The Portal December 2017 - Page 9

THE P RTAL December 2017 Page 9 Ordinariate Blogs Will Burton has been looking at some Ordinariate Blogs A t Southwest Ordinariate - swordinariate.blogspot.co.uk - Fr Ian Hellyer commented “One of the ongoing issues for us as the Ordinariate in Britain seems to be an embarrassment on the part of many Catholics who have been happy to go along with what I call protestant ecumenism. “Understandably enough, this ecumenism is based celebrating the Reformation. on protestant ecclesiology+. Because protestant This, an article by a Catholic Priest’s wife, and the ecclesiology does not require a visibly united earthly institution then it tends to aim essentially for a kind of excepted remarks on liturgy and Anglican patrimony federation of ‘churches’ which are all for cooperation make it an interesting read. when possible and are nice to each other. “Each ‘church’ deciding their own doctrine but always remembering to say nice things to the others. This ecumenical movement is not getting us closer to the unity that is the will of Christ - that is, a unity that is visible to the world. Only with ecumenism based on Catholic ecclesiology can we really fulfill the will of Christ to become One Church (with One Faith and One Baptism). This has to be a unity the world can see and respect. The Ordinariate is an expression of this Catholic ecumenism fully in accord with the teaching of Vatican II documents Lumen Gentium and Unitatis Redintegratio. “There is One Christ (with a divine nature and a human nature) who has One Body the Church (which is both a spiritual reality and a earthly institutional reality*). From a Catholic point of view there cannot be anything other than One Church. This seems to embarrass some Catholics. The Ordinariate by its Apostolic Constitution, and declared by it to be inspired by the Holy Spirit, expresses this Catholic ecclesiology. It expresses also the understanding of the goal of true ecumenism - to be one under the See of Peter without extinguishing our identity or patrimony. “The Ordinariate can sometimes seem to be inconvenient to many.” You are invited to join the Ordinariate Lady of of Our Walsingham You are invited to join of the Our Ordinariate Lady of Walsingham on Retreat Walsingham on Retreat at at Walsingham  conferences by Bugby. With With conferences by Fr Fr Tim Tim Bugby Daily Mass Office from the Customary Adoration Confession Location: Dowry House, House, Walsingham Location: Dowry Walsingham Start: Arrive 4 pm Friday 2nd March 2018 Finish: Start: Arrive 4pm Friday 2nd March 2018 Leave after lunch Sunday 4th March 2018 Cost: Finish: Leave after Sunday £150 lunch per person full board 4th March 2018 Cost: £150 per person full board For: anyone (Ordinariate member or not) age 18 or older For: anyone (Ordinariate or by not) A non-returnable deposit of £20 will secure your member place. Please pay cheque age 18 or older A non-returnable deposit of £20 will secure your place. Please pay by cheque made out to: Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham Post to: 56 Woodlands Farm Road, Pype Hayes, Birmingham B24 0PG Or pay by bank transfer to the Lay Retreat account Sort code: 40-04-09 Account number: 02252996 Quoting your name At the Anglicanorum Coetibus Society Blog - anglicanorumcoetibussociety.wordpress.com - there was on 1st November, a wonderful endorsement of T he P ortal for which we are grateful. This retreat is a great opportunity for some quiet time with God in lovely surroundings Please contact Ronald Crane if you have any questions: 0121 241 8730 Also they have some thoughtful words about ecumenism and why the authors are a trifle shy of Many blessings! Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham