LATEST NEWS FROM THE ORDINARIATE
Pope Francis has approved a significant amendment to the Complementary Norms which govern the life of the Personal Ordinariates established under the auspices of Anglicanorum Coetibus.
This morning, the Ordinary gave a paper - written by Monsignor Andrew Burnham - on the development of the new Ordinariate Use, the liturgy approved by the Holy See for specific use in the Personal Ordinariates.
His Holiness Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Alan Hopes, Auxiliary Bishop of Westminster, as the new Bishop of East Anglia.
The well known journalist Charles Moore, whose authorised biography of Margaret Thatcher has recently been published, has been speaking about the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham at a packed gathering at the Oratory Church in London, organised by the Friends of the Ordinariate charity. He said the Ordinariate should not be seen as a "decompression chamber" for former Anglicans to adjust to becoming Catholics, but rather as a positive and enriching thing in itself, which is built to last.
The Ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, Monsignor Keith Newton, has told thousands of Mass-goers in Westminster Cathedral that many Catholics are unaware of - or misunderstand - the Ordinariate. He said it could be quite distressing for Anglicans who had made a difficult journey in order to enter into full communion with the Catholic Church to be asked, for example, why they did not become "proper Catholics".
Archbishop Vincent Nichols is lending his support to an initiative to deepen understanding of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham and present afresh the contribution which it is making to the Catholic Church in England and Wales.
Well-known journalist and EWTN presenter, Joanna Bogle, has been made a Dame of the Order of S. Gregory. During a ceremony on Monday evening, the Archbishop of Southwark invested Mrs Bogle at a Mass celebrated by Monsignor Keith Newton, the Ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham.
Sacra Liturgia 2013 and the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham are pleased to announce that the Ordinary, Monsignor Keith Newton, will be present at the Sacra Liturgia 2013 conference in Rome at the end of June.