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Up to 2,000 Anglicans could join US ordinariate

June 16, 2011

At their meeting this week in Bellevue, Washington, the US bishops heard a report from Cardinal Donald Wuerl about the development of an American ordinariate for Anglicans who wish to enter the Catholic Church.

Cardinal Wuerl said that as many as 100 Anglican priests, and 2,000 laymen, could become members of the American ordinariate.


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  • Posted by: Edith Clare - Jun. 18, 2011 2:07 AM ET USA

    God works in many ways. We have His image in us and He is forever calling us to Himself but we must listen. There are at least 2,000 who are.

  • Posted by: stpetric - Jun. 16, 2011 11:36 PM ET USA

    2,000 people is only one moderately-sized Catholic parish, but it's a bunch of Episcopal/Anglican parishes. And -- God willing -- each one will form the core of a thriving new Catholic parish, drawing more than just ex-Anglicans to the faith.

  • Posted by: raynearhood3144 - Jun. 16, 2011 9:19 PM ET USA

    Those of us in parishes formed under the Pastoral Provision have been waiting patiently for this to happen. We look forward to welcoming our brothers and sisters home. Thank you Pope Benedict.