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Hostility from the authorities, and apathy from its own clergy, have put the Ordinariate’s future in danger. But there could be a simple solution

Newly ordained members of the ordinariate (Photo: Mazur/

In the five years since I became a Catholic I have seen the hand of God’s blessing

Inside St Agatha's church in Portsmouth (

During a visit to St Agatha’s in Portsmouth, I took part in the Ordinariate’s beautiful new liturgy

Bishop Steven Lopes raises the chalice during episcopal ordination Mass (CNS photo/Tom McCarthy Jr.)

Bishop Steven Lopes was installed in Houston

Pope Francis waves to faithful gathered in St Peter's Square for the Angelus on Sunday (AP)

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Pope Francis named Mgr Steven Lopes to be the first bishop of the Catholic Church's US ordinariate (CNS)

Announcement of Mgr Steven Lopes’s appointment made today

Mgr Keith Newton will meet his counterparts from the US and Australia (CNS)

Mgr Jeffery Steenson and Mgr Harry Entwistle will meet Mgr Keith Newton in London

Benedict XVI attends a meeting of the elderly at the Vatican in September (AP)

Pope Emeritus sends letter to the Friends of the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham

Cardinal Walter Kasper (CNS)

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Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (CNS)

Mgr Newton discusses ‘one of his favourite children’s books’ in Sunday homily