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December 1, 2009

An Anglican ordination scheduled to take place in a Roman Catholic church in rural Australia was moved at short notice to a Protestant church because the Vatican refused to have women ordained in a Catholic building.

Originally, Catholic Bishop Joseph Grech of the Diocese of Sandhurst...

November 30, 2009

Following the meeting between Pope Benedict XVI and Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams at the Vatican on Nov. 21, at which they reaffirmed their desire to strengthen ecumenical relations between Anglicans and Roman Catholics, a preparatory committee met on Nov. 23 to prepare the third...

November 29, 2009

The Vatican, through its Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, has just released the norms for the integration of Anglicans in Roman Catholic dioceses, with their own Anglican-style rites and non-geographic jurisdictions. Cardinal Levada, former Archbishop of San Francisco and now head of...

November 19, 2009

Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams delivered an address in Rome on Nov. 19 as the guest of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity. The address formed part of a symposium being held at the Gregorian University to celebrate the centenary of the birth of Cardinal Willebrands,...

November 8, 2009

The text of the new Apostolic Constitution for former Anglicans entering into full communion with the Roman Catholic Church has now been released. Pope Benedict announces a new path of unity for Christians separated from the Roman Catholic Church in his letter. He says: "This Apostolic...

October 30, 2009

Immigration reform, the papal encyclical "Veritatis Splendor" and the Vatican's invitation to Anglicans topped the discussion at the 66th meeting of the Anglican-Roman Catholic Theological Consultation in the United States (ARC-USA) Oct. 26-27, according to an Oct. 30 press release.

The...

October 27, 2009

Episcopal Life Online has received several letters responding to "Pope announces special provisions to accept former Anglicans in Roman Catholic Church" and "Vatican proposal to welcome former Anglicans generates mixed reactions, commentary".

A selection of these letters follows.

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October 22, 2009

As a member of the Anglican Centre in Rome, which represents the Archbishop of Canterbury to the Vatican, and as an Episcopalian who is a professor at one of the pope's universities in Rome, I have been asked many questions about the Vatican's announcement on Oct. 20 about the setting up of "...

September 21, 2009

Southern California Roman Catholics and Episcopalians joined one another in prayer and praise, music and reflection about the hope, courage, and freedom evoked by Mary, the mother of Jesus, during a solemn Evensong service September 20 at St. John's Pro-Cathedral near downtown Los Angeles....

September 21, 2009

Los católicos romanos y episcopales del sur de California participaron en una reunión con oraciones y alabanzas, música y reflexiones sobre la esperanza, el valor y la libertad que evoca María, la madre de Jesús, durante una solemne celebración de la Oración Vespertina que tuvo lugar el 20 de...

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