Tuesday, October 27, 2009
by David Lewis Stokes
IN EARLY JUNE 1999 I was deposed as a priest in the Episcopal Church. By the month’s end my family and I were received into the Roman Catholic Church. And four years later, I was ordained a priest under what is called the Pastoral Provision.
At that time I made the resolve neither to write about my conversion nor to engage in religious skirmishes on the op-ed page. Knowing that “informed public discourse” is an oxymoron, I had no desire to give offense to a church whose spirituality I loved (and still love) and whose people I had been privileged to serve...
Read the rest in the Providence Journal.
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