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, December 30, 2008

ANALYSIS: Will Anglicans Come Home to Rome?

by Deacon Keith Fournier
Novemer 24, 2007

On the eve of the Consistory, rumors are swirling of a major movement toward Rome.
As the Anglican communion world wide suffers from internal division over issues of Christian orthodoxy, could a significant movement of Anglicans soon be received into the full communion of the Catholic Church?
Read in full at Catholic Online.

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