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April 03 2012 By virtueonline Ordinariate-bound priests engage in Saturday Seminary online training

This is a transformation unlike any other. The online Catholic seminarians are all previously ordained Episcopal or Anglican or Continuing Anglican clerics who have decided to follow their Anglo-Catholic conscience into the Roman Catholic Church and ultimately seek the living out of their own priesthood as fully-fledged Catholic priests.

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April 03 2012 By virtueonline PHILADELPHIA: St. Michael's the Archangel Anglican Parish Joins Catholic Church

The OrdinariateoftheChairofSaintPeter is similar to a regular Catholic diocese, but national in scope. Pope Benedict XVI established the ordinariate on January 1 following requests by Anglicans worldwide seeking to become Catholic, and appointed Msgr. Steenson, a former Episcopal bishop, as the leader. Ordinariate parishes will be fully Catholic while retaining elements of their Anglican heritage and traditions, including liturgical traditions.

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March 13 2012 By virtueonline Liturgical Developments in the Anglican Ordinariate

This edition of the Holy Bible allows those Catholics originally from the Anglican tradition, to worship using a version of scripture which is familiar to them. It also promotes the English Bible tradition and recent efforts to renew Catholic liturgy with more accurate translations.

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February 28 2012 By virtueonline VATICAN CITY:Former Anglicans celebrate Mass in St. Peter's, give thanks to pope

The group of about 94 pilgrims, including a dozen priests, was led by Msgr. Keith Newton, head of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, which was established in January 2011 for former Anglicans in England and Wales.

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February 14 2012 By virtueonline WASHINGTON, DC: Jeffrey Steenson Installed as First Ordinary for U.S.Ordinariate

Cardinals Donald Wuerl of Washington and Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston along with nine other bishops from across the nation joined Fr. Steenson for this historic Mass of Institution held at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houseton.

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February 10 2012 By virtueonline HOUSTON: Bringing ex-Anglicans into the Catholic fold

He converted to Catholicism in 2007, after spending most of his career studying the church fathers, striving for ecumenicalism and, ultimately, feeling God put on his conscience that the Catholic Church was the "one, true, holy and apostolic" body.

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January 28 2012 By virtueonline New ordinariate and 1980 pastoral provision: An analysis

An exception is marriage, for which church laws similar to those applying to Latin-Eastern rite Catholic marriages would come into play: An Eastern or Latin Catholic marrying a Catholic in the new Anglican-use ordinariate could become a member of that ordinariate if the couple agrees on that decision.

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January 09 2012 By virtueonline Ordinariate: Another Anglican bishop answers Pope Benedict's call to unity

Robert Mercer was born in Zimbabwe and has been a member of the Community of the Resurrection, Mirfield, for 49 years. From 1977-89 he was the Anglican bishop of Matabeleland and from 1989-2005 he served as a bishop of the Traditional Anglican Catholic Church of Canada. He retired in 2005 and became the Episcopal Visitor to the Traditional Anglican Communion in the UK.

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January 05 2012 By virtueonline What has been won - Robert Hart

For several years in recent history a new and unrecognizable version of Anglo-Catholicism had been setting the stage for the tragedy we helped to avert. I do not say Anglo-Catholicism, not the real thing as Dr. Pusey and his colleagues saw it (who never argued that Anglicanism needed to become catholic, but that it always has been truly catholic).

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November 20 2011 By virtueonline ORDINARIATE: This is a watershed moment in the life of the Church

It was during His Agony in the garden in His Night of Suffering that Christ earnestly prayed:"I do not pray for these only, but also for those who believe in me through their word, that they may all be one; even as Thou, Father, art in me, and I in Thee, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that Thou hast sent me.

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