Benedictine Father Michael Zielinski appointed Head of Office for the Pope's Worship Office
The Pope appointed Benedictine Abbot Christopher Michael John Zielinski to the be the Head of the Office (office manager) of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments on Saturday, 24 November 2012. He is the number 3 person in the Congregation serving with Antonio Cardinal Cañizares, Archbishop Arthur Roche and Father Anthony Ward, SM.Dom Michael, 59, a native of Lakewood, Ohio, is a monk of the Olivetan Congregation of Benedictines having professed monastic vows in 1972, who studied at Sant'Anselmo and ordained in 1977. Dom Michael is a past religious superior of the Abbey of Our Lady of Guadalupe (Pecos, NM). Until now and since 8 May 2008, he's been the vice president of the Pontifical Commission for the Cultural Heritage of the Church and the Pontifical Commission for Sacred Archeology.He is also a consultor to the same Congregation. Dom Michael gave an interview that covered his thinking on the Tridentine Mass in 2007.You may be interested in his essay: The Cultural and Hertitage of the Classical Roman Rite, 2010.pdfSaint Benedict, pray for us.Saint Bernard Tolomei, pray for Abbot Michael in his new work for the Church.