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A personal ordinariate, sometimes called a "personal ordinariate for former Anglicans" or more informally an "Anglican ordinariate", is a canonical structure within the Catholic Church established in accordance with the apostolic constitution Anglicanorum Coetibus of 4 November 2009 and its complementary norms. The ordinariates were established in order to enable "groups of Anglicans" to join the Catholic Church while preserving elements of their liturgical and spiritual patrimony. They are juridically equivalent to diocese, "a particular church in which and from which exists the one and unique Catholic Church", but may be erected in the same territory as other dioceses "by reason of the rite of the faithful or some similar reason".

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A personal ordinariate, sometimes called a "personal ordinariate for former Anglicans" or more informally an "Anglican ordinariate", is a canonical structure within the Catholic Church established in accordance with the apostolic constitution Anglicanorum Coetibus of 4 November 2009 and its complementary norms. The ordinariates were established in order to enable "groups of Anglicans" to join the Catholic Church while preserving elements of their liturgical and spiritual patrimony. They are juridically equivalent to diocese, "a particular church in which and from which exists the one and unique Catholic Church", but may be erected in the same territory as other dioceses "by reason of the rite of the faithful or some similar reason".

Three ordinariates currently exist:

  • Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham (England and Wales, Scotland)
  • Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter (United States, Canada)
  • Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross (Australia, Japan)

Introduction to the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham

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EWTN Live - 2012-02-15 - Anglican Ordinariate - Fr Mitch Pacwa SJ with Allan Hawkins

EWTN Global Catholic Television Network: EWTN Live - Fr. Mitch Pacwa, SJ - Allan Hawkins, Sr. Elaine Swan, ASSP - Anglican Ordinariate.

The Anglican Ordinariate

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"Meet the Ordinariate" Address by Bishop Steven Lopes

Ordinariate Mass FULL

Mass @ St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Toronto, Canada. Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017.