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Archbishop Urges Catholic Faithful to Support Ordinariate
Thursday 19th September 2013

Archbishop Vincent Nichols is this weekend [September 21/22] urging Catholics in every parish of England and Wales to support and welcome the clergy and faithful of Britain's Ordinariate for the "particular gifts they bring to the Catholic Church and the contribution they make to its life and mission".

He makes the appeal in a letter to the Catholic faithful, in which he also speaks of the beauty of the Anglican heritage in which members of the Ordinariate – former Anglicans, now in full communion with the Catholic Church – were nurtured.

The Archbishop's letter has been sent out by the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, along with one from Monsignor Keith Newton, Ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, as part of an initiative to present afresh the contribution which the Ordinariate is making to the life of the Catholic Church in England and Wales and deepen understanding of it within the wider Catholic community. The full text of the Archbishop's letter can be read here.

Parish priests have been requested, where possible, to read out Mgr Newton's letter to congregations or make it available in the back of their churches this weekend, to coincide with the closest Sunday to the Feast of Our Lady of Walsingham.

Mgr Newton's letter explains how the Ordinariate came about, what it does and how it is organised. The Ordinary concludes his letter by underlining the Ordinariate's significance as a step towards the ultimate goal of Christian unity. "The Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham has begun in a small way", he says, "but it is a concrete expression of the Church's desire to fulfil our Lord's command that 'they may all be one." The full text of the Ordinary's letter can be read here. [link to Ordinary's letter.]

The initiative to increase awareness and understanding of the Ordinariate is organised by the Friends of the Ordinariate charity, which was set up by lay Catholics to support the work of the Ordinariate.

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