BY Ian Dunn | June 4 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS     print icon print

5-ARCHBISHOP-NICHOLS

Westminster Archbishop backs bid to bring Ordinariate to every parish

Archbishop Vincent Nichols is supporting a new initiative to promote the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham that will see every parish in England and Wales contacted about it.

The initiative is organised by the Friends of the Ordinariate, a charity established by lay Catholics to support the Ordinariate that is a structure set up in 2011 by then Pope Benedict XVI to allow Anglicans who wish to enter into the full communion of the Catholic Church to do so whilst bringing with them some of their Anglican traditions, music and practices.

Nicolas Ollivant, chairman of the ‘Friends’ said a letter will be sent to all parishes in England and Wales from Mgr Keith Newton, the Ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate, with information about the Friends’ initiative to that to coincide with the Feast of Our Lady of Walsingham in September. A message of support from Archbishop Nichols (above), sent in his capacity as President of the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, will accompany the letter.

“The aim is to spread the good news about the spiritual gifts which are being brought into the Catholic Church by the clergy and lay members of the Ordinariate and highlight some of the treasures of the Anglican tradition with which the Ordinariate is enriching the life of the Church,” Mr Ollivant said.

“We also want to explain the purpose and structure of the Ordinariate to those Catholics—and others— who know little about it and encourage them to support its development.”

 

Leave a Reply

latest news

Pope invited to Glasgow in 2020

July 12th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis has been invited to Glasgow for the centenary...


Catholic groups and campaigners join forces to fight Serco refugee evictions

July 12th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Campaigners are seeking parish support for people made homeless after...


Annual ‘blessing of the boats’ event takes place in Castlebay

July 12th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

An annual ‘blessing of the boats’ took place in the...


First communion costs in Scotland contrast with irish extravagance

July 12th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Spending on First Communions in Scotland remains relatively modest in...




Social media

Latest edition

P1-JUN-28-2019

exclusively in the paper

— Success for Church-backed poverty campaign

— Scottish Catholics join 12,000-strong call for urgent action to halt climate change

— Young people help mark the feast of Opus Dei founder

— Priorities outlined in 20th year of the Scottish Parliament

— Catholic charity praised by MP for changing lives in Zambia

Previous editions

Previous editions of the Scottish Catholic Observer newspaper are only available to subscribed Members. To download previous editions of the paper, please subscribe.

note: registered members only.

Read the SCO