Author Archives: Deborah Gyapong

Marriage discipline and Christian unity

UPDATED: Edward Peters weighs in here. Pope Francis’ marrying aboard the papal plane a couple of flight attendants who had been married civilly in Chile in 2010 reminded me of what was perhaps among the biggest obstacles to a decision … Continue reading

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The National Catholic Register looks at the growth of the “English-Catholic” Ordinariates

Peter Jesserer Smith has a detailed piece in the National Catholic Register looking at the progress made last year in the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter. The Anglicanorum coetibus Society gets a mention!

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Save the date! Nov. 4-8, 2019 in Rome

The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith is planning a symposium and other events for November 4-8, 2019 in Rome to mark the 10th anniversary of Anglicanorum coetibus, the document that Pope Benedict XVI published establishing Ordinariates for Catholics of … Continue reading

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Letter from the Anglicanorum coetibus Society President in Shared Treasure

Here is my Letter from the President from the latest edition of Shared Treasure, now behind our membership wall at our website. I am publishing it here because it explains our the Anglicanorum coetibus Society’s name and mission.  I hope after … Continue reading

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The language of the Lord’s Prayer

It always strikes me as interesting that no matter how many other changes are made in liturgies, the language of the Lord’s Prayer remains pretty much the same, though we may say “them” instead of “those” or “which” instead of … Continue reading

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Anglican patrimony and the English-speaking world

Shane Schaetzel, the Anglicanorum Coetibus Society’s webmaster, has a great post up on his personal blog about the relationship of Anglican patrimony to the English-speaking world. He also offers some practical advice on how to start a Patrimonial group that … Continue reading

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Children’s catechesis in the Ordinariates

I remember finding Sunday school boring. We heard Bible stories about Jesus and colored mimeographed drawings of Bible scenes.  At the Episcopal church I went to, we made crafts.  I remember making some Nativity scene figures out of Plaster of … Continue reading

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