Jesus gave us the “blueprint for unity” in his Last Supper Discourse. He was praying to our Heavenly Father for his apostles and then he prayed for us. He said, “I not only pray for them, [his apostles]; I also pray for those who will come to believe in me because of their word. I pray that they may be one in us, just as you are in me and I am in you, may they be one in us so the world will come to believe that you sent me” (John 17 :20-21).
It might be an email or a phone call, but they come in regularly now–enquiries from Evangelicals who are interested in the Catholic Church. They call me because they have heard that I was brought up as an Evangelical and graduated from the fundamentalist Bob Jones University–but now I’m a Catholic priest.
Fr. Ed Meeks and I have known each other for around 16 years. We have shared a lot of memories in our past relationship in the Charismatic Episcopal Church. Nothing compares, however, to what we experienced last weekend as both of us were ordained priests and his parish received by the Catholic Church into full communion.On Sunday the two of us will stand together as priests in the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church before the altar at Christ the King parish.
“Pope Benedict XVI has named Archbishop Augustine Di Noia, O.P., to the post of vice president of the Pontifical Commission ‘Ecclesia Dei’. The appointment of a high-ranking prelate to this position is a sign of the Holy Father’s pastoral solicitude for traditionalist Catholics in communion with the Holy See and his strong desire for the reconciliation of those traditionalist communities not in union with the See of Peter.” Archbishop Joseph Augustine DiNoia, O.P. is one of the great theologians of the Church. He is an extraordinary teacher, a holy and humble man.So, it is no wonder that the Lord keeps choosing this son of St. Dominic for such important tasks. Pray for him and his vital assignment.