Four years ago today Keith Newton, Andrew Burnham and John Broadhurst, all three former flying bishops in the Church of England, were ordained priest in the Catholic Church and the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham was officially erected as the first Ordinariate in the world. In the same service Keith Newton was appointed as Ordinary and a few weeks later he was elevated to the rank of Protonotary Apostolic, the highest of the three levels of Monsignori.
We should like to congratulate Monsignor Newton, Monsignor Burnham, Monsignor Broadhurst and all the clergy, religious and lay faithful of the Ordinariate on this special day and wish us all the very best and God’s abundant blessings for the future.
Our Lady of Walsingham, pray for us.
Blessed John Henry Newman, pray for us.