I’ve never been to an episcopal ordination.
Now, with the election of a new bishop for the Diocese of Baker, I am musing about the ordination and installation of Fr. Liam Cary. The first thing that came to mind was the location of the ordination.
|Ordination...or basketball game?|
|Still...it's better than the basketball arena.|
Now, let’s revisit the Cathedral issue one more time. In yet another place in the CoB, in the Sacraments section, we find once again that:
|St. Francis de Sales Cathedral: a fitting place for an ordination.|
So what?! How about this: just tell people that they can attend the ordination of our new bishop ONLY IF they attend Mass every Sunday, they have been to confession in the last year, and they are in agreement with all the statements in Bishop Vasa’s Affirmation of Faith.
|Better yet, what if the Cathedral had been restored to this?!|
- not only architecturally, but spiritually: look at all those clerics and religious!
It is my hope and prayer that Fr. Liam Cary desires and will insist upon a dignified, reverent, and solemn liturgy for his episcopal ordination and installation.
But even if he does not, it is still the right of the faithful to have such a liturgy.
For more on the Diocese of Baker, see Bishops, Cathedrals, and the Diocese of Baker.
Thoughts on the Ordination of a Bishop