2012 Anglican Use Conference

The 2012 annual conference of the Anglican Use Society will be held from Thursday, November 8 through Saturday, November 10. It will be hosted jointly by the parish of St. Therese of Lisieux and the diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph. The Ordinary of the Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter, Msgr. Jeffrey N. Steenson, will take part in the conference. Most activities will be held at the Catholic Center at 20 West Ninth St. in Kansas City.

Reservations for the conference and for the hotel can be made at the Conference web site.

Author: Fr. Christopher Phillips

Fr. Christopher G. Phillips is the pastor of Our Lady of the Atonement Catholic Church in San Antonio, Texas, where he has served for the past twenty-eight years. He is the founding pastor of the first Anglican Use parish, erected in 1983 under the terms of the Pastoral Provision. Fr. Phillips was ordained as an Anglican for the Diocese of Bristol, England, in 1975. After serving as Curate for three years at St. Stephen Southmead, he returned to the United States and served in two Episcopal parishes in the Diocese of Rhode Island. In 1981 he left the Episcopal Church and moved with his family to Texas, where he was subsequently ordained as a Catholic priest in 1983. Fr. Phillips and his wife, JoAnn, have been married for forty years. They have five children, all grown and married, and three grandchildren.

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  1. I think the topic "Practical Considerations and Future Directions in the Pastoral Provision and Ordinariate" with Fr. Hurd and Dr. Marlon De La Torre should be interesting. After having maintained about the same number of Anglican Use Communities that the Pastoral Provision Office began with some 30 years ago, I'm not sure I can see the point of having a future. On the other hand it seems one of the speakers might soon be ordained as a result of being in the Pastoral Provision process for over two years. Since he began the process prior to the establishment of the Personal Ordinariate, I'm curious as to whether his intent is to be a diocesan priest that won't be associated with the Ordinariate. If he is to be diocesan, do the rules of the Pastoral Provision still apply in that the diocese has now met its quota of two?

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