Archbishop Collins, who is the Episcopal Delegate representing the Holy See in the formation of a Personal Ordinariate for former Anglicans within the Catholic Church, stressed the importance of individual conscience, and that each individual have "fully informed consent to this."Read more
The three men became the first clergy of the world's first personal ordinariate set up for groups of former Anglicans as a result of the Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum Coetibus in January.
Groups of former Anglicans will be received into the Church in Holy Week and the priests for the Ordinariate will be ordained around Pentecost.Read more
The STCS is currently meeting for regular services of Evening Prayer at St. Anselm's Abbey. They use the Book of Divine Worship for the worship services, which is an adaptation of the Book of Common Prayer that is approved for use in Anglican Use Catholic parishes.Read more
The congregation of more than 1200 packed the Cathedral for the celebration which was attended by auxiliary bishops, Bishops John, Parick and Paul, and Monsignor Matthew Dickens, Diocesan Vicar General and Chancellor.
The Anglican congregations and ministers which will be joining the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham are:Read more
Perhaps Brynildsen's presence in the Roman Catholic Church - she will join it at Easter - will spark a revolution in hymnody, but that's getting ahead of the story.
Right now, the Allentown woman would be gratified enough to know whether she will continue to be able to worship according to her familiar and beloved Anglican rite once her conversion is complete.Read more
The challenge for the Ordinariate is to establish warm relations with fellow Catholics while challenging the institutional culture of the Bishops' Conference. By that, I don't mean they should pick fights with bishops, and nor do I expect them to do so. But what they can do is follow the example of several outstanding English priests who have turned their parishes into powerhouses of evangelisation.Read more
Archbishop Hickey said those participating in the Ordinariate and the festival are joining in the "important prayer" of Jesus Himself, who prayed to the Father that "all may be one, as You and I are one".Read more
In November 2009, Pope Benedict announced his decision to erect personal ordinariates for former Anglicans who wanted to enter into full communion with Rome while preserving liturgical and other elements of their Anglican heritage, including a certain amount of governing by consensus.Read more
Well, now there is a new one: The Anglo-Lutheran Catholic Church (ALCC). One can well imagine the sound of Tallis being sung by the choir while the organist plays the music of Bach, both of which are beautiful when not played together. Well, if Texas Celts can worship in the style of Constantinople, we may certainly enjoy the combination of Wiener Schnitzel served up with Yorkshire Pudding. It all makes a great tossed salad for episcopus vagans--and I don't mean pagans.Read more
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