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Ordinariate’s new bishop looks to future

January 08, 2016

Msgr. Steven Lopes, who will soon be ordained bishop of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter, said in an interview that the former Anglicans to whom he will minister in the US and Canada “are very vibrant, very committed to their faith.”

The ordinariate’s faithful and clergy are “tremendous evangelizers” who “are able to articulate a joy of being Catholic and the adventure of fidelity,” Msgr. Lopes told Our Sunday Visitor.

“All of our communities, I’ve noticed, are very committed to beauty in worship, beauty in terms of the music, beauty in terms of the participation in the prayers,” he continued. “Also, beauty in terms of reverence and in terms of the style of architecture.”

“Right now, a lot of our communities are focused on setting down their roots,” he added. “Our communities are raising money, gathering for worship, strengthening the identity of the parish so they can put down roots.”


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