LATEST NEWS FROM THE ORDINARIATE
Former Anglican monk and bishop, Robert Mercer, has been received into the full communion of the Catholic Church by Monsignor Keith Newton through the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham.
Monsignor Keith Newton has enthusiastically welcomed the appointment of the Reverend Dr Jeffrey Steenson as the first Ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate of The Chair of St Peter, erected today in the United States.
At least 20 clergy and several hundred of their parishioners are already lined up to join the Ordinariate, the new structure set up by the Pope a year ago that allows them to remain some of their Anglican heritage while entering into full communion with the Holy See.
A Christmas Message form the Ordinary
From a report in the Cathlic Herald highlighting 10 amazing Catholics of the year.
Robert Mercer will be received into the full communion of the Catholic Church during the usual monthly Ordinariate Mass at which Mgr Keith Newton will preside on Saturday 7th January at St Agatha's Portsmouth.
On Friday Feb 3rd , at 6.15pm Mgr Keith Newton will attend a showing of the film " Pope John Paul II" at the Hinsley Room, adjoining Westminster Cathedral.
Advent 2011 begins the first new liturgical year of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham. As work continues on the liturgical use of the Ordinariates, certain forms of service have been permitted ad interim.
A packed room at the Towards Advent Festival at London's Westminster Cathedral heard a talk on "Joy and Hope in the Church" from Mgr Keith Newton of the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, on Saturday Nov. 19th.
"The Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham setup by Pope Benedict has entered crucial and rather worrying phase in its development" says Catholic Herald