In Pennsylvania, Scranton priest and parish join new Catholic jurisdiction for former Anglicans

Posted by Kendall Harmon

A Scranton Roman Catholic priest who was previously an ordained Episcopalian has been named the first priest in a new national Catholic jurisdiction that incorporates elements of the Anglican faith.

The Rev. Eric Bergman was incardinated on Tuesday into the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter, a jurisdiction of U.S. Catholics established by the Pope at the start of the year that welcomes Anglicans and some of their traditions into the Catholic Church.

The U.S. ordinariate is just the second such group established by the pope. The first, for England and Wales, was created in 2011.

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Posted May 10, 2012 at 5:46 am

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1. Catholic Mom wrote:

“Incardinated” - learned a new word today!

May 10, 9:51 am | [comment link]
2. Marie Blocher wrote:

It was said in the article that all “Anglican Use” churches will transition to the new Ordinate. I had not seen that stated anywhere before, and wonder if it is accurate.

May 10, 10:37 am | [comment link]
3. QohelethDC wrote:

“Incardinated” - learned a new word today!

Me too! I initially read it as “incacerated,” which was kind of a stopper.

May 10, 4:18 pm | [comment link]
4. driver8 wrote:

#2 It’s not true. Our Lady of the Atonement - the largest Anglican Use parish - has announced that it will remain within the Archdiocese of San Antonio.

May 10, 11:39 pm | [comment link]

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