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Hurrah! Canadian Anglicans to join Catholic Church July 28, 2010

Posted by Tantumblogo in awesomeness, Ecumenism, General Catholic.
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CNA is reporting that the Anglican Catholic Church of Canada has decided to take advantage of the provisions of the Anglican Ordinariate and join, en masse, the Catholic Church.  This is a great thing for the Anglicans involved and a good thing for the Church, as more of the brethren separated in most cruel fashion by the English Reformation are coming home. 

This is not a huge group (24+ congregations) but it’s a start and one of the first groups to formally announce acceptance of the Ordinariate.  I pray that many more Anglicans will take advantage of this unique Apostolic Constitution and join the Church.  This is one of Pope Benedict’s best moves as Pope – an end run around the pointless ecumenism that seeks “unity” without anyone discussing that which divides.  This is ecumenism that truly unites, and brings about a genuine reunion with the Catholic Faith with an acceptance on the part of the Anglicans of all that means, doctrinally.  This is also great in the sense that some of the thorny issues are being worked out: finances, pay for the soon to be Catholic priests, benefits, etc.  These issues had the potential to limit the effectiveness of the Ordinariate, but I have read they are being worked through, and this statement is evidence of that.

Pray for the conversion of Anglicans, whose Church has drifted in many ways from traditional beliefs, and the the reunion of all Christian sects to the Fullness of Truth in the Catholic Church!

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