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. 8, October

Anger over Abuse Must Be Transformed into Useful Energy
The first decision is out in the hundreds of suits filed by former students who say they were abused at Indian residential schools staffed by the Anglican Church. A B.C. judge found the church vicariously liable as an employer of the perpetrator, guilty...
Anglican Communion Must Be Distinct from Church of England: (Njongonkulu) Ndungane
Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane of Cape Town speaks from the heart when he calls for a strengthening of Anglican Communion bonds to offset fallout from last year's Lambeth Conference. "I feel very passionately about the Anglican Communion," the...
ARCIC Document `Vision of Future Reality': Church Should Consider `Nuances'
The senior Anglican of an international ecumenical group with Roman Catholics is urging critics to get beyond emotions and look at the "nuances" of a recent document suggesting the pope should be the head of both churches. Bishop Frank Griswold,...
Bishop of Singapore Slams Other Provinces for "Departing from the Faith"
The Anglican bishop of Singapore, Moses Tay, announced that he was boycotting the September meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council in Scotland, calling it "one of the most heretical provinces." Archbishop Tay wrote a letter to Archbishop of...
Buying Back Slaves Misguided, PWRDF Says
Buying back slaves to set them free is no answer to the problem in Sudan, says the Primate's World Relief and Development Fund. The Canadian Anglican relief and development agency is asking parishes throughout the country not to participate in "redemption...
Church on Hook for Abuse: Diocese May Fold in Wake of Ruling
One Canadian Anglican diocese may declare bankruptcy and a second is facing "grave" financial difficulties as lawsuits over Native residential schools progress through the courts. The Diocese of Cariboo is considering declaring bankruptcy after...
Church, School Officials Must Have Known of Rampant Evil, Judge Says
Besides the somewhat dry legal discussions of vicarious liability and the relative responsibilities of the Anglican Church and the federal government in the victim's abuse, Justice Janice Dillon's 106-page decision also documents the horrific details...
Cold Hard Truth: George Jones
EVER SINCE ADAM blamed Eve when he was caught with his mouth full of the forbidden fruit, it has been part of the human condition to deflect blame to someone other than us when things go awry. Be it an individual family member or coworker, a group...
(Dale) Langs' Pain `Will Always Be There'
Rev. Dale Lang may be the best-known Anglican priest in Canada. While he says he would not have chosen the notoriety -- even aside from the fact that it took the shooting death of his 17-year-old son Jason to achieve it -- Mr. Lang is making the best...
Ethical Implications of Genetically Modified Food
IN THE BOOK of Genesis God instructs humankind to, "fill the earth and subdue it, have dominion over ... every living thing that moves on the earth." From earliest times we have done just that. We have adapted the natural world to serve our own ends,...
Getting the Word out, for a Price: Churches Leasing Steeples and Land
Toronto With both of them in the same business of getting the word out, some Canadian churches and cellular phone companies are entering into agreements where churches lease their steeples and land for communications transmitters. Toronto's Church...
God, You Know Me I Am Yours
`Who am I?' A great teacher of the history of religion once identified the question "Who I?" as the first and most fundamental religious question. It sums up a host of other smaller questions, "Where did I come from?" "Where am I going?" What...
Guyana Church Looking to Recruit Canadian Priests
Rev. Geoffrey Dolphin knows all about brain drain. The Anglican priest from Guyana says his country is desperately short of priests and is often unable to keep the ones it trains. Fr. Dolphin and his wife, Thelma, spent three months in Canada this...
Indigenous Anglicans Get Together
Toronto Six Canadian indigenous Anglicans were to leave for Lihue, Hawaii in early September to join counterparts from New Zealand, Australia and the United States for the fifth meeting of the Anglican Indigenous Network. The international network...
New Clergy Screened More Tightly
Not so long ago, it seems that clergy sex offenders could abuse their victims with near impunity. Clergy were respected pillars of their community and their young charges could hardly imagine naming them as sexual offenders. Nor could parishioners...
Ottawa Owned St. George's but Church Ran It, Judge Concludes
B.C. Supreme Court Justice Janice Dillon delved into the history of Anglican missions in exploring the church's argument that the federal government should bear the lion's share of the responsibility for Floyd Mowatt's abuse. The New England Company...
Predators in Church a Minority of Sex Offenders
Can ordained sex offenders be treated successfully enough so they can be trusted back in the church community? That depends on the kind of offender, say experts who have worked with such clergy. The most common type of offender acts under stress,...
Sense of Community Developing in Fredericton
BISHOP GEORGE Lemmon, the seventh bishop of Fredericton, has spent the past 10 years helping to build a sense of community and forge bonds of trust throughout the more than 187 congregations that make up the New Brunswick diocese. "The very first...
Single Prayer Book No Panacea
Stephen Andrews rejects calls for an omni-prayer book. ONE CHURCH, One Faith, ... One Book? Dr Reginald Stackhouse echoes a refrain which has been sung by other voices within our church when he writes, "It is time for us to be one church with one...
Sixth Sense
The Sixth Sense Directed by M. Night Shyamalan Starring Bruce Willis **** (out of five) Warning: Frightening scenes, not recommended for children. "WE BELIEVE ... in all things visible and invisible." It has been a long time since there's been a...
Still Haven't Found What You're Looking For?
IT IS ABOUT three years since I stumbled into cyberspace for the first time at an Internet cafe. I recall logging on and nudging the woman sitting next to me and asking her, "What now?" At the time it felt like walking into a library where the dust...
Theologian Convicted of Sex Offences in U.S
A noted theologian and lecturer who pleaded guilty to two sexual abuse charges involving a young boy should not be "tarred in a sexual context" says the dean of the Diocese of Calgary. Dr. Lynn Bauman, 57, pleaded guilty in Texas to indecency with...
U.S. Lutherans Back Full Communion Plan
Denver Following close on the heels of their Canadian counterparts, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America has given its backing to a plan to establish "full communion" with the (Anglican) Episcopal Church in the United States. Unlike the...
World Council Declares Decade to Overcome Violence
ECUMENICAL NEWS INTERNATIONALparGenevaparViolence and how the churches should respond to it was a key topic at the late summer meeting of the World Council of Churches' central committee meeting in Geneva. The council has declared the years 2001...