Anglican Journal

The Anglican Journal is a Canadian national Anglican newspaper. The Anglican Journal includes local, national, and international news coverage, editorials, arts coverage, and stories of particular interest to the Anglican community.

Articles from Vol. 132, No. 9, November

Archbishop Weds Lesbian Couple
Archbishop Terence Finlay, the retired bishop of the diocese of Toronto and metropolitan (senior bishop) of Ontario, has been disciplined for officiating at a same-sex marriage in a United Church in Toronto. He expressed the hope that Anglicans would...
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Colleagues Suspect Filipino Bishop's Murder Was Politically Motivated
Bishop Alberto Ramento of Tarlac in the Philippines, former Prime Bishop of the Philippine Independent Church, or Iglesia Filipina Independiente (IFI), was found stabbed to death at his rectory in Manila on Oct. 3. A police report said that he may...
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ELCIC Overrules Synod on Blessings Issue: Congregations Must Abide by 2005 Ruling
The National Church Council (NCC) of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) has told its Eastern Synod that it cannot allow individual congregations to decide whether same-sex unions may be blessed in their parishes. The Eastern Synod...
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Fired Priest Ferry Asks for Apology from Church
After learning that Archbishop Terence Finlay, who fired him in 1991 for maintaining a homosexual relationship, had recently performed a same-sex wedding, Rev. James Ferry has said that the church owes him an apology and that it should now restore...
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Group Calls for Closure of Bookstore: Grants to Northern Dioceses to Be Frozen
A committee analyzing the work and budget of the Anglican Church of Canada's national office has recommended closing the Anglican Book Centre's retail store in Toronto in July 2007 and moving to an Internet and telephone-based operation. "The trend...
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Northern Dioceses Still Face Funding Challenges
There was a "sense of rebel" among Council of the North member dioceses that the Prioritized Operational Plan working group has proposed that the Council's annual grant be maintained at the 2006 level of $2.37 million for the next five years, but there...
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Panel Advises New West on Dissidents: Says Parishes, Diocese Need to Reconcile
A London-based Anglican Communion panel recommended on Oct. 13 that dissenting parishes in the diocese of New Westminster be granted alternative episcopal oversight but should also resume contributing to the diocese and work toward reconciliation....
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Poignant, Fast-Paced Portraits of Four Bishops: Author Profiles Four New West Bishops
BOOK REVIEW Sing a New Song Portraits of Canada's Crusading Bishops Julie H. Ferguson The Dundurn Group Toronto ON 2006 Hardcover 351 pages, $35 ISBN # 10-1-55002-609-7 "BEGINNING FROM the first century, there is precedent for bishops to break...
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Primate's Dinner Will Aid Military Ministry
Archbishop Andrew Hutchison, the primate, was scheduled to host a $250-per-plate benefit dinner in Toronto on Oct. 24 entitled Breaking Bread with +Andrew: Dinner and Conversation with the Primate. Proceeds will benefit the primate's discretionary...
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Rural Ministry Requires 'A Strong Spirituality;' Lay People Are the Cornerstone: 'You Can't Wait for Somebody Else to Tell You How to Do It ... You Have to Think on Your Feet'
Humboldt, Sask. HALFWAY THROUGH breakfast at Murdocks Family Restaurant on Main St. the waitress comes to refill Rev. Joanne Beacon's coffee mug. It is her third cup. "It's not that I'm crazy about drinking cups of coffee," she says, responding...
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'There Were Clergy Behind Me and in Front of Me'
I GREW UP in the church when girls did not serve as servers. I used to watch the choirboys put up the hymns on the hymn board and wish I could do that! And now, at 88 years of age, I am about to celebrate 30 years as a priest. What has it been like?...
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'We Hold Their Experience in Our Hands and Cherish It'
IT WAS A HOT, dusty day, like every other day. This is Kandahar Province, southern Afghanistan, a desolate place, and the heat hits like an open oven. Everything is tan wherever one looks. The roads are dust, and it swirls like talcum powder whenever...
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Where Do You See Signs of Hope in the Church?
ALL THAT REMAINS now to seal the future of the Anglican Book Centre, the Toronto-based bookstore of the Anglican Church of Canada, is just one vote by the decision makers that comprise the Council of General Synod (COGS). By the time this newspaper...
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