Edward M Egan.jpgNew York’s Agnus Dei
Council of the Knights of Columbus announced that Edward Cardinal Egan
would attend and preach the homily at a Solemn Mass for the Feast of the
Annunciation but that he would not celebrate a Pontifical Mass as planned and
announced. This Mass will mark the 15th anniversary of Evangelium Vitae
(The Gospel of Life), the pro-life encyclical by Pope John Paul II issued on
March 25, 1995.


In a brief statement received last week, the Cardinal asked
that his celebration of the Pontifical Mass “scheduled for March 25th at Holy
Innocents Parish be postponed to a later date.”  The statement to the
Knights explained the reason for postponing the Pontifical celebration:

“Because
of so many commitments over the last several weeks, the Cardinal has not had
time to prepare for the Mass properly.  He looks forward to arranging
another date with the Knights of Columbus . . . whose invitation he deeply
appreciates.”


His Eminence will nevertheless attend and preach the homily at a
Solemn Mass for the Feast of the Annunciation according to the 1962 Missal
celebrated by Fr. James Miara of the Archdiocese of New York.

The Solemn
Mass begins at 7:30 PM at the Church of the Holy Innocents, 128 W. 37th Street,
in Manhattan, home to New York City’s Shrine of the Unborn.  Before Mass,
there will be a Rosary for Life at 7:00 PM.


WHAT:    Solemn Mass
for Life, Edward Cardinal Egan, Homilist

WHERE:  The Church of the Holy
Innocents, 128 W. 37th Street, Manhattan
WHEN:  Thursday, March 25th;
Rosary for Life, 7 PM; Solemn Mass, 7:30 PM

For more information, call (212)
569-1252 or visit www.traditionalknight.com.