Here’s the good news, which Fr. Lee Kenyon, the Dean of the Canadian Deanery of St. John the Baptist of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter has put into the comments section:
The four men who have had their rescripts signed by the Holy Father, Pope Francis are Douglas Hayman and Kipling Cooper (The Annunication, Ottawa), John Hodgins (St Thomas More, Toronto), and James Tilley (The Good Shepherd, Oshawa). Colin O’Rourke is now a seminarian of the Diocese of Calgary, and is currently spending a year at a seminary in the United States. I am hopeful that he will be ordained priest next summer, and have faculties for the Ordinariate. We continue to await good news from the CDF in Rome for Michael Shier (OLW, Vancouver), David Skelton (St Benedict, Edmonton), and Richard Harris (Our Lady of the Sign, Fredericton Junction). Praise God for the good news from Rome last week.
Also we heard something about how we are not supposed to be calling our liturgy Anglican Use any more. It was something like Divine Worship: then-some-long-stuff-that-I-can’t-remember-with-Anglicanorum-coetibus in there somewhere.
And we are apparently not supposed to describe it as Anglican.
Which led to some private discussion among some of us parishioners about the difference between popular usage and a strict canonical definition.
For instance, we are a sodality, whatever that is, not a parish under canon law, but if someone asks me what parish I do to I doubt I am going to launch into a long explanation that it’s really a sodality, whatever that is.
I dunno. Anglican is still going to be in my informal descriptions. I think Anglican Use Catholic is still the simplest descriptor to what we are.
Another friend was arguing for the use of Anglican Rite Catholic. Yes, he said he knows we are not technically a “rite” but just as Annunciation is not technically a parish, our liturgy is a rite in the sense that it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck etc.