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Why the Ordinariate is the ‘living form’ of the Second Vatican Council’s Decree on Ecumenism
Wednesday 6th September 2017

Christian unity has various meanings within the Catholic Church, but for two former Anglican Bishops and one Catholic Bishop it is more than just "working together".

Monsignor Harry Entwistle, Monsignor Keith Newton and Catholic Bishop Steven Lopes are the world's first Ordinaries for the extraordinary canonical structure that allows former Anglicans to be in full communion with the Church while retaining key aspects of their distinctive identity.

The Personal Ordinariate is the answer to the prayers of thousands of Anglicans who after thoughtful discernment have sought full communion with the Catholic Church.
For the three ordinaries, the Personal Ordinariate is the first real example of true Christian unity and ecumenism.

Read the full article here in The Catholic Leader

Photo: Emilie Ng - from The Catholic Leader - The three Ordinaries: UK: Monsignor Keith Newton, Australia: Monsignor Harry Entwistle and US and Canada: Bishop Steven Lopes.


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