Well, I suppose I should introduce myself. In the blogosphere, I'm Rose Maniple. I was raised in a Roman Catholic family, and for many years found sustenance in that tradition. At the apex of my adherence, I was a member of Una Voce (for the Traditional Latin Mass) and was preparing to offer my vocation to the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter. However, several events, including the passage of the Civil Marriage Act, and the promulgation of the Instruction on gay priests forced me to reluctanctly swim the Thames. I was received into the Anglican Communion at the Easter Vigil in 2006, and since then have been able to combine my liberal social justice values with traditional creedal orthodoxy and a fondness for the ceremonial of the traditional Roman Rite.
I look forward to bonding virtually with everyone here and I thank Josh for his invitation to be a part of this project.