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Many think the Ordinariate is entirely unnecessary. I read recently that in the Archdiocese of Westminster there are only fifteen lay members divided into three congregations. Many prospective converts from Anglicanism have no wish to have anything to do with it but prefer to enter by the front door, not via an annexe. How can these disperate groups scattered throughout the country in mostly small numbers be realistic agents of evangelism? Many Ordinariate clerics are behaving like fish out of water.
The Pope thought it was necessary. All the people in our group felt called to be in this. They have had their faith deepened by the experience of leaving what they loved come into full communion with Rome. We have also found that it has helped several Catholics, who were originally Anglicans have found that it has helped reflect on their own journey.
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