Australia-Wide – April 2015

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11 Responses to Australia-Wide – April 2015

  1. godfrey1099 says:

    Struggling, yet trying to address problems as best as they can and slowly but steadily moving forward. (As far as I can say from Google translations, even in that small Japanese community they have recently received (and confirmed) a new couple.)
    Our Lady of Southern Cross, pray for the Australian Ordinariate!

  2. Jeff Hirst says:

    But one continues to pray that there will soon now be movement in the Torres Strait islands.

    • Rev22:17 says:

      Jeff,

      You wrote: But one continues to pray that there will soon now be movement in the Torres Strait islands.

      The ordinariate announced a while ago that the Church of the Torres Strait would form a territorial deanery of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross.

      That said, this reception is clearly rather tedious because there are very few existing Roman Catholic parishes, with clergy who could serve as mentors for the congregations of the Church of the Torres Strait, in that region. As a result, this reception undoubtedly will take considerably more time than the others.

      Norm.

      • Jeff Hirst says:

        Norm,
        I totally agree, and understand what you are saying, but the announcement was made on 14 April 2014, and there has been nothing since! It is not unreasonable to assume that after a year, things must be progressing.
        Jeff

      • Rev22:17 says:

        Jeff,

        You wrote: I totally agree, and understand what you are saying, but the announcement was made on 14 April 2014, and there has been nothing since!

        Yes, that’s true — but it also is not an aberration. More broadly, there has been very little news about the progress of communities preparing to join any of the three ordinariates. You might find something about meetings for instruction or about the schedule for reception of a community and Catholic ordination of its clergy in a bulletin, notice, or newsletter on the respective community’s web site, if it has one, but that’s about it. Often, the first formal notice of a reception is the sudden addition of the community to the list of member communities on the web site of the respective ordinariate — and one will discover this only if one combs the list of communities fairly frequently.

        You continued: It is not unreasonable to assume that after a year, things must be progressing.

        Yes, especially given the tone of the announcement. And indeed, I assume that the process to bring the Church of the Torres Strait into the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross has begun, and that it is progressing at some pace. I simply do not expect this reception to be quick.

        Norm.

  3. porys says:

    A little off-topic:
    Fr. Kajiwara was ordained to the sacred pristhood 15th of January. I got this news by translating the Japan ordinariate community website by Google translator.
    http://www.nkskk.org/o_news/o_news_0001.html

  4. EPMS says:

    Well, in the case of the Flushing community, the first notice was NOT the “sudden addition of the community to the list of member communities on the website” of OCSP, because it’s not there. Nor is St Michael and All Angels, Dennison TX–received March 7, 2015. Or St Benedict, Edmonton, AB, received years ago. But Our Lady of Walsingham, Maple Ridge is there, twice. Why do they not do something about that website? I know I go on about it, but it strikes me as perverse.

    • Rev22:17 says:

      EPMS,

      You wrote: Well, in the case of the Flushing community, the first notice was NOT the “sudden addition of the community to the list of member communities on the website” of OCSP, because it’s not there. Nor is St Michael and All Angels, Dennison TX–received March 7, 2015. Or St Benedict, Edmonton, AB, received years ago. But Our Lady of Walsingham, Maple Ridge is there, twice. Why do they not do something about that website? I know I go on about it, but it strikes me as perverse.

      In the case of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter, listing as an official community on the web site seems to be dependent upon formation of a legal corporation with appropriate constituting documents. Where this has not happened, there is a cluster of individual members rather than an official community — and thus no listing on the ordinariate’s list of communities.

      Norm.

  5. EPMS says:

    I guess the community in Maple Ridge submitted its documents in duplicate.

  6. EPMS says:

    And what should we make of this? http://www.stbenedictedmonton.com

  7. EPMS says:

    Or this? if Norm is correct, these groups should have been informed that they are under a misapprehension about their status. http://stanselmcc.org

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