RIP, Rev Canon Anthony Morello

The Rev Canon Anthony Morello, Vicar General, ACA (TAC) Rector of All Saints, Fountain Valley and St Mary of the Angels, Hollywood has died.

From the Parish website:

With great sadness, the All Saints parish family announces that our Rector, The Very Rev. Canon Anthony J. Morello, Ph.D., passed away January 12, 2013,  after a heart attack.

May light perpetual shine upon him.

UPDATE:  A Message from Bishop Brian Marsh posted on 15/01/2013.

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

It is my sad duty to inform you that Canon Anthony Morello, Vicar General of the Diocese of the West, died early today [Sunday, 13 January] from a heart attack. He died in Portland, Oregon, where he had gone on church business. His wife, Carolyn, was with him when he died.

Canon Morello had served his diocese and parish church exceptionally well. In recent years, his health was fragile. Nevertheless, he worked tirelessly to resolve issues at St. Mary of the Angels and in the Diocese of the West.

Please keep Carolyn and the Morello family in your prayers.

A Requiem Mass will be held at All Saints Anglican Church in Fountain Valley, CA at 4:00 pm on January 23.

Rest eternal grant him, O Lord, and may light perpetual shine upon him.


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An Ordinariate for Lutherans?

More hints of an Ordinariate for Lutherans. Last October, Cardinal Kurt Koch mentioned the Vatican being open to the idea. Now, the prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Archbishop Gerhard Ludwig Müller, is at it:

The prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has said that the Vatican might consider an ordinariate for Lutherans wishing to return to full communion with the Catholic Church, similar to the structure established by Pope Benedict XVI for Anglicans.

Archbishop Gerhard Ludwig Müller conceded that “the Lutheran world is a bit different from the Anglican one, because among Anglicans there has always been a sector closer to Catholicism.” However, he said, some Lutherans hope for a restoration of full communion with Rome, and the Church should be ready to receive them. He suggested that, as with Anglicans, the Catholic Church might allow Lutherans to preserve “the legitimate traditions they have developed” while becoming members of the Catholic Church.

In the eyes of some Lutherans, the archbishop observed, Martin Luther intended merely to reform the Church, not to cause division among Christians. Archbishop Müller added that some Lutherans believe the necessary reforms were completed by Vatican II. He added that in his own native land, Germany, “Protestants are not just opposed to Catholicism, because they have retained many Catholic traditions.”

Archbishop Müller made these remarks during an appearance at a Roman bookshop marking the release of his own new book on the thought of Pope Benedict XVI.



(Fr) Owen Buckton to be Ordained in Ordinariate

Fr Owen Buckton, former Administrator and Vicar General of the ACCA/TAC, is to be Ordained for the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross:

Your prayers are asked for Owen Buckton who will be ordained priest in St Joseph’s Cathedral, Rockhampton on Friday Feb 1st 2013 at 10-30 am by Bishop Brian Heenan, Bishop of Rockhampton. The Ordinariate Parish of Our Lady of Walsingham will be located at St Theresa’s Church, 32 Bolsover St, Rockhampton. Sunday Mass – 9–30 am.


Your prayers are asked for Deacon Stephen Hill who will be ordained priest by Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB in St Joseph’s Church, Subiaco, WA at 7-00 pm on Friday 1 March 2013 to minister in the Ordinariate Parish of St Ninian and St Chad, 11 Susan Street, Maylands WA. Sunday Mass – 9–30 am.

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