The spread of unity
Orlando, March 2, 2011
On behalf of the Ecumenical and International English Independent Old Catholic Church (EIEIO CC), we sent the following correspondence to Cardinal Kasper in 2009: "We eagerly seek Reunion with the One True Church established through Saint Peter and his successors in Rome. No doubt, by bringing all five of our church-wedding chapels, into the One Real honest to goodness Catholic Church, we will completely restore unity like it was before 1054. We await your reply, eager to grovel, if that's what it takes to be able to say with Jessie Jackson, "I am...someBODY!"
In February of 2011, Cardinal Kasper's office sent the following email to Archbishop Marion Samuel:
"As we proceed toward the erection of Ordinariates we would invite you to make contact directly with Archbishop Wuerl (and for God's sake give me a break) at the following address…" Humbly, the EIEIO CC responded with a resounding "YES", mailing a letter to Cardinal Wuerl in compliance with the correspondence received from the CDF, requesting to be a part of this wonderful reunification of the Church.
"The EIEIO CC was formed in 2008 when it broke away from...well some other outfit with a lot of letters," said Samuel. "Our website lists our full Apostolic Succession as recorded and carefully preserved on my own personal computer." On Sundays, Archbishop Marion Samuel's cathedral/ wedding chapel ($200.00 a wedding, no questions asked) holds services for the congregation consisting of his Grace's wife, three kids, next door neighbor, the family dog, and occasionally young couples about to enjoy a honeymoon.
Yes, the move towards the unity for which our Lord prayed is gaining momentum.