Comments on: Vatican’s Anglican plan won’t alter celibacy for most priests Religion, faith and ethics Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:25:07 +0000 hourly 1 By: John R. Mon, 09 Nov 2009 19:23:34 +0000 The Catholic Church is a communion of 21, now 22, local churches, each having its own episcopacy, rites and rituals.

There is nothing new about the move to invite the Anglicans in because it mirrors the creation of the various Uniate Eastern Catholic Churches, which worship using the rites and rituals of the Eastern/Oriental Orthodox, but profess unity with the Roman Catholic Church. Most of them have married priests as well.

Additionally, the Roman Catholic Church has been reordaining married Anglican clergy since 1980, so the married clergy part isn’t anything new.