Today marks the second anniversary of the Apostolic Constitution, Anglicanorum Coetibus. It had been announced at press conferences in Rome and London on 20 October 2009, and was finally made public on 9 November 2009, but 4 November is the date on the document.
It is of course too early to comment on what the ultimate effect of Anglicanorum Coetibus will be. The Ordinariate in England is not even one year old, the Ordinariate in the USA is to be established before the end of this year, and the Ordinariate in Australia is said to be "going live" in 2012. We shall all just have to wait.
From a personal perspective, all we can say is "Thank you".
As the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, said at that London press conference, Anglicanorum Coetibus is not a commentary on any Anglican debates or supposed problems. Instead, it is, entirely separately, a response to those Anglicans who wish to become Catholics as part of group.