Msgr. Peter Wilkinson
Msgr. Peter Wilkinson
A former Anglican bishop from Canada — now a monsignor in the Catholic Church’s personal ordinariate for Anglicans in North America — will preside at a Mass for the Feast of the Transfiguration at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6, at Holy Rosary Church in Northeast Portland.

Msgr. Peter Wilkinson played a key role in helping Canadian Anglicans find a home in the Catholic Church.

Pope Benedict in 2012 established the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter, based in Houston, Texas. Akin to a diocese, it allows Christians of Anglican heritage to enter into full Communion with the Catholic Church while maintaining distinctive liturgical, spiritual and theological elements.  

Cardinal Gerhard Müller, prefect for the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith, told leaders of personal ordinariates in the U.S., the United Kingdom and Australia that the basis on which they will be judged will be how they uphold communion.