In the past individuals have made the jump; now the way is paved for many to do so.
And the willingness of these men to publicly be received into the Church and be ordained, with no talk of conditional ordination, finally makes it utterly clear that Anglicans who remain behind must let go of any claims to be 'catholic'.
Here's a guide to some of the early coverage.
The Ordination of the (first) three former Anglican bishops
- Vatican Press Release;
- Statement by Keith Newton first Ordinary;
- Damian Thompson on the significance of it all.
- Update on David Silk, former Anglican bishop of Ballarat's reception into the Church