The Catholic blogosphere has been abuzz these past two weeks over the Vatican announcement that the Church will establish a new canonical structure for members of the Anglican Communion who become Catholic.
It's a topic filled with spiritual, political and practical questions that I do not have the time to adequately address in this space.
Also, I have a hunch that some of the surrounding issues currently raising much ire may not be those most remembered to history.
I also think that, for the Catholic Church in the United States, the need to accommodate Anglican-Catholics is much less pressing than the need to better minister to the millions of Spanish-speaking Catholics. (I go to a lot of Catholic conferences. FYI, it's not a British accent that I'm hearing.)
But, since our thoughts are on Old England, perhaps a hymn from the realm of Elizabeth II would be in order.
Compliments of Tim, here is "The Day Thou Gavest Lord Is Ended":
The cross above is from here.