The (London) Times loves the story and accords it the front page, the first leading article and a double inside spread, the Daily Telegraph is less sure and records it all at the bottom of page one and a turn over to the bottom of page two with a second leading article.
The logic of all this is obvious, the first people to be accorded the new status will be the Traditional Anglican Communion, who, in essence, brokered the deal. Then, no doubt, the existing pioneers of the Anglican Use in the USA will be Incorporated. I hope and trust that Diocese which have withdrawn from the Episcopal Church in the USA will resolve to apply for the new status; that leaves us, the English Anglo-Catholics. The joint Westminster statement speaks of a number of Anglican groups who, over the years have sought unity with the Holy See, it is not clear if the 'groups' descriptor includes the, as yet, less defined group in English Anglo-Catholicism. Nor is it clear if the Archbishops of Canterbury and Westminster were addressing the dilemma of traditionalist Catholic Anglicans who at this time do not constitue a group ( in the TAC manner) but are still integral to the Church of England...
Read the rest of Fr. Jones thoughts on his blog St. Peter's London Docks.
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