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Canadian Anglicans to Unite With Rome
Western Catholic Reporter ^ | 4/9/12 | Deborah Gyapong

Posted on 04/05/2012 2:38:39 PM PDT by marshmallow

OTTAWA – On Divine Mercy Sunday April 15, two bishops of the Anglican Catholic Church of Canada (ACCC) – Bishop Peter Wilkinson in Victoria, and Bishop Carl Reid in Ottawa - will lead their clergy and people into the Catholic Church.

Other congregations and fellowships across the country, part of the ACCC's temporary Pro-Diocese of Our Lady of Walsingham, will follow on April 22 or dates soon to be announced to become ordinariate parishes-in-waiting in their respective Roman Catholic dioceses. There are groups in Edmonton, Oshawa, Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, Montreal and possibly Vancouver.

Victoria Bishop Richard Gagnon and Ottawa Archbishop Terrence Prendergast will receive the groups at special Masses and afterwards provide spiritual oversight and priests for the new Catholics until their priests are ordained and the parishes can join the American ordinariate.

Until the ACCC priests are ordained, Catholic bishops will supply priests to celebrate the Anglican Use liturgy for the new ordinariate parishes-in-waiting.

These parishes will join two already received into the Catholic Church to eventually form the Canadian deanery of St. John the Baptist of the American Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter that was established on Jan. 1, 2012 with Msgr. Jeffrey Steenson, a former Episcopalian bishop and married Catholic priest, as ordinary.

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1 posted on 04/05/2012 2:38:45 PM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

Bravo to Bishop Gagnon!


2 posted on 04/05/2012 2:43:41 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge
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To: marshmallow
And the

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3 posted on 04/05/2012 3:01:41 PM PDT by MarkBsnr (I would not believe in the Gospel, if the authority of the Catholic Church did not move me to do so.)
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To: JCBreckenridge

Bravo to Pope Benedict also.


4 posted on 04/05/2012 3:11:15 PM PDT by mimaw
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To: marshmallow

It would nice to hear that Our Lady of the Atonement in San Antonio which is the oldest and largest Anglican Use Parish in the USA would be allowed to enter the Ordinariate.


5 posted on 04/05/2012 4:46:09 PM PDT by sockmonkey
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To: marshmallow

WELCOME Home!


6 posted on 04/06/2012 2:49:28 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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