I am still studying the announcement from the Vatican about a new ordinate for Anglicans including whole dioceses and parishes seeking union with Rome. My first thought is that it represents a major change in strategy with regard to Anglican and Roman Catholic Relations. The Vatican has resisted for at least fifty years pleas of the sort that have given rise to this new provision. The Pastoral provision that preceeded it was very limited, circumscribed and low profile. This is a high profile and international gesture. This move represents a conviction that ecumenical relations between Rome and Canterbury cannot move ahead on a unified front and that Rome feels released to work with those who are ready for greater union now even if that means contributing to the break up of the Communion. It will I think have more traction in England than in this country. From the RC side it represents an extraordinary flexibility in an institution not known for its flexibility. It also has a subtext for the East that their clergy can be accepted in a scheme of organic union for they for the most part have a married priesthood and a celibate episcopate.