Wednesday, November 16, 2011


The Basilica National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington D.C.
Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington  and Head of the US Bishops Committee Ordinariate Committee, has announced to the Bishops Conference that the Holy Father has approved the canonical erection of the U.S. Ordinariate on 1st January, 2012 the Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God.

He also announced that the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has been examining the cases of 67 Anglican Clergy seeking to be ordained for the Ordinariate. 35 Have already been given the OK to proceed to the next step which includes psychological testing and police checks. Those finally approved will complete studies at the Galveston-Houston Archdiocese' Seminary. His Eminence also announced that in anticipation of the Ordinariate, former Anglican communities in Fort Worth and Washington dioceses have been received into the Catholic Church.

The U.S. Ordinariate is well on its way.Good News Week indeed!

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