I saw this piece reported on CNS and CathNews Australia: the CDWDS has vetoed a joint Anglican-Catholic Confirmation in New South Wales on Pentecost.
I’m a bit unclear about one detail. Anthony Barich of CNS writes the Confirmation was to tale place in Maitland’s Sacred Heart Cathedral. CathNews, however, linked that the liturgy was planned for the Anglican Christ Church Cathedral in Newcastle.
If the Anglican and Catholic bishops decided to hold Confirmati0n in the same church, same day, I could see why the CDWDS intervened, citing “confusing messages.” Imagine if some head-in-the-clouds kid got in the wrong line or something.
However, if the Anglican/Catholic arrangement was to celebrate Confirmation on the same day in the home cathedrals, that wouldn’t seem particularly confusing, would it? All you have to do is get to the right church on time. And if that’s a problem, do Catholic bishops around the world have to start watching the confirmation calendars of Anglicans, Lutherans, Orthodox, Old Catholics and whomever to make sure we eradicate the confusion?
Any Aussies reading who can clear this up? Was Confirmation going to be in the same building?