A friend has forwarded to me an expanded, online, version of an article by Professor Diarmuid MacCulloch about the Five Bishops (as I write that I wonder if they will be remembered like the Seven Bishops of 1688) and the Ordinariate from The Times of last week. You can read it here.
My reaction is, I think, to quote the immortal words of Mandy Rice-Davies "Well he would say that would n't he? "
I would merely add to that the point that if that is how their fellow Anglicans view Anglo-Catholics you can hardly blame the latter for seeking the full ecclesial unity that their position is predicated upon. The problem surely is for those who want to stay in a communion where they are not wanted.
Fortunately many, on both banks of the Tiber are praying for the success of the Ordinariate and those planning to avail themselves of it.
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