Gerhard Ludwig Cardinal Müller, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith spoke with the three leaders of the Anglican Ordinariates in February in Rome. The Ordinariates were established by Pope Benedict with the motu proprio of Anglicanorum coetibus for those Anglicans who want to be in full communion with the Church and retain some of their liturgical patrimony. These jurisdictions are similar to dioceses though the leaders are not bishops. The presence of the Ordinariates is controversial in some quarters and therefore they come under greater suspicion and scrutiny but the mercy of the Church ought to be recalled. The Ordinariates, in my opinion, are a clear gesture of the Good Shepherd for communion, that is, ecclesial unity. The Ordinaries were in Rome for the Consistory.

The heads of the three Ordinariates, in case you want to follow their work: Msgr Keith Newton of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham in the UK, Msgr Jeffrey Steenson, Ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter in the United States and Msgr Harry Entwistle, Ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross in Australia.

In the US we have The Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter.

His Eminence also said, “I want you to know that I have spoken to our Holy Father, Pope Francis, about the ordinariates and the particular gift they are to the Church. The Holy Father is following the development of the ordinariates with great interest.” It may be said that he Holy Father was not at first too understanding of creating the Ordinariates when he was still in Argentina.

Cardinal Müller said: “Anglicans will be interested in how well you are able to make a home in the Catholic Church that is more than just assimilation, while Catholics will want to know that you are here to stay, strengthening our ecclesial cohesion rather than setting yourselves apart as another divisive grouping within the Church…It is your delicate, but all-important task both to preserve the integrity and distinctiveness of your parish communities and, at the same time, help your people integrate into the larger Catholic community.”

The Cardinal noted that it is crucial the Ordinariates keep in mind the importance of the sacred liturgy as the expression of communion. There is no other way to be Catholic. “By ensuring that the sacred liturgy is celebrated worthily and well, you further the communion of the Church by drawing people into the worship of God who is communio.” “In this sense, the celebration according to the approved Divine Worship [or Ordinariate Use] texts is both essential to the formation of the identity of the ordinariate as well as being a tool for evangelization.” Hence, he echoes the timeless teaching that the sacred Liturgy is the privileged place to meet Jesus Christ.

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