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The twelve essays in this book discuss the reasons Anglicans have sought reconciliation with the Holy See, while retaining elements of their own liturgy and traditions. They explore the history and scope of Pope John Paul II's Pastoral Provision and Pope Benedict XVI's Apostolic Constitution and examine the needs of the new ordinariates if they are to flourish. Also considered are the changes to the Roman liturgy since the Second Vatican Council and the specific patrimony that Anglicans bring to Catholic worship.
Many of these essays have been written by erstwhile Anglican clergymen who have been ordained into the Catholic priesthood (and one into the episcopate). A few are by Catholic experts on this topic. There is also a contribution from a woman who had been an ordained Episcopal priest before becoming a Catholic.
Here is a wealth of information for anyone interested in the Anglican communities within the Catholic Church, the “reform of the reform” of the Roman liturgy or the testimonies of Anglicans who have become Roman Catholics.
Preface Stephen E. Cavanaugh vii
Introduction Allan R. G. Hawkins ix
1 A History of the Pastoral Provision for Roman Catholics in the USA Jack D. Barker 3
2 An Example of What It's Like to Come Home to Rome Christopher G. Phillips 27
3 Conversion and Enrichment Peter J. Geldard 40
Juridical Status of the Anglican Use
4 An Anglican Uniate Rite? C. David Burt 67
5 Anglican Uniatism: A Personal View Aidan Nichols 73
6 Whither the Anglican Use? Stephen E. Cavanaugh 103
7 Facing Realities, Looking at Options Bishop Peter J. Elliott 112
8 Unity's Winding Path John Hunwicke 125
9 The Priesthood and Women Linda Poindexter 133
10 The Monastic Quality of Anglicanism: Implications for Understanding the Anglican Patrimony John-Bede Pauley 161
11 The Anglican Use within the Western Liturgical Tradition Hans-Jürgen Feulner 184
Appendix A A Petition of the Pro-Diocese of Saint Augustine of Canterbury to the SCDF 225
Appendix B Decree of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith on the Pastoral Provision 227
Appendix C Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum coetibus 233