Thursday, 17 March 2011

Player Piano

No time for long blogging from here in Texas: just a note to let those who are interested know that I'm still around, enjoying huge hospitality, and that today I met the Diocesan - Kevin, Bishop of Fort Worth - who is a PLAYER PIANO buff. I will try to post a photograph of him in action when I return home next week. Meanwhile, congratulations to my Monsignori (I miei signore?) former colleagues, Keith, John and Andrew.
All those I meet here are anxious for the American Ordinariate to be set up and its Ordinary announced. Pray for them, please, especially for priests of the (Anglican) genuine Diocese of Fort Worth (as opposed to Mrs Schori's rival show).
Tomorrow, I am to do what I've been asked here to do, give one element of a Lent Course in the parish of St Mary the Virgin Arlington (an Anglican Use Parish). More of all this in due course.
Meanwhile, enjoy what's left of S Patrick's day (it is only 6pm here, and very warm)


  1. Welcome to Texas, Father Barnes. I'm delighted to hear that you're visiting our sister parish in Fort Worth.

  2. Everyone at St. Mary the Virgin greatly enjoyed your talk on Oxford Friday evening, Fr. Barnes. Thanks for crossing the pond to remind us that the Anglo-Catholic world really is quite intimate, despite being geographically far-flung.

    Here's hoping we can soon address you and all the other former Anglican bishops/now Catholic priests as "Monsignor."

  3. Hello, Father, from Denton in the Diocese of Ft. Worth! I hope you enjoyed your stay here. If you have a chance to come back out this way again, I hope we have a chance to meet! And welcome home to the Catholic Church!

  4. Actually Father the Diocese of Fort Worth (Episcopalian) is not under Ms. Schori. Bishop Jack Leo Iker withdrew it from under TEC and is part of the Southern Cone and The Anglican Church in North America. Still very conservative as Anglicans go! Many Blessings to you and your wife as you visit.