alan29 wrote:.... discipline around marriage .....
The proposed Anglican Use Ordinariates will not be seperate churches in communion with Rome, like e.g. the Ukranians and Chaldeans. They will be a part of the Roman Church, as much subject to its rules and discipline as you and I.
alan29 wrote:Will there be a place for bi-ritualism?
Given that, I expect there will be fewer institutional hinderances to bi-ritualism. There will also be fewer cultural barriers. Archbishop DiNoia said at the press conference which followed the announcement that he expected the Book of Divine Worship, already authorised for use by ex-Anglican congregations in the USA, would probably be the liturgical starting point for the new arrangements. The Book of Divine worship is far closer to the liturgy we know than the Eastern Rites.
alan29 wrote:I also have a slightly wicked image in my mind of the stereotypical celibate smells and bells loving Anglican priest. But I had better stop there.
I smell incense and hear bells at my parish church, whose liturgical practice is generally quite 'low'. There's nothing disordered, liturgically, morally or pschologically, about a regard for ritual. If it were so, then Catholics and Orthodox down the ages - and adherents of many other faiths - have been gravely mistaken. It's true that a celibate priesthood is likely to have a higher level of homosexual inclination than the average, but that can be observed in our own Church. There does seem to be a small element in Anglo-Catholicism that would disagree with the Church's moral teachings on sexuality, and for that reason it's unlikely to be amongst those who seek union.