By immersing men at the parish level in the Anglican Patrimony -- all the liturgical, spiritual, pastoral, and theological traditions consistent with Catholic faith and practice -- the Littlemore Fellowship is forming them to better follow Jesus Christ, share the Gospel, and invite others into unity with the Catholic Church.
Jane Brock always believed in serving God through social work, ministry, hospital chaplaincy or bereavement. But after becoming an Episcopal priest, she realized her true calling was as a lay, single, faithful Catholic.
EXCERPT: With Fr Michael Nazir-Ali, Jonathan Goodall and John Goddard, that makes four Church of England bishops who in the last year have abandoned Anglicanism and asked to be reconciled to the mother church.
This week listeners hear from a young seminarian in the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church who has just returned from Kiev, Bohdan Mandziuk, there is have the usual weekly reflection from Ronald Crane, and News from around the groups with Laura Magson.
EXCERPT: A former Bishop of Chester, Dr Peter Forster, was received into the Roman Catholic Church last year, it was confirmed this week. The news follows the reception of Dr Michael Nazir-Ali, a former Bishop of Rochester, into the RC Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham.
The journey was about not forsaking my spiritual heritage. I wanted to experience the fullness of my own Methodist tradition, with its charism of joyful discovery and encounter with Jesus, in the Catholic Church.
The January-February 2022 issue (a combined issue due to Covid-19 afflicting the production team in January) contains news from around the Ordinariates, and showcases articles on faith formation, prayer, liturgical living, parish-building through discipleship, and one group that is growing the Ordinariate through evangelization and ecumenical invitation into Catholic unity.
Father James Bradley, a priest for the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, shares his story of how he decided as an Anglican cleric to become Catholic when Benedict XVI promulgated Anglicanorum Coetibus and created the Catholic Church's Personal Ordinariates for the Anglican tradition.
John Wesley made use of three key lay ministries to catch souls for Jesus Christ, and the Ordinariates can take advantage of this model by making use of the Catholic Church’s lay ministries of reader, acolyte, and catechist.
The Catholic Truth Society and the Our Lady of Walsingham and Our Lady of the Southern Cross Ordinariates have created one of the finest Catholic breviaries published in many years with Divine Worship: Daily Office (Commonwealth edition).
This week we hear about the life of our Saint of the Month St Thomas Aquinas, Ronald Crane reflects from the book of Nehimiah and our Ordinary sends a message to the lay faithful, and we mark the week of prayer for Christian Unity by listening to "O thou who at thy Eucharist didst pray."
Catholic pro-life marchers attending this year’s “Ordinariate Mass before the March” will be at St. Luke’s Catholic Church new permanent location in Oxon Hill, MD and then metro together on the Green Line to the March for Life rally.
This week we learn a little about the 22 Catholic missionaries murdered in 2021. Ronald Crane reflects on the Gospel at Mass, we have an obituary to Fr Peter Clarke and listen to the Choir of St John's college Cambridge sing "Behold the Great Creator Makes."
EXCERPT: Really, this liturgy is stunningly beautiful, and if you haven’t seen it before you should find a way to attend one. If there’s one thing that we might agree the Anglicans have done well, it’s preservation of the liturgy (at least, the “high church” or “Anglo-Catholics” have). I recall the first time I discovered the Anglican Use through a video on YouTube that an Ordinariate parish used for promotional purposes on their website. The priest described their liturgy as “where the sacred meets Elizabethan English.” Much of what is sacred about the Tridentine Mass is packed into it, but it’s celebrated in English.
EXCEPRT: There are parishes out there that are seeing extraordinary growth by celebrating the majesty and beauty of the Mass in a reverent, joyful way. Some do so using the Ordinary Form (aka the Novus Ordo), while others celebrate using different forms of approved liturgical rites. One such parish is Our Lady of the Atonement (OLA) in San Antonio, Texas. OLA was the first “Anglican Use” parish erected under the 1980 Pastoral Provision proclaimed by Pope John Paul II allowing former (mostly) Episcopalians to form parishes within existing U.S. dioceses.