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44191Re: [liturgy-l] Tablet: "Lapsed Catholics can join ordinariate" - 12 July 2013

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  • David Waller
    Jul 15, 2013
      I don't know off hand and it will certainly be different in each ordinariate. In the UK most will have worshipped as Anglicans but some will have earlier backgrounds in other denominations. There have been a few unbaptised converts, but it is very early days and it has taken time to get established places and times for worship, find housing and stipends for priests etc. I am confident that area will grow. There are also lots of examples of diocesan catholics opting to worship with the ordinariate although they cannot join it. My own group worships in a church which is also used by a diocesan parish and a community of catholics of the Syro Malabar Rite. And, as the Syro Malabar rite is only offered fortnightly, they often join the ordinariate for mass on the other weeks! On the ground it is quite exciting; it is distinct and yet fully part of the wider catholic community. 

      I'm happy to share more - but cautious this may be straying off topic for this list?

      I guess it is going to take some years before we can really evaluate it all.

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      From: Douglas Cowling
      Sent: Monday, 15 July 2013 17:49
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      Subject: Re: [liturgy-l] Tablet: "Lapsed Catholics can join ordinariate" - 12
      July 2013


      From: David Waller <d.a.waller@...>
      Subject: Re: [liturgy-l] Tablet: "Lapsed Catholics can join ordinariate" - 12 July 2013

      It arises from a situation when a group of Christians who already share a degree of communion through baptism, now ask to come into full communion on the basis that they accept the faith as set forth in the Catechism of the Catholic Church and the  accept the petrine ministry.

      On a practical level, what percentage of candidates to the ordinariate are non-Anglican?

      Doug Cowling
      Director of Music
      St. Philip's Church, Etobicoke

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