Thursday 16th October 2014
The Ordinariate and its liturgy have been praised in an editorial in the Catholic Herald newspaper. The paper quoted the Anglican bishop, Michael Nazir-Ali, who recently told Ordinariate clergy that "allowing Anglican patrimony to flouish could be a charter for the future". Commenting on his words, the Catholic Herald said: "Bishop Nazir-Ali is unique among Anglican bishops in grasping the ecumenical impulse represented by the Ordinariate, which need not and must not sour relations with the C of E".
The Catholic Herald went on: "The Bishop, who resigned his see in order to train missionaries, is a formidable opponent of both secularism and militant Islamism. His acknowledgent that Benedict XVl's project brings Christians together in a time of crisis should encourage us to nurture the Ordinariate and its beautiful liturgy, truly one of the fruits of the holy spirit".
The picture shows Bishop Nazir-Ali addressing the Ordinariate clergy's plenary session earlier this month.