Yesterday the three former Anglican bishops were ordained to the diaconate in the chapel of Allen Hall. This means they are now clerics and as such need to be incardinated (Cf canon 266.1). Yet the Ordinariate into which they are to be incardinated does at the time of writing still not exist. Very strange. So where have they been incardinated? Will the Ordinariate be established in time for their priestly ordinations tomorrow?
Also what ever happened to the long-awaited document clarifiying Summorum Pontificum? The last we heard it was almost imminent and would even be released before Christmas.
While I`m at it why are the Sons of the Holy Redeemer on Papa Stronsay still not full regularised years after their reconcilliation when other groups were sorted out very quickly?
All very odd.
And now Pope John Paul II`s beatification is announced. I still wish the normal procedure had been observed to give a longer perspective.