Over the weekend, I was alerted to a new “Anglican Use” group forming in Springfield, Missouri. While any group seeking to worship both in the Anglican tradition and in the unity of the Catholic Church is a wonderful thing, this group is especially interesting for its diversity. The community includes Episcopalians, former Anglicans already received into the Catholic Church, Baptists, Evangelicals, and ordinary Roman Catholics disillusioned with the typical celebration of the Novus Ordo in their parishes.
Shane Schaetzel, one of the founders of the group, has written the following introduction for our readers. Please pray for the success of this new community!
Something’s Brewing In The Ozarks
by Shane Schaetzel
When the Vatican recently announced the reception of Anglican communities into the Catholic Church it was a dream come true not only for Anglo-Catholics seeking their own pastoral provision, but also for many Roman Catholics with Anglican backgrounds. Over the last thirty years there has been a quiet but steady trickle of Anglicans into the Roman Catholic Church. In the American province of the worldwide Anglican Communion, “The Episcopal Church,” it began with alterations to the Book of Common Prayer in 1979 and increased with the ordination of female clergy, along with the widespread acceptance of homosexuality...
Read the rest at The Anglo-Catholic.
Visit the new group in Springfield's page on Facebook