New ICK parish in Pittsburgh

Awhile back, we talked about the Institute for Christ the King, Sovereign Priest, in an article entitled “On birthing priests.” The primary points of my article were two.

First, this:

No matter how much we laity may long for it, until there are priests who are willing to learn, and say, the Latin Mass, we laity are just sitting in a circle talking to each other…

Second, this:

Where are those priests going to come from? Two places, methinks….

[1] Diocesan priests would be willing to learn, and say, and offer every Sunday the Latin Mass. (Still, in my opinion, far and away the best choice – TC)

[2] Those orders, and their seminarians, that “specialize” in the Latin mass.

In the article I then give brief introductions, with various links, for the Institute for Christ the King (“ICK”), the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (“FSSP”), and the Society of St. Pius X (“SSPX”).

All of this is by way of introduction to the newly established Most Precious Blood of Jesus Parish in Pittsburgh, PA, staffed by priests of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest. I came across this information via a blog known as The Guild of the Blessed Titus Brandsma, here. From that article:

On 1 July 2019, Feast of the Most Precious Blood of Jesus, Bishop David Zubik, Bishop of Pittsburgh established Most Precious Blood of Jesus Parish, and entrusted its care to Canon William Avis and Canon John O'Connor, priests of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest…”

The Diocese of Pittsburg, by the way, is not too far from the Diocese of Harrisburg, which we touched on recently in “Nuns in PA”, here.

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So, just as there were two main points to “On birthing priests”, there are two main points to this post:

(1) To make you aware of yet another Bishop inviting a traditional order into his diocese, to revitalize a dying or empty church building. We have no shortage of those sorts of buildings here in Maine. (I have done many posts on several Bishops in these United States who have invited the FSSP and/or the ICK into their dioceses, as well as fostered their own priests learning the Extraordinary Form). The Diocese of Pittsburgh is facing tremendous financial and other problems, see here. All the more reason, perhaps, for Bishop Zubik to invite in the ICK.

(2) This is important. The Guild of Blessed Titus Brandsma blog, from which I linked the information on the new ICK parish in Pittsburgh, is in some way associated with a lady whom I’ve never met and do not know, but who appears to be fairly well known (at least in the blogosphere) and who goes by the combox name of “Supertradmum.” Now, however, she is quite ill, and in danger of death, see here. I thought I’d pass it along.