Skip to comments.Journey Home - May 3, 2010 - Fr. Christopher Phillips, Former Episcopal minister
Posted on 05/03/2010 8:52:01 AM PDT by NYer
Fr. Christopher Phillips with Pope Benedict XVI
Fr. Christopher G. Phillips is the pastor of Our Lady of the Atonement Catholic Church in San Antonio, Texas, where he has served for nearly twenty-seven years. He is the founding pastor of the first Anglican Use parish, erected in 1983 under the terms of the Pastoral Provision. Fr. Phillips was ordained as an Anglican for the Diocese of Bristol, England, in 1975. After serving as Curate for three years at St. Stephen Southmead, he returned to the United States and served in two Episcopal parishes in the Diocese of Rhode Island. In 1981 he left the Episcopal Church and moved with his family to Texas, where he was subsequently ordained as a Catholic priest in 1983. Fr. Phillips and his wife, JoAnn, have been married for nearly forty years. They have five children and one grandchild.
And from The Anglo-Catholic blog ..
Fr. Christopher Phillips, pastor of Our Lady of the Atonement Catholic Church (Anglican Use) in San Antonio, TX, and contributor to The Anglo-Catholic, will be Marcus Grodis guest on The Journey Home on EWTN, this coming Monday, May 3, 2010 at 8:00 PM ET.
Fr. Phillips hopes to spend most of the show discussing the Holy Fathers Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum Coetibus. Marcus Grodi interviewed Fr. Dwight Longenecker and Fr. Eric Bergman back on January 4, 2010. Now that a couple of months have passed, the Anglican Use folks have teamed-up with the ACA, and a formal application has been made to the CDF for a personal ordinariate in the USA, there should be plenty to talk about!
Check back with The Anglo-Catholic for commentary Monday evening! The Journey Home’s last treatment of the issue was less than helpful in easing the minds of fence-sitting Anglicans and, in my opinion, did a considerable disservice to this historic act of pastoral generosity on the part of the Holy Father. Look for Fr. Phillips to do his best to remedy the shortcomings of the first presentation and cast the Apostolic Constitution and its meaning for the whole Church in a more appropriate light.
Catholic / Anglican ping!
Thanks for the posting. Like many others, I still have a very hard time accepting the notion of married Anglican priests into the Catholic fold. This may prove to be a ticking time bomb- divorces etc...
The Byzantine Rite Catholics have had married priests forever, and have been part of the Catholic fold for 400 years or more.
Yes, but this is unique and it is why Rome doesn’t use it as a precedent to open the Roman Rite to married priests.