Thursday, August 9, 2012

ARCHIVE: New Coat of Arms for Bishop Elect

SAN ANTONIO 9 August 2012 (ACNS) - The ecclesiastical coat of arms of the Auxiliary Bishop-Elect of the Southwest, the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Ryan M. Lozano, was officially released today. Msgr. Lozano, who currently serves as Prefect for the Liturgy and teaches as a philosophy professor, was appointed as Auxiliary Bishop for the Archdiocese of the Southwest in January and will be consecrated to the episcopate in November.

The Bishop-Elect's arms, seen below, are of his branch of a Spanish comital family. He chose as his personal motto the motto of the Archdiocese of the Southwest, Ex Opere Operato. On top of the shield is the golden mitre of an auxiliary, and behind the shield are two bishop's crosiers. Surmounting the entire arms is the green episcopal galero with six tassels on each side denoting the Monsignor's rank as a bishop.

Update: Since this article was released, Ryan Lozano is no longer affiliated with the Anglican Rite Roman Catholic Church. In tribunal proceedings, he was deposed, excommunicated, and degraded to the lay state. Property of the Patriarchal See in his custody was not returned as requested.


Monday, August 6, 2012

ARCHIVE: Confirmation Mass Celebrated in North Carolina

CHARLOTTE 6 August 2012 (ACNS) - Melissa Ann Haemschen received the Sacrament of Confirmation this past Sunday on the Feast of Saint Mary of the Snows at the Church of Saint Martin, Charlotte, North Carolina. Administering the sacrament was the Most Rev. Harris Rowzie, OP, Archbishop of the Southeast. The mass was celebrated by Fr. Anthony Giunta, TORMar, PhD. Archbishop Rowzie's very well-received sermon dealt with the responsibility of those receiving Confirmation to go out into the world and put their faith into action.

Update: Since this article, Harris Rowzie was released from service and is no longer affiliated with the Anglican Rite Roman Catholic Church. In subsequent tribunal proceedings, Harris Rowzie was deposed, excommunicated, and degraded to the lay state. Property of the Patriarchal See in his custody was not returned as requested.

Fr. Giunta with the confirmand and her fiance.