Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter Just Got Its First Bishop

Just announced: Pope Francis has appointed Monsignor Steven J. Lopes to be the first bishop of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter.The Ordinariate is a structure equivalent to a diocese, but serves Roman Catholics who were nurtured in the Anglican tradition.  The Ordinariate provides a path for groups of Anglicans to become fully Roman Catholic, while retaining elements of their worship traditions and spiritual heritage in their union with the Holy Roman Church. At present the … [Read more...]

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A Celebration of Unity: Our Lady of Walsingham’s Beautiful Window

Isn't this beautiful?  This is the window in the offices of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham.On January 15, 2011, in accordance with the apostolic constitution Anglicanorum coetibus of Pope Benedict XVI, the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham was established for groups of former Anglicans in England and Wales.  The personal ordinariate is organized in such a way that "corporate reunion" with the Catholic Church is possible, while also preserving distinctive A … [Read more...]

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