I read at the National Catholic Register that the newly converted, former Anglican Bishop of Rochester, Michael Nazir-Ali, has a couple of goals for his new life as a Catholic, under the provisions of Anglicanorum coetibus.
Remember: Benedict XVI is the Pope of Christian Unity!
Nazir-Ali has observations on the implosion of the Church of England and he hopes to be ordained for the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham.
The article ends with this:
“Hopefully, becoming an ordinariate Catholic will enable me to support Christians closer to home who are marginalized and hounded by a liberal totalitarianism that demands total consensus,” he wrote.
Let’s unpack the possibilities.
“Christians closer to home” – e.g., Catholics in the UK
“who are marginalized” – e.g., the single most marginalized group in the Church (i.e., closer to home) are, without question, those who desire traditional expressions of sacred liturgical worship, the Vetus Ordo. START WITH THEM!
“and hounded by a liberal totalitariasm” – e.g., those who desire traditional expressions of sacred liturgical worship, the Vetus Ordo.
“that demands total consensus” – e.g., “Art. 1. The liturgical books promulgated by Saint Paul VI and Saint John Paul II, in conformity with the decrees of Vatican Council II, are the unique expression of the lex orandi of the Roman Rite.” From Francis’ Plessy v. Ferguson legacy document, the cruel Traditionis custodes.
I hope that soon-to-be Father Nazir-Ali will start NOW to learn the Traditional Latin Mass and then be of also not just to his fellows in the Ordinariate, but also for the his most marginalized group in the Church, close to him, hounded by totalitarians who demand total consensus.