Oklahoma church leaders discuss Vatican’s launch of Catholic home for U.S. Episcopalians

A Houston-based ordinariate has been established, allowing for a special Anglican-style Catholic Mass that can include sections from the Book of Common Prayer and other Anglican liturgies. Oklahoma Catholic and Episcopalian leaders discuss the move.

BY CARLA HINTON Published: January 7, 2012
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Oklahoma’s Episcopal bishop said switching from one denomination to another is nothing new.

“Just as the Roman Catholic Church has received people from other denominations, the Episcopal Church has received people from other denominations as well,” the Rt. Rev. Edward Konieczny, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma, said Wednesday.

Konieczny’s...

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