[Liturgical Peace] A prelate of Opus Dei "in the extraordinary form" for the Fraternity of St. Peter
SOURCE - Paix Liturgique letter No. 329 - April 3, 2012
As noted by our colleague Catholic Riposte on March 3, "ordinations for minor orders and the sub-diaconate conferred on Feb. 11 at the European Seminar of the Fraternity of St. Peter, in Wigratzbad, are marking a milestone in not only because the number of clerics concerned but also the quality of the celebrant priest. "
This is indeed the first time since the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum has been celebrated by a member of Opus Dei [Certainly one of the first high ranking? We reported, here in February], according to the liturgical books in force before the Conciliar reform. In this case, it was the Spanish Bishop Monsignor Juan Ignacio Arrieta Ochoa de Chinchetru.
He is a Doctor of Canon Law, one of the best specialists in this field in a Personal Prelature [that is] "sharp" in Church law. He was president of the Institute of Canon Law from the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross. 60 years old, Archbishop Arrieta has been since 2007 a member of the Curia where he has the office of Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts. His interest in the issue is [as a] known traditionalist, as well as the Undersecretary of the same Council, Bishop Jose Aparecido de Almeida. Thus, their contribution to developing solutions for canonical recognition of the Fraternity of St. Pius X is not negligible.
During the ceremony Feb. 11, 13 seminarians received the orders of porter and drive and 13 other orders of exorcist and acolyte.Finally, 7 seminarians were promoted to the sub-diaconate from Bishop Arrieta. 20 French were involved in these ordinations.
We offer the following story of the day, translated from Polish site tradicamp.pl, followed by our thoughts, while you are strongly encouraged to visit the photo album of this beautiful day