Anglican Journal

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Articles from Vol. 126, No. 10, December

At the Heart of December
Gifts, and the giving of them, are certainly at the heart of December in our society. The weeks before Christmas and, increasingly, the days after Christmas, have an enormous impact on the economy of the world. If sales are up in certain sectors,...
Billy Elliot
Billy Elliot Directed by Stephen Daldry Starring Jamie Bell, Julie Walters, Gary Lewis and Jamie Draven *** (out of five) Rated R for language THERE'S something inspiring about how people respond to life's challenges and it's particularly moving...
Bishop Leaves His Fortune to Foundation: Rober Kenneth Maguire
Robert Kenneth Maguire, former bishop of Montreal, who died in October, left his entire estate of $3 million to the Anglican Foundation, according to Canon John Erb, executive director of the foundation. Bishop Maguire, who never married, left no...
Bishops Focus on Schools Crisis: Lutherans, PWRDF (Primate's World Relief and Development Fund), Liturgy Also Discussed
Canadian Anglican bishops got an update on the residential schools crisis, discussed liturgy changes, Lutherans, and the Primate's fund -- and engaged in a lively debate on the female prophet Huldah, at their regular fall meeting. Archdeacon Jim...
`Challenged to Become Good News': Jean Vanier Embraces His Audience
JEAN VANIER has been transformed by the people he has served. And the transformation is attracting thousands of others. Mr. Vanier, 72, has spent half his life welcoming people with developmental disabilities, providing them with homes and respect....
Culture Open to Gospel
ALL THINGS must come to an end sometime, and this will be my final Sharing The Joy column for the Journal. It has been a wonderful privilege for me to have written this column about evangelism for the past several years. In the new year I will begin...
Diocesan Briefs
ECCLESIASTICAL PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA AND YUKON Priorities identified A priorities task force in the diocese of New Westminster has identified four main priorities which it is asking deanery meetings to discuss. The priorities are Christian...
Moderate Denunciation: (Articles from the Canadian Churchman)
100 years ago: December 1900 Canadian Churchman reported that it is comforting in these days to find that just as hard things were said of politicians by our grandfathers. Sidney Smith's epitaph on Pitt is republished in an abbreviated form to show...
Nighttime Images Return to Haunt Congo's Children of War: No One Knows How Many of Population of 2.6 Million Were Slain in Vicious War
Brazzaville "My aunt cried, but I never did." Look into the eyes of 11-year-old Justivel Lubata and try to imagine how he felt when he witnessed the shooting of his uncle, but you will find no answer. Is he proud of his man-like stamina? Or was...
Ottawa Moves to Resolve Crisis: (Herb) Gray Says Bankrupt Churches Not Desirable
Prime Minister Jean Chretien wants to solve the Native residential schools crisis in a way that does not involve bankrupting churches, says Deputy Prime Minister Herb Gray. Mr. Chretien has directed Mr. Gray to discuss with church leaders possible...
Pay It Forward
Pay it Forward Directed by Mimi Leder Starring Kevin Spacey, Helen Hunt, Haley, Joel Osment, Jay Mohr, Jim Caviezel ** (out of five) Rated PG-13 for for mature thematic elements including substance abuse/ recovery, some sexual situations, language...
Peace Returns to Solomons: `Video Warfare' Found Wanting
There is now hope that Bishop Patteson Theological College, the main Anglican school on the island of Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands, may reopen soon. The college, in the town of Kohimarama, did not open this fall because the violent and volatile...
PKs Face Unique Pressure: All Eyes Focus on Children of Clergy
EARLY November brings Take Our Kids to Work Day, when parents are encouraged to familiarize their offspring with exactly what they do all day in the great wide world. Clergy families really don't need a special day, since their offspring are usually...
PWRDF (Primate World Relief and Development Fund) Giving Down This Year
The Primate's World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) is re-inventing itself as an incorporated charity, even as it struggles to cope with lower donations this year. "We're concerned (about the decline)," PWRDF director Andrew Ignatieff told Canadian...
Quebec Diocese Faces `Two-Headed Challenge'
LEADING the Anglican church in the Diocese of Quebec is a bit like playing Chrysler to General Motors, Chicago to New York City. In Canada's 1991 census, about 5.9 million citizens of the civil province of Quebec identified themselves as Roman Catholic,...
Reflections at the End of a Most Tumultuous Year
THE YEAR'S last month is ever the most perplexing. What to make of this gift of dismal weather and awesome joy? Of long, dark, endless nights and sparkling music. Of gaiety and companionship to those with companions and of despairing loneliness, all...
Very Special Christmas Live: Various Artists
Various Artists A Very Special Christmas Live A&M / Universal THE SPECIAL Olympics have been part of the North American landscape for more than 30 years. For more than a decade, the achievements of the athletes have been celebrated in a series...