Friday, February 02, 2024

Cause for hope …

 … A short history of Catholic-Anglican relations—and the last roadblocks to unity.

It would be wonderful if we reunite, especially if  both use the Anglican Mass, which is much more beautiful than the pedestrian English Mass we Catholics have to endure. (Case in point: Here is how the English translation of the Mass in the missals I grew up with — when the Mass was in Latin —  the Preface was rendered (in part) this way,  “It is truly meet and just, right and availing unto salvation…”  Now it is simply and prosaically “It is right and just.”

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