Anglicans and The Roman Catholic Church: Reflections on Recent Developments by Stephen Davanaugh
Paperback - 200 pages
The Pastoral Provision of Pope John Paul II established in the United States the beginnings of a specifically Anglican liturgy and culture within the Roman Catholic Church. For more than twenty-five years, "Anglican Use" parishes have been worshiping in a distinctively Anglican style within several American dioceses. These communities have served as a blueprint and road map for the personal ordinariates to be established under the Apostolic Constitution promulgated by Pope Benedict XVI.
The twelve essays in this book discuss the reasons Anglicans have recently sought reconciliation with the Holy See. They explore the history of the Pastoral Provision and
the Apostolic Constitution, as well as the needs of the new ordinariates if they are to flourish. Also considered are the changes to the Roman liturgy since the Second Vatican
Council and the specific patrimony that Anglicans bring to Catholic worship.