Maryland Episcopal Parish Becomes Catholic, Hopes For Ordinariate


Fr. Mark W. Lewis, rector of a small, formerly Episcopal parish in Bladensburg, Maryland, says the Holy Spirit guided the community’s decision “to accept the Holy Father’s offer” to enter the Catholic Church.

St. Luke’s Parish was received into the Catholic Church on Oct. 9 and plans to enter the Anglican ordinariate when in it is established in the United States.

“When Pope Benedict issued the apostolic constitution, Anglicanourm coetibus in 2009, it opened up a door for us that had previously been closed,” Fr. Lewis told CNA on Oct. 12. Photo available


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