Full EWTN: Great Britain Interview with the Ordinaries of the Three Ordinariates of Anglicanorum cœtibus

In an unprecedented 48 minute interview with EWTN: Great Britain, reporter James McCullough speaks with the Three Ordinaries Bishop Steven Lopes (my own bishop) of the Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter in North America, Monsignor Harry Entwistle of the Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross in the West Pacific, and Monsignor Keith Newton of the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham in the United Kingdom:

3 thoughts on “Full EWTN: Great Britain Interview with the Ordinaries of the Three Ordinariates of Anglicanorum cœtibus

  1. Wow! This is a very insightful, and very worthwhile, video.

    The only major news was Msgr. Harry Entwistle’s remarks about inquiries from Anglicans and continuing Anglicans in the Philippines and in New Zealand about becoming part of an ordinariate. The numbers might not be sufficient to form new ordinariates in those countries right away, but deaneries in those countries could easily grow and become ordinariates when they attain sufficient numbers. In the short term, however, the establishment of congregations in these locations should strengthen the Personal Ordinariate of the Southern Cross.

    I think that we already knew or had been able to deduce the rest of the content, but it’s always great to get confirmation of what we had previously deduced from an official source. In this regard, I’m referring most especially to the comments regarding the prophetic character of the ordinariates as a model for reconciliation with Protestant, as well as Anglican, Christians and to Msgr. Entwistle’s explanation of the difficulties in travel to the congregation located on an island in the Torres Strait, which I had previously surmised.

    There were also some good insights into the ordinaries’ perception of what constitutes Anglican patrimony that’s preserved in the ordinariates. In listening to the comments by Bishop Lopes on this subject and Msgr. Newton’s remark that he asks others what they see rather than attempting to define it himself, I’m coming to the realization that those who have non-Anglican backgrounds may be better able to answer this question than the ordinariates’ own members because it is they who notice what’s different.




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