Anglicanism within the Catholic Church
The following excerpt is from the U.S. Personal Ordinariate website:
On January 1, 2012, Pope Benedict XVI established the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter for those groups of Anglicans in the United States who seek to enter into full communion with the Catholic Church.
This is the second Ordinariate created in light of the apostolic constitution Anglicanorum coetibus, the first having been created for England and Wales on January 15, 2011.
The Pope’s gracious response represents an important and exciting new step along the difficult path toward Christian unity.
For more information:
- U.S. Ordinariate Website: About the Ordinariate gives a brief explanation of what the Ordinariate is, how it came into being, and its essential purpose as a generous instrument impelling towards Catholic unity.
- Anglicanorum Coetibus (November 2009) is the Apostolic Constitution of Pope Benedict XVI that establishes "Personal Ordinariates" for those of the Anglican heritage entering full communion with the Catholic Church while maintaining distinctive elements of their theological, spiritual, and liturgical patrimony.
- Decree of Erection of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter (January 2012) is the official decree establishing the Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter (with canonical jurisdiction coterminous with all of the United States and Canada), one of three Personal Ordinariates erected for communities and individuals within the Anglican Communion, to come into full communion with the Catholic Church.
- Complementary Norms Amendment (May 2013) is the law passed by Pope Francis generously expanding the definition of membership in the Ordinariates even to some baptized Catholics, as explained by the Ordinary at that time, Msgr. Jeffrey Steenson.
This Week's Calendar
Sunday - April 21
9:00 am - Sung Mass
Monday - April 22
Monday in the Octave of Easter
No public Mass
Tuesday - April 23
Tuesday in the Octave of Easter
12:10 pm - Spoken Mass
Location & Contact
Mount Calvary Catholic Church
816 N. Eutaw Street
Baltimore, MD 21201-4624
Phone: (410) 728-6140