Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Pope Benedict Welcomes the Growth of the Ordinariate in England

Edit: Our Lady of Walsingham's enthusiastic laity has been patiently growing in body and soul.   This is especially fortuitous in light of recent developments in the Church of England which has drifted still further away.
Benedict XVI has welcomed the progress of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham and has said he is “glad” that its church has been established on the site of the historic Bavarian embassy chapel in London. 
Our Lady of the Assumption and St Gregory’s in Warwick Street is situated where the Bavarian embassy chapel, which was pillaged during the anti-Catholic Gordon Riots in 1780, once stood.
The Pope Emeritus made his comments in a letter to the Friends of the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, in reply to Nicolas Ollivant, chairman of the Friends of the Ordinariate, who had written to the retired pope to express his gratitude for the gift of the ordinariate. He had also sent Benedict a brief history of Our Lady of the Assumption and St Gregory’s.
Link to Catholic Herald... 


James said...

I had the greatest respect for Pope Benedict. But now that he is "pope emeritus" - this bizarre concoction, and now that Pope Francis is such a horrible opposite of Pope Benedict in so many ways - I really can't take Benedict XVI's words that seriously.

- who knows what level of authority they even have?
- who knows if he even wrote them?
- who knows how this sick and terrible period within the Church will play out.

jtal said...

Benedict came down from the cross.

Anonymous said...

No, he didn't, he's still nailed up.

Ronald Sevenster said...

The Anglicans who convert to Catholicism through the Ordinariate will soon discover how they moved from one horror story into another. They fled the Church of England and other Anglican communities in order to escape the liberal agenda of homosexualism, only to find out in the end of the day that they have joined a community which, under the leadership of His Mercifulness is entering the same wicked agenda.