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. 123, No. 3, March

Abstaining from Meat in Lent `Extraordinary Wisdom'
For how many Christians does the suggestion that Lent be passed in a quiet spiritual reflection, deepened by the sacrifice of frivolities, bring to mind vaguely the thought that "God is a spoilsport?" Tom Harpur's answer is, for "still too many."...
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(Al) Anderson Album Gassed to the Max (Pay before You Pump)
While the editors of Musician Magazine include him on the list of the top 100 guitar players of this century, Al Anderson has been largely unknown by the wider public throughout a 30-year career. Younger contemporary music followers know him as...
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(Arch)bishop (David Crowley) Heads to Hills with Mass Appeal
If you can't beat 'em, join 'em is the message behind the latest marketplace ministry venture of four Diocese of Kootenay clergy, youth ministry staff, and Archbishop David Crawley. Following on the heels of "Ski with Bishop Dave" weekends for youth,...
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Archives Amasses Arctic Collection: Church Records Could Become Definitive Record of Early Northern Life
Toronto Boxes of archival material unearthed after the Diocese of the Arctic moved its offices from Toronto to Yellow-knife could provide the church and the country a window to the past in Canada's northern frontier. Archivists involved say the...
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Bishops Back Call to Improve Race Relations in Prince Albert(, Saskatchewan)
Prince Albert, Sask. Two Anglican and a Roman Catholic bishop have waded into the touchy subject of race relations here, calling upon the mayor and city council to honour the recommendations of a 1993 government inquiry. Bishops Tony Burton and...
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Church Harassment Hearing Ends: Similar Complaint Laid before Human Rights Commission
Toronto A sexual harassment hearing against national church treasurer Rob Armstrong has been terminated. Panel chairman Chris Riggs released a written decision Feb. 12, stating the hearing ended because of complainant Pauline Hedmann's decision...
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Cyclist Plans Unity Trip to N.W.T., Seeks Billets
Hamilton, Ont. Energized and inspired by 1995's Montreal rally for national unity, Chris Robertson is taking his own message about keeping Canada together right to the top. He launches a cycling expedition this month which will take him from the...
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Dioceses Consider Plans, Dates for New Bishops
Another round of episcopal elections is looming as the Diocese of Qu'Appelle moves to set a date to elect a new bishop to succeed Bishop Eric Bays, who steps down at the end of August and two northern dioceses consider adding suffragan bishops. ...
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Do Clergy Still Have a Role in the Church?
Do we need ordained ministry? That was one of the questions that emerged at a conference on local ministry near Regina a few weeks ago. Local ministry is a term used to refer to a type of non-traditional parish structures. Traditional in this...
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Evita
Evita Directed by Alan Parker Starring Madonna and Jonathan Pryce ***(out of five) (out of five) she simply use her power to manipulate the masses and mask her husband's totalitarian grasp on political power? The film is ambiguous in its...
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Failing to Care for the Gift of Creation Is Blind Selfishness
`What's in a neem?' In Uganda earlier this year I was delighted to be asked to plant a tree in the archbishop's new garden. For one thing, the Primate of All Ireland had planted a tree the same day, and for another, few things are as simple, life-giving...
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Female Bishops Opt out of Pre-Lambeth London Visit
A Church of England priest has criticized the women bishops in the Anglican Communion for having cancelled a proposed meet-and-greet tour of the English church last month. Rev. Donald Reeves, rector of St. James' Church, near London's Piccadilly...
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Good Friday's Psychological Meaning
There can be no doubt that Mark's passion narrative would make for a wonderfully vivid -- albeit, terrifying -- dream. Betrayal, abandonment, slander, judgement, psychological abuse, intense physical suffering and finally death itself all play their...
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Ice-Fishing Shack No Ark for Noah as Sea of Life Destroys
My friend Noah recently asked me if I had some spare plywood. I told him that I had a small quantity which I had salvaged from the reconstruction of the local high school and I inquired why he needed the plywood sheets. He replied that he was building...
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Late-Inning Rally Saves National Appeals
Toronto The church's three national fund-raisers all got an end-of-the-year boost from donors and exceeded their targets in two cases. The Primate's World Relief and Development Fund saw its donations increase from the 1995 total. In 1996, it...
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Rise in Abuse Suits Drives Up Insurance
Toronto Insurance for some dioceses could more than double in order to protect them from lawsuits involving clergy and other church workers accused of sexual abuse. In fact, insurance which protects against claims of sexual and physical abuse...
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Sharing Faith Act of Friendship, Not Hostility
In speaking about the importance of evangelism in the ministry of the church, and in seeking to help equip people to share their faith more confidently and, hopefully, more effectively, I find that two issues frequently arise. First, participants...
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Tradition, Identity and Relevance Go Hand in Hand
In The Closing of the American Mind, Professor Allan Bloom describes the state of higher education in North America and its relationship to our culture and society. One of the points that he makes concerns our attitude towards tradition. He points...
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Wedding by Server Takes the Cake: Comedy of Errors Results in `Invalid' Nuptials for Young Yorkshire Couple
London (ENI) - For loving couple Shirley Wilson and Rodney Earnshaw it was "the day we can never recreate" - a perfect Church of England wedding with full dress and flowers in a Victorian parish church. The pair, both aged 25, had saved for three years...
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