December 30, 2011
By Father Ernie Davis
The January 1, 2012 erection of an official Ordinariate in North America for Catholics from Anglican backgrounds can be celebrated by all Catholics who love liturgy. When Pope Benedict XVI established the apostolic constitution Anglicanorum Coetibus, he boldly hoped that Anglicans entering the full communion of the Catholic Church would maintain some of their liturgical, spiritual and pastoral traditions as “a treasure to be shared.” Pope Benedict’s courageous faith envisioned that the Catholic Church will be enriched by a mutual sharing of rich Anglican and Catholic traditions...
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