Ordination Before Formation or Formation Before Ordination?
August 13, 2012 1 Comment
Asks Deborah Gyapong:
Maybe some of my informed readers can help me out on this. Are there different policies concerning the formation of incoming Ordinariate clergy, depending on the country?
For instance, in the United States, what has been the length of time required ahead of ordination for clergy? In the United Kingdom? In Australia?
Maybe someone from this side can help answer? To do so, click here.
Btw. on the above thread, Peter Karl T. Perkins observes:
I’ve noticed that the four men to be ordained for the Australian personal of the Southern Cross on 8th September, the Feast of the Nativity of our Lady, are all recent members of the Anglican Church of Australia. Not one of them hales from the TAC. I am wondering how many Australian TAC priests have received the nulla osta and when they will be able to enter formation programmes leading to ordination. In Canada, only two priests from the Canterburian Anglican Church of Canada have entered the American Ordinariate. As it happens, they are the only two to have been ordained as Catholic priests so far: not even one of the former TAC priests has been ordained as a Catholic priest.
The Mass at Perth as reported on this blog was just the Novus Ordo with two short prayers thrown in from the Anglican patrimony. Now we find that the clergy, apart from Msgr. Entwistle, will be all non-TAC clergy at first. I am beginning to wonder how much the Australian Ordinariate will resemble the Australian TAC. Will the two have anything in common at all?