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A scene at Westminster Cathedral when the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham was established in January Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk

As former Anglicans prepare to be received into the Church for the ordinariate, the St Barnabas Society pledges money for its clergy

Fr Keith Newton, the Ordinary, comes across as capable and visionary (Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Maybe it’s going to be a tough struggle: but it can only end in one way

Pope Benedict XVI pictured with the bishops of England and Wales at St Mary's, Oscott, Birmingham (Photo: PA)

The papal visit, says one, is an ‘outpouring of grace’; the ordinariate, says the other, a ‘journey of faith’: not what I would have predicted

Bishop McMahon, left, at the ordination Mass of Fr Keith Newton, Fr Andrew Burnham and Fr John Broadhurst (Photo: Mazur)

Bishop McMahon of Brentwood puts plans on hold in anticipation of seven new priests entering the ordinariate

But this time, he was just a little too obvious about it

Priests await their blessing from Fr Keith Newton (Photo: Mazur)

Priests give first blessings

Fr Broadhurst, Fr Newton and Fr Burnham give their first blessings as priests at Westminster Cathedral

Fr Keith Newton is still very cautious about predicting the size of the ordinariate

By the end of the year, the number of parish groups will be more than double the number predicted

Fr Keith Newton, Ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, right, at yesterday's press conference (Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

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The Vatican issues decree of erection for the personal ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham

Ordinariate decree is made public

The decree establishes that the Ordinary, Fr Keith Newton, will be a voting member of the bishops’ conference