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. 3, March

Biotech Patents: Protection for Whom?
WHILE THE PACE of developments in the biological sciences and the growth of the biotechnology sector have given rise to a great deal of concern about their ethical implications, many people feel powerless in the face of such a complex area of change...
Campaign to Cancel Debt Heats Up: International Delegates Meet in Toronto to Plan Strategy
Being freed of their debt to rich countries won't solve all poor nations' problems, but it will give them a fighting chance to rebuild economically, say church representatives from some of those countries. Representatives from Nicaragua, Uganda...
Central Station
Directed by Walter Salles Starring Fernanda Montenegro *** (out of five) WHAT ARE THE THINGS that change people in significant ways? At a time when there's much interest in self-help and personal growth, this question of what effects real...
Church Should Remain Safe but Not Boring
INTERNATIONALLY, Canada is largely viewed as a boring country - safe but boring. Such a view is also held about the church here by others in the Anglican Communion. Last year gave observers a chance to take a wide view of the Anglican Church. General...
Civil Action
Directed by Jonathan Harr Starring John Travolta *** (out of five) WHAT ARE THE THINGS that change people in significant ways? At a time when there's much interest in self-help and personal growth, this question of what effects real change...
Colleagues Fear for Safety of Aid Workers
Toronto Eleanor Douglas boarded a plane to Colombia Feb. 2 fearing for the safety of four kidnapped friends and the collapse of the peace process aimed at ending the bloody 34-year-old civil war. "These people are my friends," said Ms. Douglas,...
Diocese (of Calgary) Rides Boom-Bust Oil-Patch Economy
Anglican extremes also a challenge WITH AN ECONOMY so closely tied to the oil industry, Calgary has seen its share of boom and bust times over the past 15 years. The Diocese of Calgary, established in 1888, has not been isolated from the challenges...
Everyone Created Good by God
`See what the children are doing, and tell them to stop.' I RECENTLY ACCEPTED an invitation to appear on a daytime interview on a new local TV station of Christian fundamentalist orientation. The invitation said I could choose my own topic. That...
Fear of Y2K Offers Opportunity for Practical Ministry
MUCH HAS BEEN written in recent months about the possibility of chaos and confusion at the turn of the millennium due to our dependence on computers for almost everything related to our modern lifestyles. It is a certainty that much more will be written...
General Synod Office Move Takes Shape
Twin residential, office towers planned The three-storey brick building that is home to the national church offices, the Anglican Book Centre and Anglican Journal is expected to be replaced by twin spires - not church spires but 28-and 16-storey...
Leadership Often Sacrificed for Collegiality's Survival
WHILE I AM SURE that there is much to be said in favour of the House of Bishop's principle of collegiality, I believe there is probably more to be said against it than has ever surfaced for a "grassroots" debate. It has an authentic ring when House...
One Priest Pleads Guilty, Another Still Faces Trial on Sex Charges
A priest in Nova Scotia has pleaded guilty to indecently assaulting an underage altar boy in the late 1970's, but the diocese will wait until he is sentenced before deciding how he will be disciplined. Rev. Wayne Lynch, 49, rector of St. John's...
Pope (John Paul II) Battles for Latin America's Catholic Soul: New Groups Challenge Church
Faced with an explosion of charismatic, fundamentalist Protestantism, Pope John Paul II has again issued a call to arms in the battle for Latin America's soul. Addressing a million people in a Mexico City racetrack in late January, the 78-year-old...
Some Things Never Change
100 years ago: March 1899 Canadian Churchman printed a letter from D.V. Warner: "It seems to me that the work of our church in this country has been hindered long enough by that absurd misnomer `The Church of England in Canada,' and that it is high...
Spirit Trail: Bruce Hornsby
RCA / BMG A DECADE AND A HALF ago, Bruce Hornsby brought back to contemporary music a niche - a brand of pop rock with piano as a lead instrument. Every aspect of his style has matured through the years, and the latest document of this is his double...
Toronto Puts Controls on Eucharistic Hospitality: Policy Restates Communion Only for Baptized
The issue is known as "open table." The question: are there situations in which unbaptized persons are welcome to receive the sacrament at communion? If another controversial reform is emerging, bishops in the most populous diocese are not sitting...
Two Long or Two Short? Diocese Prepares for Intense Discussion before Vote on Blessing Same-Sex Unions in 2001
Vancouver A MID WELL-WISHES and a rousing Happy Anniver sary to You, Jamie and Dean Powers cut a cake to mark their 25 years together, after a regular Sunday morning worship at Vancouver's Christ Church Cathedral. With their deaf and partiallyblind...
World Bank, IMF Respond to Pressure: Complications Require Delicate `Balancing Act'
Simply writing off the debts of some of the world poorest nations won't do a thing to eradicate poverty, says the Washington D.C.-based World Bank. Helping them establish sustainable development programs will. In a telephone interview, World Bank...