Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Fr. Catania to Appear on "The World Over"

Mt. Calvary Church, Baltimore
From a story posted yesterday on The Anglo-Catholic:

The Rev. Jason Catania of Mount Calvary, Baltimore, which recently voted to withdraw from the Episcopal Church and apply to become a parish of the Anglican Use, will be interviewed this week by Raymond Arroyo for the EWTN program, "The World Over."

For those in the U.S., the program will air at 8:00 p.m. Eastern with encore runs Friday at 1:00 a.m., Sunday 4:00 p.m., and Monday at both 10:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m.

Those in other countries can check the listings on The World Over website.

I posted a blog entry on Oct. 25 about Fr. Catania and Mt. Calvary, whose congregation voted overwhelmingly at a congregational meeting on Oct. 24 to leave the Episcopal Church and seek reception into the Catholic Church.

Read the entire article on The Anglo-Catholic.>>>

Monday, November 8, 2010

Breaking News from England

It looks as if the prayers of Blessed John Henry, Cardinal Newman (and many others) are continuing to bear fruit.

Five Church of England Bishops have formally tendered their resignation from the CofE and announced their intention to join the English Ordinariate once it is formed.  The Bishops--three active, two retired--are among the most prominent of the so-called "Flying Bishops," who serve traditionalist Anglican congregations and are affiliated with the organization, Forward in Faith (FIF).  One of the five, John Broadhurst, Bishop of Fulham & Chairman of FIF International, has already announced his intention to take up the Holy Father's offer, formalized almost exactly one year ago in the Apostolic Constitution, Anglicanorum coetibus.

While this does not come as a complete surprise to most of us who keep track of such developments, it is a great joy to those of us who have been praying hard for our Catholic-minded brothers still on the other side of the Tiber.  Let us continue to pray that more of our separated brethren will come to be reconciled with Holy Mother Church.

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