Diocese of Charleston:
Bishop-designate Robert E. Guglielmone will be consecrated a bishop by His Eminence, Edward Cardinal Egan, Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese of New York, with His Excellency, Most Reverend William F. Murphy, Bishop of Rockville Centre, New York, and His Excellency, Most Reverend Robert J. Baker, Bishop of Birmingham, Alabama, as co-consecrators. His Excellency, Archbishop Pietro Sambi, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, will concelebrate the Mass of Ordination. The ordination and installation will take place at 2 p.m. March 25 at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, located at 120 Broad Street. The ceremony at the Cathedral is invitation-only because of limited seating capacity. Bishop-designate Guglielmone invites everyone to gather together and witness it on the Internet from the Diocese of Charleston's Web site, www.catholic-doc.org. Mediatrix radio will air the ordination live on WQIZ AM 810 in St. George and AM 1300 WCKI in Greer. The audio also will be streamed live at: www.catholicradiosc.com.
What's curious is the choice of location. Obviously the Cathedral is the physical site of the Bishop's Cathedra, but to be ordained in another setting would not be unusual. The last sacerdotal ordination was held at the Columbia Metro Convention Center.
If I'm not mistaken the last Ordinary, Bishop Baker, was ordained, not in the Cathedral but in the North Charleston Coliseum so that more of the faithful could not only witness, but participate in so joyous occasion.
Oh well, I'll be sure to tune in with the rest of the Charleston laity tomorrow at 2. I wonder if Apostolic Blessings travel through the airwaves?
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