You can find the talks by Archbishop Muller and Msgr. Lopes at the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter website. Has Cardinal Wuerl’s talk been posted anywhere yet?
I very much welcome Archbishop Müller’s call that the Ordinariates must foster a “culture of communion.” The Prefect’s words resonate powerfully: “Your decision to ‘put out into the deep’ in favor of the unity of Christ’s Church must be developed and extended in the promotion of a culture of communion of which you are the architects.”
We are very much aware of these challenges. Amongst ourselves in the Ordinariates we must forge fraternal relationships that we did not always have as Anglicans. We must win the trust of our fellow Catholics and not be drawn into divisive situations. And we must not forget our brothers and sisters who remain Anglicans. Because our consciences have compelled us “to short-circuit the slow path toward organic unity,” we have a special obligation to attend to these relationships with our former colleagues. This is as it should be: our destination is Love itself, and we must strive for all that builds up the Body of Christ. What a great privilege it is to share in our Holy Father’s vision for the building up of the Body of Christ!
“Union with Christ is also union with all those to whom he gives himself. I cannot possess
Christ just for myself; I can belong to him only in union with all those who have become, or
who will become, his own. Communion draws me out of myself towards him, and thus also
towards unity with all Christians.”
Cardinal Wuerl, as relator of the Synod of Bishops on the New Evangelization and the
Ecclesiastical Delegate for the Implementation of Anglicanorum coetibus in this country, brings a remarkable perspective to this particular element of the Ordinariate’s mission. The Ordinariates’ founding texts all emphasize this prime directive, the salvation of souls.