We'll see how well they survive their Alexis Toth-Archbishop Irleand moment. Given the problems over mandated clerical celibacy, it should be any time now.
This is a complicated issue for those involved. While I hope they find peace by moving to the Roman church I suspect the wholesale embrace of a completely different tradition on the basis of women bishops may prove to be harder than imagined. However, friends inform me that others who have made the same journey now practise what appears like Anglicanism in all but name. I am not so keen for Anglicans to turn to Orthodoxy on the basis of a rejection of their own tradition. To be Orthodox is to embrace the fullness of the Church and its life, not a switch because the old place doesn't suit any more. Of course, for some, it is the realisation that where they are presently is nolonger theologically sound, that leads them to search out and find the truth. But beware opening the doors to all who would rush in before asking why they come and who they seek.
These people aren't converting because of women clergy. That's a severe oversimplification of the problem in the Anglican communion. Women clergy is a symptom of the issue.
They are converting because they believe the RCC holds the fullness of the Christian faith.
Btw, thier problems with Cantebury are not as complicated as you make it.
I don't think there is any illusion of future ordinariate priests expecting to have th ability to marry. They are a function within the Latin Rite and are only protected through their form of liturgy. I don't know what shock you are expecting.
The shock already being expressed by Latin rite followers of the Vatican bumping into married Anglican usage priests. The example of their married priests has already provided fodder for dissidents among the Latin rite.
The ordinariate is created specifically to protect the Anglican liturgy.
The writing is on the wall for Anglicanism.
Don't need to be Daniel to read that.
The ecclesial wound that is now infected in the US is spreading, and the Anglican church is powerless to stop it. The ordinariate is the 'out' the traditional Anglicans were looking for.
we'll see how far out they go.
Anyone not taking it or Orthodoxy (which has it's own issues accepting Western Rites),
I'm afraid I have to concede that to you. Maybe we can sift the wheat from the chaff of those dillusioned by this scheme, and others who do not fall for it.
are doomed to try an weather the storm.
It's neither a storm nor even a storm season, but a catastrophic weather pattern of ice age proportions.
Very little will remain of Anglicanism to even worry about accepting their orders by economia, as they fracture and chip at the basis of any concession on the part of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. Little remains from what they could have stood on as little as less than a century and a half ago.http://anglicanhistory.org/orthodoxy/rgc/01.html
Tbe Oxform movement called the Anglican church as a whole to show their cards, and they are folding.