On Becoming Fully Catholic: Transitioning into the Family

My friend Fr. Ed Meeks, Rector of Christ the King Church in Towson, Maryland, writes to inform us of the following event for clergy interested in the anticipated Personal Ordinariate here in the USA.

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Holy Trinity Theological College and Seminary, the diocesan seminary of the TAC’s Diocese of the Holy Family, will host a seminar for Ordinariate-bound clergy on Saturday, June 25, from 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. at Christ the King Church, Towson, Maryland.

The theme of the seminar will be “On Becoming Fully Catholic: Transitioning into the Family”.  The seminar will feature an informal format, and will be led by two distinguished faculty members from Mt. St. Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland.  Fr. Michael Roach, Chair of the Department of Church History at Mt. St. Mary’s and Pastor of St. Bartholomew’s Catholic Church in Manchester, Maryland will address the topic “A Priest-to-Priest Perspective”.  Dr. William Bales, Professor of New Testament at Mt. St. Mary’s will speak on “A Convert’s Perspective”.

The cost for the seminar, including lunch, will be $50.00 per person.  Those planning to attend can obtain a registration form at http://www.holytrinityaca.org/seminar.


Traditional Anglican Communion Global News Roundup

St Agatha, Landport.

There have been several stories from the Traditional Anglican Communion over the last few days.  First there has been more news of the Anglican Church in America (ACA):

Three bishops of the ACA have issued a pastoral letter, following a statement by their chancellors, calling for an immediate separation between the ACA and the Patrimony of the Primate.  You can read the full statement at the ACA website.

In response to all of the recent developments in the ACA, Archbishop John Hepworth, Primate of the Traditional Anglican Communion, has given an extensive interview to Mary Ann Mueller outlining the situation as he sees it.  You can read that interview at Virtue Online.

And, while the internet was buzzing with these developments, other things were happening as well:

In Australia, Bishop Harry Entwhistle has given an interview to The Record saying it's "All or nothing for Anglican Catholics," with news of the recently completed festival in Australia and information on the upcoming festival in Perth.  Read the whole story at The Record.

Christ the King, Towson.

In the UK, Fr. Christopher Colven, former Anglican priest and Rector of Spanish Place in London, gave the sermon at the patronal festival of St. Agatha's Church, Landport.  You can read the entire sermon at Ordinariate Portal.

Finally, in the States, Fr. Ed Meeks of Christ the King in Towson, Maryland delivered a sermon titled, "The Ordinariate:  Where We Are Today,"  which reminds us all of the fundamental theological issues raised by Anglicanorum coetibus.  I recommend it highly to all who are considering entering the Ordinariate and as a good reminder to all who have decided to come.  The full audio is available on the Christ the King website.