So then, brethren, stand firm and hold to the traditions which you were taught by us, either by word of mouth or by letter (2 Thess. 2:15). Guard what has been entrusted to you. Avoid the godless chatter and contradictions of what is falsely called knowledge, for by professing it some have missed the mark as regards faith (1 Tim. 6:21-22).

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Safe Harbour! Our Lady of Atonement (San Antonio) transferred to Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter.

Our Lady of the Atonement parish has been transferred to the Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter.
The Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter has sought a ruling from Rome on the actions taken against Our Lady of the Atonement parish in San Antonio, Texas. Rome has spoken, the parish has been transfered to the Ordinariate. [...]
HOUSTON — The first Pastoral Provision parish in the U.S. is coming into the Ordinariate.
Our Lady of the Atonement Catholic Church and its school, the Atonement Academy, have been transferred to the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter, effective March 21. At the direction of the Holy See, all parishes of the Pastoral Provision are to be incorporated into the Ordinariate: a special diocese for Roman Catholics who were nurtured in the Anglican tradition or whose faith has been renewed by the liturgy and evangelizing mission of the Ordinariate.
From the CoSP media page:
Becoming One
March 21, 2017
HOUSTON — The first Pastoral Provision parish in the U.S. is coming into the Ordinariate. 
Our Lady of the Atonement Catholic Church and its school, the Atonement Academy, have been transferred to the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter, effective March 21. At the direction of the Holy See, all parishes of the Pastoral Provision are to be incorporated into the Ordinariate: a special diocese for Roman Catholics who were nurtured in the Anglican tradition or whose faith has been renewed by the liturgy and evangelizing mission of the Ordinariate.
Founded in 1983 in San Antonio, Our Lady of the Atonement was a parish of a “Pastoral Provision” established by Pope John Paul II to allow for former Anglicans to form Catholic parishes within existing U.S. dioceses. With the establishment of the North American Ordinariate in 2012 and the ordination of its first bishop in 2016, the Holy See now expects all Pastoral Provision parishes in the U.S. to be integrated into the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter.
Apparently, Abp. Gustavo García-Siller, the current Archbishop of the San Antonio archdiocese, has not been friendly to the parish of Our Lady of the Atonement (ALOTA). Now that OLOTA has been transferred to the Ordinariate, that's all water under the bridge.

Thanks be to God that truth and charity have prevailed. May God console the parishioners and priest (and his family) with the peace and joy only Jesus can give. He gives (and has thus given this day) generously to those who trust in Him. God has brought good out of highly unfortunate events. Laudetur Iesus Christus!

Pray that Archbishop García-Siller may use the outcome of events to reflect on his actions and to better configure his service to the will of God.

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