American Anglicans take up the ordinariate offer

Some 100 traditionalist Anglican parishes in the US have voted to take up Pope Benedict's offer to be received corporately via the ordinariate scheme. The "Anglican Church in America" (ACA) website says the decision was taken 3 March. The Daily Telegraph has good coverage here.

That means America  -- whose "Anglican Use" scheme, in operation for many years, gave Rome the courage to announce the ordinariate scheme last November -- is the second country where a traditionalist Anglican grouping has decided to apply to belong to an ordinariate. Last month, the Australian branch of Forward in Faith voted to pursue the idea for its 16 parishes (see my earlier post).

The English branch of FiF is for the moment holding back. Some parishes -- it is not clear yet how many -- are expected to vote for an ordinariate in the summer.

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