Archbishop Hepworth Greets Cardinal Levada in Kingston, Ontario

Cardinal  William Levada and Archbishop John Hepworth met face-to-face for the first time last night at a dinner in Kingston, Ontario where the Prefect for the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith spoke on Anglicanorum Coetibus.

I will post more on this later, but here are some pictures from this excellent event.

The pictures also include the cardinal with a Queen's University student who is a member of Catholic Christian Outreach (CCO), a wonderful evangelistic organization reaching university students (last night's dinner was a fundraiser for CCO); the cardinal with Kingston Archbishop Brendan O'Brien, former president of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops; and the cardinal with Anglican Catholic Church of Canada Suffragan Bishop for Central Canada Carl Reid (my bishop in Ottawa); and the cardinal with me.

Author: Deborah Gyapong

Deborah Gyapong is a member of the Sodality of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary ( in Ottawa, a former parish of the Anglican Catholic Church of Canada (Traditional Anglican Communion) whose members were received individually and corporately into the Roman Catholic Church on April 15, 2012 by Ottawa Archbishop Terrence Prendergast at St. Patrick’s Basilica. Under the provisions of the Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum coetibus, the community will celebrate an approved Anglican Use liturgy and hopes to soon join with other sodalities across Canada to form the Canadian Deanery of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter under Msgr. Jeffrey Steenson, Ordinary. As we wait for our priest(s) to be ordained as Catholic priests, God willing, Archbishop Prendergast will provide priests to celebrate our Sunday Eucharist according to the Anglican Use. Deborah is a journalist who covers religion and politics in Canada’s national capital, writing primarily for Roman Catholic newspapers since 2004. Her novel The Defilers, published in 2006, was not a best seller, alas. She spent 17 years at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in news and current affairs, including 12 years as a television producer.

6 thoughts on “Archbishop Hepworth Greets Cardinal Levada in Kingston, Ontario”

  1. Man! I guess Ontario was the place to be yesteday, with the veritable all-star cast of the AC league.

    Thanks Deborah

  2. I've found in March "Diocesan Circular" of the Anglican Catholic Church of Canada that the Archbishop will be visiting different parts of the country until next Tuesday.
    I've also read that there is going to be a Synod in Vancouver in July.
    So, is it in July when the members of the Anglican Catholic Church in Canada are going to start giving a response to Anglicanorum Coetibus?
    It would be nice to know about the Synods and meetings of the TAC provinces, just to pray for…

  3. BTW, the priest giving Cardinal Levada a Canadian hockey jersey is Father Raymond de Souza, the chaplain at Queen's, and a priest in the Kingston diocese. He was the M.C. and organizer of the evening's event. He is also a columnist with the National Post, my favorite newspaper and a highly effective communicator, whether in broadcast or in print.

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