The Anglican Catholic

Clearly understanding (unlike some ecclesiastical blogophobes out there) the full value and tremendous potential of blogs, since having left the Traditional Anglican Communion for the Anglican Catholic Church, Fr Anthony Chadwick has started up a new blog simply entitled: The Anglican Catholic.


From the about page:

This blog is inspired by my previous and present experience of blogging and is intended to be a direct organ of communication of the Church to which I belong as a priest. My personal blog enables me to express myself more freely whilst upholding my promises as a cleric of this Church. This blog is designed to supplement existing organs of information such as the Church’s official websites…

Besides Fr Chadwick, the other contributors presently listed are Deacon Jonathan Munn and Fr Ed Bakker.



Fr Gordon Barnier to be Ordained in Australian Ordinariate

Fr Gordon Barnier is the former Vicar General of the Church of Torres Strait (TAC).

On the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross website:

Gordon Barnier of the Church of the Torres Strait will be ordained to serve in the Ordinariate of OLSC. He will be ordained deacon , probably in St Francis Xavier’s Church, West Cairns at 7-00 pm on Wednesday 24th April and ordained priest in St Monica’s Cathedral at 7-00 pm on Friday April 26th. Both ordinations will be conducted by the Most Rev James Foley, Bishop of Cairns.

[HT:  Psallite Sapienter]

UPDATE:  Photos and recording of the Ordination service here.

All this while the Anglican ambassador to the Vatican, Australian Canon David Richardson, a former dean of St Paul’s Cathedral in Melbourne, recently held that the Australian Ordinariate will ‘not last more than 20 years’.

You can read about that one in The Canberra Times.