Many readers will have been following the news regarding the process to establish Personal Ordinariates in the United States and Canada. This note from Fr Scott Hurd (himself a former Anglican who trained at St Stephen’s House, Oxford), seeks to clarify some concerns. Fr Hurd is assisting Cardinal Wuerl and the USCCB with the implementation of the Apostolic Constitution, Anglicanorum coetibus, in the United States. It is reproduced here from the Anglo-Catholic blog.
Much speculation has been made, here and elsewhere, to the effect that the implementation of an Ordinariate in the US is happening slowly, or that somehow the US bishops are seeking to delay or prevent an Ordinariate from being established in the first place. It might be good for everyone to reflect on the possibility that it is Rome who is responsible for the timetable of the unfolding of events here in the US, and that the USCCB and the CDF are operating in complete collaboration on this.
In the meantine, I would encourage everyone to watch Cardinal Wuerl’s major report on US developments at the June USCCB General Assembly in Seattle.
Yours in Christ,
Rev. Scott Hurd
USCCB Liaison for the Implementation of Anglicanorum coetibus