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Anglican Church in America (TAC) Asks Entry Into Catholic Church (Ecumenical)
The American Catholic blog ^ | 03/03/2010 | Tito Edwards

Posted on 03/03/2010 1:36:58 PM PST by Pyro7480

Breaking news as the House of Bishops of the Anglican Church in America has formally requested to enter the Catholic Church. All 99 parishes and cathedrals!

Here is the complete text:

Orlando, FL – 1 pm EST – Bp. George Langberg

Released by the House of Bishops of the Anglican Church in America, Traditional Anglican Communion 3 March 2010

We, the House of Bishops of the Anglican Church in America of the Traditional Anglican Communion have met in Orlando, Florida, together with our Primate and the Reverend Christopher Phillips of the “Anglican Use” Parish of Our Lady of the Atonement (San Antonio, Texas) and others.

At this meeting, the decision was made formally to request the implementation of the provisions of the Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum coetibus in the United States of America by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.


(Excerpt) Read more at the-american-catholic.com ...


TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; Ecumenism; General Discusssion
KEYWORDS: anglican; catholic; christendom; unity
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Great news!
1 posted on 03/03/2010 1:36:58 PM PST by Pyro7480
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To: Siobhan; Canticle_of_Deborah; NYer; Salvation; american colleen; Desdemona; StAthanasiustheGreat; ..

Catholic ping!


2 posted on 03/03/2010 1:39:09 PM PST by Pyro7480 ("If you know how not to pray, take Joseph as your master, and you will not go astray." - St. Teresa)
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To: Pyro7480

Luke 11:17 But he seeing their thoughts, said to them: Every kingdom divided against itself, shall be brought to desolation, and house upon house shall fall.

John 17:21 That they all may be one, as thou, Father, in me, and I in thee; that they also may be one in us; that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. 22 And the glory which thou hast given me, I have given to them; that they may be one, as we also are one: 23 I in them, and thou in me; that they may be made perfect in one: and the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast also loved me.


3 posted on 03/03/2010 1:39:37 PM PST by TASMANIANRED (Liberals are educated above their level of intelligence.. Thanks Sr. Angelica)
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To: Pyro7480

It is great news, welcome home


4 posted on 03/03/2010 1:41:00 PM PST by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: sionnsar; Huber

Ping


5 posted on 03/03/2010 1:42:01 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: ahadams2; Madeleine; MWS; x_plus_one; bastantebueno55; Needham; sc70; jpr_fire2gold; ...
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6 posted on 03/03/2010 1:52:12 PM PST by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Remember Neda Agha-Soltan|TV--it's NOT news you can trust)
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To: Pyro7480
And a boon for everyone who loves preserving the beautiful traditions of Anglican liturgy.

The linked article discusses Evensong and Benediction, sung according to the Book of Divine Worship, an Anglican liturgical book being revised in Rome for Catholic Anglican Use folks.

For English traditional prayers in very noble language, this is wonderful stuff.

7 posted on 03/03/2010 1:54:58 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o ("Beauty demands as much courage and decision as do truth and goodness." Hans Urs von Balthasar)
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To: Pyro7480

I’ll be darned. My husband and I used to belong to an Anglican parish, having grown up Episcopalian. We got sick of all the infighting and converted to Roman Catholicism. It will be nice to be able to attend a TAC church with the Anglican traditions and still be within the fold of the Catholic church......what a blessing if it really happens!


8 posted on 03/03/2010 1:59:43 PM PST by phoenix07
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To: Pyro7480

Smarter people than me have ti figure this out, but how would you do something like this?


9 posted on 03/03/2010 2:07:39 PM PST by stevem
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To: Pyro7480

Good news!


10 posted on 03/03/2010 2:11:23 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Pyro7480; monkapotamus; NYer; All

NYER get on this thread


11 posted on 03/03/2010 2:14:44 PM PST by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: reefdiver

Welcome hone indeed! The Family opens its arms to you....


12 posted on 03/03/2010 2:14:53 PM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: stevem

It’s already been done. The Vatican has recently established protocols for Anglicans who want to come home.

What a great day. “There will be one flock, one Shepherd.” John 10:16


13 posted on 03/03/2010 2:40:56 PM PST by Deo et Patria
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To: Pyro7480
A Blessed - though entirely expected - development. It was the TAC (the international communion of which the ACA is the United States' contingent) that requested a "road home" back in 2007. Anglicanorum Coetibus was Rome's response. It would have been a shocker had the ACA turned them down.

Not to take away from what is truly a joyous occasion.

14 posted on 03/03/2010 2:51:03 PM PST by trad_anglican
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To: trad_anglican; sionnsar

I went to some of the ACA’s websites, and I noticed that they have an office of “deaconess.” I would guess that’s out the window now.


15 posted on 03/03/2010 2:52:37 PM PST by Pyro7480 ("If you know how not to pray, take Joseph as your master, and you will not go astray." - St. Teresa)
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To: stevem

First You get Your RCIA Form, get your Adult catechism, Then Buy a True Catholic Bible with the 7 Books you were Missing, Pay the $60 registration fee study every thursday Night until Next Lenten time and On Holy saturday at the Easter vigil Mass You will have heard your Confession , Received the Eucharist and Then Confirmed! Welcome To the Church Jesus Founded. Peter upon this Rock I build my Church! Enjoy the Full use of all our Saints their Trials tribulations and prolific History! Go to the Holyland and you will see Catholicism in it Birth! Study the 33 Doctors of the Church and enrich your sense with how the Church eveolved with the Holy spirit help in solving the Growing pains and Heretcics... quite enlightening! ENJOY and Welcome Home!


16 posted on 03/03/2010 3:04:15 PM PST by philly-d-kidder (....Nothing is more powerful than a man who prays...(St. John Chrysostom))
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To: Pyro7480

Wonderful!


17 posted on 03/03/2010 3:14:30 PM PST by livius
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To: Pyro7480

I don’t know. “Deaconess” might morph into something else; the original role of deacons (and “deaconesses”) was not liturgical, but to distribute food to the poor and do a lot of what we would now call administrative activities.


18 posted on 03/03/2010 3:16:52 PM PST by livius
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To: Pyro7480
There was an office of "deaconess" in the early church, but they weren't considered to have received Holy Orders. They were primarily there to assist in the baptism of women.

(This was back in the day where baptisms even of adults were conducted with the baptizand dressed in his or her "birthday suit".)

I have no idea what function they serve in the ACA. Presumably such an office could still exist, if it were the subject of careful catechesis and the commissioning liturgy for the "deaconess" was not to be confused with the conferral of Holy Orders.

19 posted on 03/03/2010 3:19:40 PM PST by Campion ("President Barack Obama" is an anagram for "An Arab-backed imposter")
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To: sionnsar

I miss Arlin. He was a good FRiend of us Methodists.


20 posted on 03/03/2010 3:23:51 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: Pyro7480

Wow!

Welcome home brethren - we have been saving some of the choicest wine for this celebration!

Please pardon any awkwardness as we get reacquainted.


21 posted on 03/03/2010 3:27:31 PM PST by Notwithstanding (Wer glaubt ist nie allein. Who believes is never alone.)
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To: Pyro7480

Fantastic!


22 posted on 03/03/2010 3:32:19 PM PST by Lorica
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To: Pyro7480
I went to some of the ACA’s websites, and I noticed that they have an office of “deaconess.”

You're probably referring to a line in the "Affirmation of St. Louis" that expressed a desire to re-instate the office as it existed in the very early years of the church. It was a lay office, not an ordained office. My understanding is that it originated primarily to assist women in some of the more delicate tasks before them (such as preparing for their baptism in which they would disrobe and put on a white robe. Obviously, you would not want the male deacons assisting with that.

You can rest assured that the TAC churches profess a strictly male, three fold ordained ministry. To my knowledge, there are no deaconesses in the ACA. If they are, they are clear that they are still of the laity, not the ordained ministry.

23 posted on 03/03/2010 4:27:20 PM PST by trad_anglican
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To: philly-d-kidder
First You get Your RCIA Form, get your Adult catechism, Then Buy a True Catholic Bible with the 7 Books you were Missing, Pay the $60 registration ...

Peter has spoken through Benedict XVI and there is now a path for these people to come "corporately" into the full communion of the Catholic Church, retaining the best of the "Anglican patrimony" along the way. You should be rejoicing along with the rest of the household.

24 posted on 03/03/2010 4:31:46 PM PST by trad_anglican
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To: philly-d-kidder
My 5 year anniversary coming up.

It was the best decision of my life.

25 posted on 03/03/2010 4:34:41 PM PST by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: Campion
I have no idea what function they serve in the ACA

At the time that these people left the offical strucutres of the various Anglican churches (coincident with the innovation of supposedly christian priestesses), it was hoped that a re-establishment of the lay office of deaconess might establish an officially recognized "ministry" for women. Nothing ever came of it as no one found a need for deaconesses.

26 posted on 03/03/2010 4:35:46 PM PST by trad_anglican
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To: Pyro7480

**All 99 parishes and cathedrals!**

I am so happy to hear this. I love my Anglican Use Parish.


27 posted on 03/03/2010 4:40:52 PM PST by sockmonkey
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To: trad_anglican

Might be early...but WELCOME HOME!!


28 posted on 03/03/2010 4:42:36 PM PST by big'ol_freeper ("Anyone pushing Romney must love socialism...Piss on Romney and his enablers!!" ~ Jim Robinson)
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To: big'ol_freeper
Might be early...but WELCOME HOME!!

Thank you. Actually, it's belated for me as I was received into the full communion of the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil Mass in 2009. The ACA is my former ecclesiastical home and I couldn't be happier to see my brother and sisters coming home now.

29 posted on 03/03/2010 4:46:28 PM PST by trad_anglican
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To: trad_anglican

Great news in both cases. The Holy Spirit, if we let Him, leads all home to the Church.


30 posted on 03/03/2010 4:49:35 PM PST by big'ol_freeper ("Anyone pushing Romney must love socialism...Piss on Romney and his enablers!!" ~ Jim Robinson)
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To: big'ol_freeper
if we let Him

That's the key, isn't it?

31 posted on 03/03/2010 5:09:28 PM PST by trad_anglican
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To: Pyro7480

Amen!

That would mean two or three new Catholic parishes within driving distance of my home.


32 posted on 03/03/2010 5:35:58 PM PST by vladimir998 (Part of the Vast Catholic Conspiracy (hat tip to Kells))
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To: sionnsar

Sionnsar, are you a TAC parishoner? Just curious.


33 posted on 03/03/2010 5:36:49 PM PST by vladimir998 (Part of the Vast Catholic Conspiracy (hat tip to Kells))
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To: Pyro7480; netmilsmom; thefrankbaum; markomalley; Tax-chick; GregB; saradippity; Berlin_Freeper; ...

Welcome Home!

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34 posted on 03/03/2010 6:02:25 PM PST by NYer ("Where Peter is, there is the Church." - St. Ambrose of Milan)
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To: trad_anglican

They can Go two ways.. the Church as a Sect Like Maronites or being a Catholic as a Roman catholic.. either way .. they will get the catechism and the Full Bible with 7 more books!


35 posted on 03/03/2010 6:04:49 PM PST by philly-d-kidder (....Nothing is more powerful than a man who prays...(St. John Chrysostom))
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To: Peanut Gallery

I can talk directly to God for myself ping.


36 posted on 03/03/2010 6:07:36 PM PST by Professional Engineer (Petroleum, oil, lubricants. Add liquid oxygen. What could go wrong?)
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To: mware

Welcome home... it is amazing when you use all the resources of the church through 2 Millenium it is mind Boggling to look at Thomas Aquinas St Augustine... then Have someone like Archbishop Sheen who said 55 years ago.. first Contraception then abortion then Euthanasia and then a VERY Violent society! Pope paul VI talking about Humane Vitae in 1968 predicted an Outbreak of Homosexual Marriage as a result of Oral contraception in Marriage.

People who accept Our blessed Virgin mary from the eyes of God Himself!

Welcome Home!


37 posted on 03/03/2010 6:10:36 PM PST by philly-d-kidder (....Nothing is more powerful than a man who prays...(St. John Chrysostom))
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To: Pyro7480

That’s wonderful!!! They have had a bad time of it. The Anglican church in my town broke for the Anglican establishment and all of their assets were frozen...I’m glad they are coming home.


38 posted on 03/03/2010 6:21:38 PM PST by hstacey (An ounce of pretension is worth a pound of manure...)
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To: sionnsar; ahadams2; Madeleine; MWS; x_plus_one; bastantebueno55; Needham; sc70; jpr_fire2gold
Thank you, Traditional Anglicans, for bringing your piety, your devotion and your faith to The Church. The beautiful symphony of the Anglican rite will enhance, deepen and strengthen the symphony that is The Church, all for the greater Glory of God.

This Catholic is humbled by your choice and grateful for what I know will be a reinvigoration of the Faith led by Traditional Anglicans. Thank you and we're glad for us to be with you!
39 posted on 03/03/2010 6:41:59 PM PST by Cronos (Philipp2:12, 2Cor5:10, Rom2:6, Matt7:21, Matt22:14, Lu12:42-46,John15:1-10,Rev2:4-5,Rev22:19)
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To: philly-d-kidder

Maronites are not a sect. They are a specific rite of the Church but they are an integral part of the Church, just like any Latin Rite Catholic (we’re not “Roman”, we’re Latin Rite). Ditto for Syro-Malabar, Syro-Malankar ,Chaldean Catholics.


40 posted on 03/03/2010 6:47:41 PM PST by Cronos (Philipp2:12, 2Cor5:10, Rom2:6, Matt7:21, Matt22:14, Lu12:42-46,John15:1-10,Rev2:4-5,Rev22:19)
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41 posted on 03/03/2010 6:49:20 PM PST by narses ("lex orandi, lex credendi, lex vivendi")
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To: sockmonkey

WOOT! Anglican Use FTW!


42 posted on 03/03/2010 7:01:40 PM PST by B-Chan (Catholic. Monarchist. Texan. Any questions?)
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To: Professional Engineer

So what?


43 posted on 03/03/2010 7:02:18 PM PST by B-Chan (Catholic. Monarchist. Texan. Any questions?)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Hey maybe we’ll have some nice music now! I LOVE the Oxford Hymnal, myself. ;o)


44 posted on 03/03/2010 9:10:23 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: Pyro7480

Wow!


45 posted on 03/03/2010 10:28:28 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Pyro7480

Fr Christopher Phillips has a bit about this on his blog:
http://www.atonementparish.blogspot.com/


46 posted on 03/03/2010 10:48:42 PM PST by sockmonkey
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To: Pyro7480
'Rejoice with me because I have found my lost sheep.'

The joy in heaven must be great!

47 posted on 03/04/2010 3:15:37 AM PST by mgist
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To: Pyro7480

Well, now.

Jolly good, I say!


48 posted on 03/04/2010 3:21:56 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Pyro7480

Deo gratias.


49 posted on 03/04/2010 5:46:10 AM PST by Unam Sanctam
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To: Pyro7480

Deaconess was a position not unknown in the early Church, but it was not an ordained ministry like a deacon. The word “deacon” simply means servant. I wonder if we had such a position today, it would appease the feminists, or if it would just make them hungry for ordained positions. Perhaps better to encourage the growth of orthodox women’s religious orders if women want a prominent spiritual leadership role in the Church.


50 posted on 03/04/2010 5:52:00 AM PST by Unam Sanctam
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