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Rowan Williams: Anglican Ordinariate Prophetic?

Patrick's been all over this Anglican Ordinariate story but he's busy this morning so I figured I'd put it up. He'll probably comment later. Or not. I'm not the boss of him (although we'd all be better off if I were). The Catholic Herald has the story and it seems like a wee bit of spin from Rowan Williams:

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has said he would “praise God” for the Ordinariate if it helps people appreciate the Anglican patrimony.

Speaking to Vatican Radio in Rome, Dr Williams was asked about Pope Benedict XVI’s description of the Ordinariate as a “prophetic gesture”.

He said: “Well, I think if the Ordinariate helps people evaluate Anglican legacy or patrimony, well and good, I’m happy to praise God for it. I don’t see it as an aggressive act, meant to destabilise the relations of the Churches, and it remains to be seen just how large a movement we’re talking about.”
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Anonymous said...

"Wee"? Obama needs to hire him as spinmeister. The archbishop would certainly suggest a more Christian approach - no demonizing, please!
Too funny!

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