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February 12 2016 By dvirtue HOUSTON, TX: Steven Lopes enthroned as first bishop of the Anglican Ordinariate

The three prelates in attendance were the mitered monsignors from the three Anglican ordinariates: Monsignor Keith Newton, Our Lady of Walsingham Ordinariate in England and Wales; Monsignor Harry Entwistle, Our Lady of the Southern Cross in Australia and Japan; and Monsignor Jeffrey Steenson, the Chair of St. Peter Ordinariate in the United States and Canada.

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January 21 2016 By dvirtue Royal (Catholic) Happenings in England

Cardinal Vincent Nichols, archbishop of Westminster, and Dr. Richard Chartres, Anglican bishop of London, will take part in the service, and they will have a public discussion beforehand about the role of Christianity and the crown in Britain. The palace lies in the Catholic Diocese of Westminster and the Anglican Diocese of London.

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July 09 2015 By dvirtue Where do Episcopalians Go From Here?

All of a sudden they get it, and that inquisitive look turns into curiosity. I then go on by telling them to imagine a combination between the old Latin mass, and the new vernacular mass. 'Mash them together, to get the best of both worlds, and put the whole thing into sacral English', I say. Sometimes they'll ask what sacral English is. I'll simply tell them it's an older form of high English that is reserved specifically for God, and they use it all the time.

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November 06 2014 By dvirtue Anglican Ordinariates Mark Five Years of Benedict XVI's Unitive Document (1395)

In a quiet way, it was a remarkable, unplanned scene: Fathers Mark Lewis and Richard Kramer, who had begun their ministries as Episcopal priests, singing a hymn to the Virgin Mary with two cardinals of the Catholic Church, Msgr. James Watkins, pastor of Immaculate Conception, and several priests from Rome, on the eve of the fifth anniversary of then-Pope Benedict XVI's Anglicanorum Coetibus.

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August 05 2014 By dvirtue UK: New figures show almost 400 Catholic priests were Anglicans

Professor Woodhead told The Tablet that the Church of England clergy represented in these figures began to leave their original Church from 1994, when the first women were ordained priests. Those who left between 1994 and 2004 were provided with financial compensation amounting to 100 per cent of their stipend in year one, three-quarters in year two and two-thirds in year three. The payments amounted to £27.4 million over a decade.

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March 06 2014 By virtueonline 'All eyes are upon you', CDF Prefect tells Ordinariate

Cardinal Müller's comments were made to the three ordinaries - Mgr Keith Newton of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham in the UK, Mgr Jeffrey Steenson, Ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St Peter in the United States and Mgr Harry Entwistle, Ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross in Australia - when they visited him in Rome [on 18 February] in the days running up to his being created a Cardinal.

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November 06 2013 By virtueonline Modified Liturgy Coming to Ordinariate Parishes in Advent (2184)

Humble Access - as it is colloquially known - was retained in the Anglican-use Mass, which was established by a 1980 Pastoral Provision for former Episcopalians and Anglicans by Blessed Pope John Paul II. Anglicanorum Coetibus, Benedict XVI's November 2009 apostolic constitution, provided for personal ordinariates to accommodate groups of Anglicans coming into full communion with the Catholic Church.

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October 14 2013 By virtueonline Ordinariate unveils new Mass text that draws on Cranmer

It began with words from the Church of England's Book of Common Prayer, first unveiled by Archbishop Thomas Cranmer in 1549: "Almighty God, unto whom all hearts be open, all desires known and from whom no secrets are hid: Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of thy Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love thee and worthily magnify thy holy Name..."

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August 22 2013 By virtueonline OMAHA, NE: Roman Catholic Church receives former Anglican parish

Becoming part of the Catholic community was the highlight of the ceremony for Vicki Bohn, 69, a member of St. Barnabas for 12 years with her husband, Mel, 70.

St. Barnabas left the Episcopal Church in 2007 due to what Father Scheiblhofer called the church's deviations from Holy Scripture and members' desire for a true voice of authority.

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July 31 2013 By virtueonline CHARLESTON,SC: Fr. Patrick Allen, married, leaves Anglicanism becomes RC Priest

When his daughter, Lucy, goes to Charleston Catholic School next year, she will be the only student whose father comes not only for parent conferences and class parties, but also to celebrate Mass.

Ordained a Catholic priest July 7, Allen joins a small but growing group of former Episcopalians embarking on a new journey, one they hope marks a critical step down the long path to Christian unity.

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