Here’s the write up from the Facebook Event for the Theology on Tap.
We invite young adults 18-39 years old to join us this evening, 7-9pm, at Boston Pizza on Bank Street for our final event of the year and perhaps for now! Fr. Doug Hayman, Priest Administrator of the Catholic Church of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary of the Anglican Ordinariate, will share about the beginning of the Anglican Church, touch on some Anglican-Roman Catholic interactions in the 20th Century, pick up the substance of Benedict XVI Apostolic Constitution, and finish with a reflection on what it is to live and minister in the context of the same. This event is in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the apostolic constitution Anglicanorum Coetibus. Bring a friend. See you there!
Fr. Hayman gave a most interesting history from the time of Henry VII onwards to the promulgation of Anglicanorum coetibus, revealing the Catholic elements that had been preserved in the Anglican Church even during times when Protestantism was ascendant. The English Reformation was different from that which happened on the European continent, he explained.
Of course, the talk also covered St. John Henry Cardinal Newman and the tractarians’ efforts to recover and renew those elements.
We are blessed to have Fr. Hayman preach on Sundays, but I was struck once again to hear him speak in this informal setting. What a great teacher he is. So engaging.
Fr. Hayman records his sermons. If you want to hear them, you can find them here.