Well Autumn is definitely over! For Mr Watts (see inset) to come bounding through the cat flap, it must be too cold and too wet to stand sentry in the Square any longer!
I suppose too that I ought to apply myself to blogging more seriously as things in the world of ecclesia are becoming more and more interesting and my opinion is, I am sure, as interesting as any other's?!
Today I read an excellent analysis of the 'Anglo-Catholic's plight' concerning the choices a Catholic-minded CofE cleric/lay-person must choose between in order to fully realise a Catholic situation, "Choosing an honourable path" by the Vicar of Holy Trinity Reading. The author hits the nail pretty squarely on the head concerning the various merits from a Catholic perspective of the options available.
Bishop Edwin Barnes (emeritus of Richborough) has been forcefully making his case for the Ordinariate over the Society of St Wilfred & St Hilda - about which no further information has been made available for scrutiny. Rather ironically it seems, the Ordinariate has a constitution but doesn't yet exist and the SSWSH has a leadership and registered membership without any constitution! One wonders how people are supposed to make an informed choice? Which is why I recommend Fr Elliott's excellent post above!
Meanwhile, Fr Ray Blake and Fr Anthony Chadwick present us with some interesting and heartwarming discourse on the present Holy Father's understanding of "communion" and "unity" including "diversity" and as the prolific blogger Fr Zed has oft times told us, Benedict XVI is the "Pope of Christian Unity" and many I think would concur. Fr Zed also reports on an APNews report entitled "Catholic bloggers aim to purge dissenters" suggesting that those Roman blogger ranks soon to be swelled with authors like those above,
"Pressure is on to change the Roman Catholic Church in America, but it’s not coming from the usual liberal suspects. A new breed of theological conservatives has taken to blogs and YouTube to say the church isn’t Catholic enough."
Well... its got a ring of truth to it... hasn't it!
Curate, ut valeatis!