(CNS) Former Anglican priests begin formation to be ordained Catholic priests

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Seminarians currently enrolled at St. Mary's served as hosts during the opening day of the first formation weekend in January.

"I think the seminarians at St. Mary understand how significant this is and they have been incredible," Msgr. [Jeffrey] Steenson told the Texas Catholic Herald, newspaper of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. "They are so energized about this -- they know it is historical."

He credit[s] the "extraordinary efforts and help" and "time and resources" of the archdiocese and Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo with bringing about "exactly what Pope Benedict hoped for -- the close relationship with the local diocese and the new ordinariate."

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Posted February 19, 2012 at 5:21 pm [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]



1. Pageantmaster [Katie bought Welby] wrote:

Who cares?  If you want to be a Roman Catholic, and get poached by Rome, best of luck to you, but you will not be Anglican, and the ‘Anglican patrimony’ will be wafer thin.  Be prepared to shut your eyes to the still woeful child care provision.

February 20, 8:35 pm | [comment link]
2. Pageantmaster [Katie bought Welby] wrote:

And on no account ask about the money or the US child abuse.

February 20, 8:42 pm | [comment link]
3. the roman wrote:

#1. Are you pointing out that Catholic church members are the only ones who abuse children and practice corrupt business transactions? It seems to me that was the gist of your comments. Good that you counsel converts to shut their eyes and ask no questions. And good luck with your spiritual journey within a church that’s obviously never experienced the same sins as the RCC. I hope that’s working out for you.

February 21, 7:33 am | [comment link]
4. Pageantmaster [Katie bought Welby] wrote:

#3

Are you pointing out that Catholic church members are the only ones who abuse children and practice corrupt business transactions?

Certainly not, but I am pointing out that there is no evidence with continuing revelations that the RC church has taken on board the lessons, or is determined to root out the problems, as the latest child abuse revelations and cardinal appointments show.  All institutions where there are children are targetted by those who seek contact for sinful purposes; the issue is how the institution responds.  I see no evidence that there is anything but denial going on.

And good luck with your spiritual journey within a church that’s obviously never experienced the same sins as the RCC

I am not part of such a church, but I am part of a church which has taken on board the lessons of the past and put in place rigorous child-protection measures and auditing standards to ensure that to the extent possible that children are protected from those who wish them harm, and that there are proper accounting safeguards which cannot be over-ridden by senior officials.

I hope that’s working out for you.

I am very happy in the Church of England and blessed with good teaching and growth in my faith in God, thank you very much for asking.

February 21, 8:04 am | [comment link]
5. the roman wrote:

#4. My point thank you. Given the evidence within your presentation, what is it then that would compel such men to ever leave the CoE for the RCC? Surely they are men of intelligence and discrimination. Why would such men seek union with the institution you describe? I think I know.

February 21, 8:36 am | [comment link]
6. Pageantmaster [Katie bought Welby] wrote:

#5 You are the roman, you tell me?

February 21, 8:38 am | [comment link]
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