Communio

…bearing with one another in love, making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

Category: Anglican Ordinariate

Anglican Ordinariates meet, encouraged by Cardinal Müller

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 […]

Being a Catholic Priest–and Married, salient reflections….

A dear friend of mine, Father Richard Cipolla published an article today in the Wall Street Journal on what it means for a faithful Christian to belong to Christ faithfully, moving from an Episcopal Church to full communion with the Catholic Church and being a married Catholic priest. The life of sacrifice and joy is […]

Cardinal Wuerl’s report on the Implementation of the Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum coetibus

Report on the Implementation of the Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum coetibus United States Conference of Catholic Bishops November 15, 2011 by 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 […]

Anglican Ordinariate For U.S, To Be Established January 1; Bishop Kevin Vann, Delegate

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 […]

Decree of erection of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham

Decree of erection of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham The supreme law of the Church is the salvation of souls. As such, throughout its history, the Church has always found the pastoral and juridical means to care for the good of the faithful. With the Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum coetibus, promulgated on 4 […]

Vincent Nichols’ homily at the ordination of former Anglicans

Many ordinations have taken place in this Cathedral during the 100 years of its history. But none quite like this. Today is a unique occasion marking a new step in the life and history of the Catholic Church. This morning the establishment of the first Personal Ordinariate under the provision of the Apostolic Constitution ‘Anglicanorum […]

Cardinal Levada’s letter read at Westminster Cathedral

My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, The Ordination to the Priesthood of our three friends, Andrew Burnham, John Broadhurst and Keith Newton, is an occasion of great joy both for them and for the wider Church. I had very much wished to be present with you in Westminster Cathedral today in order to demonstrate […]

Benedict creates new Ordinariate for Anglicans in the UK

With the priestly ordination of John Broadhurst, Andrew Burnham and Keith Newton, the Pope has created the official structure to welcome Anglicans who want to be Catholic. The Mass and Rites of Ordination today in Westminster Cathedral was very well attended as the historic moment was formally announced by Archbishop Vincent Nichols reading the CDF […]