Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Anglicans come home

U.S. Catholic ordinariate creates Canadian deanery
Msgr. Jeffrey N. Steenson, newly appointed ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter, addresses the congregation during a Mass of confirmation and reception at Mount Calvary Church in Baltimore Jan. 22. CNS photo / Nancy Phelan Wiechec.
Catholic News Agency reports that the Vatican has approved a new Canadian deanery for the Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter that will minister to Anglicans and their clergy who wish to enter into full communion with the Catholic Church.

Cardinal Thomas Collins of Toronto and Msgr. Jeffrey Steenson, the head of the ordinariate, based in Houston, Tex., announced the news Dec. 7. They had petitioned the Holy See to create the deanery after the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops stated its unanimous support at its September plenary assembly in Quebec.

Pope Benedict XVI established the Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter Jan. 1. It is a special church structure the Pope allowed in his 2009 apostolic constitution "Anglicanorum Coetibus."

For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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