Msgr. Steenson gives an interview to the National Catholic Register

You can read it all here at their site.  Here’s are some excerpts:

 

The past year has brought both joys and challenges for the new ordinariate. Msgr. Steenson said that he has to be “very patient with people because this is a big, life-changing decision for them,” and for some people, “all of their mind isn’t really there at the same time.”

“Sometimes people think that it’s a very simple matter to become a Catholic, that it’s like changing your uniform,” he reflected. “That’s not the way it is. It requires a profound transformation at so many levels.”

“It’s challenging, because not everybody sees that right away in the middle of this,” he explained.

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Msgr. Steenson explained that the Catechism “has been our textbook.” He hopes that both clergy and laity in the ordinariate will come to know the Catechism cover-to-cover and recognize it as an incredible resource as they move forward in their new faith.

Even before his conversion, Msgr. Steenson said that he had been using the Catechism. He recalled his time as an Episcopal priest in the 1990s, feeling lost and wondering where he could find the resources to teach his people the faith. He was attracted by the rich substance in the Catechism, which he views as “an incredible intellectual achievement.”

Looking forward, Msgr. Steenson hopes that the ordinariate will be able to grow in its relationship with the rest of the Church and provide “a real enrichment of Catholic life with this culture and patrimony.”

“We’re never going to lose our accent,” he said. “And, in many different ways, we’ll be able to bring that gift into Catholic life.”

Read more: http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/leader-of-anglican-ordinariate-recalls-joy-of-first-year/#ixzz2DYlIKmMt

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