Cardinal Dolan speaks with Fr. Richard Gibbons, Rector of the National Marian Shrine in Knock, Ireland.
I am sorry that I will not be in Saint Patrick’s Cathedral this Sunday to celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ – also known as Corpus Christi. (The solemnity is actually today, June 7 – the Thursday after Trinity Sunday. In the United States, we have moved the observance of the solemnity to the following Sunday, this year June 10.) I’ve got a good excuse, though, for my absence. You see, I am leading a group of pilgrims from the Archdiocese of New York to the 50th International Eucharistic Congress that…
The Holy Father has asked me to serve on the apostolic visitation of Ireland. Here’s how the Vatican Information Service announced it.
APOSTOLIC VISITATION OF IRELAND TO BEGIN THIS AUTUMN
VATICAN CITY, 31 MAY 2010 (VIS) – This morning the Holy See Press Office released the following English-language communique concerning the apostolic visitation of Ireland as announced in the Holy Father’s 19 March Letter to the Catholics of Ireland:
“Following the Holy Father’s Letter to the Catholics of Ireland, the apostolic visitation of certain Irish dioceses, seminaries and religious congregations will begin in autumn of this year.
“Through this visitation, the Holy See…