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Father David Waller will become the first bishop ordinary of the Walsingham Ordinariate.

Former Anglican priest ordained a Catholic bishop

Jun 25, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

Bishop David Waller received his episcopal ordination in Westminster Cathedral in London on June 22, the feast of English saints... Read more

Father David Waller will become the first bishop Ordinary of the Ordinariate.

Former Anglican vicar becomes first bishop of UK ordinariate

Apr 29, 2024

By Edward Pentin

The Vatican has announced a new leader of the ordinariate in Great Britain. Read more

The Right Rev. Richard Pain, who served as the Anglican Bishop of Monmouth, will join the Catholic Church on Sunday, July 2, 2023.

Anglican bishop from Wales will convert to Catholicism to serve as priest

Jun 14, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

The Right Rev. Richard Pain, who served as the Anglican bishop of Monmouth in Wales, will join the Catholic Church... Read more

Mgr Keith Newton is ordained as a Catholic priest at Westminster Cathedral, London, England, Jan. 15, 2011. Credit: Mazur/

‘This was a historic moment’: England’s personal ordinariate celebrates its 10th anniversary

Jan 15, 2021

Ten years ago today, Mgr Keith Newton was preparing to be ordained a Catholic priest at Westminster Cathedral, the mother... Read more

Bishop-elect Msgr. Steven Lopes greets Pope Francis during a Wednesday general audience. Photo courtesy of the Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter in the United States and Canada.

Pope names first Catholic bishop to oversee Anglican ordinariate

Nov 24, 2015

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis has appointed Msgr. Steven Lopes, a Catholic priest from California, as the new bishop who will head the... Read more

Inside the church of Our Lady of the Assumption and Saint Gregory, Warwick Street.

Ordinariate Use unites Anglican tradition to Catholic Church

Oct 15, 2013

The introduction of a new Ordinariate Use liturgy for groups of former Anglicans is uniting some of their old traditions... Read more

Pope Francis holds an audience with students from Jesuit-run schools in Italy and Albania in Paul VI Hall June 7, 2013.

Pope says Catholics seeking confirmation can join Anglican ordinariate

Jul 12, 2013

Demonstrating the role of Anglican Ordinariates in the new evangelization, baptized Catholics can now join the groups set up for... Read more

Msgr. Keith Newton, Ordinary of the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham gives a homily during Mass at the Altar of St. Joseph in St. Peter's Basilica.

Pope praised for trailblazing unity with Anglicans

Feb 21, 2013

By Carl Bunderson

Pope Benedict's move allowing Anglican converts to enter the Catholic Church as a group makes him “the Pope of Christian... Read more

Members of the Anglican Community of St Mary the Virgin, Wantage, were received into the full communion of the Catholic Church on Jan. 1, 2013.

Anglican nuns praised for joining Catholic Church

Jan 8, 2013

A group of 11 Anglican nuns who were received into the communion of the Catholic Church Jan. 1 were lauded... Read more

Msgr. Jeffrey Steenson, Cardinal Thomas Collins.

US Catholic ordinariate creates Canadian deanery

Dec 12, 2012

The Vatican has approved a new Canadian deanery for the Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter that will minister... Read more

Former Episcopal priest Larry Gipson. CNA file photo.

Former Episcopal priest grateful to Pope for Catholic ordinariate

Dec 8, 2012

By Kevin J. Jones

Former Episcopal priest Laurence Gipson, who became Catholic in October, says his reaction to the Catholic ordinariate for former Anglicans... Read more

Monsignor Jeffrey N. Steenson.

Leader of Anglican ordinariate recalls joy of first year

Nov 27, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

Almost a year after being appointed to shepherd Anglican communities seeking to join the Catholic Church, Monsignor Jeffrey N. Steenson... Read more

Archbishop Denis Hart of Melbourne.

Pope to create Australian ordinariate for Anglicans

May 11, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI will continue the expansion of the new Catholic Church structure created for former Anglicans by launching an... Read more