Adapted from a FiFNA press releaseForward in Faith North America has elected the Rev. Canon Lawrence D. Bausch of Ocean Beach, California, as its new president. Canon Bausch succeeds the Rt. Rev. Keith L. Ackerman, who had served as FiFNA’s president since 2005.“At our beginning in 1989 as the Episcopal Synod of America, our mission as Catholic Anglicans centered on preserving … [Read more...] about Canon Bausch to Lead FiFNA
The Rt. Rev. James Jelinek, interim rector of St. Paul’s Parish, K Street, since August 2013, has written about the parish entering a phase of discernment about women’s ordination to the priesthood and same-sex marriage.Writing in the September issue of the congregation’s monthly newsletter, The Epistle [PDF], Jelinek referred to the discernment period as resulting from a … [Read more...] about Changes at St. Paul’s, K St.
By G. Jeffrey MacDonaldAs a lifelong Southerner, the Rev. Jeff Reich has seen plenty of churches in his region grow by offering more amenities, from entertainment to gift shops, coffee bars, and car repair.But he’s discovering in Laurel, Mississippi, that an Anglo-Catholic congregation can grow vigorously without adding frills. At St. John’s Church, which Reich serves as … [Read more...] about St. John’s Flies its Flag
By R. William Franklin In the spring of 1969, I came to Fond du Lac as a Northwestern University student to do research on Bishop Charles Chapman Grafton in the diocesan archives. My subject was the Belgian Old Catholic communities in Door County with specific reference to Grafton’s deposition of the later wandering archbishop, J. René Vilatte. I was attracted to Fond du Lac … [Read more...] about Grafton and the 21st Century
Review by John D. Alexander The name of Oliver Sherman Prescott has long been familiar to students of the Ritualist Movement in 19th-century American Anglo-Catholicism. Until now, however, Prescott has appeared only as a supporting character in studies of other figures and events, such as those surrounding the short-lived Order of the Holy Cross established by Bishop Levi S. … [Read more...] about Charles Grafton’s Counterpart
August 15 • Saint Mary the Virgin, Mother of Our Lord Jesus Christ Review by Peter Doll These volumes on the Blessed Virgin Mary are a testament to the sea change in the understanding of Mary in the Church in the last generation. I use the capital C deliberately, for Our Lady is no longer a figure who automatically divides Roman Catholics, Oriental and Orthodox … [Read more...] about With Mary on Ecumenism’s Trail
Cæli enarrantFamily, church, and school serve, according to the Christian Reformed Church, as overlapping and mutually formative institutions, and this is true. Our family stood awkwardly with a foot in East Grand Rapids and a foot in Calvin College, as visitors to foreign lands. But we more properly found a modus vivendi on the left wing of the CRC, associated with the broad … [Read more...] about Retrospect at 40, part one
By Zachary Guiliano Two celebrations in mid-April marked contemporary Anglo-Catholic life in the Church of England: a “Solemn Pontifical Mass with the Commissioning of Dr. Colin Podmore as Director of Forward in Faith,” held at St. Alban’s, Holborn, April 15, and a “Votive Mass of the Holy Spirit” at Church of the Annunciation, Marble Arch, April 18, for the launch of the … [Read more...] about Two Anglo-Catholic Moments