27 June 2012

Wonderful News from the UK

Praise be to God!  Fr John Hunwicke was ordained in Oxford according to a post on Facebook by the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham in England.

After his great -- and entirely unnecessary -- suffering, this is tremendous news.  I can only hope that the Ordinariate in the UK will be wise enough to make good use of his very special gifts.

On his blog one can read news regarding his First Mass in the Extraordinary Form at Brompton Oratory as well as his First Mass in the Ordinary Form.

Deo gratias!

And in case you missed these glad tidings:

Pope Benedict XVI has elevated three priests of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham to the rank of Chaplain of His Holiness (Monsignor).
Monsignor Edwin Barnes, Monsignor Robert Mercer, and Monsignor David Silk, have all received the honour from the Holy Father, recognising their former ministry as Anglican bishops.
Msgr Barnes and Msgr Silk were received and ordained via the Personal Ordinariate in 2011, whilst Msgr Mercer was received and ordained in 2012.
The Ordinary, Msgr Keith Newton, said “By establishing Personal Ordinariates, Pope Benedict is seeking to be generous in making provision for those Anglicans who wish to come into the full communion of the Catholic Church. In every possible way he has sought to recognise the fruitful Anglican ministry which we undertook before entering the Catholic Church; this honour for these three distinguished men is a further sign of our Holy Father’s love and warmth toward this project”.

Note: On this blog I use the North American abbreviation "Msgr." for Monsignor as the abbreviation "Mgr." signifies "Manager".

+Laus Deo!