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, February 10, 2009

Dr. Jeffrey Steenson Gives Chaplain's Lecture

February 10, 2009

On the evening of February 10th, the entire UD Rome campus community gathered together in the Aula Magna for a lecture by UD faculty member in Theology, Dr. Jeffrey Steenson. Over ninety students and staff attended the event, which was hosted by UD Rome's Chaplain's Lecture Series and introduced by UD Rome Chaplain, Monsignor Thomas Fucinaro.
The title of Dr. Steenson's talk was, "Why I Became a Catholic?", a reference to his personal journey from the Episcopal and Anglican faith to Roman Catholicism...

Read in full at the University of Dallas at Rome web site.

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