Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Exciting day in the Church, eh?

Putting out the welcome mat for the Anglicans was quite a pleasant surprise to wake up to.

The cardinal, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, said a new apostolic constitution would establish "personal ordinariates" -- similar to dioceses -- to oversee the pastoral care of those who want to bring elements of their Anglican identity into the Catholic Church with them.

Anglican priests who are married may be ordained Catholic priests, but married Anglican bishops will not be able to function as Catholic bishops in keeping with the long-standing Catholic and Orthodox tradition of ordaining only unmarried clergy as bishops, Cardinal Levada said.

Papal experts are projecting as many as 1000 priests may defect from the Anglican Church.

I'm thinking of a thousand we can send packing in a trade.

I digress.

This is awesome news!

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