Anglican Journal

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Articles from Vol. 129, No. 2, February

Accord Marches through Synods: Twelve Dioceses Have Yet to Vote
The residential schools accord has been ratified by more than half of the dioceses of the Anglican Church of Canada amid a comprehensive information campaign by church leaders seeking the average parishioner's support of the $25 million settlement...
American IV: Johnny Cash
Johnny Cash: American IV American/Los Highway/ Universal THE COMBINATION should never have worked in theory. However, it has worked brilliantly yet again. American IV is the fourth album coming from the unusual fusion between the country legend...
B.C. Natives Sing Praises of New Book: Old and Young Able to Use One Hymnal
THE Kwak'wala Hymnal has arrived and is expected to be a hot item up and down the coast of Vancouver Island. On Dec. 18 at Christ Church in Alert Bay, B.C., native and non-native parishioners alike had a Christmas hymn sing in Kwak'wala, the native...
Bishop Pulls Priest's (Keith Perry-Gore) Licence in Rare Trial
The bishop of Quebec has passed the most severe sentence possible upon one of his priests, severing the priest's relationship with the diocese, lifting his licence and publicizing the sentencing to all Anglican clergy in Canada. In his decision,...
College President (Fletcher Stewart) Steps Down: Stayed on to See First Students through Master's Degree
Canon Fletcher Stewart is leaving Henry Budd College for Ministry in The Pas, Man., after 11 years as president to move to Winnipeg, reacquaint himself with his wife, Pat, and return to parish life. The couple has been separated by a distance of about...
Conservative Wing Turns Eye to Australia for a Saviour
Conservative and orthodox opponents of the new Archbishop of Canterbury have turned to Australia for a saviour, amid predictions that such a move could lead to a serious schism within the Australian church. A recent report in the Melbourne daily...
Elvis Imitator (Dorian Baxter) Decides It's Now or Never: Says He Is Victim of Suspicious Minds
Newmarket, Ont. Elvis Priestley, a.k.a. Rev. Dorian Baxter, says the Anglican church is done steppin' on his blue suede shoes. Mr. Baxter, a schoolteacher, Elvis imitator and Anglican priest in Newmarket, Ont., says he is fed up with the treatment...
Giving Remain Steady
Donations to the Anglican Journal Appeal were flat in 2002, but gifts co the Anglican Appeal rose from the previous year. Givings to the Journal Appeal totalled $496,152 last year, compared to $505,076 in 2001, according to Larry Gee, Journal business...
Music Goes on as Tragedy Touches Choir Trip: Group Loses One Member (Michael MacLachlan) on First Day
A long-planned trip to London by the cathedral choir in the diocese of Huron was marred by tragedy when a member of the group, bass Michael MacLachlan, 58, died of an apparent heart attack on the first day of the visit. The group arrived on the...
No Rights, No Rules Can Be Absolute
I AM CELEBRATING a 50th anniversary of a great moment in the process of becoming an adult -- receiving my driver's licence. At the time I was learning to drive, I was in university taking Psychology 100. In those days much psychological research...
Ottawa Churches Help Refugees
Three churches in the diocese of Ottawa -- Ascension, Trinity and All Saints (Sandy Hill) -- are raising funds and using volunteers to help settle a young refugee family from the Sudan. Chol Paul, 22, his wife Everline, 20, and his brothers Madit,...
Palestinian Bishop (Riah Abu El-Assal) Pleads for Support
`Learn more about us' East Jerusalem Three luxury coaches stand empty outside the Novotel hotel waiting for members of the River States of Nigeria Holy Christian Pilgrimage to take their seats on the next leg of their journey through the Holy...
Patenting Life a Dangerous Step
Last December, the Supreme Court ruled that a higher life form could not be patented under existing patent law in Canada. In a 5:4 decision they argued that the current law could not be stretched to include higher life forms. They concluded that if...
Priest's (Karen Laldin) Challenge Aid Funds
The tiny three-point parish of Stephenville Crossing Nfld., is on fire with fundraising zeal to help aboriginal Anglicans. Rev. Karen Laldin, a Newfoundlander "from a little outpost" is part-time rector of the 110-family parish on the province's...
Silence Issue Settled in New West Reconciliation Process: Clarification Needed on What Participants May Report Back
A misunderstanding between two groups involved in a reconciliation process in the diocese of New Westminster over what information is released after each meeting has been cleared up, says facilitator Gordon Sloan. A vow to keep talks private, which...
Welcoming Churches Embrace Old and New
MY FAMILY and I used to sit in the narthex, wedged into one of two rows of pews with other families with small children -- an area we parents call the petting zoo. The interior back wall of the church is mostly glass, so the young families sitting...