That should be the title of this article. Not "Vatican creates new structure for Anglicans". There is no structure in place for Anglicans, but only for those who leave the Anglican Church.
I think that a few years ago I would have received this news positively; it's surely a good thing that Rome is extending its arms to Christians in other communions, and there's no question that many Anglicans or former Anglicans have grievances and are looking for a home where they can rest safely. But I've lost a bit of my former patience with the one-way street that tends to be Rome. Or rather, I've become more realistic about Roman claims to unity, and don't look at the Church that happens to have the word "Catholic" in its name as self-evidently living up to that name.
Walter Kasper, head of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christianity Unity, has been against this sort of massive amnesty because of the damage it does to ongoing ecumenical work. And presumably the PCPCU would be the curial body responsible for relations with other Christian churches. But this directive comes from William Levada and the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. Not where you'd expect an ecumenical welcome to come from. And that's because it's not an ecumenical welcome. There is no recognition of Protestant legitimacy, but only a Roman Catholic recogntion of Roman Catholic vestiges in those who are former Protestants moving through the process of recognition by Rome.
I have nothing against Anglicans or other Protestants who decide to become Roman Catholic; that decision is perfectly fine. But these conversions have nothing to do with ecumenical advances or mutual recognition of separated Christian communions. They are quite the opposite of that. Catholicity is not advanced by these moves, rather folks are just shuffled from one group into another. Recognizing orders and eucharist in the same way that we have a basic recognition of baptism would be an ecumenical advance. This is not.
My recent article in IJST on "'Fullness of the Spirit' and 'Fullness of Catholicity' in Ecclesial Communion" gets into this. If you email me (evan.f.kuehn -@- gmail.com), I'd be happy to send you a pdf.