Start an English Ordinariate Parish

Interesting possibility here for some . . .

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What the heck is an English Ordinariate Parish? The short answer is simply this. When a bunch of Anglicans decided to come back into the Catholic Church, from 1980 through 2012, they requested that they could bring elements of their Anglican (English) Patrimony with them. A good part of these elements, found in the Book of Common Prayer, originally came from the old Catholic Sarum Use before the English Reformation anyway. So it was really just a matter of re-adopting what the Catholic Church had lost under King Henry VIII back in 1535.

In 1980, Pope St. John Paul II established the Anglican Use Pastoral Provision, which was a temporary experiment to see if this would work. It worked quite well. So in 2009 through 2012, Pope Benedict XVI established three Ordinariates (more permanent diocesan-like jurisdictions) to allow this process to…

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2 thoughts on “Start an English Ordinariate Parish

  1. Establishing an Ordinariate Parish is a fine idea but an idea that is going to be increasingly difficult, if not impossible to implement in days ahead. Vatican scuttlebut has it that the current Bishop of Rome looks unfavorably on the Ordinariate and its liturgical practices. Likewise for his British Capo Cardinal Roche, and, undoubtedly his American Capo Blase Cupich will fall in line with that point to view.


    1. Yes. Hostility will out, one fears. Pope F has a history of opposition to importing Anglican practice wholesale, dating back to his Buenos Aires days, as noted here earlier — “Pope Francis an enemy of ecumenism that goes beyond friendly relations with other churches?” — even if doctrinally faithful. It’s good to know about the options, at least as they exist on paper.


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