04 August 2008

Article in "Today's Catholic"

The Anglican Use Conference received excellent coverage in our archdiocesan newspaper, "Today's Catholic."

SAN ANTONIO • Falling at a time when foundational shifts within the Anglican and Episcopalian churches hold promise of reuniting a segment of their followers with the Catholic Church, the tone of the national Anglican Use Conference held at Our Lady of the Atonement Parish on July 10-12, was decidedly one of optimism. It was a time to reflect on the struggles and triumphs of the past and look with renewed hope to the future.

Under the Catholic Church’s 1980 Pastoral Provision to the Anglican Usage of the Roman Rite, former Episcopalians seeking reunification with the church from which their forefathers split at the time of Henry the VIII are able to retain much of their Anglican liturgical heritage when converting to Catholicism.