Sunday, July 12th, 2009
Over a dozen bishops, nearly 200 priests, and scores of the lay faithful—many of them Lay Dominicans—gathered yesterday in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception to celebrate the episcopal ordination of Archbishop Augustine DiNoia, OP, who was elevated to the episcopacy last month by Pope Benedict XVI.
The Ordination Mass was televised on both EWTN and CTV.
One of the many impressive elements of yesterday’s ordination was the brief series of acknowledgments Archbishop DiNoia delivered at the end of Mass. His words were striking both for their focus and for the intense emotion with which he delivered them.
Please pray for Archbishop DiNoia as he prepares to assume his new duties in Rome as the Secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments.