22 September 2002 on Bishop Skylstad and Archbishop Hart.


About John Lilburne



Bishop Skylstad

I have not seen much by bishops about the Third Editon of the Roman Missal. But Bishop Skylstad of Spokane is an exception. On 22 March 2002 he promulgated a policy about it.

I am also impressed with his web site and the role he had in April regarding the Pope's speech to the U.S. cardinals at the Vatican. So he seems to me to be an excellent bishop.

Hopefully today's article in the Washington Post will lead to him becoming more widely known and appreciated.

In Melbourne today, unfortunately Archbishop Hart sat for the Kyrie and Gloria, as he did last Sunday. It was an unusual Mass with no concelebrants with him.

He sang the Gospel. This is a legitimate option according to the General Introduction to the Lectionary for Mass, n. 14: "The readings, taken from the approved editions, may be sung in a way suited to different languages." But I don't recall having seen it done before.

By J.R. Lilburne, 22 September 2002. I give what I have written on this page to the public domain.

Other Sites:

washingtonpost.com "Lawyer: Wash. Bishop Knew Of Abusive Priest"


Bishop Skylstad's Directions on the promulgation of the Third Edition of the Roman Missal

senrs.com 16 April 2002 "Catholic Church Feels a Sense of Urgency Over Scandal"