Monday, July 12, 2010

Anglicans

Last night, a young couple visited our parish with a friend who is a newly-ordained transitional deacon. This couple were formerly Anglican now forging the life in communion with the Holy Father and Holy Mother Church. So we had a jolly time reminiscing about the "final days" and what tipped us over into crossing the Tiber. And! the not so easy time bringing our Anglican liturgical sensibilities into the state of Catholic liturgy that is in our town. How hard it was to finally be doctrinally home, but be faced by a liturgical wasteland. But, in persevering, how God, in His never-ending mercy and grace, has brought us to where we are, the gift that is the Traditional Latin Mass, which nourishes us and helps us to bear what we must bear for the sake of the spread of the Kingdom.

I had no idea what was going on in the larger Anglican world, being a parish musician, I can't keep up with everything or I will be a blubbering mess. So reading this article today makes me sad for a lot of reasons (the title invokes that, no?). The answer is staring him in the face.

UPDATE: 15:00 EDT

Catholic Culture has this little bit of news:
Seventy Anglican clergy met with Catholic Bishop Malcolm McMahon of Nottingham on July 10 to discuss the possibility of converting to Catholicism under the provisions of Pope Benedict’s 2009 apostolic constitution Anglicanorum Coetibus. One Anglican cleric estimated that 200 Anglican clergy are considering conversion.

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