Bishop Kevin Vann: The Ordinariates and Christian Unity

30 01 2012

Bishop Vann, of the Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth, Texas, writes in the North Texas Catholic:

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
One of the blessings about the life of Faith here in the Diocese of Fort Worth, especially with an eye to the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, has been the lived experience of the Pastoral Provision and the recent announcement of the establishment of the “Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter” on January 2, 2012 at Our Lady of Walsingham in Houston, Texas. As I said at the news conference, both are, I believe complementary, yet distinct expressions of the Lord’s will that “all may be one.” They are first ecclesial movements toward something — full communion with the See of Peter — and not away from something.

Read the rest here, beginning on page 2.


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