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Cardinal Wuerl receives Episcopal parish into Catholic Church

Catholic World News - October 10, 2011

At a Mass celebrated in the Crypt Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington received the rector and members of St. Luke’s Community in Bladensburg, Maryland, into the Catholic Church.

“St. Luke’s is the first former Episcopal parish in the United States to take this step, and the community intends to become part of an ordinariate when one is established by the Vatican in the United States,” a spokesman for the Archdiocese of Washington said in a press release. “Until that time, St. Luke’s will come under the care of the Archdiocese of Washington.”

“This is truly a historic moment,” said Cardinal Wuerl--a “joyful moment of completion.”

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  • Posted by: Mike in Toronto - Oct. 10, 2011 11:26 PM ET USA

    Welcome home.

  • Posted by: Steve214 - Oct. 10, 2011 7:16 PM ET USA

    Happy day!

  • Posted by: Pro Deo et Hibernia - Oct. 10, 2011 6:54 PM ET USA

    What great news! We must all pray that more of our Protestant brethren may swim the Tiber and enter into the full communion of Holy Mother Church!

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