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. 125, No. 2, February

Amber Light for Same-Sex Blessings
Vancouver's Ingham asks for second vote in two years DIANE PAQUETTE STAFF WRITER He calls it "justice denied," but Michael Ingham, Bishop of New Westminster, will delay a decision on approving relationships between committed gays and lesbians...
Anarchy Prevailed in Churches
100 years ago: February 1899 Canadian Churchman reported that it is not too much to say that, for a good many years, something very much like anarchy has prevailed in all branches of the Anglican Communion. In England, United States and Canada men...
Anglicans Live Happiest Ever After
If you're an Anglican who attends church every week, chances are you have a very happy marriage. The Journal reported in November on a Statistics Canada finding that regular churchgoers tend to have more enduring marriages. A closer look at the...
Clergy Protest Ban on Jesus in Swissair Prayers: PMO Denies Involvement
DIANE PAQUETTE STAFF WRITER An Anglican priest in Nova Scotia has written an angry letter to the Prime Minister's Office, demanding an apology for placing unfair restrictions on Christian clergy at last September's memorial service for the victims...
Couples Are United in Christ: Interchurch Families Long for Ecumenism
KATHY BLAIR STAFF WRITER Newlyweds in their mid-40s, Fennella and Ray Temmerman each had built strong ties to their churches over their lifetimes: Mrs. Temmeran in the Anglican church and Mr. Temmeran in the Roman Catholic church. The couple...
(Diocese of) Caledonia Faces Challenge with Hope
DIANE PAQUETTE STAFF WRITER THE PLIGHT of people on the East Coast has been well documented over the past few years with the collapse of fish stocks and the moratorium on cod fishing, but what's much less known are the struggles of those who...
Director Had Strong Sense of Justice
Robin Neil Gibson, 45, director of the Primate's World Relief and Development Fund since 1993, died of cancer at his home in Toronto on Dec. 27. His friend and colleague, Rob Shropshire, recalled that when Robin Gibson's computer went to sleep,...
Discovering God among Distractions
`when thine eye is single' THE OTHER evening I decided to stop at a cable TV station that I normally flick past. On the screen were five or six different sections, all showing, or providing text about the five or six different subjects. I was...
Ecumenical Talks Key Focus of Gathering: WCC Unites Christians Worldwide
Canadian Anglicans who participated in the Eighth Assembly of the World Council of Churches in Harare, Zimbabwe, say the highlight of the 10-day gathering didn't come on the floor during debate, but from the opportunity to meet personally with Christians...
Fundraising Appeals Fall Short of 1998 Goals
DIANE PAQUETTE STAFF WRITER Both the Anglican Appeal and the Anglican Journal Appeal fell short of their fundraising goals for 1998. Gail Holland, co-ordinator of the Anglican Appeal, said the 1998 goal was $950,000, but only about $914,000...
(George) Carey Plans to Visit Pope Again: Anglican, RC Leaders to Meet in Canada in 2000
ECUMENICAL NEWS INTERNATIONAL Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey, spiritual head of the Anglican Communion, is expected to visit Pope John Paul II in Rome this month. Dr. Carey is due to visit Rome Feb. 12-14 to open the expanded Anglican...
Housing Allowance Decision Expected Soon
KATHY BLAIR STAFF WRITER After a marathon 38 days of hearings in what may be the longest tax trial the country has seen, a judge is expected to rule this spring whether fewer clergy will be entitled to claim a housing allowance. The allowance...
How Did Your Church Get Its Name? Naming of Churches Is No Easy Task
HOW DID THE CHURCH where you worship come by its name? Does it share that name with many other Canadian Anglican churches or with only a few? Not content with annually generating 2.5 million mailing labels, most of them accurate, the computers in...
Inuit Lean on Faith after Avalanche: Mostly Anglican Village `Healing'
DIANE PAQUETTE STAFF WRITER St. Andrew's Church in Kangiqsualujjuaq, northern Quebec, is dark and cold since experts ruled it's not safe to worship there after a deadly avalanche in the tiny arctic village on New Year's Eve. The church is...
Neighbours Meet over Church Dinner: Vancouver Church Building Community Contacts (St. Augustine's Anglican Church)
IT'S WEDNESDAY evening and the doors of St. Augustine's Anglican Church have just opened onto a quiet residential area of Vancouver. Dozens of people file in, eager for the tasty meal of salad, tomato soup and pasta about to be served. As they find...
Peace-Building Needed in Iraq
KATHY BLAIR STAFF WRITER Archbishop Michael Peers has spoken out against the recent military strikes by the United States and Britain in Iraq, urging the Canadian government to use its influence to seek alternatives. His statement, released...
Prince of Egypt
Directed by Brenda Chapman, Steve Hickner and Simon Wells ** (out of five) PETER ELLIOTT SPRINGING UP in the suburbs of larger Canadian cities are new movie theatre complexes. The complete opposite of the urban cineplex, these venues are a...
Prince of Egypt Inspirational
Universal Music/Dreamworks Records WILFRED LANGMAID DURING THE 1990s, the motion picture soundtrack has evolved to become a major market force. There are countless examples of high-powered star and single filled soundtracks being the catalyst...
Prince of Egypt Nashville
Universal Music/Dreamworks Records WILFRED LANGMAID DURING THE 1990s, the motion picture soundtrack has evolved to become a major market force. There are countless examples of high-powered star and single filled soundtracks being the catalyst...
Prince of Egypt Original Soundtrack
Universal Music/Dreamworks Records WILFRED LANGMAID DURING THE 1990s, the motion picture soundtrack has evolved to become a major market force. There are countless examples of high-powered star and single filled soundtracks being the catalyst...
Reporting Bad News Part of Good News Message
Good News. It's a literal translation of the Greek word euangelion, which is the root of the English word evangelism. It's Old English translation was godspel-gospel. Since the church is compelled to tell the Good News, why is there so much bad...
Shakespeare in Love
Directed by John Madden *** (out of five) PETER ELLIOTT SPRINGING UP in the suburbs of larger Canadian cities are new movie theatre complexes. The complete opposite of the urban cineplex, these venues are a cross between the big movie palaces...
Spirituality Meets the News: CBC, Vision Put Religion in Prime Time
DIANE PAQUETTE STAFF WRITER Some people think if Jesus were alive today, he would want to be on television. A new program on CBC Newsworld and Vision TV would definitely want Him as a guest, should he be available for an appearance. On...
(Stony Plain) Singer's Work Ready for Mass Consumption
Clever, probing lyrics suggest stardom pending WILFRED LANGMAID Brent Mason Stony Plain Independent SOMETIMES, ONE almost gets the impression that the music of New Brunswick singer/songwriter Brent Mason is just a bit too good for mass...
Ugandan Bishop, People `Going through Pain'
The lines of agony and loss are etched deeply into the face of 62-year old MacLeord Baker Ochola. He is not a bitter man. War has devastated his land and people. His wife was torn apart by a landmine in May of last year, his daughter died in the face...