CARDINAL RAYMOND BURKE TO CELEBRATE WI SHRINE’S FIRST PONTIFICAL HIGH MASSby Max Douglas • ChurchMilitant.com • December 6, 2016
LA CROSSE, Wis. (ChurchMilitant.com) – Cardinal Raymond Burke, former head of the highest court in the Vatican, will be celebrating a Pontifical High Mass at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Lacrosse, Wisconsin.
December 10 will be the first Pontifical High Mass celebrated at the Shrine since Cardinal Burke founded it as then-Bishop of Lacrosse. The reason behind the founding of the shrine was to serve the spiritual needs of those who suffer poverty in body and soul.
A Pontifical High Mass is the highest Mass celebrated without the Pope in the Traditional Rite. In the Novus Ordo Rite there are no distinctions among Masses.