One group that is happy with the new translation is the Traditional Anglican Communion, which will become part of the Catholic Church in Australia at Easter or Pentecost through the new Anglican Ordinariate. But while the translation is closer to the traditional Anglican liturgies favoured by the TAC, Anglican parishes joining the ordinariate will be keeping their own liturgies and pastoral traditions.
World TAC primate archbishop John Hepworth is one of four Australian bishops who will be joining the ordinariate, along with about 20 priests. He said that after years of the TAC serving as a "field hospital for those damaged in the Anglican wars" over women priests and church doctrines, it was ironic that "the new protector of classical Anglicanism was the Pope" who had allowed the ordinariate to be established within the Catholic Church.
"His vision, after almost 500 years' separation of the churches is extraordinary. The ordinariate will change the course of church history."
Visit the site of The Australian to read the full article "Church calls the unfaithful home".
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