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Interview with Bishop-elect Lopes, by Peter Smith

posted Dec 2, 2015, 4:56 PM by Rochester Ordinariate
Peter has been very busy!  Our new bishop-elect speaks at length about the Ordinariate:
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First Personal Ordinariate Bishop Talks ‘Wonderment of Being in God’s Church’ 

Bishop-elect Steven Lopes, the first-ever bishop of a personal ordinariate for the Anglican tradition, explains how Catholics of Anglican heritage have an important role in evangelization and enriching the Church.


by PETER JESSERER SMITH 12/02/2015


Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter

Bishop-elect Steven Lopes distributes Communion. 

– Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter


HOUSTON — When Pope Francis appointed Bishop-elect Steven Lopes on Nov. 24 to be the first bishop of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter — one of three personal ordinariates set up under Benedict XVI — it marked an important milestone for Catholics of Anglican heritage, who have now seen their Anglican traditions restored to the Catholic Church and Catholic life.

Bishop-elect Lopes is originally not of Anglican heritage, but he has been intimately involved with the process of setting up the ordinariates and the development of their new Catholic liturgy,


Read the whole interview here: http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/first-personal-ordinariate-bishop-talks-wonderment-of-being-in-gods-church/#ixzz3tDMseidj
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