Pope Paul VI to the Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Michael Ramsey

"(B)y entering into our house, you are entering your own house, we are happy to open our door and heart to you." - Pope Paul VI to Dr Michael Ramsey, Archbishop of Canterbury.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

From an email: Benedict XVI has set the spirit of authentic ecumenism free

"The most surprising is that I have received several messages saying "I have had an Anglican orientation even if I wasn't an Anglican" "I have had this when I was 7 and I am a Roman Catholic" "I realized I was praying the Anglican way and I haven't seen a Book of Common Prayer ever"!

In some mysterious way, Anglican spirituality is found in people who never had stepped in an Anglican church or even heard of the Anglican church, until very recently. Many are Roman Catholics. All are Filipinos. Now that they know about Anglicanorum coetibus, they believe that God has shown them the way. And that is the reason that with your kind permission, I will write Monsignor Keith Newton of the Ordinariate to tell him of this wonderful news (which I think he is aware of, but I think not from far off Philippines). Msgr Newton can bring this up to Rome.

Rome has to know that it has caused unintended consequences with Anglicanorum coetibus. With the apostolic constitution, Rome has set free the spirit that drives authentic ecumenism. Holy Father Benedict XVI knows this but the Curia and the bishops haven't  realized what they really have in their hands!

Our Lady of Walsingham, Pray for us to God!"

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