Sunday, September 12, 2010

Just Before Pope Benedict's Visit to England, a Couple of Announcements

Yesterday I commemorated novelist Monsignor Robert Hugh Benson's conversion. Earlier this week, the Catholic Herald posted this story about two Church of England ministers announcing that they will become Catholic to their congregations.

The full text of Reverend Pinnock's resignation message to his congregation is here; and the full text of Reverend Robin Farrow's is here. They both have been leading Traditionalist Anglican communities, which means they have been opposed to the ordination of women as priests and bishops in the Church of England and have desired leadership from bishops who believed the same. Reverend Pinnock's church, St. Mary-the-Virgin, according to its website is a Forward in Faith parish.

Reverend Pinnock blogs at onetimothyfour, while Reverend Farrow's wife blogs here, describing some special circumstances as she, her husband, and their young family enter a tremendous period of transition.

Please pray for these men, their families, and their congregations!

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