Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Thank God...
The Great European Re-Awakening begins

From The Telegraph (London, UK);
Pope announces plans for Anglicans to convert en masse

By Damian Thompson Religion Last updated: October 20th, 2009

The Vatican has announced that Pope Benedict is setting up special provision for Anglicans, including married clergy, who want to convert to Rome together, preserving aspects of Anglican liturgy. They will be given their own pastoral supervision, according to this press release from the Vatican:

“In this Apostolic Constitution the Holy Father has introduced a canonical structure that provides for such corporate reunion by establishing Personal Ordinariates which will allow former Anglicans to enter full communion with the Catholic Church while preserving elements of the distinctive Anglican spiritual and liturgical patrimony.”

More on this very important story later. But this is clearly a historic gesture by Pope Benedict which will encourage thousands of disaffected Anglicans to become Roman Catholics.


Blogger Al said...

There is a Traditional Anglican Church Parish here in DBQ. It will be fun to see how the liberal gang in the DBQ Archdiocesan Chancery handle the fact that there is a parish that is more faithful to the Pope than they are & that they won't be able to do a thing about it.

I am sure this isn't sitting too well with the liberal Catholics in Name Only as this flies in the face of everything they are trying to do. But who cares? It is another sign of how off the beam the CINOs are.

7:09 AM  
Blogger Adeodatus49 said...

I have read this info elsewhere on the internet. I am not sure this is aimed directly at the TAC (I doubt it), a prominent Continuing Anglican community (i.e., since 1976 not associated any longer with the union of Anglican & Episcopalians nominally under the Archbishop of Canterbury). It may be aimed most directly at the Anglo-Papalists of the UK, nominally under the Church of Englandm who are basically Novus Ordo Anglicans principally. Many in fact use the N.O.M. in their liturgies, although others may use some version of the Anglican Book of Common Prayer. Nonetheless, this is historic and great hope for a reconciliation/re-union may exist.

I wonder how their liturgies will be implemented in a union with Rome? For example, the AU liturgy is an American-only phenomenon, a variation of the N.O.M. (makes it much, much better IMHO) with Anglican elements imposed on the liturgy, most of which which have their origin originally in the Sarum or York Uses of King Henry VIII's era.

Or will some version of the Anglican Missal be used? The Anglican Missal is/was an attempt to re-Catholicize the Anglican liturgy. It is very much like the Roman Missal of the Mass of the Ages with Anglican elements in it. It fleshes out the Book of Common Prayer's Communion Service with "Romish" :-) additions. Other than some of the Eucharistic Prayers (when the Roman Canon is not used), IMHO it can be very Catholic.

Just a private opinion.

12:04 PM  
Blogger Mike the Geek said...

From Benedict's mouth to God's ear! I would appreciate your prayers that my bishop (Millsaps of the Episcopal Missionary Church) will take advantage of this. The Tiber is probably a much cleaner swim than is the Thames these days.

2:26 PM  

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