The first principle of the Ordinariate is then about Christian unity. St. Basil the Great, the Church’s greatest ecumenist, literally expended his life on the work of building bridges between orthodox brethren who shared a common faith, but who had become separated from one another in a Church badly fragmented by heresy and controversy. He taught that the work of Christian unity requires deliberate and ceaseless effort...St. Basil often talked with yearning about the archaia agape, the ancient love of the apostolic community, so rarely seen in the Church of his day. This love, he taught, is a visible sign that the Holy Spirit is indeed present and active, and it is absolutely essential for the health of the Church.

- Msgr. Jeffrey Steenson, Homily on the Occasion of his Formal Institution as Ordinary

Sunday, March 7, 2010

World-renowned organist seeks to preserve classic Gregorian chant in Catholic liturgy

By Kevin Kelly

KANSAS CITY — Call him nutty. At age 85, Bruce Prince-Joseph is used to it.

His own father thought Prince-Joseph was thinking rather oddly when the then-teenager, with a fresh diploma from Kansas City’s Westport High School, quit a budding career at Mercantile Bank and Trust to pursue his dream of music in New York City...

Read the rest about the organist at the Anglica Use Mass at St. Therese of the Little Flower in Kansas City at the web site of The Catholic Key.

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