BY SHAWN TRIBE
Guest Article by Claudio Salvucci
There was a time, in reading the opinions of Anglicans who were weighing the momentous offer of the Holy Father in Anglicanorum Coetibus, when one frequently ran across an opinion that sought to sow doubt on the whole enterprise by calling attention to its littleness. I still see it crop up from time to time.
"I can't see very many Anglicans taking advantage of this," the opinion goes, "and it surely won't amount to much."
Well that, of course, is something for God to decide, though I personally believe it will amount to a great deal.
But for right now, I'd like to take the skeptics' assumption at face value that the Ordinariate will ever remain a tiny, negligible enclave of Anglo-Catholics within the giant megalith that is Roman Catholicism: not much more than the handful of parishes that now comprise the Anglican Use in the United States.
Ought that fact convince us to abandon the effort?
It may surprise Anglicans--it certainly surprised me--at how numerically negligible some of the existing ethnic enclaves within Holy Mother Church really are...
Read the rest of Mr. Salvucci's post at The New Liturgical Movement.
Hat tip to Fr. Phillips at the Anglo-Catholic blog.