I think it was the late Fr. Richard John Neuhaus who said that the Anglican Church existed in order to make irony redundant.
They took another step in perfecting irony by approving wyshops… errrr. women “bishops”.
There is a Vatican Insider piece HERE.
This is not really much of a story, except insofar as it wipes out what was left of any serious ecumenical undertaking with them. As Card. Diaz put it when addressing the Lambeth gathering a few years ago, they now are suffering from ecclesial Alzheimers.
Therefore, the true point of this post.
We are are delighted that the Pope of Christian Unity, Benedict XVI, gave us Anglicanorum coetibus by which Anglicans can be welcomed into the Catholic Church and they can retain their heritage. I am sure their ranks will now swell.
Even more urgent today is the need for the Church of England to issue their own document Romanorum coetibus, by which they can welcoming into their “ecclesial community” (remember, according to Dominus Iesus they don’t have a real Church because they don’t have valid apostolic succession), all the dissident Catholics who, rebelling against the Magisterium, desire to keep their most treasured customs. There in the embrace of the Anglicans they can have their clay pot chalices and burlap banners, their ditties and rainbow stoles, free from the interferences of patriarchal oppression.