Having served with distinction as our special correspondent for the recent Anglican Use Conference, Mr. Ralph Johnston of Our Lady of the Atonement Parish in San Antonio, TX, has accepted our invitation to join the staff as an occasional contributor to The Anglo-Catholic. We are delighted to have him on the team.
Mr. Johnston has been a member of OLA since 2004. Formerly a museum director, he now serves as headmaster of The Atonement Academy, the PK-12 parish school of Our Lady of the Atonement, and, to date, the only school in the Pastoral Provision and future Ordinariate community. Like many other cradle Catholics worshiping in Pastoral Provision congregations, he has developed an attachment to the Anglican forms of devotion. He has attended Anglican Use Conferences in prior years and is a member of the Anglican Use Society.
In Rome with an Atonement pilgrimage group when Anglicanorum Coetibus was published, he was the first individual to file a petition with the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith to establish an Ordinariate for the United States under the Apostolic Constitution. He was a contributor at the Anglicanorum Coetibus Information Day in San Antonio on December 12 of last year, and he has followed recent events closely. Mr. Johnston holds an MPPM from Yale University and a Certificate in Catholic School Leadership from the University of Dallas.
Please join me in welcoming Mr. Johnston to The Anglo-Catholic!
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