On Sunday, 29 April 2012, the Knights of Columbus Woodlawn Council 2161 Traditional Latin Mass Guild hosted a Traditional Latin High Mass in honor of Blessed Emperor Karl of Austria at St. Titus Church in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania. The celebrant was Canon Jean-Marie Moreau of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest. The faithful were able to venerate the relic of Blessed Karl after Mass and attend a conference on the life of Blessed Karl and his cause for sainthood.
This was truly a collaborative event and Woodlawn Council wishes to thank the following organizations for their cooperative and combined efforts in making the Mass and conference a great success:
St. Titus Parish, Aliquippa
Duquesne University Schola Cantorum Gregorianum
St. George Byzantine Catholic Church, Aliquippa
Woodlawn Council also wishes to thank and acknowledge the following dignitaries who attended the Mass in honor of Blessed Karl:
Very Reverend Joseph M. Mele, VG
Rector, St. Paul Seminary
The Honorable Dr. Jan Napoleon Saykiewicz
Honorary Consul of the Republic of Poland
The Honorable Dr. Carla E. Lucente
Honorary Consul of Italy
Professor Steven Bela Vardy, Ph.D.
McAnulty Distinguished Professor of European History
Associate Professor, Ancient and Medieval History
California University of Pennsylvania
Katherine E. Novak
William Penn Association
Seminarians of the
Diocese of Pittsburgh
Finally, Woodlawn Council wishes to thank Brother Nathan Cochran, OSB, Delegate to the USA/Canada, Emperor Karl League of Prayers for Peace Among Nations, for the informative conference on the life of Blessed Karl and his cause for sainthood.
As an Aliquippa native, long gone from home now, I wish to say that it does my heart good to see that there is some Catholicism left in the old place. Good for honoring this holy Catholic monarch. Good for having again the Holy Catholic Mass. Now fight for Catholic Doctrine! Defend Catholic Truth with all your strength. Do not be silent. Stand up for those who defend the Faith! Fight for Faith! My Aliquippa ancestors fought for and defended the Faith with all that was in their power until they drew their last breath. I intend to follow their example.
Again, thank you all. Pray for the Consecration of Russia. Vive le Christ Roi!
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