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

Sunday, August 22, 2010

New Burton priest is married with family

August 21, 2010
by Laura Misjak

BURTON, Michigan - The Rev. Steven Anderson has been at the helm of Burton's Holy Redeemer Catholic Church for about a month, but he isn't a typical priest.

Anderson is a husband, father and grandfather.

"I'm unique, but I'm not a black sheep, because the priests and the bishops I've worked with have all been very welcoming, " said Anderson, 52. "The people of the churches I've been to have been very welcoming. It's just a great relationship."

Read the rest of the article at the Flint Journal.

Hat tip to Mary Ann Mueller

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