Articles by Fr Ricky McCarl

Fr Ricky McCarl

Father Ricky has served as Vicar of Good Shepherd since January of 2020. He was ordained to the Diaconate on June 3rd, 2016 and the Priesthood on May 27th, 2018. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Bible from Lancaster Bible College and a Master of Divinity from Biblical Theological Seminary, with additional studies at the Reformed Episcopal Seminary. In addition to his duties at Good Shepherd, Father Ricky also serves as a Hospice Chaplain and works part-time as a mortuary assistant at a funeral home in York. He and his wife, Lynette, reside in Hanover, PA.


Should Anglicans Practice Auricular Confession?

There have been some questions in my parish regarding auricular confession during Lent. “Is it a sacrament?” “Is it not a sacrament?” “What is a sacrament?” and “Are we Catholics?” First, we must define what a sacrament is and isn’t. The word sacrament comes to us from the Greek word mysterion. From this word, we…


The Reformed Episcopal Church and Her Detractors

The Reformed Episcopal Church has been taking some heat over the past couple of weeks from some in the Evangelical arm of Anglicanism. Apparently, we aren’t sufficiently Protestant enough for the Protestant club. But if you ask the Anglo-Papalists on the other end of the spectrum we are not Catholic enough for the Catholic club….

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