Tuesday, October 20, 2009

New canonical structure to be set up for Anglicans seeking communion with the Bishop of Rome

Deo Gratias!

NLM: Personal Ordinariates for Anglicans Entering the Catholic Church

Rorate Caeli: Anglican-Vatican Rumblings, NOTE OF THE CONGREGATION FOR THE DOCTRINE OF THE FAITH ABOUT PERSONAL ORDINARIATES FOR ANGLICANS ENTERING THE CATHOLIC CHURCH, Initial Reaction from Anglo-Catholics, Editorial Note: Time is Up

Damian Thompson: Pope announces plans for Anglicans to convert en masse, New era begins as Benedict throws open gates of Rome to disaffected Anglicans, Archbishop of Canterbury criticises Rome for springing this announcement on him

Fr. Z: Anglicans desiring unity will have “ordinariates”, Joint Statement of Archbps. Nichols (Catholic) and Williams (Anglican)

Scott Richert: Pope Benedict to Anglicans: Come Home to Rome, The End of the Anglican Communion, Saint Paul of the Cross and the Conversion of England

The Hermeneutic of Continuity: Anglican Personal Ordinariates

Atonement Online: Thanks Be to God!

Robert Moynihan on the press conference in Rome.

Sandro Magister: Bussate e vi sarà aperto. Purché secondo tradizione


Britain's Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, left, from the Anglican church listens as Archbishop of Westminster Vincent Nichols from the Roman Catholic Church speaks during a news conference in London, held in reaction to the announcement of a new church structure for Anglicans who want to join the Catholic Church, Tuesday Oct. 20, 2009. Pope Benedict XVI has created a new church structure for Anglicans who want to join the Catholic Church, responding to the disillusionment of some Anglicans over the ordination of women and the election of openly gay bishops. (AP/Daylife)

Britain's Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, center, and Bishop Christopher Hill, left, from the Anglican church listen as Archbishop of Westminster Vincent Nichols from the Roman Catholic Church speaks during a news conference in London, held in reaction to the announcement of a new church structure for Anglicans who want to join the Catholic Church, Tuesday Oct. 20, 2009. Pope Benedict XVI has created a new church structure for Anglicans who want to join the Catholic Church, responding to the disillusionment of some Anglicans over the ordination of women and the election of openly gay bishops. (AP/Daylife)

Cardinal William Joseph Levada gestures during a news conference at the Vatican October 20, 2009. Pope Benedict has approved a document that would make it easier for Anglicans to join the Roman Catholic Church. The move comes after years of discontent in the 70 milion-strong worldwide Anglican community about the liberal attitudes of some parts of the church towards women priest and homosexual bishops. (Reuters/Daylife)


Cardinal William Levada, the Vatican's chief doctrinal official, speaks at a news conference at the Vatican, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2009. The Vatican has made it easier for Anglicans to join the Catholic Church, responding to the disillusionment of some Anglicans over the election of openly gay bishops and the blessing of same-sex unions. Pope Benedict XVI approved a new church provision that will allow Anglicans to convert while maintaining many of their distinctive spiritual and liturgical traditions, Cardinal William Levada, the Vatican's chief doctrinal official, told a news conference Tuesday. (AP/Daylife)

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