agree that the TLM must not remain some sort of separate 'strange' variation relegated to certain areas and only to certain priests specially ordained for its offering; it needs to infiltrate into parish life and become a Mass that can be offered on some kind of regular basis. We all should have opportunity to participate in our liturgical heritage!