Friday, November 13, 2009

Anglicans crossing the Tiber

Here's some of the article from The Western Catholic Reporter (Canada);

Traditional Anglican head ready to say 'yes' to Rome

OTTAWA - The primate of the Traditional Anglican Communion (TAC) says he hopes to deliver a "yes" before Easter to Rome's offer of personal ordinariates.

Archbishop John Hepworth has reacted "with overwhelming joy" to the apostolic constitution published Nov. 9. It provides a structure to allow Anglicans to become Catholic corporately while maintaining their patrimony. Hepworth said the constitution is "generous at every turn" in its description of the Anglican heritage, its dogmatic provisions and its pastoral language.

Hepworth also predicted the Holy Father's talks with the Russian Orthodox are "growing close to finality." "People are saying the same thing that they said about us - it'll never happen," he said. "Well, under this pope it does happen."

Hepworth said he did not believe his dream would come true in his lifetime. "I was a man of little faith and now that it is achieved, I am at peace."


Blogger Coffee Catholic said...

Meanwhile rampant, legal anti-Catholicism continues to grow and swell over here in Britain, the land o' Anglicans.

I wasn't going to waste time posting about it on Coffee Catholic but in the end I couldn't resist. It's just all so insane! How long before I'm illegal over here in the U.K.??

4:45 AM  
Blogger Adeodatus49 said...

Apb Hepworth is a Catholic priest who left the Church and became Anglican, got married, divorced, and married again. If you look at the Pope's recent apostolic constitution, ANGLICANORUM COETIBUS, former Catholic priests who return to the Church will not be allowed to function as priests. This would mean that Apb. Hepworth will be retired or some other such thing.

2:02 PM  
Blogger Former Altar Boy said...

Somewhat relat3ed (because it is also mentioned in the article), everyone, please say a prayer for the Holy Father;s meeting with the Russian Orthodox. If oen of the Orthodox churches comes back, the others may be more inclined to follow. A split of 1000 years in the Body of Christ is way too long.
Also, pray for the success of the meetings with SSPX so we can heal that separtion.

6:24 PM  

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