Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Anglican minister becomes Catholic priest

Father Shier joins Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter set up by Pope Benedict
Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB, lays his hands on Deacon Michael Shier and speaks the prayer of consecration, ordaining him a Catholic priest, March 15, in Holy Rosary Cathedral. Agnieszka Krawczynski / The B.C. Catholic.
The fruits of Pope Benedict's efforts to welcome Anglicans to the Catholic faith were manifest at Holy Rosary Cathedral as Deacon Michael Shier was ordained a priest for the Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

Jesuits report heightened interest
Pope Francis smiles as he leaves his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican March 5. Paul Haring / CNS.
Since Pope Francis stepped on the balcony at St. Peter's Basilica as the first Jesuit to become the Vicar of Christ, interest in his religious order has taken a noticeable boost. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Supreme Court hears religious freedom arguments in Loyola case
St. Francis Xavier, St. Ignatius of Loyola, and Blessed Peter Faber are shown in an icon. CNS photo / courtesy of Jesuit General Curia.
The Supreme Court of Canada heard arguments in the Loyola case March 24 on whether religious freedom is both an individual and a corporate or communal right. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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