William Oddie writes here about the unprecedented pace of reception, ordination and action on the Ordinariate in England. I must admit that I have been proved wrong. I thought the English bishops would drag their feet, eventually start the ordinariate in some backwater somewhere and hope it would all go away like a bad dream. Instead the action is taking place in the heart of Westminster–down the road from Westminster Abbey and around the corner from Buckingham Palace. The English like symbolism, and like the Pope’s address in Westminster Hall where Thomas More was tried–the location, speed and positive attitude towards these matters by the English bishops–led by the Archbishop of Westminster–backed no doubt by his auxiliary Alan Hopes–himself a former Anglican priest–indicates the highest possible profile being given to the new converts. I’m jubilant.