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

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Another Ordination for the US Ordinariate

Former Charismatic Episcopal bishop Randy Sly is ordained on June 23rd to the Catholic priesthood by Arlington, Virginia Bishop Paul S. Loverde at Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church in Potomac Falls, Maryland. Father Sly is Associate Editor for Catholic Online ( and CEO for the Catholic Online Virginia Edition - North. Father Sly was ordained for the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter.


  1. Mr Cavanaugh, I don't know if you are yet aware, but for some resaon Symantec internet security products are presently blocking your blog pages stating that the site is fraudulent!

  2. Mourad,

    No, I didn't know, but I'm also unsure what I can do about it. This is a blogger blog site, so it is part of Google. As for being fraudulent, perhaps Symantec expects fewer links or more original content? But I'm sure people would rather read the news I dig up than my personal, if original, blathering : )