It might make the whole question of the reception of the Traditional Anglican Communion into full communion with Rome a mute point – at least in the US if Bishop John Myers’ comments are any indication:
“The Catholic Church will expand its provision of “Anglican Use” parishes in the United States in order to allow whole communities of traditionalist Anglicans into the Roman fold, a senior Catholic archbishop has announced.
The Most Rev John J Myers, Archbishop of Newark and Ecclesiastical Delegate for the Pastoral Provision, told a conference of ex-Anglicans on Friday that “we are working on expanding the mandate of the Pastoral Provision [of Catholic parishes using Anglican-inspired services] to include those clergy and faithful of ‘continuing Anglican communities’.
“We are striving to increase awareness of our apostolate to Anglican Christians who desire to be reconciled with the Holy See. We have experienced the wonder of several Episcopal bishops entering into full communion with the Catholic Church and we continue to receive requests from priests and laity about the Pastoral Provision.”
In a sense, if this method were to be followed throughout the world, it would open a way for local groups of Anglicans to enter into full communion with Rome under the current diocesan structure of the Latin Church. They would not form an independant “Western Rite” Church within the Catholic Church as TAC is proposing to Rome (using the model of the Eastern rites), but would bring into existence a number of Anglican Use parishes under the jurisdiction of the local Latin bishop.
Of course, one of the reasons why the TAC bishops are pushing for recognition of their communion as a independant “Rite” in the Catholic Church is that they wish to retain not only the liturgical rites and current married clergy, but also the right to continue with a married priesthood (and perhaps even episcopate???) and to continue in some sense to maintain their episcopal jurisdiction over their flocks.