Thursday 12th January 2012
The Portal Magazine has become the official magazine of the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham. Monsignor Keith Newton today announced that the Portal Magazine is, in future, to be an official publication of the Ordinariate.
The announcement was made at a gathering of Ordinariate Clergy in London following a party which was organised to mark the first anniversary of the first edition. Sunday 15th January will mark the first anniversary of the foundation of the Ordinariate.
For the past 12 months, the Portal has been an independent monthly magazine reporting on the progress of the formation of the Ordinariate with a particular focus on telling the stories of individuals who have responded to the call of Unity by joining the Ordinariate. Regular contributors have included the Catholic journalist Joanna Bogle, famous for her writing, blogging and broadcasting on EWTN; and Fr Peter Geldard who produces a witty and insightful Fr Peter's Page each month.
The Editorial team, under the leadership of Ronald Crane and Jackie Ottaway, have produced an accessible and entertaining account of the development of the Ordinariate in the UK. Ronald Crane commented "I am delighted that we can be of service to the Ordinariate, and thank all those who have contributed and the various groups who have been so hospitable as Jackie and I have reported on the Groups' progress. I am grateful too to those who have contributed financially to the setting up of the Portal over the past year".