Former rector of nation's largest Episcopal church becomes Catholic
The former rector of the nations largest Episcopal church has become a Roman Catholic.
The Rev. Larry Gipson was dean of the Cathedral Church of the Advent in Birmingham from 1982-94 and rector at St. Martins Episcopal Church in Houston ...Last month, Gipson was accepted as a Catholic into the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter, a structure set up by Pope Benedict XVI to accept former Anglicans into the Catholic Church ...
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"'The nature of authority in the Catholic Church is what attracted me to it,' Gipson said.'After I retired, I was concerned and had been for many years about the Episcopal Churchs authority structure.'
"Gipson will be among 69 candidates for Catholic priesthood attending a formation retreat this weekend in Houston at the ordinariates headquarters.
"Among those leading seminars at the Formation Retreat in Houston will be the Rev. Jon Chalmers, who was ordained a Catholic priest in June, the second former Episcopal cleric to be accepted as a priest under the ordinariate.
"His wife, Margaret Chalmers, former canon lawyer for the Catholic Diocese of Birmingham and now chancellor of the ordinariate, will also be a presenter at the weekend retreat ...
"'Its a really big deal,' she said.'Larry Gipson, who was the priest of the largest Episcopal church in America, is now a Catholic.'"
It's a latter day Exodus from Schori's version of TEC.
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