Taylor Marshall, who asked the question I just addressed, is a former Anglican/Episopalian priest who became Catholic in 2006. He now runs an aptly-named blog, Canterbury Tales. He recounts his reaction to the news of the Apostolic Constitution here:
I was teaching Moral Theology this morning when I learned that the Apostolic Constitution for Anglicans had been officially announced by the Holy Father. I was so overcome with emotion that I had to leave the classroom. The Holy Father is so generous and desires so deeply “that they all might be one.”
It’s sort of a study in contrasts from my earlier post, where a self-proclaimed Roman Catholic assails everything originating in Rome as evil, no matter how accepting it may be.
Until yesterday, I hadn’t read any of Marshall’s stuff. But from what I’ve read, it’s pretty great. He’s got a lot of worthwhile insights, and I’m interested in his book The Crucified Rabbi: Judaism and the Origins of Catholic Christianity. It sounds very good (he recounts here how a meeting with a rabbi was one of the instrumental steps in his conversion from Anglicanism to Catholicism).
Finally, I’m sure that some readers are ready for me to talk about things other than Anglicanism and the Apostolic Constitution. I’ll get there. I’m just still glowing from the news. Once I calm down, I’ll mix things up a bit more.