The text of Cardinal Donald Wuerl’s presentation on “The Mission of the Ordinariate: Evangelization” is now available, along with the other major presentations.
You also can watch the entire symposium online (with thanks to the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston and St. Mary’s Seminary).
The video of The Mission of the Ordinariate, is now archived online, thanks to the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston and St. Mary’s Seminary. The talks (three texts are available online) were inspiring.
Msgr. Jeffrey Steenson, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, Archbishop Gerhard Müller and Bishop Kevin Vann with clergy (most with the Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter) at the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham in Houston, Texas. They gathered there on Feb. 3, 2013, the day after the symposium, The Mission of the Ordinariate.
We had a great symposium on Saturday, with a capacity crowd and over 100 people watching online at any one time. Texts of three of the presentations, including Archbishop Müller’s and Msgr. Steve Lopes’ keynotes, are available here. We hope to have the archived video posted here soon.
In other news, Msgr. Steenson announced during the symposium that Fr. Peter Wilkinson has been named a Monsignor by Pope Benedict XVI. Read more here.
As the symposium draws near,why not revisit Anglicanorum coetibus and the Complementary Norms? The documents, which were issued on November 4, 2009, are available on the Vatican website.
For those watching the symposium online (at http://www.archgh.org/live/), the key presentations are scheduled for the following times:
- 9:30 a.m. (CST): Archbishop Gerhard Müller, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith
- 11:00 a.m. (CST): Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington and ecclesiastical delegate for the ordinariate in the United States
- 1:30 p.m. (CST): Monsignor Steven Lopes, Official with the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and Secretary to the Anglicanae Traditiones Commission
- 2:45 p.m. (CST): Archbishop Müller, Bishop Kevin Vann of Orange and Monsignor Jeffrey Steenson, Ordinary of the Ordinariate, will offer responses.
Saturday’s symposium, The Mission of the Ordinariate, will be live-streamed on the Internet at www.archgh.org/live, 9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (CST).
Speakers include Archbishop Gerhard Müller, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (making his first visit to the U.S. for the Vatican), Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, and Msgr. Steven Lopes, an American priest on the staff of the CDF and Secretary to the Anglicanae Traditiones Commission. Bishop Kevin Vannand Msgr. Jeffrey Steenson will speak as part of the afternoon panel. Click here for the full schedule.
Archbishop Gerhard Muller, prefect of the CDF
Archbishop Gerhard Muller’s first stop in the United States as prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith will be at the Ordinariate’s symposium on Feb. 2.
A native of Mainz, Germany, he was ordained a priest in 1978 and a bishop in 2002. He started his priesthood in parish ministry before becoming a professor of dogmatic theology. He already was a member of the CDF when he was appointed prefect by Pope Benedict XVI in July 2012. At that time, he also was appointed President of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei, President of the International Theological Commission and President of the Pontifical Biblical Commission.
In a December 2012 interview with the Catholic Herald, he spoke about the ordinariates. Here is an excerpt:
As Prefect of the CDF, Archbishop Müller is responsible for the implementation of the apostolic constitution Anglicanorum Coetibus. He was keen to talk about the great benefits which have come to the Church through the inclusion of these communities of Anglicans, with their pastors, into Catholic life. Commenting on the ecumenical dimension of the personal ordinariates, he said: “It’s not only the will of the Holy Father, but it is the will of Jesus Christ that all the baptised are drawn together into full visible communion. In this way Anglicanorum Coetibus is both a fruit of the ecumenical dialogues of the last 40 years and an expression of the ultimate goal of the ecumenical movement.
“What we notice particularly from the clergy who are applying for ordination in the various ordinariates is that there has been a rediscovery in some Anglican and Protestant circles of the importance and the necessity of the papacy in order to maintain the authentic link with biblical Christianity against the pressures of secularism and liberalism. Many of those who have entered into full communion through the ordinariates have sacrificed a great deal in order to be true to their consciences. They should be welcomed wholeheartedly by the Catholic community – not as prodigals but as brothers and sisters in Christ who bring with them into the Church a worthy patrimony of worship and spirituality.”
Learn more about Archbishop Muller on the Vatican website, which has a page of links to several of his homilies and interview texts.
Register for the symposium here.
The Symposium is two weeks away! Archbishop Müller, prefect of the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith, will start the day with a talk entitled, “The Call to Communion: Anglicanorum coetibus and Ecclesial Unity.”
Msgr. Steve Lopes will be a presenter at the Ordinariate’s upcoming symposium
Msgr. Steve Lopes, one of the major presenters at the symposium on The Mission of the Ordinariate, has worked tirelessly behind the scenes at the Vatican on the development of the ordinariates.
An American priest, Msgr. Lopes is an official at the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith and the secretary to the Anglicanae Traditiones Commission, which is developing common liturgical texts for the ordinariates.
He was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of San Francisco in 2001 after completing seminary studies at St. Patrick’s Seminary in Menlo Park, CA and the Pontifical North American College in Rome. In 2005, he completed a doctorate in dogmatic theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, with a dissertation on “Trinitarian Theology of the Eucharist.”
He will speak on”The Ordinariate’s Mission: Liturgy.”
Register online for the Feb. 2, 2013 Ordinariate symposium in Houston, Texas.
The deadline for reserving rooms at the Crowne Plaza with the special Ordinariate rate is Jan. 18! Visit our hotel and travel page for details.
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