Pope Francis Prays for Success of Initiative to Convert Anglicans

The above heading caught my attention on the inimitable Fr Z’s blog: In the wake of the decision of the State tethered Church of England to have wyshyps (female bishops), the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham set up a “Exploration Day”. You know that the Ordinariate was created according to the provisions of Pope…

The Ordinariate on Women Bishops

From the Ordinary: In his statement on the C of E’s decision to allow women bishops, Monsignor Keith Newton, Ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham in the Catholic Church, only briefly comments on the decision itself. The main thrust of his message is to hold the door of the Ordinariate open…

Anglican Priest, Flock Cross a Welcoming Bridge

In the Boston Globe: Before Mass on a recent Sunday, the Rev. Jurgen Liias stood in a cramped sacristy of a Catholic church with an acolyte and cantor and began a call-and-response prayer of preparation. Incense smoldered. The men thumped their chests in a gesture of contrition. The elaborate ritual would seem unusual to most…

Catholics of the Anglican Patrimony

The Catholic League: On 17 August 2013, Fr Peter Cornwell, a married Catholic priest and former vicar of the same church as Blessed John Henry Newman, The University Church of St Mary, Oxford, wrote a surprisingly mean review in The Tablet of Catholics of the Anglican Patrimony: The Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham by the distinguished…

Ordinariate Sisters Have a Permanent Home

The Hermeneutic of Continuity: Here is the Press Release from the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham: Sisters of the Blessed Virgin Mary Move to Permanent Home The new religious community of the Personal Ordinariate, the Sisters of the Blessed Virgin Mary, have a permanent home for the first time since they were received into…

A Glimpse of the Ordinariate

And Damian Thompson has it. Here are a couple of photographs taken by the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham when they celebrated Evensong and Benediction for the Feast of the Assumption last week; they’re in their new church in Warwick Street in the West End. This is what certain Anglo-Catholics in the C…