Posted on Rorate Caeli 7/18:
The largest diocese in the United States, and one of the largest in the world, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, is about to officially receive and welcome the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter (FSSP), Rorate can confirm. Rumors on this huge step for Tradition in America had been circulating in the past few weeks, but at last we are able to bring this piece of news to the general public.
Archbishop José Horacio Gómez receives our gratitude for warmly welcoming an institute dedicated exclusively to the Traditional Mass to the Archdiocese, the FSSP. The little pueblo of Nuestra Señora de los Ángeles de la Porciúncula was founded under the aegis of the Traditional Mass by settlers sent by Blessed Junípero Serra, so it is fitting and proper that the Mass of Father Serra be daily celebrated in a setting dedicated exclusively to it in the Archdiocese.
We are also informed that the FSSP will need to eventually purchase or build a church in the city: at first, they are looking at either the Downtown or Hollywood area. Fr. James Fryar, who will start this apostolate (Misión, we should rather say!), will be permanently in the city beginning in August.
For future updates and information, keep an eye on the (still mostly empty, of course) new website of the FSSP Apostolate in Los Angeles: FSSP.LA