Head of ordinariate hopes for use of some Anglican parishes
Catholic World News - January 18, 2011
Father Keith Newton, the former Anglican bishop who is now head of the first personal ordinariate for Anglicans entering the Catholic Church, told a press conference that he hopes that the ordinariate may be permitted to share in the use of some Anglican parishes. “It obviously depends on the numbers who are going from that congregation,” he said. “We do not want any rancor or bad feeling.”.
“We don’t want to be burning bridges down, we want to be building them,” he added. “I certainly do not look back on the Church of England with anger or bitterness; this move is part of my on-going pilgrimage, and I want to keep doors open between those who are still in the Church of England and myself.”
“Any way that the ordinariate can foster unity must be God’s work.”
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 ($33,389 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!