Tablet: CDF overruled bishops on fast-tracking ordinariate clergy

18 02 2011

From The Tablet:

The English and Welsh Catholic bishops were overruled in their request for former Anglican clergy wishing to join the ordinariate to undergo at least one year’s formation before ordination as Catholic priests. It is understood that the Catholic bishops wanted a longer period of formation for clergy but the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), which has overall jurisdiction of the ordinariate, said they should be ordained more quickly. Ordinariate-minded Anglican clergy who resign from the Church of England by Ash Wednesday are due to be ordained at Pentecost, after just a few months’ formation.