Ordinariate: Ordinary welcomes news of Personal Ordinariate in US

16 11 2011

Press Release from the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham:

Monsignor Keith Newton, Ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, has expressed his joy at the announcement of a Personal Ordinariate for the United States.

Mgr Newton said, “This is a great day for the Church, particularly in the United States. It furthers the vision of our Holy Father set out in the Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum coetibus, and it pushes forward the urgent call of Christ – that all may be one”.

Cardinal Donald Wuerl announced at the Fall Meeting of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, that the US Ordinariate will be formally erected by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith on 1 January 2012, when the name of the Ordinariate and the first Ordinary will be announced.

The full text of Cardinal Wuerl’s address can be found here.

Bishop Kevin Vann, who is to take on the role of Ecclesiastical Delegate for the Pastoral Provision in the US, said “[T]oday marks an important movement towards greater diversity and at the same time a reaffirmation of the universality of what Jesus Christ established”. 15 November 2011