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Monday, October 28, 2013

Anglican Use Ordinariates

One of the most significant developments in English-speaking Catholicism in recent years was Benedict's XVI's establishment of Anglican Use Ordinariates.

Paul Nicholls blogs about this and related issues in Oshawa, at his blog, The Anglican Use of the Catholic Church/Oshawa Franciscan Blog. Please see it here.

About this, he writes:

A personal ordinariate [of Anglican Use] is a canonical structure within the Catholic Church in accordance with the apostolic constitution Anglicanorum Coetibus of 4 November, 2009.The text of this document is available on the Holy See's  website, as are also the complementary norms of the same date. This canonical structure enables Anglicans  to enter into full communion with the Church of Rome, while maintaining some degree of corporate identity and autonomy with regard to the geographical dioceses for other Catholics of the Latin Church  while  preserving elements of their distinctive Anglican spiritual and liturgical heritage.

and he adds:

Four former Anglican priests  have had their rescripts signed by the Holy Father, Pope Francis. They  are Douglas Hayman and Kipling Cooper (The Annunication, Ottawa), John Hodgins (St. Thomas More, Toronto), and James Tilley (The Good Shepherd, Oshawa). Colin O’Rourke is now a seminarian of the Diocese of Calgary, and is currently spending a year at a seminary in the United States. We are hopeful that he will be ordained priest next summer, and have faculties for the Ordinariate. We continue to await good news from the CDF in Rome for Michael Shier (OLW, Vancouver), David Skelton (St Benedict, Edmonton), and Richard Harris (Our Lady of the Sign, Fredericton Junction). Praise God for the good news from Rome last week.

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