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adj. regular, customary and continuing, and not unusual or extraordinary, as in ordinary expense, ordinary handling, ordinary risks, or ordinary skill.

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ORDINARY, civil and eccl. law. An officer who has original jurisdiction in his own right and not by deputation.
     2. In England the ordinary is an officer who has immediate jurisdiction in ecclesiastical causes. Co. Litt. 344.
     3. In the United States, the ordinary possesses, in those states where such officer exists, powers vested in him by the constitution and acts of the legislature, In South Carolina, the ordinary is a judicial officer. 1 Rep. Const. Ct. 26; 2 Rep. Const. Ct. 384.

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Cornent on de Deere of Erection of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, Newsletter n.
Shaw said that one of his priorities as bishop is the expansion of lay people's role within the Ordinariate in the wider church
JEREMY, A., Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum coetibus and the personal ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, Cristianesimo nella storia 32 (2011) 425442.
From July 15 - August 10, the cross and the relic will be brought to parishes around the Bicol Region; on August 10 - 31, the pilgrimage will be within the Military Ordinariate ; on September 01 - 25, the youth cross and the relic will tour the Northern Luzon Region; on September 25 - October 20, the Federation of National Youth Organizations; on October 20 - November 15, within the Southern Tagalog Region; October 15 - November 20, within the National Capital Region; and on November 20, the end of the nationwide pilgrimage, the relic of Saint John Paul II will be returned to the Diocese of Balanga in Bataan while the National Youth Cross will be returned to the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines Chapel in Manila.
The diocese saidpriests, including Borongan Bishop Crispin Barrete Varquez, the archbishop of the Military Ordinariate of the United States, and the Apostolic Nuncio to the PhilippinesGabriele Giordano Caccia, weretold by presidential staff leave the Balangiga plaza.
The Anglican Military Ordinariate (AMO) chaplains provide pastoral support to members of the Canadian Armed Forces at home and abroad, while pastoral care for chaplains is the main responsibility of the bishop ordinary.
The Holy See has extended the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St.
On January 1, 2012 the Vatican expanded the Pastoral Provision by creating a special nationwide diocese, similar to the Archdiocese for the Military, called an "ordinariate" through which Episcopal priests and their entire congregations can enter the Roman Catholic Church.
Also, around 900 British former Anglicans are expected to be received this week into the Roman Catholic Church and registered as members of the personal ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham.
Both have joined a breakaway group, named the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, which was formed in January of this year.
Three serving bishops and two retired bishops have decided to enter into "full communion" with the Catholic Church through the personal ordinariate, the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales has said.