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. 128, No. 4, April

Anglicans Shut out of World Youth Day
Despite recent moves toward closer relations between Anglicans and Roman Catholics, a major Catholic youth event scheduled for July in Toronto will apparently have little Anglican participation. World Youth Day, which is actually two weeks of events,...
Anti-Terrorism Law May Hamper NGOs
Christian and secular non-governmental organizations (NGOs) involved in advocacy work in Canada and overseas say vital programs are in danger because of new anti-terrorism laws passed by Parliament last December. They also say the new legislation,...
Bible Stories Endless Source of Drama and (Unintended) Comedy
AH, EASTER -- bunnies, lilies, chocolate eggs and Bible movies on TV. Every spring, television marks the Resurrection (and Passover, we might note) by scheduling films that pay appropriate reverence to the season, unless you happen to be giggling....
Celebrations Mark Anniversary of Women Priest
Parishes and dioceses across the country celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Anglican church's ordination of women late last year, with special services, festive meals, stories and reminiscences. The Anglican church ordained its first six women...
College Award Honors First Woman Priest : Florence Li Tim-Oi Won Repsect
Renison College at the University of Waterloo, has created an award in memory of one of the Anglican church's true pioneers: Florence Li Tim-Oi -- the first woman to be ordained in the Anglican Communion. She began her ordained ministry in 1944,...
Controversy Delays Vote for New Bishop: `Cooling Off' Period Sought after Bitter Debate
Havana The bishop of Cuba has postponed an electoral synod to choose a successor in light of deep division in the Cuban church. Bishop Jorge Perera Hurtado was himself appointed in 1994 after an electoral synod failed to agree on a new bishop...
Costa-Gavras Probes Role of Church in Holocaust
Paris Amen, a much awaited film by Constantin Costa-Gavras that raises controversial questions about the church's role during the Holocaust, opened in cinemas in France in late February, having already created a public stir. The controversy has...
Cubans Want to Return to ECUSA: Proposal Driven by Finances
Havana The search for a clergy pension fund has led the Cuban Episcopal church to swallow some pride and seek a return to the fold within the Episcopal Church of the United States, but only as a temporary measure. Although a Cuban diocesan synod...
Kairos Organization Carries on Work of Jubilee Initiatives
Group is `exercise in good faith' Pat Steenberg's office at Kairos is all dangling wires, empty shelves, boxes and stacks of papers -- bearing witness to the challenge of combining 10 social-justice agencies into one. Executive director since July...
Memorable Holy Saturday Service
IF, FOR SOME reason, you found yourself in circumstances where you could only attend one church service a year, what would it be? For me, there's no contest: the service that takes place in the night between Holy Saturday and Easter morning. In...
New Roman Diocese in Russia Strains Relations
ECUMENICAL NEWS INTERNATIONAL Moscow The Vatican has set up Roman Catholic dioceses in Russia, satisfying the repeated requests of its small Russian flock but plunging to new depths in its relations with the Russian Orthodox Church. The Vatican...
Ontario, Arctic Bishops Announce Retirement
Bishop Peter Mason, of the diocese of Ontario, has announced he will retire at the end of September. Last fall, he said, he realized his "spirit was weary," a condition that "may be related to burnout." This year marks his 10th anniversary as diocesan...
Popular Curriculum (in Sunday School) Is Replaced
After 15 years working with the familiar and popular Whole People of God curriculum, Sunday school educators have a new resource. In many ways, the new Seasons of the Spirit curriculum is similar to Whole People of God, which will no longer be supported...
Talks Proceed without Agreement: Anglican Church Negotiating in `Good Atmosphere)
Anglican negotiators again met federal representatives in the Office of Indian Residential Schools Resolution last month, seeking ways to limit the legal liability of the Anglican Church of Canada, but no agreement was reached. "A good atmosphere...
Traveller's Notebook
THE opening procession for the inaugural service of the 93rd synod of the Episcopalian Church in Cuba was led off by the dean's dog, Puchurro. The dog, who had the low slung and bouncing step of a dachshund but the coat of a black spaniel, waited...
Truth-Telling Is the Path to Healing, (Desmond) Tutu Tells U.S. Audience
Cambridge, Mass. Healing can happen when you give truth-telling a chance. That was the good news that Desmond Tutu, the retired archbishop of Cape Town in South Africa, brought to the Episcopal Divinity School (EDS) in Cambridge, Massachusetts....
Who Does Archbishop of Canterbury Lead?
THE SECOND PAGE of the Anglican Journal last month included standard "head and shoulders" photographs of the three men reputed to be the most likely possibilities to succeed the Archbishop of Canterbury after a ponderous appointment process has run...