In the mainstream media, it was a quieter week for Ordinariate news, but plenty of things were happening.
The American Ordinariate Google Map pin count stands at 21, up two from last week.
The Tablet reported that Bishop Andrew Burnham has estimated that the Ordinariate in England will launch with around 24 groups. (Remember to keep the Bishops of Ebbsfleet and Richborough in your prayers.)
In The Telegraph, religion correspondent, Tim Ross, reported comments from a senior C of E official on the possibility that those who enter the Ordinariate may be allowed to continue worshipping in their current buildings.
Also from the UK, we have word of a new blog, Ordinariate Watch, dedicated particularly to developments in London.
From Australia, we got an important glimpse of the shape of things to come from Bishop Peter Elliott.
The November edition of the Diocesan Circular of the Anglican Catholic Church of Canada is online and contains several articles of Ordinariate interest as well as the regular features like From Maggie’s Kitchen. (Good food is definitely integral to the Patrimony.)
In the November newsletter of Our Lady of Walsingham in Houston, we read that Cardinal DiNardo confirmed eight young people during a Solemn High Mass and has written to Cardinal-designate Wuerl giving his blessing for the parish to enter the American Ordinariate.
The website of Mount Calvary, Baltimore, now displays Peter’s keys in its masthead and there is also a news page for developments in the parish’s journey to full communion.
Tomorrow, Fr. Phillips will be at a special meeting on the way forward at the Cathedral of the Incarnation in Orlando, where our own moderator is senior warden.
In other news, though it is an insignificant gesture that is only intended for a few perpetually disgruntled souls, yet another notable figure in the Church of England felt that he had to pour cold water on Anglicanorum coetibus. This time it was N.T. Wright, the former Bishop of Durham. His comments on the Ordinariate got less coverage than they might have otherwise because in the same interview he also stated that he firmly believes in women bishops, except when he doesn’t.
In better news, we saw a positive view of the Ordinariates in the Jesuit magazine, America.
Next Tuesday, the Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran, marks the first anniversary of the publication of Anglicanorum coetibus. Pray that the good news keeps coming and don’t forget to add your updates to our Moving Forward section.
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