Archbishop Robert Carlson has named the Rector of St. Francis de Sales Oratory, Canon Michael K. Wiener of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest, as his Archiepiscopal Delegate for the Implementation of the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum in the Archdiocese of St. Louis. This appointment was made earlier this month. Canon Wiener succeeds Canon Karl Lenhardt in this position, one originally created by Archbishop Burke in the wake of the promulgation of Summorum Pontificum in 2007.

This is good news, and signals a continuation of the efforts in St. Louis to implement the motu proprio within the ordinary life of the Archdiocese, and not merely as the province of a particular subset of priests, or a particular group of the faithful.

Archbishop Carlson deserves great credit for this appointment. Good things continue to happen in St. Louis.