Here is a story on the Net:
Vatican slammed over priests move
(UKPA) – The former Archbishop of Canterbury has branded as “inexcusable” the Catholic Church’s failure to warn his successor of their plans to admit disaffected Anglican priests. Lord Carey of Clifton told The Times that he was “appalled” that Dr Rowan Williams only learned of Rome’s intention to publish a new Apostolic Constitution to allow the move two weeks ago.
“I think in this day and age, this was inexcusable that Rome decided to do this without consultation,” he said. Lord Carey added: “He should express his unhappiness with the process.”
He said that he was taken by surprise by the development although he admitted that he had been aware of “a number of bishops going to Rome and having conversations”. But he told the newspaper that the move was “worth considering.”
“There are a number of deeply worried, anxious Anglo-Catholics who do not believe they have a constructive future with the Church of England with the ordination of women as bishops.
Hold on a moment. I remember that. Didn’t Cardinal Kasper make a special visit to the English House of Bishops to plead with them not to go down the road of ordaining women bishops? In fact, the Catholic Church has for years been asking her Anglican dialogue partner why they keep making decisions “without consultation” which not only endanger but make completely impossible any future reconciliation between us. And have these pleas been heeded? No. Not from us, nor from those within their own fold who have been similarly concerned.
And as Lord Carey pointed out, every one knows of the request that has been made by the TAC some 18 months ago to be admitted into the Catholic communion. Did the Anglicans do anything to make it possible for them to re-enter their communion? Don’t forget that it would have been no harder for the Anglicans to make such a provision to keep their brothers and sisters in their fold than it was for the Catholics to make a provision to welcome them into theirs.
It just smacks of sour grapes. I don’t think Lord Carey has a thing to complain about. The Holy Father is not enticing Anglicans out of the Anglican Communion, he is making a home for those who have already (either in fact or in spirit) left it.