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. 122, No. 2, February

(Archbishop of Canterbury George) Carey Hopes Visit Heals Bosnia's Pain
SARAJEVO -- Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey, on a pre-Christmas visit here, defended himself and his church against accusations by Muslim leaders in Bosnia that his visit was "too little and too late." The Church Times newspaper reports that...
B.C. Congregation Breaks Away
PORT ALBERNI, B.C. -- Calling the Anglican church a "crumbling institution," the congregation of St. Alban's Anglican Church in this pulp mill town on Vancouver Island's west coast has voted to call it quits and start its own community church. The...
Country Salutes Gospel Music
While there have been outstanding examples of Canadian church music during this century just ending - most notably the exquisite work of Healey Willan - the sacred music of the 20th century most familiar and beloved to the average Canadian Anglican...
Japan Rebuilding after Earthquake
KOBE, JAPAN -- A year after a massive earthquake in the Kobe and Osaka area of Japan, the Anglican church has begun rebuilding its churches after it pitched in with the rest of the country on the costly task of reconstruction. Two dioceses of the...
Kingston Priest Admits Sex Assaults
KENORA, ONT. -- A former Ontario diocese priest has been sentenced to four years in prison after pleading guilty to 19 charges of sexual assault against young boys. Rev. Leonard Hands committed the assaults between 1966 and 1971, when he was a teacher...
Montreal Diocese Boosts VIM (Volunteer in Mission) Project in Haiti
Volunteer in Mission John Veldhuis, who set himself the ambitious task of starting up a university in impoverished Haiti, has received a $5,000 grant from the diocese of Montreal, enough for the Holly University to officially welcome its first students....
New Committee (Faith, Worship and Ministry) Has Full Plate
The new Faith, Worship and Ministry committee created at last June's General Synod is set to tackle some of the thorniest issues facing the Canadian Anglican community. Among them are the completion of plans to publish a new hymn book, the furtherance...
Nixon
NIXON starring Anthony Hopkins and directed by Oliver Stone **** (out of five) Oliver Stone begins his epic three-hour account of the life and career of American President Richard Nixon with this saying from the Gospel: "For what shall it profit...
Program Offers Different Way of Seeing the World
"Elderhostel groups who come to programs here at Mount Carmel are vibrant, alive people, interested in learning, and they are willing take a chance at trying something different," says Father Malachy Smith of Mount Carmel Spiritual Centre in Niagara...
Queen Bridges Centuries-Old Divide: Protestors Say She Is Betraying Her Coronation Vow
LONDON -- In what is described as a bold gesture of ecumenism, Queen Elizabeth II attended a full Roman Catholic service last November. The Queen, who is supreme governor of the Church of England, took part in vespers at Westminster Cathedral, breaking...
Rome Gives Women Different Receptions
RAPHOE, IRELAND -- In an interesting twist on the flight to Rome of Church of England priests because of the ordination of women issue, an (Anglican) Church of Ireland woman priest has become a Roman Catholic. The Tablet magazine reports Rev. Phyllis...
This Seed Will Take Root and Flourish
The Sacred Assembly, held in Hull in early December, proved to be a deeply spiritual and powerful event. Young people eloquently pleaded to be loved, included and listened to. Elders patiently exhorted their people to remember who they were and to...
U.S. Church Facing Schism? (Case against Bishop Walter Righter)
HARTFORD, CONN. -- With his wife sitting beside him knitting, Bishop Walter Righter of Alstead, N.H., formally introduced himself to the court which is deciding whether it will try him for heresy. "Walter Righter, the heretic," the 72-year-old retired...
Why Are We Losing Numbers?
There are two negative comments frequently heard in conversations about evangelism and church growth. The first is, "I don't believe growth is an important issue for the church, because we are called to be faithful, not to grow." The second is, "Our...