Sunday, January 1, 2012
The day is finally here! When I first posted this I hadn't yet seen the story anywhere else, but it is beginning to appear all over the place. A news bulletin posted this morning on the website of the Holy See, the headline of which says something like this (please pardon my amateur Italian translation: "Erection of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter and Appointment of the First Ordinary." The new U.S. ordinary, who will function as bishop of this non-territorial diocese, is Msgr. Jeffrey N. Steenson. Msgr. Steenson resigned episcopal orders in September of 2007 as Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of the Rio Grande to become a Catholic...
Read the rest at Heide Seward's blog Seward's Folly.