Radical Ecumenism: a new Catholic missal

On the First Sunday of Advent this year (29 November 2015), a new Missal of the Catholic Church was used for the first time in parishes of the Ordinariates in Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States and Canada. It was an historic occasion with radical ecumenical implications. The new Missal, called Divine Worship – The Missal, is remarkable in that its texts are largely drawn from the Book of Common Prayer and the Anglican tradition or ‘patrimony’. It contains the Order for the Mass, and the variable prayers and other scriptural texts, instructions and rubrics and music,...

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