Starting December 12, Bishop Kevin Vann, who was installed as the new ordinary in charge of the diocese of Orange on December 11, began his blog.

Here is the explanatory statement at the top of his blog page:

As shepherd of the Catholic of Diocese of Orange, my travels take me to every corner of our Local Church, around the United States, and sometimes as far away as Rome, Italy. Through the “Shepherd of Orange” blog, I wish to share with you important information about our diocese, the wonderful spirit of our Catholic faith, the people I encounter, and the blessings of daily life.

Here is a February 8 posting:

“This past weekend, Fr. Al Baca and I attended a symposium at St. Mary’s Seminary in Houston, Texas, to mark the first anniversary of the establishment of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter.  The occasion was highlighted by the first visit of the new Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Archbishop Gerhard Muller, to the United States, and the presence of Donald Cardinal Wuerl of Washington, D.C.  Archbishop Muller delivered a reflection on the importance of the Ordinariate and the concept and reality of ecclesial communion.

“Cardinal Wuerl was honored for his leadership on the commission for the establishment of the Ordinariate in this country. Archbishop Muller was also the principal celebrant and homilist at the 10:30 AM Mass at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart.  It was a weekend of celebration, prayer, reflection,  and thanksgiving.  It was also a time of reunion with many friends from the Ordinariate who are in Fort Worth, and whom I knew from my years there.  Thanks to God for the grace and blessing of this weekend of celebration of the Ordinariate, which is truly the result  of years of prayer, study, and desire for full communion with the See of Peter.”

Bishop Vann includes photos and then inserts statement from Father Baca.

Click here to read Bishop Vann’s blogs.