Today’s the anniversary of the publication of Anglicanorum coetibus in 2009.
I am at a national prolife conference all day. If I weren’t otherwise occupied I would write more about how I first heard about the document. The announcement it was coming occurred in October that year. I was at the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops annual plenary. When I returned to my room I had a telephone message from a bishop but it was too late to call him back. It was highly unusual that I would ever get an unsolicited call from this individual. Then I turned on my laptop and had emails from Rome and a link to the announcement. “Does this involve your group?”
I could scarcely believe what I was reading. A longed for dream suddenly looking like it would come true. The next morning I thought my head would explode with joy.
Can’t write more since I am on my phone but I wonder where you were when you first heard about Anglicanorum coetibus and what was your reaction?