Cardinal Wuerl receives Episcopal parish into Catholic Church
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.”
- Episcopal parish in Bladensburg converts to Roman Catholic Church (Washington Post)
- Archdiocese of Washington Welcomes St. Luke’s Community (Archdiocese of Washington)
- Cardinal Wuerl's Homily at Rite of Reception for the St. Luke Community (Catholic Online)
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Posted by: Mike in Toronto -
Oct. 10, 2011 11:26 PM ET USA
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Oct. 10, 2011 7:16 PM ET USA
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!