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Offline Peter J

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WRO to Catholic
« on: May 31, 2013, 10:15:23 AM »
Okay, I know the situation I'm asking about is a little unusual. (The more usual situation would be someone who is WRO, and who used to be an Anglican, or a Lutheran, etc.)

Have you know anyone who was WRO and then became Catholic? (I mean Catholic in the sense of being in communion with the Vatican -- i.e. either Latin Catholic or Eastern Catholic).
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Re: WRO to Catholic
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2013, 10:26:54 AM »
Okay, I know the situation I'm asking about is a little unusual. (The more usual situation would be someone who is WRO, and who used to be an Anglican, or a Lutheran, etc.)

Have you know anyone who was WRO and then became Catholic? (I mean Catholic in the sense of being in communion with the Vatican -- i.e. either Latin Catholic or Eastern Catholic).
No, but I've known those who went in the opposite direction.
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Re: WRO to Catholic
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2013, 10:31:39 AM »
IIRC Sleeper wrote somewhere here that owner of this blog has converted to Catholicism.

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Re: WRO to Catholic
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2013, 10:45:36 AM »
IIRC Sleeper wrote somewhere here that owner of this blog has converted to Catholicism.
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Re: WRO to Catholic
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2013, 10:54:03 AM »
IIRC Sleeper wrote somewhere here that owner of this blog has converted to Catholicism.

EC or LC (if you remember)?
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Re: WRO to Catholic
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2013, 10:57:39 AM »
IIRC Sleeper wrote somewhere here that owner of this blog has converted to Catholicism.

EC or LC (if you remember)?

Latin.

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Re: WRO to Catholic
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2013, 11:03:27 AM »
I heard from my priest that one of the monks who lives at San Benedetto Monastery in Norcia, Italy used to be WRO here in the States. I think they actually knew each other in seminary.
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Re: WRO to Catholic
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2013, 08:16:01 AM »
IIRC Sleeper wrote somewhere here that owner of this blog has converted to Catholicism.

Fr. Ben Johnson, owner of the blog, is still Orthodox and is now a priest serving in the Eastern rite. I believe the other Ben was Ben Anderson who was once WRO, graduate from St. Vladimir's, and is now a Benedictine monk in Ireland in communion with Rome. Just to clarify :)

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Re: WRO to Catholic
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2013, 08:35:20 AM »
IIRC Sleeper wrote somewhere here that owner of this blog has converted to Catholicism.

Fr. Ben Johnson, owner of the blog, is still Orthodox and is now a priest serving in the Eastern rite. I believe the other Ben was Ben Anderson who was once WRO, graduate from St. Vladimir's, and is now a Benedictine monk in Ireland in communion with Rome. Just to clarify :)

D'oh! Thank you for correction. :-[

As for the other Ben, do you know whether he was a convert or cradle WRO?
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Re: WRO to Catholic
« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2013, 08:54:15 AM »
cradle WRO?

Do such creatures exist?

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Re: WRO to Catholic
« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2013, 08:56:20 AM »
cradle WRO?

Do such creatures exist?

*shrugs* I don't know. I assume after couple of decades at least some WRO folks have had kids.

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Re: WRO to Catholic
« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2013, 09:19:36 AM »
cradle WRO?

Do such creatures exist?

Of course they exist. The Antiochian WR Vicarate has existed since 1961, and there are parish that are in continued existence since the 1970. Even if a WR parish is a few years old, you would still hope they have had a baby or two baptized during that time.
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Re: WRO to Catholic
« Reply #12 on: June 02, 2013, 09:35:20 AM »
cradle WRO?

Let's not forget boost-seat WRO.
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Re: WRO to Catholic
« Reply #13 on: June 02, 2013, 03:00:46 PM »
cradle WRO?

Let's not forget boost-seat WRO.

Oops. That was supposed to be "booster-seat". ("Car-seat" or "high-chair" would have also worked.)
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Re: WRO to Catholic
« Reply #14 on: June 02, 2013, 03:50:52 PM »
cradle WRO?

Let's not forget boost-seat WRO.

Oops. That was supposed to be "booster-seat". ("Car-seat" or "high-chair" would have also worked.)

Still incomprehensible.

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Re: WRO to Catholic
« Reply #15 on: June 02, 2013, 06:45:35 PM »
Still incomprehensible.

So ... you don't know any of "booster-seat", "car-seat", or "high-chair", but you know what a "cradle" is?
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Re: WRO to Catholic
« Reply #16 on: July 08, 2013, 01:45:37 AM »
Still incomprehensible.

It's not incomprehensible when every time you visit Saint Gregory's of the Western Rite in Washington, D.C., you almost step on a child. Seriously, during my first visit the priest had told me that attendance was low that Sunday, and on that day, toddlers and kindergarteners outnumbered three to one just about.

Now, I've yet to meet a forty year-old cradle Western Rite Orthodox Christian. In that respect I share your incomprehension.
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