Skip to comments.Here Come More Anglicans: Up to 100 priests + 2,000 Laypeople in U.S.
Posted on 06/16/2011 8:33:41 PM PDT by marshmallow
More news from the USCCB confab in Washington state:
As many as 100 U.S. Anglican priests and 2,000 laypeople could be the first members of a U.S. personal ordinariate for former Anglicans who want to enter into full communion with the Catholic Church, Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl of Washington reported to his fellow bishops June 15.
Cardinal Wuerl was appointed by the Vatican last September to guide the incorporation of Anglican groups into the Catholic Church in the United States under Anglicanorum coetibus, an apostolic constitution issued by Pope Benedict XVI in November 2009.
At a news conference following his report, Cardinal Wuerl said he wouldnt be surprised if the Vatican were to establish the U.S. ordinariate by the end of the year. I think it will be sooner rather than later, he said.
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As an Anglican (NOT an Episcopalian!) this is fine with me. Those Protestants who cannot see the difference between Rome and themselves...should go....makes it easier on us evangelicals, who actually like Luther, Calvin, Cranmer, etc...
I’m a God fearing guy. I’d even like to consider myself good, at least somewhat. For me, it’s all about Christ and, by extension, God. Calvin, Luther, whoever else, they’re all well and good, but I have this idea that every faithful person of any tradition or religious bent is just doing the best he or she can to have a relationship with God. At its most basic that comes down to God’s Word and Christ’s sacrifice. I exercise this desire through regular and faithful participation in the Sacraments and worship of our Lord and Savior.
And yet I’m Anglican.
Does that mean I’m a reprobate?
Welcome home, Anglicans, priests as well as laypeople.
One of the four priests ordained at the recent ordination in my Archdiocese was an Anglican convert who then became a priest. Yes, he had a wife and family too.
So far, I have seen only entire communities being accepted into full communion with the Catholic Church. Is there any help for individuals? Specifically, I am Catholic, married to an Episcopalian, (who attends Mass with his Catholic wife and children). He has expressed interest in becoming Catholic, but feels like RCIA is a bit insulting after having gone to religious studies (a lot!) while growing up.
Any google search I do turns up blank. Do any of the Catholic Freepers know any more?
Since you believe in the True Presence, in Baptism for the Remission of sins and in the orthodox faith, you are by no means anywhere near the same as the ECUSA
The problem is that many see "Anglican" and only have heard of the ECUSA, sadly.
God be praised for the conservative Anglicans!
May I suggest (depending on where in MD you are) that getting with either of these gentlemen’s offices might be a first step to learning more? I’m sure they’ll know where to turn. God bless,
Diocese of Baltimore MD- Diocesan Parishes
His Eminence William Cardinal Keeler
320 Cathedral St St #1
Baltimore, MD 21201
Diocese of Washington - Diocesan Parishes
His Eminence Theodore E. McCarrick
5001 Eastern Ave
Hyattsville, MD 20782
Thank you so much for your reply! We are actually in the Diocese of Wilmington (DE).
Here’s some information that may be useful, if he’d like to be a part of the Ordinariate:
If he’d just like to join the Church without being in the Ordinariate, I’d suggest contacting a local priest whom you trust about private instruction without RCIA. My wife was received in the Church that way. And we managed to avoid Pre-Cana the same way. :)
thanks! glad to know it is possible. it has now been twenty years since we DID do pre-cana. i guess it worked?
Has he, has either of you talked about this with your pastor?
Neither my wife nor I had to go through RCIA.
Unless your pastor is, um, less than exemplary, your husband ought to be able to come in and talk it over.
On the other hand, in our RCIA program last year we had a very learned guy who was a cleric in one of the older splinter Anglican groups, I forget which one. He didn’t make the swim, but he found that there was good stuff in the class.
We do not do touch-feely RCIA where I go to Mass. ;-)
God be praised for all those in the feelthy papist Church who took me to their collective bosom and have nurtured my faith!
Try to have your husband talk to a traditional priest who says the TLM. Many of them will meet with potential converts for private instruction. Some of these people will be determined to have sufficient knowlege and understanding to be accepted into the Church ASAP, without all the RCIA frou-frou.
I’ve seen it happen this way several times. My husband is going this route.
PS: Good luck!
Satan is succeeding in throwing the Reformation into reverse.
Really, RCIA is intended for the never-baptized. See if you can find a priest who can arrange for him to be catechized and received privately.
When my wife and I swam the Tiber 17 years ago our RCIA consisted of a series of breakfasts and lunches with our priest. My impression was that it was his call as to how to structure our transition leading to confirmation. But ours is a fairly small (225 family) parish. In larger churches more structure may be needed due to the time demands on the priest. Whatever it takes, though, it’s sure worth it!