Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Episcopal Parish in MD to Join Catholic Church; Church to Be Under Archdiocese in Washington

An Episcopal parish in Maryland announced yesterday (June 6, 2011) that it will become the first parish in the U.S. to join the Roman Catholic Church under a Vatican process designed to bring disgruntled Anglicans and Episcopalians into its fold.

According to today's Huffington Post website, St. Luke's Episcopal parish in Bladensburg, Maryland will become part of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. within the next few months.

It will sever ties with its liberal bishop, who has spoken out in favor of same-sex marriage and other controversial issues.

John Bryson Chane -- the bishop -- said in a statement yesterday that he approved the separation.

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