In a previous post Anglicanorum Coetibus: Pass the Groups, I suggested that perhaps "coetibus" might have various meanings. I pointed out that, "The word "Coetibus" means groups in this context but other possibilities include the following,"meeting, encounter, (political or illegal) assembly; union; band, gang, crowd; social intercourse (w/hominium), society, company; sexual intercourse." The matter of "coeti.." apparently has to do with the idea of affiliation, as in people who affiliate with one another or with an brand, or more sexually, who are pelvic affiliates, and much in between."
Little did I know that coetibus might simply have been a misspelling - tragically so - of the word "ceti," so that "coeti" is actually "ceti" and instead of the unseemly possibilities of this meaning "groups" as in "groups of Anglicans" or "group grope," this is a reference to a star "Ceti Alpha." The constellation Cetus is home of Tau Ceti, a star similar to our own sun in size and the target for CETI efforts to contact alien intelligence. It is also the home for Ceti Alpha V, which is the home of a terrible creature used as an instrument of torture.
A comment on this blog suggested that the reference to "coetibus" may in fact be a reference to the infamous Ceti eel, a beast that was forced into Commander Chekov and then matured and came out of his ear. The Ceti eel drove it's host mad and Chekov's scream is a memorable moment in an otherwise very camp movie, "The Wrath of Khan."
So here is the deal: It may very well be that the Pope, may peace be upon him, issued this Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum cetibus," "Anglican bug in the brain" in order to but a bug in our collective Anglican brain and drive us mad. Perhaps others in translating from the Pope's notes, stuck in an 'o'. Independent evidence for this is that the more we try to understand just what sort of gift this offering of room for reunion is, we more we find madness.
Just remember, as my son the scientist says, "The Truth is out there."