As soon as the press release about Archbishop Wuerl's appointment was made public, I contacted Fr. Scott Hurd, who is assisting the archbishop in his position as the CDF delegate for the United States. Part of my purpose in contacting Fr. Hurd was to reaffirm our parish's desire to become part of the Ordinariate when it is erected. But I also wanted to ascertain exactly what the process is for Anglicans who want to make the archbishop aware of their desire to be included. Here's the relevant portion of his response to me:
I would encourage you to please have representatives of the various Anglican groups with whom you've been working to contact Archbishop Wuerl in writing. We will respond to inquiries from groups by sending a "community profile"- a questionnaire which will help us determine who, at this point in time, is interested in joining an Ordinariate. Interested persons are welcome to contact me, but it's good to have a "paper trail" for record keeping purposes. Here is Archbishop Wuerl's address:
Most Rev. Donald W. Wuerl, S.T.D.
Archbishop of Washington
P.O. Box 29260
Washington, DC 20017
Fr. Hurd gave his assurance that he is there to give whatever assistance is needed, but reiterated the importance of making the requests in writing.
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