By clicking on the cover photo below you can read the PDF version of this month’s The Portal with two insightful articles from Msgr Harry Entwistle and full info on the Called to be One day (6 Sept) and the Ordinariate Festival in London (19 – 21 Sept)
“In several cities at this stage, there is only one Ordinariate group, but more than one priest. One of the reasons we are in full Catholic unity is to bring the gifts of the English Tradition back to the wider Catholic Church. The most tangible expression of our patrimony is found in the liturgies of the Ordinariate.
Using the misquote from the film, ‘Field of Dreams,’ “build it and they (he) will come,” I am asking bishops to identify a church in a suburb some distance from the Ordinariate group, or in another part of the diocese where an Ordinariate mass can be said on a regular basis with the intention of gathering a new group. The bishop of one diocese where no Ordinariate group exists has accepted an Ordinariate priest on loan for a set period, to be administrator of the local parish as well as being charged with trying to establish an Ordinariate presence in his diocese.”
This is very different from the current practice, namely that the Ordinariate Use Mass can and should only be celebrated for existing Ordinariate communities. I very much welcome this missionary venture and would advocate emulating it in the other Ordinariates.