All times here given in Central Daylight Time.
This past July 7th, Pope Benedict XVI affirmed the beauty and importance of the classical liturgy by issuing an instruction titled Summorum Pontificum, confirming and protecting the right of all Latin Rite priests to use the ancient form of the Mass.
The Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) will broadcast a live Solemn High Mass at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Hanceville, Alabama on September 14th, 2007 at 7:00 A.M. Central Daylight Time. EWTN has asked for the assistance of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP), to help celebrate this classical form of the Roman Liturgy.
An encore broadcast will follow the same day at 6 P.M., and again on September 15th 11:00 P.M. For those with Satellite radio the Mass will be simulcast on EWTN radio.
But there is more. On Wednesday, September 12th at 9 P.M. Central, EWTN will broadcast a theological roundtable discussion on Summorum Pontificum. This discussion will include Fr. Calvin Goodwin, FSSP from Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary, and Fr. Joseph Lee, FSSP from the FSSP apostolate in Ottawa, and the Very Reverend Monsignor R. Michael Schmitz, North American Provincial of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest.
Immediately following at 10 P.M., Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen narrates the High Easter Mass recorded at Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Chicago in 1940.
On Friday, September 14th at 7 P.M. Central, EWTN’s The World Over Live will host another discussion of Summorum Pontificum with His Grace, the Most Reverend Raymond Leo Burke, Archbishop of St. Louis, and Fr. Dennis Kolinski from The Canons Regular of St. John Cantius.
Those who do not have access to the EWTN television channel via cable or satellite may also watch the Mass via live video stream on the Internet. Simply go to www.ewtn.com and choose “Live TV” from the Television pull-down menu on the home page.
EWTN’s Television Highlights page may be found here.