Skip to comments.Former Episcopal Bishop Jeffrey Steenson to be Named the First American Ordinary [Ordinariate]
Posted on 12/23/2011 6:40:06 AM PST by marshmallow
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Former Episcopal Bishop of the Rio Grande, Jeffrey Steenson, is to be named the Ordinary when the Anglican Ordinariate is erected on January 1, 2012, sources tell VOL.
Word seeped out from the Vatican late last week that Steenson -- who left The Episcopal Church in 2007 over TEC's polity - has been tapped for the new post as the Ordinariate gets its first foothold in the United States.
The former Episcopal House of Bishops' member has been deeply concerned with the continued fracturing of Anglicanism. The Episcopal Church's insistence on autonomy has further distanced itself from other Anglican provinces and resulted in a shredding of the fabric of Anglicanism.
This reporter came into possession of a private communiqué late Wednesday revealing that Steenson is being tapped for the Ordinariate's top post. A second confidential source has confirmed the communiqué.
When asked if the former Episcopal Bishop of the Rio Grande has received the nod to be the first Ordinary the source replied: "Yes, Jeffrey Steenson will be the new Ordinary."
On Tuesday, a third source, The Bovina Bloviator Blog theorized that Steenson would get the miter.
"It is being noised Jeffrey Steenson, the former Bishop of the Diocese of the Rio Grande in the Episcopal Church, who was received into the Catholic Church in 2007 and is now a priest, will be named Ordinary of the American Anglican Ordinariate on January 1, 2012," the Bovina Bloviator posted under an Ordinariate Buzz header.
Steenson's Anglo-Catholic pedigree comes from being an Episcopal priest for 24 years including stints as the curate and rector at two Pennsylvania parishes -- All Saints' Church in Wynnewood, and Church of the Good Shepherd in Rosemont, before going on to St. Andrew's in Fort Worth, Texas. From there..........
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If he’s the first American ordinary, he must be an Obama fan.
He’s not, but if ignorance would be an indicator of such a thing, you would be.
Did you forget your cup of humour this morning?
It was a pun on the fact that Obama doesn’t consider America to be an extroidinary country or people.
Now that's an odd name.
Do you know what the word “ordinary” means in Catholic usage/language?
If you don’t, then why post something silly?
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A good article on the rumor from Fr Chori Jonathin Seraiah:
Here’s a related post from Fr. Z’s blog:
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