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From the Editor

From the Editor

By Fr. Michael Heidt   Sadly, due to the constraints of budget and space, we were unable to publish the several letters sent to Forward in Christ since the last summer issue. Two concerns were of note; firstly, that this magazine was overly focused on Roman Catholicism in general and the Ordinariate for Anglican converts in [...]

Vatican II and You

Vatican II and You

By Fr. Donald Richmond This October marks the 50th Anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council. Announcing this Council, Pope (now Blessed) John XXIII surprised almost everyone. Imagining Angelo Roncalli a transitional nominee, the Sacred College elected him as the 261st successor of Saint Peter. No one could have guessed the huge [...]

Unholy Disorder

Unholy Disorder

By Fr. John Heidt In 1976, the General Convention of the Episcopal Church decided by a simple majority of only a few votes to allow bishops to ordain women as priests and bishops. This caused the then Suffragan Bishop of Dallas, Robert Terwilliger, to suggest that it might be the unique vocation of Episcopalians to show the rest of the Church [...]

The Fort Worth Lawsuit

The Fort Worth Lawsuit

Bishop Jack Iker By A.S. Haley In an order published recently, the Supreme Court of Texas has, following its announcements of decisions in a number of pending cases, granted Bishop Iker’s request for expedited oral argument and set the case for hearing on the same day as the San Angelo case (the appeal by Church of the Good Shepherd from [...]