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Leading Anglican prelate dismisses Pope’s establishment of ordinariates

Catholic World News - February 08, 2010

A leading Anglican prelate has dismissed Pope Benedict’s decision to create ordinariates in which Anglican communities that seek full communion with the Holy See would be permitted to retain elements of the Anglican liturgy.

“If people genuinely realize that they want to be Roman Catholic, they should convert properly, and go through catechesis and be made proper Catholics,” said Ugandan-born Archbishop John Sentamu of York. “As far as I am concerned, if I was really, genuinely wanting to convert, I wouldn’t go into an ordinariate. I would actually go into catechesis and become a truly converted Roman Catholic and be accepted.”

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  • Posted by: New Sister - Feb. 08, 2010 12:44 PM ET USA

    I agree with the man from York, but suspect he hasn't been terrorized by "guitare" Masses, "call-to-action" deacons, Obama parties, or "praise and worship committees" led by open homosexuals - all which can exist in truly "Roman Catholic" parishes. Were I geographically bound to endure such irreverence (as I once was, in the Diocese of Portland Oregon), I'd jump over to one of these ordinariates in a heartbeat!

  • Posted by: patriot6908 - Feb. 08, 2010 11:58 AM ET USA

    Titanic ship's captain warns of drafty lifeboats.

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