The personal parishes in the United States founded by former members of the Episcopal Church in the United States were established in accordance with the Pastoral Provision granted by Pope John Paul II on 20 June 1980, which permitted the ordination as Catholic priests of married former clergy of the Episcopal Church for ministry either in such personal parishes or elsewhere in Catholic dioceses of the United States.
They were referred to interchangeably as either "Anglican Use" or "Pastoral Provision" parishes.
These "Anglican Use ordinariates" Some of the Anglican Use parishes have joined the ordinariate, but some have not.
The Anglican Use is an authorized liturgical variant of the Roman Rite of the Latin Church.
Please set your browser to accept cookies to continue.After a period of being subject to the local Latin Church bishop, the bishop could set up personal parishes for them, with the use, within the group, of a form of liturgy that retained certain elements of the Anglican liturgy; and married Episcopalian priests could on a case-by-case basis be ordained as Catholic priests, but not as bishops. Stetson, a priest of the Prelature of Opus Dei, also served as secretary to the ecclesiastical delegate.In March 1981, Bishop Bernard Francis Law was appointed ecclesiastical delegate. Concern about ecumenical relations with the Episcopal Church prevented the Archbishop of Los Angeles from authorizing the establishment in his archdiocese of personal parishes of the kind envisaged, in spite of requests from two groups whose membership exceeded that of any of the groups for which personal parishes were set up in other dioceses.New texts were promulgated by the congregation on 22 June 2012, the feast of English saints Thomas More and John Fisher, namely the Order for Funerals and the Order for the Celebration of Holy Matrimony.In 2013, a new version of this liturgy that incorporates elements of Anglican tradition was authorized for the three personal ordinariates for former Anglicans that had been established from 2011 on.