Msgr Newton: "Future of Ecumenism"

Msgr Keith Newton from the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham will be speaking at St. Mary Magdalen, Brighton, on Thursday, 24 May at 7:30 p.m. His topic will be on the "Future of Ecumenism," and is part of the series of talks commemorating the 150th anniversary of the parish.

It is unclear if there will be a video or recording of Msgr Newton's talk, but the best source of information about that will be at the 150th Anniversary site.

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.

5 thoughts on “Msgr Newton: "Future of Ecumenism"”

  1. Based on the CofE House of Bishops' vote, not really seeing any future for ecumenism as it has been known the past 50 years.

  2. The creation of the Ordinariate is not ecumenism as it was originally understood between the Catholic Church and the Church of England. Once it was CORPORATE reunion that was prayed for and sought, that is, the incorporation of the entire body. This was from the start clearly impossible because of the divided character of Anglicanism. All the Ordinariate is is factional conversion, leaving the greater part of the body behind.

    The Catholic Church continues to have official conversations with the Church of England with the vain hope that unity will be achieved. But the latter body has been so adulterated by the decision to ordain women that fundamental ground has been destroyed.

    1. Indeed. But we can't discount the fact that the Ordinariate rests on authentic ecumenical efforts between the Anglican Communion and the Catholic Church.

      Corporate union is the approach too with the Orthodox Churches, with the whole of Orthodoxy reconciling with Rome is desired rather not just particular Orthodox churches.

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