The excitement of the St. Anselm’s Community is contagious! Pope Francis selected Rev. Msgr. Steven J. Lopes as first bishop of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter. The Mass of Ordination of Bishop-elect Lopes will broadcast live on EWTN on Feb. 2, 2016 from 8 to 10:30 p.m. EST. Watch closely and you’ll likely spot some of LVG’s favorite people: Seminarian Evan Simington, Father Christopher Smith, Meg & Jamie McGowen, and more!
What’s the Ordinariate?
The Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter is equivalent to a diocese for Roman Catholics who were nurtured in the Anglican tradition. The Ordinariate was created by the Vatican on Jan. 1, 2012.
Members of the Ordinariate are fully Roman Catholic, while retaining elements of Anglican heritage in their celebration of liturgy and in the hospitality and ministries of their Catholic communities.
Based in Houston, Texas, the Ordinariate has more than 40 Roman Catholic parishes and communities across the United States and Canada.