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, May 9, 2012

Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham Posts List of Priestly Ordination candidates

The list of candidates to be ordained to the Sacred Priesthood in 2012 for the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham has been posted on the Ordinariate web site. Among the 21 names it is very good to see the name of John Hunwicke. (Soon to be again) Father Hunwicke's erudition, pastoral sense and good humor will be a great boon to the Ordinariate and the Catholic Church.

1 comment:

  1. The diaconal ordinations will be on Saturday 26th May at 10am in Westminster Cathedral.