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Australian Anglicans prepare traditional liturgy for Catholic ordinariate

December 16, 2010

Australian Anglicans who are entering the Catholic Church under the provisions of Anglicanorum Coetibus plan to celebrate the Mass in several different cities once a new Anglican-Catholic ordinariate is established in Australia early in 2011.

Archbishop John Hepworth, the head of the Traditional Anglican Communion, disclosed that he and other Anglican officials have been conferring with Catholic Church leaders on the details of establishing the ordinariate, and going over the details of the liturgy to be used.

In its coverage of the process, The Australian emphasizes that in the Anglican-Catholic ordinariate, priests will celebrate the Mass ad orientem. That posture is already widely used by former Anglican priests who now celebrate Mass as Roman Catholics according to the “Anglican use” made possible by Pope John Paul II in 1980.


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  • Posted by: stpetric - Dec. 16, 2010 9:31 PM ET USA

    This ex-Anglican is glad he came into the Catholic Church four years ago...but I am *SO* looking forward to being able to worship Anglican-style again!

  • Posted by: Wolf of Gubbio - Dec. 16, 2010 6:06 PM ET USA

    ad orientem - that's great. This is exactly what we need. Instead of this celebrating ourselves business.