Saturday, February 25, 2012

Anglicans home in Rome

Former Anglicans celebrate Mass in St. Peter's, give thanks to Pope
Members of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham in England attend Pope Benedict XVI's general audience in Paul VI hall at the Vatican Feb. 22.CNS photo by Paul Haring.
"Wonderful" wasn't a strong enough word to describe the feelings of a former Anglican bishop about coming home to the Catholic Church. He joined 90 other Anglican pilgrims who attended their first general audience with Pope Benedict XVI Feb. 22. Carol Glatz of Catholic News Service reports:

For perhaps the first time ever, Anglican hymns, chants, and prayers reverberated off the marble walls of St. Peter's Basilica as some members of the world's first ordinariate for former Anglicans celebrated their coming into the Catholic Church.

"Wonderful is not a strong enough word to express how we feel to be here," where the apostle Peter gave his life "and where his successors guarded the faith for generations," said Father Len Black in his homily.

Read the full article at The B.C. Catholic website.
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