Friday 12th October 2012
Archbishop Gerhard Müller (right), Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, and Mgr Steve Lopes, Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and Secretary to the Anglicanae Traditiones working party, will be featured speakers at a symposium to mark the first anniversary of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St Peter in Houston, Texas.
The symposium will be held on Saturday 2 February 2013 at St Mary's Seminary in Houston. Topics will include the ecclesiology of Anglicanorum Coetibus, and the evangelization and liturgical missions of the ordinariate.
Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston, will greet participants. Additional speakers include Bishop Kevin Vann of Orange (California), who also is the Ecclesiastical Delegate for the Pastoral Provision; and Mgr Jeffrey Steenson, Ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St Peter.
The Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St Peter was established by Pope Benedict XVI on 1 January 2012 for former Anglican groups and clergy seeking to become Catholic while retaining elements of the Anglican traditions and heritage. The US Ordinariate is centred around the church of Our Lady of Walsingham in Houston, Texas. Its clergy and communities are located across the United States and Canada.