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2012 Anglican Use Conference
Kansas City, MO

November 8-10, 2012
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Welcome to the Anglicanorum Coetibus Society


Board Meeting of the Anglicanorum Coetibus Society

For a few months now there has been little or no news from the Anglicanorum Coetibus Society (the former Anglican Use Society) because unfortunately for reasons of health and other personal reasons, three of our directors have had to resign, including the President, Stephen Cavanaugh, and the Vice-President, Father Allan Hawkins, both of whom we should like to thank from the bottom of our hearts for the generous and important work they have done for the Society over many years.

Unfortunately their retirement meant that the work of the ACS came more or less to a halt for several months. At our Skype board meeting on 20th May (which is 21st May in Australia) we "met" over four time zones, from 3 pm Central North American time to 6 am the next morning Eastern Australian time. I was appointed interim chairman, Fr. Eric Bergman of Scranton, PA, was named interim vice-chairman and a procedure was put in place to recruit new board members by the next board meeting in five weeks' time.

The board unanimously accepted a new Mission Statement for the Anglicanorum Coetibus Society, which you can read by visiting https://ordinariateexpats.files.wordpress.com/2016/05/acs-mission-statement-passed-20160520-21.pdf.

Plans were concretised to organise a conference in the USA next year on "What is the Anglican Patrimony to the Catholic Church?". The possibility of organising parallel events in other countries which can be linked with the main conference by electronic media is being examined.

The first issue of our new journal Shared Treasure on the nature and role of the Anglican Patrimony is to appear later this year, and the project to update the Anglican Use Gradual after the publication of the Divine Worship Missal is already well in hand and can most likely be finished this year.

Those interested in joining the Society or assisting us in any way are welcome to contact me at davidmurphy@gmx.de.

David Murphy
Interim Chairman, Anglicanorum Coetibus Society

What is the Anglican Use Society?

Established at the end of 2003 by a group of interested laity and clergy, The Anglican Use Society is dedicated to:

  • Increase knowledge and understanding of the personal Ordinariates erected under the terms of Anglicanorum coetibus, the Apostolic Constitution issued by His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI, and support the Ordinaries in their mission of gathering Anglicans into communion with Holy See.
  • Increase knowledge and understanding of the special Pastoral Provision of Pope John Paul II for the Anglican Usage of the Roman Rite (http://www.pastoralprovision.org). (Now under the leadership of the Most Rev. Kevin W. Vann, Ecclesiastical Delegate for the Pastoral Provision and Bishop of Ft. Worth)
  • Support existing Personal Parishes of the Anglican Use, all Pastoral Provision congregations, and to encourage the formation for the Catholic Church of new common identity congregations of the Anglican Use.
  • Encourage and support converts to the Catholic Church geographically distant from an Anglican Use congregation.
  • Maintain Anglican Use identity through the daily use of The Book of Divine Worship for personal prayer and through fellowship and common prayer with like-minded Catholics in close proximity to each other .
  • Promote the solidarity of Catholics and catholic minded Anglicans wherever they may be found. Those Anglicans who are not yet in full communion with Mother Church are invited to join the Society as Associate Members and to work together with this apostolate to promote the unity of all Catholics with the Holy See.



Steve Cavanaugh
President of the Anglicanorum Coetibus Society

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