Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

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.”

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our August expenses ($15,965 to go):
$35,000.00 $19,034.98
46% 54%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 3 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • 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!

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

The rising, dangerous influence of 'transgender' ideology 3 hours ago
Does the EU flag evoke the patronage of the Virgin Mary? 4 hours ago
The diocese as corporate sponsor 11 hours ago
Lectures on Art and Faith in NYC August 26
Black Mass Thwarted in Oklahoma City August 26

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
‘A real via crucis’: Pope Francis, patriarch plead on behalf of Iraq’s Christians CWN - August 8
Hundreds of thousands of Iraqi Christians in flight as Islamic State advances CWN - August 8