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Ordinariate in England not growing

The arrangement designed to welcome disaffected Anglicans into the Roman Catholic Church is apparently not catching on. After taking in their first members when the scheme was set up in 2011, membership has remained flat.

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The church of cucumber sandwiches and hats? or not

Carol Merritt raises the thought that a new name , one that conveys the Mainline’s rising diversity and social justice leadership, could stem the slide: “I, for one, am tired of pretending that we want to hang out at the Country Club and eat cucumber sandwiches in fancy hats. We are not some sort of upper-crust elite society.”

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Rules on Eucharistic sharing could be relaxed

The Roman Catholic co-chair of the Third Anglican/Roman Catholic International Commission (ARCIC III) has expressed his personal view that, seeing how in 1993 certain relaxations were made in the Vatican’s rules on eucharistic sharing, further relaxation is possible.

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