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Williams Responding to the Catholic Move

Conclusion: We’ll see what’ll happen, but for now, it is business as usual.

This isn’t exactly out of the norm for Catholics. There is precedent for allowing Anglican clergy to convert and stay married. But it seems, by virtue of this new quantitative move — taking this from case by case basis to allowing an Anglican rite (seemingly similar to the Eastern rite) — there may inadvertently be a qualitative move — what will this mean for a whole slew of things: current Catholic priests, eccumenical dialogue, etc.

Still, I’m somewhat suspicious, if the news is true that the Vatican is doing this through the CDF and not the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity.

H/T: Ben

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One thought on “Williams Responding to the Catholic Move

  1. Nathan says:

    Whole Anglican parishes have come into the Catholic Church in the past, and it has been often enough for there to be an “Anglican Use” within the Latin Rite (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anglican_Use_in_the_Catholic_Church). Basically, it is a special allowance for use of the Book of Common Prayer and other Anglican liturgical aspects with minor alterations in light of union with Rome. So, this doesn’t seem as abrupt to me as it otherwise might.

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