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Young woman greets Pope John Paul II during event with youths in 2004 (CNS)

He re-established the simple but immense fact of the Church’s authority to declare the objective truth of Catholic doctrine

The Sisters of the Blessed Virgin Mary

This is a great day, not simply for the Sisters of the Blessed Virgin Mary and for the Ordinariate, but for the whole English Church

The Sisters of the Blessed Virgin Mary at the Oxford Oratory

Their reception into the Church will bring many of the Oxford Movement’s deepest insights

Archbishop Kurt Koch (CNS photo)

Benedict XVI and the Archbishop of Canterbury will pray together