When I was still a priest in the Anglican Communion, I was called by the Holy Family (through their sudden appearance in my living room) to enter the Catholic Church. I was not prepared for this. Deo gratias that I found and was very blessed to have a wise and soft-spoken scholar-priest to welcome me and answer my questions. I remain so grateful to Fr. James Moore, the scholar-priest, for his magnificent pastoral gift toward me as well as his catechetical instruction that helped me understand what I was experiencing in such dramatic and unsettling ways. I find people who are coming into the Church are having such extraordinary experiences all the time, and most like me remain quiet about it until it is the right time. I think that the new folks coming into the Ordinariate will have that same wonderful experience with their scholar-Ordinary that I had with Fr. Moore, the founding pastor of Our Lady of Walsingham Catholic Church (Anglican Use) in Houston, Texas.
|Bl. F.X. Seelos, CSsR|