If our Holy Father really does now continue to expect Ordinariate Anglicans to subscribe heart and soul to the complete applicability in current circumstances of the findings of Apostolicae curae, that Anglican Orders are completely null and utterly void, he has devised a most extraordinarily bizarre and counter-indicative way of manifesting this expectation. Come off it. Anglicanorum coetibus constitutes a deliberate and considered refusal to rub our noses in Apostolicae curae. If such an attitude is good enough for the most learned Sovereign Pontiff since Benedict XIV, why isn't it good enough for some Roman Catholics?
Do read the whole thing and do not miss the very interesting and forceful argument he makes based on giving the use of pontificals to former bishops.
Before taunting the Roman position in future I would ask people to remember some crucial facts. It was not Rome who broke with the Church of England. Nor was it Rome who created a national church that was self-governing and out of communion with the rest of the world (until the rise of the Empire allowed it to plant its offshoots). Nor did Rome adopt the Catholic three fold order and yet sit light to it, allowing a ridiculous breadth of opinion in which some reserve the sacrament whilst others pour consecrated elements down the sink. Nor was it Rome who decided that a synod allowed them to change the universal teaching regarding orders without the consent of anybody else! You cannot have your cake (acting autonomously) and eat it (wanting universal recognition)…
These are two very different approaches to the question and both make for good reading.
On a related note, the Church of England has issued a press release announcing the membership of the working group to draft the code of practice for women in the episcopate. The members are:
The Right Revd Nigel Stock, Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich (Chair)
The Right Revd Dr Christopher Cocksworth, Bishop of Coventry
The Right Revd Dr Martin Warner, Bishop of Whitby
Dame Averil Cameron, retired Warden of Keble College, Oxford and former chair of Cathedral Fabrics Commission
The Venerable Christine Hardman, Archdeacon of Lewisham and Greenwich
The Reverend Angus MacLeay, Vicar of St Nicholas Sevenoaks
The Venerable Jane Sinclair, Archdeacon of Stow and Lindsey
Mrs Caroline Spencer, Chair Canterbury Diocese House of Laity
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