April 28, 2013 2 Comments
The Portal, by our Ordinariate brothers and sisters, for May is out (a little early). It’s always a great (free read) resource.
You can read it online here.
Or get it in pdf. here.
October 6, 2012 Leave a comment
I’m a little late on this one (having been away) but the Portal Magazine for October is out. It always makes for some fine (and free) reading.
Now given that it’s Saturday, there should be time to give it a read.
To do so online, go here.
Or simply get it in pdf. here.
And later, I’ll watch the Springbok vs the All Blacks.
August 1, 2012 Leave a comment
The Portal Magazine, a monthly on-line magazine covering the Ordinariate, is out. It is a great read – and no, I’m not just saying that because I’m (apparently) Ordinariate gaga or anything. It really is informative (and free!).
You can read it (which I’m going to be spending the next while doing) online here .
Or download it in pdf. here.
June 1, 2012 5 Comments
The Portal in the service of the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham for the month of June (2012) is out.
Read it by download (pdf.) here.
Read it online here.
Page 12 has a rather nice article with Fr Robert Mercer.
And Her Majesty is looking really good on the cover…
May 1, 2012 Leave a comment
The Portal Magazine for May, covering the Ordinariate is out.
Read it online here.
Or pdf. here.
And speaking of the Ordinariate, I see that the Pope Benedict XVI has donated $250,000 to support the work.
The news from Rome came to Monsignor Keith Newton, the Ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate, and read “The Holy Father has benevolently permitted a donation of $250,000”.
Responding to the gift, Mgr Newton said, “I am very grateful to the Holy Father for his generosity and support. This gift is a great help and encouragement as we continue to grow and develop our distinctive ecclesial life, whilst seeking to contribute to the wider work of evangelisation in England and Wales”.
The Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham was established in January 2011 to enable Anglicans to enter into the full communion of the Catholic Church whilst retaining essential elements of their heritage and tradition. It comprises around 1200 lay faithful and 60 clergy spread across the United Kingdom.
The Apostolic Nuncio, His Excellency Archbishop Antonio Mennini, was instrumental in securing the Holy Father’s assistance. On the announcement of the gift the Archbishop said, “The Holy Father’s gift of $250,000 is a clear sign of his personal commitment to the work of Christian Unity and the special place the Ordinariate holds in his heart. I pray for the continuing success and development of the Ordinariate”.
Speaking of the need for further fundraising the Nuncio said, “I urge all those who share our Holy Father’s vision to lend their spiritual and material support to the Ordinariate, especially in these early days”.
Mgr Newton, in response to the remarks of Archbishop Mennini said, “The support and encouragement given to us by the Apostolic Nuncio has been very significant. We were very pleased to welcome him as the Principal Celebrant of our Chrism Mass: a clear sign of our deep desire to remain closely united the Holy Father”.
The Ordinariate welcomed over 250 new members this Easter. Bishop Alan Hopes will ordain deacons for the Ordinariate in Westminster Cathedral on 26 May 2012 at 10.00 a.m., and two men in their twenties were ordained to the Sacred Priesthood in London earlier this month.
UPDATE: Fr Ray Blake calls the gift to the Ordinariate is shameful:
I can’t help feeling a little embarrassed that the Holy Father has donated $250,000 to the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, it is money that could have been used elsewhere. I know our bishops feel they are being generous, they gave half a million quid to start them off and have generously allowed them office space at the Square.
However as generous as the Papal gift is shames us and unless it was a gift that was given to the Pope especially for the Ordinariate and passed on shows that the Church here has not been as generous as it should have been.
Over a year on and there is still no Ordinariate Church and they are still struggling with finances, and although individual dioceses and parishes have been generous, in E&W which the Ordinariate is seen as source of augmenting diocesan clergy rather than one of the new movements that should be at the heart of the New Evangelisation.
My reading of Anglicanorum Coetibus is that rather being integrated into diocesan structures it should be outside of these in order to be an effective agent of evangelisation. Its penury keeps it pre-occupied with simply staying alive rather than being able to call others effectively into Communion with Peter.
Pray to Our Lady of Walsingham for some wealthy doners.