Anglican Journal

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Articles from Vol. 133, No. 9, November

A Green Field in Vimy
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] ONE DAY LAST April, I stood on a green field and cried as I watched the sun caress the newly-restored Canadian National Vimy Memorial. One cold day, 90 years ago, Pte. Joseph Banville of the Canadian Expeditionary Forces stood...
Book Chronicles Anglican Identity
From a Long Perspective With historical context and commentary by Rev. Canon K.D. Murray ABC Publishing, 2007 160 pages; $24.95 ISBN 13:978-1-55126-495-0 LIKE YOUNG, people on a quest to "find themselves," Anglicans have long been searching for...
Caring for Canada's Troops 'An Honour' for Military Chaplains
CFB Borden, Ont. ON SEPT. 24, 2007, Cpl. Nathan Homburg was killed in Afghanistan by mortar fire as he was repairing a tank track. He was 24 and a reservist in the King's Own Calgary Regiment, based in Calgary. According to a story in the Toronto...
Church May Soon Be Reimbursed for Residential School Payouts
The Anglican Church of Canada in September submitted a report to the federal government showing how much compensation it has paid out to former students of native boarding schools under an old residential Schools settlement agreement. A revised...
Criminal Investigation of Closed School Continues
The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has launched a criminal investigation into allegations of abuse of students at Grenville Christian College, a recently-closed private school in Brockville, in eastern Ontario. The allegations of psychological...
Drainville Elected in Quebec
Archdeacon Dennis Drainville, known for his commitment to social causes and his service as an Ontario provincial legislator, on Oct. 12 was elected co-adjutor bishop (with right of succession) in the diocese of Quebec. He received 22 clergy votes and...
Helping out in a Stricken City: Churches, 'Hippies' Key to Rebirth of New Orleans
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] New Orleans On a hot fall day in September, Gordon Soderberg, 46, took a break from mowing--with a tractor--the weed-choked vacant lots in the Lower Ninth Ward where Hurricane Katrina's flooding wiped out hundreds of houses....
Jazz Ministry Plays an Upbeat Note for New Orleans
New Orleans On a recent steamy September evening, St. Anna's Episcopal Church did what it has been doing every Wednesday night for nearly two years, since the great storm raked the city: it fed people and it opened its doors to jazz. There was...
Northern Dioceses Want Closer Relations with Native Anglicans
Edmonton The Council of the North has identified the mending of its strained relationship with the Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples (ACIP) as one of its top priorities for the next triennium. The council, a grouping of 10 financially-assisted...
Police Reviewing Case of B.C. Priest Who Admitted Misconduct
Victoria police are investigating an admission of sexual misconduct made by a priest from the diocese of British Columbia who resigned on Sept. 15. Rev. Antonio Osorio, former rector of St. Saviour's church, was a prominent cleric in the Victoria-based...
Primate Urges New Focus for Canadian Church
Edmonton Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, is urging Canadian Anglicans to find a balance between addressing issues that "consume us internally" such as human sexuality and those that call them to "serve the needs...
Schism Plans Develop after U.S. Meeting
The split between liberal and conservative Anglicans grew wider in September as bishops of the U.S. Episcopal Church reaffirmed their denomination's more-inclusive stance on homosexuality and a breakaway group of bishops moved to form a "new ecclesiastical...
Synod Says Yes to Blessings: Ottawa Awaits Bishop's Decision
Cornwall, Ont. The synod of the diocese of Ottawa by a vote of 177 to 97 approved on Oct. 13 a motion requesting its bishop to allow clergy "whose conscience permits, to bless duly solemnized and registered civil marriages between same-sex couples"...
Wanted: Spiritual Leaders for U.S. Military; Signing Bonuses Available
ECUMENICAL NEWS INTERNATIONAL Washington One branch of the U.S. military has the advertising slogan, "The few. The proud. The Marines." A group in another branch might be called, "The cherished. The badly needed. The U.S. Army Chaplains Corps."...
We Remember Because We Are Called to Do So
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] THE THEME OF remembrance weaves its way throughout this issue of the Anglican Journal. The theme is certainly obvious in photographs and stories about wars and the military (past and present), but also in the mention of a...
Yukon's Archbishop Buckle to Retire at End of 2008
Edmonton Archbishop Terrence O. Buckle, bishop of the diocese of Yukon and metropolitan (provincial archbishop) of British Columbia and the Yukon, has announced his retirement effective December 2008. "I didn't have to retire until the end of...