Yes, Alex, I think some liberal Catholic hierarchs are quite worried about such a quick influx of liturgically sane newcomers into the Roman Church!
Some would prefer to dialogue endlessly rather than to actually reconcile, because it doesn't serve their sinister purposes.
I agree completely. As a recovered Catholic liberal I can attest to the disdain many liberals have towards the new converts, the new youth and the new priests. Ah, well, it's good to be in recovery!
BTW, did you all hear this morning's news? Another Episcopal bishop has swum the Tiber. Bp. Lipscomb of SW Florida announced yesterday and it went public today. For his graceful letter go here: http://www.kendallharmon.net/t19/index.php/t19/article/7786/
The TAC seems now to be very determined to become an "Anglican Uniate" in union with Rome and our local Catholic paper is now discussing this in articles, saying that Rome should welcome them and the like.
Even in union with Rome, such Anglicans should remain "Anglican" just as Eastern CAtholics should remain (or become) Eastern.
To Alex above, I am in complete agreement. And, it is to the Eastern Catholics that the Catholic Church owes this insight. Anglicanism is a variety of the Latin Rite. I used to think this was a problem. After looking into the Eastern rites however it is clear that the Eastern Rites are variously derived from one another as well. So this need not be a problem.
There is a big problem with TAC, however. It's hierarchy is all divorced and remarried--every one of them! And some of them are former Catholics--Rome has never allowed a former Catholic ordained elsewhere to return to the Church and be ordained. So, there are lots of problems, to be sure. Still, there is hope for something approaching an Anglican rites--which I believe would be attractive not only to former Anglicans but to many former Protestants.
This are truly interesting times. Everything is in flux. It is in times such as these that the Spirit can most fruitfully do his work.
God Bless All+,