About

For more information about the Society and its aims, see our website.   The opinions of the bloggers here are their own and not those of the Society or the Ordinariates.

The Anglicanorum Coetibus Society is the name under which the Anglican Use Society usually operates, a reference to Pope Benedict XVI’s Apostolic Constitution of 2009 Anglicanorum coetibus, which established personal church jurisdictions, or ordinariates, for Anglicans entering into full communion with the Catholic Church (although Anglican Use Society remains our formal name both in law and in our charitable constitution).

Our objective as a Society is to promote the Anglican tradition and common identity within the Catholic Church for the purposes of deeper conversion, evangelization, education, and the glory of God.

Pope Benedict XVI wrote:  Without excluding liturgical celebrations according to the Roman Rite, the Ordinariate has the faculty to celebrate the Holy Eucharist and the other Sacraments, the Liturgy of the Hours and other liturgical celebrations according to the liturgical books proper to the Anglican tradition, which have been approved by the Holy See, so as to maintain the liturgical, spiritual and pastoral traditions of the Anglican Communion within the Catholic Church, as a precious gift nourishing the faith of the members of the Ordinariate and as a treasure to be shared.

The aim of this blog is to discuss how we “maintain the liturgical, spiritual and pastoral traditions of the Anglican Communion within the Catholic Church, as a precious gift nourishing the faith of the members of the Ordinariate and as a treasure to be shared.”

What are these traditions?  Where are they still operating in the Anglican world?  What treasures remain to be unpacked and shared?  What role do the Ordinariates play in ecumenism, evangelization and bridge-building?

The opinions of the bloggers here are their own and not those of the Society or the Ordinariates.   We are hoping the discussion will be lively and fruitful, with room for cordial disagreement and constructive criticism.