To follow up on our earlier post from this morning, Cardinal Wuerl is announcing (as I type), that Pope Benedict has approved the erection of an ordinariate in the United States, for Anglo-Catholics.
So, this is really happening. Now.
According to Cardinal Wuerl, the new ordinariate will officially be established on the Feast of Mary, Mother of God (January 1st), 2012.
This is wonderful news for many Anglo-Catholics in our country who have long-sought union with the See of Peter. May we all continue to pray for real and visible unity in Christ!
UPDATE: The text of Cardinal Wuerl's report on the new ordinariate is now available to read on Whispers in the Loggia.