November 9, 2012
Archbishop Gerhard Müller, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith; Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington; and Msgr. Steve Lopes, Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and Secretary to the Anglicanae Traditiones Commission, will be featured speakers at a symposium to mark first anniversary of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter.
The symposium, which will be sponsored by the ordinariate, will be held Feb. 2, 2013 at St. Mary’s Seminary in Houston. Topics will include the ecclesiology of Anglicanorum Coetibus, and the evangelization and liturgical missions of the ordinariate.
Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston, will greet participants. Additional speakers include Bishop Kevin Vann of Orange (CA), who also is the ecclesiastical delegate for the Pastoral Provision; and Monsignor Jeffrey N. Steenson, ordinary of the Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter.
The Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter was established by Pope Benedict XVI on Jan. 1, 2012 for former Anglican groups and clergy seeking to become Catholic while retaining elements of the Anglican traditions and heritage. The ordinariate, which is based in Houston, Texas, is equivalent to a diocese, but national in scope. Its clergy and communities are located across the United States and Canada. Other ordinariates are located in the United Kingdom and Australia.
Details on the symposium will be posted online soon at www.usordinariate.org.
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