~Edmund sent me the notice on our diocesan website. He asked, "Did Bishop Burbidge celebrate ad orientem?
Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge, Bishop of Raleigh, celebrated Mass on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception at Immaculate Conception Church in Halifax, NC. Msgr. Gerald R. Lewis, Diocesan Archivist, and Fr. Michael Butler, Pastor of St. John the Baptist Parish in Roanoke Rapids, NC, concelebrated. In his homily, Bishop Burbidge quoted St. John of the Cross, who urged Catholics to “shelter Mary in your hearts,” and to imitate her example of faith and obedience to the Lord’s call.