Important News from the ACCC

This was sent to me by Deborah Gyapong, a member of the Anglican Catholic Church of Canada, and a long-time friend of The Anglo-Catholic.

On Sunday, our priests in the Anglican Catholic Church of Canada (ACCC) read out an ad clerum from our bishops, notifying us that Provincial / Diocesan Council met Nov. 26 and has found a creative way for us to move forward to unity, though at different speeds.

The ACCC, originally composed of one Province with only one Diocese (of Canada), has created a new diocese: the Pro-Diocese of Our Lady of Walsingham “whose mandate shall be to shepherd those parishes, clergy, and individuals who so wish, into full Communion with the Catholic Church.”

The Council also passed the following motion: "that this church (i.e. the Province, representing both dioceses) remains committed to seeking full and visible unity with the See of Peter, as confirmed at Synod 2010, and as articulated in the Affirmation of St Louis, which is part of our constitution”.

While remaining Metropolitan of the ACCC Province of Canada, Bishop Peter Wilkinson, with Bishop Carl Reid as his auxiliary, assumes the office of Diocesan Bishop of the new Pro-Diocese. Bishop Craig Botterill becomes diocesan administrator of the Diocese of Canada.

This is good news, both for those parishes like mine in Ottawa that are almost finished with our catechesis in preparation for entering the Catholic Church and for those parishes, mostly on the East Coast, that have indicated they are not ready yet.

It means we in the “first wave” will have a corporate way of moving into the Catholic Church without losing all our assets, and those who remain will still have a structure and spiritual oversight while they are in a period of discernment and perhaps form a “second wave” or more.

Following is a copy of the ad clerum and a follow-up email with emphases added.

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Dear Brothers,

Provincial / Diocesan Council met via teleconference on Saturday, November 26, and while these meetings usually only deal with housekeeping matters such as approval of financial statements etc., this meeting included the introduction and passing of a Bill. Said Bill comes into effect immediately. The wording follows:

A Provincial Bill for the Creation of the Pro-Diocese of Our Lady of Walsingham, and consequential amendments to the Constitution of the Anglican Catholic Church of Canada.

Diocesan Council, by virtue of the authority delegated to it by General Synod to pass such legislation as may be necessary to facilitate the entry of ACCC parishes into full Communion with the Catholic Church, enacts as follows:

– There is hereby created the Pro-Diocese of Our Lady of Walsingham to be a Diocese of the Anglican Catholic Church of Canada, Province of Canada, whose mandate shall be to shepherd those parishes, clergy, and individuals who so wish, into full Communion with the Catholic Church.

– The Rt. Rev. Peter. D. Wilkinson shall resign as Ordinary of the Diocese of Canada and is hereby appointed Bishop Ordinary of the Pro-Diocese of Our Lady of Walsingham.

– The Rt. Rev. Carl Reid is hereby appointed Auxiliary bishop of the Pro-Diocese of Our Lady of Walsingham.

– In Consequence of the Very Rev. Shane Janzen, having declined to accept appointment as Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Canada, and in keeping with the order of succession set out in the Diocesan Ordinance of the Diocese of Canada, the Rt. Rev. Craig Botterill shall assume responsibility as Diocesan Administrator of the Diocese of Canada.

– Provided always that the Rt. Rev. Peter D. Wilkinson shall continue in office as Metropolitan of the Province of Canada, of which the Pro-Diocese of our Lady of Walsingham and the Diocese of Canada are constituent parts.

What does this mean? In plain terms, we remain as one Province of the Anglican Catholic Church of Canada, but now with two dioceses. These are not geographic dioceses, but rather based on whether a parish is intending to union with the Catholic Church under Anglicanorum Coetibus (the new Pro-Diocese of Our Lady of Walsingham under Bishops Wilkinson and Reid); or, whether parishes are not currently intending to travel that route (the Diocese of Canada under the Apostolic Administration of Bishop Botterill). Bishop Wilkinson remains as the Metropolitan of the Province, now comprised of two dioceses. We will still have one pot of money, one newsletter, one Province – which is to say, little will change until such time as those parishes and individuals in the Pro-Diocese of Our Lady of Walsingham achieve their goal under Anglicanorum Coetibus.

+Peter Wilkinson
+Craig Botterill
+Carl Reid

Dear Brothers,
We should have included an additional note (it was very late Saturday evening) with the ad clerum issued on the weekend, which might have helped, in terms of anticipating some questions that have surfaced.

There was a simple second motion passed that clarified how the Bill fit with our resolution at Synod last year. Said simple motion was ” that this church remains committed to seeking full and visible unity with the See of Peter, as confirmed at Synod 2010, and as articulated in the Affirmation of St Louis, which is part of our constitution”.

This applies to the entire Province (i.e. both dioceses), acknowledging that one part of the Province (the Pro-Diocese of Our Lady of Walsingham) is pursuing said unity in the “first wave”, while the other part (the Diocese of Canada) intends, prayerfully, to wait. Yes, of course, further details on splitting of assets etc. will have to be worked out at that time, and that was also discussed in Council with no suggestion that there will be any discord, but rather all will be accomplished in a spirit of charity.

Author: Fr. Christopher Phillips

Fr. Christopher G. Phillips is the pastor of Our Lady of the Atonement Catholic Church in San Antonio, Texas, where he has served for the past twenty-eight years. He is the founding pastor of the first Anglican Use parish, erected in 1983 under the terms of the Pastoral Provision. Fr. Phillips was ordained as an Anglican for the Diocese of Bristol, England, in 1975. After serving as Curate for three years at St. Stephen Southmead, he returned to the United States and served in two Episcopal parishes in the Diocese of Rhode Island. In 1981 he left the Episcopal Church and moved with his family to Texas, where he was subsequently ordained as a Catholic priest in 1983. Fr. Phillips and his wife, JoAnn, have been married for forty years. They have five children, all grown and married, and three grandchildren.

35 thoughts on “Important News from the ACCC”

  1. I congratulate the ACCC for coming to this decision in a peaceful manner and that even if churches decide not to enter the Ordinariate they will have a structure in place to continue on as Anglican Catholic Churches. Prayerfully there will be no animosity or charges of deception toward one another. May they all be Blessed. Amen.

  2. This is beautiful news, it gives an avenue for those who are ready to come in the "first wave" while respecting the free will of those who need more time for discernment. Our task is to prayerfully support both groups that are still united in the same province. This appears to be a fruit of the Holy spirit. It can also be used a way forward for other groups say for instance South Africa or India. Thank you Deborah for sharing this great news.

    1. I think there are three groups of people involved. First, those who are eager for unity with Rome as soon as possible, and have relatively few issues or concerns that need to be addressed. There are those who are committed to Christian unity, and believe that the Successor of Peter has a ministry of unity within the Catholic Church, but who have a lot of questions/concerns about the specific nature of the relationship between Anglicans and the Holy See. Then there are those who stress the Branch Theory that Anglicans are equally a valid part of the Catholic Church, without any need to reconcile with Rome – although they might wish very much for strengthened ecumenical relationships, and even have a very high opinion of the present Pope of Rome.

      Some of those who left the ACCC may genuinely desire unity with Rome, but may have been frightened off, for some reason. It's truly unfortunate that they didn't have confidence that our bishops would provide a structure for those who weren't ready, and felt they had to create one of their own. If any are genuinely committed to unity with the Holy See (and I suspect some of them are), then I trust they would be welcomed back with open arms. If, on the other hand, they have no interest in the project, then we wish them the very best of success in building the TACC.

  3. I think this is a wise decision and hope this serves as a model for the TAC elsewhere.
    My association will continue with that diocese of the ACCC that is moving towards full communion with the Church of Rome abd as I continue, as a Roman Catholic, to sponsor two ACCC candidates in the Evangelium Program.

    I am hoping and praying that the way will be made clear for the reception of a number of ACCC groups into the Catholic Church in the new year and for my participation and return to my Anglican heritage in some form of an Ordinariate here in Canada.

    My prayers are with both dioceses of the ACCC and I respect whatever decision people will make. May Our Lady continue to pray for the needs and intentions of both groups.

    1. A question for you. A Roman Catholic sponser is necessary for those taking the Evangelium course and wishing to enter the Catholic Church through the Ordinariate?

      1. Yes.

        As part of the ceremonial, each candidate for confirmation has a sponsor. The role can be a small as standing with a hand on the candidate's right shoulder and giving the confirmation name to the celebrant to bestow; or can be far more fully involved (as appears to be the situation in this case).

  4. Isn't this for those parishes in the diocese of Canada a disguised refusal of corporate reunion with the RCC, on the same ground that of +Marsh +Strawn et all, only in a softer way? David Virtue has said many times that +Botterill is a probable "refusenik"…

    + PAX et BONUM

    1. On the other hand, well thought, it proves that reception in the Catholic Church is not so far for those parishes wishing it. So this is kinda good news…

      + PAX et BONUM

    2. Bp. Botterill, both at the ACCC synod in the summer of last year, and at the Ordinariate Conference in Toronto this past spring, was one of the strongest voices stressing the importance of unity. As the post indicated, some of the parishes that aren't ready to move forward are in the Atlantic provinces, in Bp. Botterill's episcopal area, so he was a natural choice to provide such parishes with episcopal care. Don't read too much into things… and remember that almost every time that VirtueOnline has ran something on the ACCC as of late, it's required a tremendous amount of salt.

  5. In 2009 the ACCC website listed 43 parishes and missions. It now lists 30 parishes and missions. It is now clear that not all of those 30 groups will seek full-communion with the Catholic Church within the immediate future. That would also seem to indicate a significant reduction in the number of individuals expected to move from the ACCC to any possible Canadian ordinariate. And that raises various concerns about viability – particularly in the long-term.
    However – looking on the brighter side of things – those of us who are already full members of the Catholic Church will be happy to welcome others into full communion.

  6. I'm curious about the nearing of completion of catechesis to enter the Church when an Ordinariate has not yet even been announced yet. I take it that the Evangelium Course is something being used in both Canada and England. Cardinal Wuerl had announced that it had been determined that the U.S. would use the U.S. Catechism for Adults, whether that will actually be mandated or not. When I've been asked if I expect people will be properly catechized prior to entering the Ordinariate, I've responded that it seems likely many of them have already been prepared much more than the average parish RCIA class.

    With Our Lady of Walsingham being the only Ordinariate actually up and running, was there any problem accepting preparation that had been already accomplished prior to the establishment of the Ordinariate? I've been a bit surprised by the two communities under Cardinal Wuerl and Bishop Vann that were already accepted into the Catholic Church in anticipation of the Ordinariate. Are there any communities in Canada that are finishing up their catechesis that would be looking to enter some future Ordinariate on the same anticipatory condition? I wouldn't expect that the new pro-diocese would be to get communities to enter the Catholic Church prior to an Ordinariate, but then I didn't expect any communities in the U.S. to have an early entry either.

    1. The parish of St. John the Evangelist in Calgary is to be received on December 18 as an Anglican Use parish in anticipation of a Canadian Ordinariate.

      1. Dear Fr. Schovanek:

        The Anglican Use does not exist in the Dominion of Canada: it is only approved by the American Episcopal Conference. I wonder if you could elaborate. Has the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops approved extension of the Anglican Use to Canada? When did this happen? When did Rome approve this?

        What liturgy will your community in Calgary be using? Will it be using the Book of Divine Worship, the Anglican prayers of which come not from the Canadian prayerbook of 1962 but an American prayerbook of 1978? I suggest that your community, until a proper Mass text be devised for it, simply use the 1962 Roman Missal in Latin. This is possible under Article III of A.C., with reference to S.P., esp. Art. 1 (not just 5).

        I wish the incomers the best; sadly, I see division here. The TAC parish in Victoria will come into an American structure, while the one in Calgary will adopt the A.U., presumably as a personal parish of the Diocese of Calgary. Parishes in the Atlantic provinces are holding back. What arrangement is being made for Ottawa?

        Frankly, of these choices, entering as a personal parish of a Latin Diocese would actually be better than entering the ordinariate of a foreign country.


    1. What North American Ordinariate? Under A.C., an ordinariate is proper to a particular episcopal conference. Last time I checked, Canada had its own episcopal conference. Do you mean that St. John the Evangelist will join the American ordinariate? Has this been decided? By whom?


    2. Dear Fr. Sutter:

      I apologise for confusing St. John the Evangelist in Calgary with the church of the same title in Victoria. Fr. Schovanek seems to be denying that the parish in Calgary is entering a "North American ordinariate", which, in any case, is a legal impossibiltiy under A.C. What is possible is that the Calgary parish could enter an American ordinariate, one having a relation in law to the Episcopal Conference of the U.S.A., not the one in Canada (as the Scots incomers have).

      Fr. Schovanek writes that they will join presumably as a personal parish having a special liturgical character (viz. the A.U.). This is in anticipation of the creation of a Canadian ordinariate, not in anticipation of joining the U.S. one, although that would be a possibility. The move is at least hopeful, hopeful that Canadians will stay out of a foreign ordinariate and simply wait until their numbers are adequate to form a separate ordinariate for this Dominion.


  7. It is somewhat peculiar that this announcement was made as an "ad clerum", i.e. "to the clergy". The bill does not mention the incardination of clergy; rather it refers to parishes, which are organisations made up largely of lay people. Had this announcement come from a Catholic bishop, there is little doubt that the bishop would have addressed himself to BOTH the clergy and laity of his diocese. I think that this announcement shows some of the cultural differences between the ACCC and the Catholic Church in Canada. Not all of these differences can be considered part of the "Anglican heritage" which will be retained in any possible future ordinariate.

  8. I have a general question for the A.C.C.C. priests. There are now two particular churches in one Province. Which parishes belong to which dioceses? Presumably, those parishes moving toward union with Rome will be in the new Pro-diocese. Would anyone care to specify which they are?

    Vancouver? Victoria? Edmonton? Saskatchewan? Oshawa? Montreal?

    Presumably, Victoria, Ottawa and Calgary are in O.L. of Walsingham Pro-diocese, while Halifax is in the Diocese of Canada. What of Fr. Warner's Parish in Sydney, for instance?


    1. Dear Mr. Perkins,

      In response to your questions, you must keep in mind that this Ad Clerum has just recently been sent out and that it is too soon to know which parishes will align themselves with a particular diocese. All of this may take many months, as the various parishes and clergy determine which diocese they wish to belong to. Further, just because a parish joins one diocese or another, it does not preclude the fact that in the future a parish may change their decision and join the other diocese. If you are wanting information about a specific parish, ie. Fr. Warner's parish, I would recommend that you contact them directly.

      With All Charity,

      1. Thank you for your kind reply, Glen. You are a breath of fresh air here. I have just discovered that Fr. Warner's Parish will be affiliating for now with the Diocese of Canada (it's on their website). That surprised me a bit but I think that he must be close to Bishop Botterill, who is at Halifax. I must say that I very much like most of the TAC priests and also their tone. I admire Fr. Warner in particular.

        In another case, I have heard that, even though a certain community in the TAC is going the other way, it may take some time for that to happen. At this point, I imagine that, as you have written, conditons can differ markedly from place to place.

        I'm assuming that Bishop Reid's group in Ottawa will be coming over soon. What I wonder is what they will be entering. I imagine that it might be a personal parish under the Archdiocese of Ottawa.


        1. If I'm not mistaken, Cape Breton was one of the first parishes to split over reunion, with dissidents bolting for the Anglican Orthodox Church long before Benedict's papacy and Anglicanorum were a gleam in JPII's eye. Again I wonder about the duplication of schism. Presumably a desire to seek reconciliation with Rome is what keeps people in TAC as opposed to TACC/AOC/IACCS/whatever, so why the need to create an internal jurisdiction for what they could find elsewhere? Are parishes in the Diocese of Canada less ready to swim than their kin in the Pro-Diocese, but more so than the other groups? I'm beginning to get lost in the gradations of Continuum shading!

        2. The Church's canons regarding the readmission of those who were or became Cathollcs as adults have been applied more rigorously than some, perhaps, predicted.

  9. I have just seen the changes on the website of the Cathedral Church of St. John the Evangelist in Victoria. It is now the Cathedral Parish of the Diocese of Canada, with Dean Janzen as its rector and Bishop Botterill as the Apostolic Administrator. There will likely be a synod of the A.C.C.C. within a year.

    I have also noticed the removal of the names of the other clergy and of at least one laic from the list of clergy and laity. I have heard some additional news but I don't want to spread stories. I pray that my friends over there are working co-operatively with one another. First, there was the departure some months ago of the very gentlemanly Canon Sinclair, who has, since then, set up his own continuer parish under an American continuer bishop. His new kirk is the same building as the Orangeman's hall. Now there is this division.

    I feel that the transition could have been smoother had the Roman authorities been more pastorally sensitive and more diligent. A certain Canadian prelate has not been entirely helpful, and a certain curial Cardinal has worrying credentials from his past position as a bishop. As a Latin Mass traditionalist, I have some experience living with post-conciliar Roman prelates. Their pastoring is not always ideal; their approaches, not always delightful. I trust I make myself clear.


    1. Mr. Perkins,

      Would it be at all possible for you to limit yourself to positive comment with regard to a "good news" story,and to avoid repetitively gracing us with your obviously deeply held liturgical/nationalistic/monarchico-constitutionalist/conspiratorialist concerns?

      Everyone has I right to his or her opinion, and I won't claim that yours are entirely devoid of merit. I would invite you, however, to consider whether this obsessive reprise of these themes is more likely to convince, bore or even annoy a potentially sympathetic reader.

      1. Mr. Verteuil:

        I would like to suggest that most or all the posters here have no idea what is going on in Victoria or in Canada in regard to the TAC. You have no idea, that's clear. If you did know, this would not, in fact, by a good news story in the first place. Let's wait to see if I'm correct. It will all come into light in time. In the mean time, I can't see how my comments are related to your response.


        1. Mr. Perkins,

          "…the posters here have no idea what is going on in Victoria or in Canada in regard to the TAC. You have no idea, that's clear. If you did know, this would not, in fact, by a good news story in the first place."

          More conspiracy: allusion to privileged knowledge to which I or Deborah have no access to, blah, blah, blah…. The fact remains that at least some TACers in Canada will be moving closer to an Ordinariate which, apparently, to you is not good news.

          "Let's wait to see if I'm correct. It will all come into light in time."

          It would perhaps be best if you were disposed to follow your own advice: “wait and see”.

          "I can't see how my comments are related to your response."

          Let me offer you a few examples:

          1. "I have heard some additional news but I don't want to spread stories."

          2. " A certain Canadian prelate has not been entirely helpful…,"

          3. "…a certain curial Cardinal has worrying credentials from his past position as a bishop."

          4. "As a Latin Mass traditionalist, I have some experience living with post-conciliar Roman prelates. Their pastoring is not always ideal; their approaches, not always delightful."

          5. "I trust I make myself clear."

          Correct me if I am wrong, but I infer from your clarity that you are implying that there is some conspiracy at work involving both curial officials and Canadian prelates that is aimed at obstructing the entry of TAC members in Canada from participation in a Canadian Ordinariate.

          For this you offer no evidence, name no names, cite no written sources, and provide no rationale other than a presumed and ascribed hostility on the part of unnamed parties to anything other than the OR in Canada which, let us be clear, has in its episcopal conference one of the highest levels of ritual diversity found anywhere in the Catholic Church..

          You do not even provide a basis for why any of this highly dubious rubbish would even be pertinent to the original post, and this is even if the truth of any of what you have put forward could be established.

          This mind frame whereby any deferral of immediate gratification must somehow be the result of the machinations of sinister cabals is what one would normally expect to find among paranoids and schizophrenics. As you are demonstrably neither, I invite you to either offer real evidence to back up your smears, or do the Christian thing and wait until the process has played out before passing judgement.

          1. Dear Mr. Verteuil:

            I would not say that I have privileged information. I would say that I deem it prudent not to reveal quite a few things about the local situation. I am confident that what I do know will become known fairly soon.

            Your comment about me not wanting the TACers to enter into an ordinariate is totally wrong. I want them to enter a Canadian ordinariate but not an American one. That is an entirely different thing. My wish is that all will cross the Tiber as soon as possible and into a separate Ordinariate for the Dominion of Canada. Should that not be possible, the next best course would be for them to form personal parishes under the local Roman bishops as they organise for the erection of a Canadian ordinariate. I intend to do what I can to help them in the shorter term, but I don't want to get in their way. The Latin Mass communities can lend a hand to them in some cases, I think.

            Yes, I'm confident that you will change your tune once you know some more facts. Sooner or later, someone will relay information to Virtue On-line (for example) but it will not be me. Not a chance. I love the TAC people and want only the best for them.


            1. Your wish to see as many TACers in Canada as possible join the Church, preferably in a Canadian Ordinariate, is not in doubt. I don't understand how you inferred otherwise.

              Just to be clear:

              1. I look forward to seeing the EF offered more widely in Canada, and recognize that not all bishops have been equally zealous in their implementation of SP. I see this as an unfolding situation, however, rather than deliberate obstruction.

              2. I don't see any sensible grounds for a shared North American Ordinariate, and do not see the Scottish example in the UK as a relevant precedent for Canada. On the other hand, I find nationalistic, not to say phyletistic, arguments for a specifically Canadian Ordinariate somewhat disturbing and can't imagine why any Latin Catholic would want to go there. The case for a specifically Canadian Ordinariate can be made sufficiently and expediently on legal, geographical and numerical grounds alone.

              3. While I am not a monarchist, I have no love for American-style republicanism. If the monarchy serves as a bulwark for parliamentary democracy, I can live with it in Canada and treat it as a non-issue so long as it is not rubbed in my face.

              Now that you know where I am coming from, I hope it is now clear to you that, while I may not share your shibboleths, I have no quarrel with them either.

        2. P.K.T.P. said: …this would not, in fact, by (sic) a good news story in the first place.

          I believe the return of a single person to Christ’s Church such good news as to be worthy of celebration. (See Luke 15:4)

          Welcome, members of the Pro-Diocese of Our Lady of Walsingham, to Christ’s Church! We rejoice and pray for you as you near the end of your long journey home.

          We also pray for members of the Diocese of Canada who may be at a different stage in their journey. May their search for the full peace and truth of Christ ultimately lead them to the Catholic Church.


    1. There's nothing theoretical about the fact that the Victoria cathedral is now shown on its website as being under the immediate jurisdiction of + Botterill, indicating that it is not intending to enter the Catholic Church in the foreseeable future. This seems to represent quite a turnaround. As Mr. Perkins points out, a significant number of parishioners left earlier this year after the majority indicated their intention to enter the proposed Ordinariate. The congregation has been taking the Evangelium course.
      One might note that all mention of the Ordinariate disappeared at least a month ago from Fr Warner's website.
      Change and decay in all around I see.

      1. Thank you, E.P.M.S You are headed in the right direction. I also find that your prose is not pompous, not turgid, not inflated and not silly. We need more posters like you.


  10. Dear Mr. Verteuil:

    I wonder if you could drop the turgid prose for a while. On your second point, the Church, in fact, has always taken into account national borders and nationalist sensitivities. This is not at all inconsistent with the Faith. It is the very reason why diocesan geographical borders normally follow national borders, provincial and territorial borders, state lines, county frontiers, and so forth. It is why there is a special jurisdiction in the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem for converts from Judaism. It is why there are personal parishes for persons of various rites and other similar qualities (cf. Canon 372) and even visitariates for some national groups in diasporas (e.g. Hungarians and Lithuanians).

    On the matter of numbers, you might turn out to be incorrect. The very good and honourable Bishop Peter Wilkinson has recently created a new particular church for those planning on crossing the Tiber in the near future. I have learned that a number of rather prominent TAC priests have been denied the nulla osta recently, perhaps entirely on the grounds that they were former Romans. I don't plan to name them here. Better not to. Some laics in the TAC also prefer to hold off for the time being. This has inadvertently led to a rather nasty problem here in Victoria. I am happy to say that the Latin Mass community will be welcoming the incomers and will be helping to solve their immediate problems. As for the others, we shall continue to pray for them.

    As we all know, one wave of TACers declined "Anglicanorum Cœtibus" some months ago. Now another group is declining it at least for the time being. This is leading to fracture and factionalism. L'union fait la force. The dream of a Canadian ordinariate is becoming less likely in the nearer term. But I'm not seeing strong interest in joining the coming American one. The tendency seems to be to form small personal parishes, personal quasi-parishes and chaplaincies, all subject to local Roman ordinaries. Then there will likely be a re-association of these in time, and when numbers permit, all in the hope of creating a Canadian ordinariate when possible. I imagine that the Roman bishops affected by this process could, in particular cases, ask the C.D.F. to approve the Mass text used by the TAC. That is something I pray for rather frequently. Some of the incoming groups may be very small, however, and may simply worship at established Roman Masses. I have noticed that some TAC communities are only visited by their priests occasionally.

    As regards the six parish churches in the TAC, I would hope that the members of the two dioceses in the TAC (covering the same territory) would be able to share the same sacred places at least until the members of the Pro-diocese of our Lady of Walsingham have been received into communion with the Holy Father. I rather expect that that would be the preference of the Holy Mother of God.


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