Anglican Ordinariate: November 2011 Archives
on the Implementation of the Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum coetibus
November 15, 2011
His Eminence Cardinal Donald Wuerl
Archbishop of Washington
Thank you Archbishop Dolan. With me for this presentation are Bishop Robert McManus and Bishop Kevin Vann, the other members of the Conference's ad hoc Committee on the Implementation of Anglicanorum coetibus.
With us, as well, are Father Jeffrey Steenson and Father Scott Hurd, who have worked with the committee.
At our June General Assembly meeting in Seattle, I provided a brief report and update on the progress being made in the implementation of the Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum coetibus. At that time, I asked for and received a show of support for the material I presented by way of a consultation with the bishops.
At the general assembly of the US Bishops today, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, DC, announced the Vatican appointment of Bishop Kevin W. Vann, Bishop of Fort Worth Texas, to be the Ecclesiastical Delegate for the Pastoral Provision (in effect since 1981). Vann succeeds Archbishop John J. Myers of Newark. Vann will oversee the the formation and admittance of former Anglican clergy to the Roman Church. He will work closely with Cardinal Wuerl who has oversight of the temporary church structure of the Anglican Ordinariate in the USA.
Bishop Vann writes about the work on his blog.
January 1, 2012 is the date slated for the establishment of the new American, Personal Ordinariate for former Anglican Clergy and people coming into full communion with the Rome Church. The official name of the Ordinariate has not been announced.
You may be interested in "Anglicanorum Coetibus: Questions and Answers." It is quite helpful in terms of defining meaning, significance and timeline of events.
I've known Bishop Vann for some time and he's an excellent choice for the good shepherd who will help the former Anglican clergy.