Prelate invites Anglicans to learn more about ordinariate

Jul 16, 2014 by

From Catholic Culture: Following the Church of England’s decision to allow women bishops, the head of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham has invited those who are “considering their future” to learn more about the ordinariate. The Church of England’s decision makes “harder the position of those within the Church of England who still long for corporate unity with the Catholic and Orthodox Churches,” said Msgr. Keith Newton. “Pope Benedict XVl’s decision to set up the...

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Canada: Ordinariate ‘instrument’ of unity

Dec 20, 2013 by

by Deborah Gyapong, Canadian Catholic News   OTTAWA – Former Anglicans who convert to Catholicism must be a bridge to Christian unity and a force for true ecumenism, said the leader of North America’s Anglican ordinariate as four former Anglican priests were ordained to the Catholic priesthood. “If the Ordinariate is to be anything worthy and worth keeping for the long term, it must be an instrument of Christian unity,” said Msgr. Jeffrey Steenson, head of the...

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Cranmer opens Ordinariate's liturgy

Oct 12, 2013 by

by James Roberts, The Tablet [...]  The Ordinariate Use – drawn up, as Mgr Burnham said, in collaboration with the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and the Congregation for Divine Worship, and fully approved by Rome – represents, according to the introduction to the Mass – "a small but concrete step towards the healing of one of the most damaging wounds of history, the dividing of Christ's Body, the Church, here in England." "We...

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Ordinariate unveils Mass that draws on Cranmer

Oct 11, 2013 by

From Catholic Herald A new text for the Catholic Mass which integrates centuries old Anglican prayers into the Roman Rite was officially introduced in a London church on Thursday. The new liturgy, known as the Ordinariate Use, has been devised for the personal ordinariates – the structures set up by Benedict XVI to allow Anglicans to enter into full communion with the Pope, while preserving elements of their distinctive Anglican liturgical and pastoral traditions. The Mass, at the church...

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Sacred Mysteries: Mass, with words by Thomas Cranmer

Sep 30, 2013 by

Christopher Howse is astonished to find the Protestant reformer's prayers adopted by Roman Catholics Something extraordinary is happening in English churches. Imagine you arrived at an unfamiliar church just as the service was starting and you heard: “Almighty God, unto whom all hearts be open, all desires known, and from whom no secrets are hid…” Right, you’d think, CofE, Book of Common Prayer. But this is the beginning of a Catholic Mass, a Roman Catholic Mass....

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New rules allow some baptized Catholics to join Anglican ordinariates

Jul 13, 2013 by

From Catholic Culture Baptized Catholics who have not yet received Confirmation and First Communion may become members of an Anglican ordinariate under new norms approved by Pope Francis on May 31. The Anglican ordinariates were established by Pope Benedict XVI to welcome former Anglicans into the Catholic Church. Under their original norms, the ordinariates were not open to baptized Catholics (except those who were members of a family that included former Anglicans). But in complementary...

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