This page is the place for announcements and resources for those choosing to avail themselves of the Holy Father's most generous offer in the Apostolic Constitution, Anglicanorum Coetibus. Find contact information for the liaisons in the Catholic Church, learn of parishes and other communities that have resolved to seek full communion with the Holy See, and learn of their progress toward Catholic Unity.
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- Announcement of Archbishop Wuerl as Pastoral Delegate for the USA
- Chapter Resolution of the Cathedral of the Incarnation, Orlando, FL
- Petition of Holy Cross Church (Honolulu) for Admission into Ordinariate
- Request of Holy Nativity, Payson, AZ for Admission into Ordinariate
- Letter to Congregation, Mount Calvary Church, Baltimore
- Parish Resolution of St. George's Anglican Church (DMV/ACA/TAC)
- Vestry Resolution of St. John the Evangelist, Calgary, Alberta
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Shane Schaetzel of the St. Augustine of Canterbury Anglican Use Society in Springfield, Missouri has produced a Google map of the emerging USA personal ordinariate.
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Official Advice on Contacting the Catholic Authorities in the USA
The question has been asked about whether individual clergy and laity, who are not part of a larger group, should contact Archbishop Wuerl's office. I put the question to Fr. Hurd, and I just received his response:
Yes, I'm already hearing from individuals, not connected with a wider group, who are interested in an Ordinariate; I just got off the 'phone with one such person moments ago. I am encouraging them to express their interest in writing to Archbishop Wuerl as well. Their communications will be an important component of this information gathering phase.
Fr. Scott Hurd
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
A Clarification on the Application of Individual Persons
There has been some confusion as to whether individual clerics and laypersons (who do not reside in a parish or mission) can apply to become members of the anticipated Ordinariate. The answer is 'yes'.
Dear Fr. Phillips,
Indeed, Anglicanorum Coetibus is intended for groups of Anglicans- hence the name. However, individuals expressing an interest are, in a sense, asking to be part of a group. They are welcome to write and express their interest. We'll let the Holy Spirit take it from there.
Fr. Scott Hurd