The BBC has a long piece up by religion correspondent, Robert Pigott. The majority of the article is a summary of information well-known to readers here, but there is an interesting section in the piece contrasting the outlook of the newly-ordained Fr. Newton, with that of Fr. David Houlding, Master of the SSC and member of the Catholic Group in Synod, who insists that conversion is premature.
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Many traditionalists on the Catholic wing of Anglicanism oppose their colleagues' conversion, warning that it will weaken the Church of England as a broad Church able to balance its Protestant and Catholic traditions.
Prebendary David Houlding belongs to the Catholic Group on the Church of England Synod, and regards the ordination with sadness and anger.
His anger is directed partly at his own Church, but he believes converting to Catholicism is premature.
"The Church of England hasn't finally settled what sort of provision [to operate outside the supervision of women bishops] we are going to get," he said.
"There's more work to do, we haven't reached a satisfactory conclusion, there's no certainty that the legislation will go through as it stands."
Mr Houlding regards the Church of England as the continuing "Catholic" Church in England, albeit one reformed after the break with Rome 450 years ago.
He fears that a long-maintained balance will be lost, not just between its Catholic and Protestant wings, but between its liberal and traditionalist elements.
In short he, and others like him, worry that it's becoming a more liberal and more Protestant Church, less able to fulfil its traditional role in serving the whole theological and social spectrum in England.
Mr Newton's view is not dissimilar, even if he has come to different conclusions about how to respond to it.
"I think in recent years we have gone much towards a Protestant understanding of the Church…" he said.
"I think there are questions as to whether it can really claim to be part of the one holy and apostolic Church. It seems to have… made changes to holy orders (ordaining women clergy) that the rest of the (universal) Church has advised us not to make.
"I think a Catholic understanding is no longer credible in the Church of England."
Mr Newton insists that his conversion to Catholicism and membership of the Ordinariate is not solely to do with the ordination of women, but about maintaining "unity" at a time when he sees the Church of England departing from tradition.
More ordinations of former Anglican clergy as Catholic priests are due to take place just before Easter.
There are few signs of a mass exodus of Anglicans at the moment, but Mr Houlding, for one, fears that Pope Benedict has opened a door in the Church of England, that will in perpetuity encourage unhappy traditionalists to leave rather than fight their corner.
But Mr Newton questions how far the "marginalised" Catholic wing of the Church can any more "dictate to a larger group what is right for them".
"We've felt for some time that Anglo Catholics and Evangelicals (some of whom also oppose women bishops) have been holding the Church back from what it wants to do.
"You can't have a Church that believes in women bishops and doesn't believe in women bishops."
Supporters of the Church of England's status as the established, official state Church, see its long balancing act between opposing factions as vital to its survival in its present form, and the benefit they believe that brings to society at large.
There will be many who wonder anxiously how far the ordinations at Westminster Cathedral could undermine it.
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