It will show us what might have been if the Ecclesia Anglicana had remained Catholic
The Ordinariate Portal has now published part three of a lecture by Fr Aidan Nichols on the historical, theological and liturgical origins and possibilities of and for the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham.
Before going into what Fr Nichols has to say, a slight digression may be of interest (and will prove to be relevant). The dedicatory name of the English ordinariate indicates a definitely Anglican element in the Anglican patrimony which is a large part of Fr Nichols’s subject, which is that part of the tripartite Anglican tradition (Catholic, Latitudinarian and Puritan) which was never happy about the Reformation and consistently tried to mitigate its effects.
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