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  1. dagos
    5 years ago

    Nothing that I read mentioned Pope Leo XIII's Encyclical Apostolic Curae...which addressed the invalidity of the Anglican Orders.

  2. Federico Hernandez
    5 years ago

    What wonderful news from the Vatican. I hope and pray our brothers and sisters in Christ accept this invitation. Welcome home.

  3. Apollo F. Salle
    5 years ago

    12 years before Lourdes (in 1846), Our Lady appeared at the small French village of La Salette to 2 cowherds Melanie Mathieu and Maximin Giraud. To each, she gave a secret, now known as the famous “Secret of Melanie” and “Secret of Maximin”. Now one of the prophecies contained in the alleged “Secret of Maximin” reportedly said that “a Protestant country in the north will return to the Catholic fold.” All this time, for some reason, I was suspecting that Our Lady was referring to Great Britain. Upon reading this news of Pope Benedict XVI agreeing to set up this historic Apostolic Constitution, the first thing that came to my mind was that are we perhaps seeing the beginnings of the fulfillment of this prophecy? Do take note that, aside from this historic move by the Holy See, there had been many other indications this past decade that Britain seems to be on its way of rebuilding the bridge to Rome that was demolished by Henry VIII, such as an-ever increasing individual conversions to Catholicism of public figures from the British press, government, and even the nobility (not to mention that visit of Prince Philip to the shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham a couple or so days ago, the first such visit to that famous medieval Marian shrine by a member of the British royal family since the Reformation!). Oh, I can just hear Queen Mary saying “Hah!” to her father and her sister!

  4. poppy3
    5 years ago

    The idea of bishops being chosen only from celibate clergy is not as ancient as is sometimes made out. There are numerous examples of the children of bishops including in Paul's Letter to Timothy in Sacred Scripture which speaks of bishops being married and having children.

  5. Steven
    5 years ago

    What a good achievement by the Catholic Church! The issue is: if the Church has accepted married Anglican clergy, why does she close her doors to optional celibacy? A big question.

  6. Chris Grady
    5 years ago

    If the group has its own church building and land, they MIGHT get 'corporate reunion' but when the fine print of the Apostolic Constitution (which has NOT been signed yet, and for which, indeed, the Holy See has given no date) is available, you will see that most Anglicans wishing to convert will be told to approach their local Catholic pastor on a case-by-case basis. And there will be NO guarantee for most Anglican 'clergy' that they will ever be re-ordained.

  7. Angela Pochatko
    5 years ago

    I am so happy and thankful for this to happen. I only hope pray that more Christian denominations unite with the Catholic Church.

  8. Edward Baty
    5 years ago

    I'm not sure we should be all that astonished at the recent suggestions. Nothing much has changed. Anglicans will still have to convert. That is still the bottom line!

  9. marcelo from Bs As
    5 years ago

    how nice is to read posts here!!!
    welcome aboard our anglican brothers!!!

  10. fred
    5 years ago

    Great news !!! God loves us. He answers our prayers.
    We prayed and will pray for all people in every mass before communion.
    Someone said, "Prayer is the strength of human and the weakness of God".

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