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

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The March for Life

My friend Chris Muldoon of the Schola Amicorum spotted this banner at the March for Life on Jan 24th in Washington and sent it along. The banner was carried by members of the St. Thomas More Society (Anglican Use) from Scranton, PA and friends from the Washington and Baltimore area.


The Anglo-Catholic blog has added a post about the Mass and subsequent meeting of "ordinariate-bound" Catholics and Anglicans in Baltimore the night before the March.

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