Over at National Catholic Reporter (h/t Susan Gibbs via Facebook). Here’s an excerpt of Jim Townsend’s article, which focuses mainly on Archbishop Muller’s talk.
“I am well aware that many of you have experienced conflict and division in the years leading up to your decision to seek full communion with the Catholic church,” he said. “We must be reflective about these experiences, discerning carefully that they do not overly influence our attitudes toward ecclesiastical authority or church life.
“It takes a great deal of courage to be Catholic and so I say to you: Be courageous,” he continued. “Be courageous in maintaining the vibrancy and orthodoxy of your faith in the Catholic church. Your loyalty to the Holy Father and your commitment to seeking the truth has brought you this far and will sustain you, and will also serve as a powerful encouragement to those ‘born’ into the Catholic Church to rediscover her beauty and the consistency of her teaching. Your ‘youthful enthusiasm’ is a great gift.”
He urged the former Anglicans to “be courageous pioneers of communion, placing the diversity of your gifts at the service of the universal church.”
“The distinctiveness of your traditions and manner of prayer and worship are no obstacle to true unity in the church,” he said. “But courage in maintaining these traditions also recognizes that, for them to be a true enrichment to Catholic life, you will need to win the trust and confidence of the local Catholic community.”