20 October 2009

More on the recent announcement...

This is the first chance today I've had to sit down and mull this whole thing over.  As it happens, this is the day I teach a scripture course in the high school, and then I had appointments right after that.  Now that the important mid-day activity (lunch!) is over, I can think about this extraordinary development for the Anglican Use.

The first thing that strikes me is that this will be established by an Apostolic Constitution.  That's big.  This is the highest level for a papal decree.  Higher, even, than a papal encyclical.  It's the most solemn form of a papal decree.  Quite incredible!

That's my thought for now.  I need to read about all this some more, and I'll post more in a while.