Tuesday, 20 October 2009
No, Queen Elizabeth hasn't declared that she wishes to become Catholic.
Instead, Personal Ordinariates are to be set up for communities of Traditional Anglicans who wish to enter into full visible communion with the Catholic Church.
I have to say that I don't quite understand why they couldn't just be received into the Church as currently - but it seems to have something to do with maintaining their own liturgical norms.
There was a joint statement issued by the Archbishop of Westminster, Vincent Nichols, and Archbishop Rowan Williams, declaring that ecumenical dialogue between the Anglican Communion and the Catholic Church is still going strong...
UPDATE: His Hermeneuticalness has got a post with more details, and a better explanation!