On the 15th of January 2011, the Holy Father erected the Personal Ordiariate of Our Lady of Walsingham – a sort of “diocese” for groups of Anglican faithful and clergy who wish to enter into full communion with the Catholic Church. The patron of the new ordinariate is Blessed John Henry Newman, the famous clergyman of the Church of England who left the Anglican church and converted to Roman Catholicism, eventually attaining the rank of Cardinal.
Like Cardinal Newman, Fr. Keith Newton was a clergyman (a bishop) of the Church of England. He was recently ordained a Catholic priest, and has been appointed ordinary of the newly-created Personal Ordiariate of Our Lady of Walsingham.
A number of people have contacted Rosary for the Bishop requesting that Father Newton be added to our database of bishops so that they could sign up to pray for him. Doing so required a small update to the software behind rosaryforthebishop.org, but you can now sign up to pray for Father Keith Newton!
Please pray for Father Newton, for our Anglican brethren, and for unity among all Christians.