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Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum Coetibus
« on: November 09, 2009, 08:07:39 PM »
It's been published. Here's the most interesting part:

Section VI.
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§ 2. The Ordinary, in full observance of the discipline of celibate clergy in the Latin Church, as a rule (pro regula) will admit only celibate men to the order of presbyter. He may also petition the Roman Pontiff, as a derogation from can. 277, §1, for the admission of married men to the order of presbyter on a case by case basis, according to objective criteria approved by the Holy See.

I've heard that the Vatican's "as a rule" means, in English, "ideally, but not necessarily the case in all circumstances". In any event, the Constitution does allow for a "tradition" of married presbyters within this Anglican structure, at least on a "case by case" basis.
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Re: Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum Coetibus
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2009, 08:11:04 PM »
It's been published. Here's the most interesting part:

Section VI.
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§ 2. The Ordinary, in full observance of the discipline of celibate clergy in the Latin Church, as a rule (pro regula) will admit only celibate men to the order of presbyter. He may also petition the Roman Pontiff, as a derogation from can. 277, §1, for the admission of married men to the order of presbyter on a case by case basis, according to objective criteria approved by the Holy See.

I've heard that the Vatican's "as a rule" means, in English, "ideally, but not necessarily the case in all circumstances". In any event, the Constitution does allow for a "tradition" of married presbyters within this Anglican structure, at least on a "case by case" basis.
Not quite what I was expecting.
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Re: Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum Coetibus
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2009, 04:40:07 PM »
It's been published. Here's the most interesting part:

Section VI.
Quote
§ 2. The Ordinary, in full observance of the discipline of celibate clergy in the Latin Church, as a rule (pro regula) will admit only celibate men to the order of presbyter. He may also petition the Roman Pontiff, as a derogation from can. 277, §1, for the admission of married men to the order of presbyter on a case by case basis, according to objective criteria approved by the Holy See.

I've heard that the Vatican's "as a rule" means, in English, "ideally, but not necessarily the case in all circumstances". In any event, the Constitution does allow for a "tradition" of married presbyters within this Anglican structure, at least on a "case by case" basis.
Not quite what I was expecting.

Likewise. What would be the Pope's criteria for allowing a married man to be ordained a presbyter?

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