13 January 2011

Three newly-ordained Catholic clerics

Chapel at Allen Hall (the Seminary of the Archdiocese of Westminster),
where the diaconal ordinations took place.

Three former Anglican bishops -- John Broadhurst, Andrew Burnham and Keith Newton -- were ordained as Catholic deacons today, thus becoming the first clergy of the first Ordinariate.  Here's a wonderful eye-witness account of today's event.  They will receive priestly ordination this Saturday at the Westminster Cathedral of the Most Precious Blood.