Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Bishop-elect Bolen speaks on ARCIC - CCO's Ottawa 2nd Annual Meet the Movement Gala

Last Thursday evening, I joined some seventy interested observers at St. Paul University as Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Bishop-elect Donald Bolen (his ordination is slated for the Solemnity of the Annunciation on March 25) speak of The Contribution of the Anglican Roman Catholic International Commission.

Anglican Bishop John Baycroft (left) and RC Bishop Donald Bolen

This took place during the semi-annual meeting of the Canadian Anglican-Roman Catholic Dialogue and celebrated the contribution by Bishop Bolen of a set of the papers of the first ten years of ground-breaking deliberations the Anglican Roman Catholic International Commission (ARCIC) to his alma mater. Ottawa Anglican Bishop Emeritus John Baycroft, who served on a later stage of ARCIC, gave a thoughtful response.

The St. Paul University Rector and Librarian were on hand for this historic research development. Here are some photos from the occasion:

Professors of the Sheptypsky Institute at St. Paul's host Traditional Anglican Catholic Church Bishop Carl Reid for tea before the lecture

Professor Catherine Clifford, an RC member of the ARC Canada Dialogue (left) and St. Paul Rector Chantal Beauvais

Members of the Anglican-Roman Catholic Dialogue of Canada are introduced during the meeting

Saskatoon Bishop-elect Donald Bolen prepares his notes for the presentation

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A Lenten Prayer over the People

Grant to your people, our God, a will that is pleasing to you, for you will bestow upon them every favour by conforming them to your teachings. Through Christ our Lord.

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On Monday, CCO held its second annual "Meet the Movement" gala.

This year's special guest was Cardinal William Joseph Levada, Prefect of the Congrega-tion for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), who presided and preached at a concelebrated Mass in Notre Dame Cathedral, then spoke at the festive dinner held at the Westin Hotel.

Some pictures from the festive gathering:

Clergy prepare for the procession to Holy Mass

Newly-arrived Apostolic Nuncio Archbishop Pedro LOPEZ Quintana makes the acquaintance of a namesake, Father Jorge LOPEZ Parra

Salt + Light TV technician makes technical adjustment as His Eminence prepares for his "Witness" interview with Father Tom Rosica (watch for it in a couple of weeks on S+L TV)

St. Patrick Basilica Rector Father Richard Siok and parishioner

CCO Board Chair Jim Meuse (standing) and happy diners, clerical and lay

A cross-section of CCO missionaries from across Canada, including those based at headquarters in Ottawa and serving at Carleton and Ottawa universities

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