Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Hundreds of Anglicans to Join Ordinariate this Year in UK

Edit: heads up, "I"m ok, you're ok" ecumenism is dead. The Telegraph is reporting that "hundreds" of Traditional Anglicans are going to leave the Church of England after a General Synod generating more "reforms".  Even more than before, the Church of England is becoming a museum piece.  The Director of the Ordinariate, Msgr Keith Newton, warns, however, "you can't join the Catholic Church just to escape the problems in the Anglican..."  It might not be reason in itself, but it sounds like a good place to start.

At least 20 clergy and several hundred of their parishioners are already lined up to join the Ordinariate, the new structure set up by the Pope a year ago that allows them to remain some of their Anglican heritage while entering into full communion with the Holy See.

But many more members of the Anglo-Catholic wing of the Church of England are likely to defect following a critical meeting of its governing body, the General Synod, if traditionalists who cannot accept the ordination of women are denied special provision.

The head of the Ordinariate, Mgr Keith Newton, told The Daily Telegraph: “There are in the region of 15 to 20 people who I think will be coming over this year. These are ordained Anglicans who wish to petition the Holy See for ordination.”
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