This should be interesting: Rome & Canterbury to hold joint press conference

Via a tweet from Ed Morrissey I just read a fascinating post over at The Anchoress:

I get an email from my Li’l Bro Thom (who likes show tunes, a lot, and is often peppering his emails with Broadway lyrices) “Could be, who knows? There’s something due any day, I will know, right away…soon as it shows…”

He was writing about this bit of a blurb from Deacon Greg, who got it from American Papist, who got it from Damian Thompson:

We inform accredited journalists that tomorrow, Tuesday
20 October 2009, at 11am, in the John Paul II Hall of the Press Office
of the Holy See, a briefing will be held on a theme pertaining to the
relationship with the Anglicans, at which His Eminence Cardinal William
Joseph Levada, Prefect of the Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of
the Faith, and His Excellency Mgr Joseph Augustine Di Noia OP,
Secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of
the Sacraments will take part. (Hat-tip, Fr Finigan.)

Meanwhile, this press release came from the Archbishop of Canterbury’s office:

You are invited to a press conference with Archbishop Vincent
Nichols (Archbishop of Westminster) and Archbishop Rowan Williams
(Archbishop of Canterbury) on Tuesday 20 October at 1000. The press
conference will take place at 39 Eccleston Square, London SW1V 1BX.

Father Z supposes that this is “to announce that there will be a reunion of Traditional Anglicans with the Catholic Church. ”

Momentous times, indeed. Let’s see what they have to say.