Sometimes rumors are true.

The other day I mentioned that I had heard that Msgr. Keith Newton of the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham would be received by Pope Benedict XVI.

This is on VIS:


Il Santo Padre ha ricevuto questa mattina in Udienza: Card. William Joseph Levada, Prefetto della Congregazione per la Dottrina della Fede, con:

S.E. Mons. Alan Stephen Hopes, Vescovo tit. di Cuncacestre, Ausiliare di Westminster (Gran Bretagna), e

il Mons. Keith Newton, Ordinario dell’Ordinariato Personale di Our Lady of Walsingham.

This Pope does not receive nearly as many people as the late John Paul II.  Many high-powered figures don’t see the Pope when they go to Rome.  The fact that Pope Benedict received Msgr. Newton is a sign of His Holiness personal commitment to the success of the provisions of Anglicanorum coetibus.

Benedict XVI is the Pope of Christian Unity.

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  1. nanetteclaret says:

    It’s really wonderful to see this happening in England and Wales. Our Lady is getting her dowry back! What I want to know, though, is when do we get our Ordinariate here in the U.S.? I know patience is a virtue, but it’s really hard when there aren’t even any rumors to hang one’s hopes on.

  2. Fr. Basil says:

    I pray that the Ordinariate in the UK is a success, and it grows not only in the USA but other places as well.

    I hope such a parish is opened here soon so I may visit and rejoice with those who rejoice.

  3. Dionysius says:

    Very good news! Our Lady truly is at work! And there are some steps in Orange County California… this Sunday actually

    Say a prayer!

  4. EoinOBolguidhir says:

    Jucken: How’s about youse get us a translation pronto. I no speakie le Frenchie.

  5. Jucken says:

    I’m not so good at “le français”. If you do understand “il italiano”, there’s an italian translation here.

  6. Random Friar says:

    Benedicto Sexto Decimo, Summo Pontífici et universáli Papæ pax, vita et salus perpétua!

  7. Desertfalcon says:

    Good to hear. I am definitely praying for the Ordinate!

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