Sunday, February 3, 2013

US Anglican Ordinariate commemorates first year at 2013 Symposium

HOUSTON 3 February 2013 (ACNS) - Saint Mary's Seminary in Houston, Texas, hosted the 2013 symposium of the Anglican Ordinariate, a special prelature within the Roman Communion to allow individual and corporate conversion of Anglicans to Catholicism while retaining certain elements of their Anglican culture. The symposium commemorated the first year of the US Anglican Ordinariate while looking to future plans.

Archbishop Müller with Ordinariate clergy
The symposium was hosted by the Ordinary, Msgr. Jeffrey Steenson. Additionally, special guests included Cardinal DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston, Cardinal Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, and Archbishop Gerhard Müller, the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. Archbishop Müller came from the Vatican for this special event.

Cardinal Wuerl receives a gift from Msgr. Steenson
The leaders and distinguished guests spoke of the progress made and the future direction of the Ordinariate. Archbishop Müller called on the clergy and faithful of the Ordinariate to be courageous in their work as Catholics. Participants indicated that they were pleased at the Vatican's support for the Anglican Ordinariate. For more information, visit the US Anglican Ordinarite.