A running commentary by a former Anglican priest who was baptized Catholic,
kidnapped from the Church in his youth,
and found his way back through the blessings of Anglican spirituality.
Father, how about very brief update on your personal situation within the Ordinariate and/or the Diocese? (Do you have a stable diocesan assignment? Are there any people at all interested in Anglican Use?) We know that sometimes the ordination is not the end of difficulties faced by brave Ordinariate priests, like in case of Father David Reamsnyder, who had to take “a job at an automobile parts company” (appalling!) prior to being assigned as a pastor to a diocesan parish. The regular readers of your blog know that your situation is also not like initially intended ("detoured" to use your own words). Hence, my anxiety about the situation of you and your wonderful family on a personal level. I keep you in my prayers (from accross the Pond).
Thank you for your concerns and prayers. I am currently covering for another priest's hospital chaplaincy while he is on a sabbatical. When that is done, the local Bishop is working on arranging another diocesan assignment; he has truly been a blessing for me and my family. It is my desire to get back into parish ministry (primarily within the Ordinariate), but I will serve however God wants until He provides an opening in that area. We are still looking to see if there is any interest in an Ordinariate parish in the area, but have not reached any conclusions at this time.