Australian Anglicans prepare traditional liturgy for Catholic ordinariate
Catholic World News - 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.
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Progress toward our August expenses ($33,241 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!
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.