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

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Newman Shrine, The Church of Our Saviour, New York City

7/29/2010
by SHAWN TRIBE

Yesterday, we spoke of the three Newman chapels which are being planned for the Birmingham, London and Oxford Oratories. But of course, interest in and devotion to the person of Cardinal Newman extends well beyond the borders of the United Kingdom to other parts of the world.

Today the NLM is pleased to share news of a Newman shrine which is being erected at the Church of Our Saviour, New York City, where Fr. George William Rutler is the parish priest -- and incidentally, the NLM's own Matthew Alderman is also involved in the project...

Read about the project at The New Liturgical Movement blog.

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