This week I will be joining the many others from around the Ordinariate world in heading to Arlington Texas for the Anglican Use Conference. I was unable to make last year's due to having just moved to Los Angeles, but am very excited and honored to be a part of this year's. So many positive things are going on right now in helping to build the new Ordinariate in England, which we'll be hearing more about this week, as well as a lot of behind the scenes work going on here in the United States for ours! It is amazing to see how God is pulling us all together in such constructive ways, and to see and be a part of so many building projects. If anyone doubts that the Ordinariates are the fulfillment of the Oxford Movement and the original vision and goal of ARCIC, come to the conference (or watch it online) to learn about all that is going on! This is the only path which maintains our Anglican heritage, our Catholic identity, answers our pleas for jurisdiction, and brings us into full communion with the See of Peter.
Please keep us in your prayers this week for safe travels, fruitful dialog, building of new friendships, and planning and working for our future: a future where my grandchildren can receive the same faith that is saving me, within the same patrimony that is forming me, and is rebuilding what was destroyed but in an even bigger and better way than we could have even dreamed!
Speaking of investing for the future, I can't help but smile when I hear that not only is the Catholic League financially investing in the Ordinariate, but so too is the Confraternity of the Blessed Sacrament!