Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Another Reason to Celebrate
Cardinal William Levada, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has welcomed Anglicans who wish to enter full communion of the Catholic Church.
Two press conferences, one in Rome and another in London announced that Pope Benedict XVI had signed an Apostolic Constitution, which would give Anglicans wishing to become Catholics, may do so without losing their Anglican identity.
With the decree, the Congregation of the Doctrine of Faith introduced a new legal structure, which resembles the structure of military dioceses, called a Personal Ordinariate.
This move will enable those Anglicans who have been increasingly uncomfortable with the direction the Anglican Church has been going to keep their identity and also become Roman Catholic. And perhaps, the move will allow the Anglican Church to reorganize without worrying about division and controversy.
The Holy Spirit moves as He wills.