Anglican Conversion

Over 100 Anglican clergy, critical of their bishops’ LGBT guidance, threaten to go elsewhere

By Doug Mainwaring, LifeSite News, January 15, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) More than 100 Anglican priests in the Diocese of Oxford signed a letter critical of their bishops’ advice permitting active homosexuals to receive communion and to be ordained. The priests warned their bishops that if they... read more

Concelebration in the Roman Colleges

By Father John Hunwicke, July 18, 2017 I do not know whence this proposal ultimately arises, but it seems to me to bear all the hallmarks of the current regime. We have come to recognise the methodology of Bergoglian realpolitik. "Doctrine is not changed", and so a document like Amoris laetitia... read more

Cardinal Pell to ordain 10 transitional deacons for the ordinariate

by Staff Reporter,  26 May 2017 The 10 men are expected to be ordained as priests next year Cardinal George Pell is to ordain 10 men as deacons for the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham next month. The group includes two men who are in their fifth year of studies for the priesthood... read more

Newman and Neri: A Spiritual Kinship

BY MICHAEL DE SAPIO, MAY 26, 2017 As rewarding as it is to study the life of a great saint, it is doubly rewarding to study the influences and connections among saints. Take, for example, Blessed John Henry Newman (1801-1890): his journey toward the Catholic priesthood in Victorian England was... read more

Is the Vatican’s top canonical official undermining canon law?

By Phil Lawler | May 11, 2017 My favorite canon lawyer, Ed Peters, has some “Questions in the wake of Cdl. Coccopalmerio’s comments on Anglican orders.” I recommend his analysis highly, for anyone who wants an expert perspective; I happily defer to Peters on the legal issues. Let me add a... read more

ANGLICAN ORDERS NOT ‘INVALID’ SAYS CARDINAL, OPENING WAY FOR REVISION OF CURRENT CATHOLIC POSITION

by Christopher Lamb, 09 May 2017 Leo XIII’s remarks that Anglican orders are “absolutely null and utterly void” have been a major stumbling block to Catholic-Anglican unity Anglican orders not 'invalid' says Cardinal, opening way for revision of current Catholic position One of the... read more

Texas Anglican-use parish adopted into Anglican ordinariate

Catholic World News, March 23, 2017 A vigorous Catholic parish in Texas, led by a former Anglican priest, has been incorporated into the Anglican Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter, ending a battle for control. The Anglican ordinariate—which is responsible for the Anglican communities in... read more

The Crack-up Continues

By David Warren, May 15, 2015 There was a sidesman in my old Anglican parish, years ago. He had been there forever, and he was always there: Sundays and weekdays, morning and evening prayer.  Someone once called him “part of the furniture.” He looked pleased with the description. A... read more

A Catholic Revival in Northern Europe

By Filip Mazurczak, November 29, 2014 Northern Europe has become one of the world’s least religious regions. British Prime Minister David Cameron, a Conservative, has legalized same-sex “marriage” and said that he opposes abortion. . .after twenty weeks of pregnancy. A decade ago,... read more

Benedict XVI welcomes growth of the ordinariate in England

By Staff Reporter, Catholic Herald, 28 October 2014 Benedict XVI has welcomed the progress of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham and has said he is “glad” that its church has been established on the site of the historic Bavarian embassy chapel in London. Our Lady of the... read more

On Whose Authority? – Conversion Story of Father Raymond Ryland

How can you go into that darkness, once you have known the light?” In deep anguish, my mother-in-law asked my wife and me this question when we told her we were going to enter the Catholic Church. There was a time when the thought of becoming Catholics would have caused us even greater distress... read more