Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
In August 2012, I was in Connecticut for the consecration
of a new bishop and for some meetings with officials of our partner in
ministry, The Catholic Charismatic Church (Old Catholic Succession)
During the meetings, The Most Rev. Paulo Lobo, Bishop of Brazil [CCC]
asked for an inter-communion agreement from our Diocese to give him an
Anglican link. That, of course, was granted, and we are now in the
process of signing all of those documents with him.
I was asked by the
Patriarch of the CCC if I would assume oversight of both Bishop Irons
and Bishop Lobo, as well as oversight of a parish in New Orleans that
currently has no bishop. Because I believe it best for both us and the
CCC to have this level of cooperation, I agreed to do so.
Of course, this means more travel for me, but it does not mean that I
am leaving the Anglican Diocese of Texas. To the contrary, because of
our very strong Anglican links to the NAAC, the Diocese of Fort Worth,
and the new ones to Georgia, Louisiana, and Brazil, the strengthening of
our Diocese here is even more important. To say that this is unexpected
is just as to say that it is exciting. More to the point, it is very
humbling to me, and I most sincerely ask your prayers to support me in
this new endeavor.
Peace and Blessings from your servant in the Faith,
Domine, Deus: Ut omnes unum sint!