The recent news from the Vatican regarding Anglicans returning to the Church is welcome. It will be interesting to see how it all plays out in the coming weeks and months. It certainly raises a host of questions. What will the number of returners be? What is the future of celibacy for those Anglican communities that return to Rome? What will be the effect of the initiative be on the dialog with the Eastern Church (positive, I think)? When will we know the details of the process?
There has been some criticism that Benedict is fishing outside of the Catholic pond. However, is not that the mission of the Church. Do we content ourselves with the status quo or are we obligated to share the true faith in order that all may come to the fullness of faith?