Ordinariate blogger shut down

Former Anglican minister John Hunwicke — received into the Catholic Church during Holy Week — has temporarily closed down his blog following news his ordination as a priest in Britain’s ordinariate has been “deferred.”

“I think I had better share with my friends the distressing news that my ordination within the Catholic Church has been “deferred”, the Ordinariate blogger wrote.

“I think there has been some misunderstanding about the content of my blog, which I regret.”

Hunwicke noted that the main characteristic of his blog is the total submission to the Church’s teaching authority and the utmost admiration of Pope Benedict XVI.

He thought that “regular readers” would be aware of this.   However in the meantime he has “promptly” deleted any comments on the blog or email sent to him personally, and closed down the blog

A former Anglican priest at St Thomas the Martyr, Oxford, and former Senior Research Fellow at Pusey House, his blog “Fr Hunwicke’s Liturgical Notes” was read by many in the blogosphere and has received extensive support and prayers.

In his final blog post, Hunwick asks “the prayers of all those who wish me well, at a time which is the most unpleasant I have ever had to live through in my 43 years of priestly ministry.”



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