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

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Canadian Ordinariate has a home on the web

The Catholic Bishops Conference of Canada has created a page on their web site for the Ordinariate. There is not a lot of information there yet, but there is notice of a conference to be held for anyone interested in Anglicanorum Coetibus. From Archbishop Collins' invitation, which is posted on the site:
To help move our dialogue and planning forward, I would like to extend an invitation to
all those interested in Anglicanorum Coetibus to join me for a conference dedicated to
this topic, to be held at the Queen of Apostles Retreat Centre in Mississauga, Ontario on
March 24-26, 2011.

Hat tip to the Anglo-Catholic blog.


A nice article on the above mentioned conference has appeared in the BC Catholic newspaper out of Vancouver, written by Deborah Gyapong, a blogger at both The Anglo-Catholic and the English Catholic blogs. Entitled "Toronto Archbishop welcomes Anglicans", it gives a good deal more info than that currently available on the Canadian ordinariate site.

Hat tip to the English Catholic blog.

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