With regard to Anglicanorum coetibus, the elephant-in-the-room ... my real reason for wanting unity with the Holy See ... now, this is totally confidential; just within these four walls ... is that I have long been dead envious of Proper Churches (like that one opposite the Italian restaurant in Kensington, for example) which are full of all those minute but marvellously devout Philippino ladies in mantillas running round and beaming up at one one.
After my more than two years here, S Thomas's was visited this morning by my first Philippino lady. As she put it, "It is just the same!" (I didn't ask her "Same as what?")
Now, if she were to multiply into a couple of dozen of the same (I'm not a greedy man), would I still need coetus of Anglicani? Wouldn't a Philippino Patrimony be perfectly adequate?