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Sunday, June 05, 2011

Blind Item

Which popular and erudite Catholic priest, a convert from the Episcopal Church, is rumored to be near or at the top of the Vatican's short list of ordinaries for the first personal ordinariate in the United States? His bishop is said to be leaning on him to accept.

We could know by the end of the month.

6 comments:

Bob said...

Question(s). I thought there was going to be only one world-wide ordinariate, with Msgr. Newton as the current primate. Are there going to be many? One per country?

William Tighe said...

One per country -- but in the case of Australia it looks like there will be two (one for Australia proper, and another for the Torres Straits Islanders and their indigenous inhabitants).

Paul Goings said...

Fr Carleton Jones, OP? There's another fairly famous one in the Baltimore or Washington area, isn't there? Maybe Fr Phillips in Texas?

Bob said...

Thanks for response. So we should now speak about many Anglican Ordinariates instead of just one. Will each ordinariate pick its own form of worship, or is that standardized?

Conchúr said...

The rumours appear to suggest there will be a common Missal/BCP hybrid based along the lines of the Book of Divine Worship which will have a certain set liturgical "spine" with suitable local options for each individual ordinariate.

twsumrall said...

I heard a year ago that Fr. Jeffrey Steenson (formerly Episcopal Bishop of Rio Grande) was the Vatican's pick; although the SSC Priest I heard it from has elected to stay in the ECUSA, he is indeed a reliable source.