Anglican Journal

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Articles from Vol. 126, No. 8, October

After Summer of Heartbreak at General Synod, We Go On
MY FATHER was an amputee. I know some things about what it is like to try and struggle through life with a less than perfect body, to try and cope decently, from day to day when an integral part of the whole is suddenly missing. I know the fears such...
Anglican Future Seen in New Territories, Old Teachings: Seminaries Called `Wasteland of Mediocrity'
THE FUTURE of the Anglican Church lies in new territories and old teachings, according to several speakers at a conference hosted by Regent College in Vancouver. Clergy and ordinands from Canada and the United States came to discuss The Future of...
Brief (Reports on the Anglican Church)
Tiger Woods wins, so does church Tiger Woods' recent triumphant appearance at the Canadian Open golf tournament in Oakville, Ont., provided an unexpected bonus for the Church of the Incarnation, right across the entrance to the Glen Abbey golf club....
Budget Cuts Will Be Felt around the World
General Synod budget cuts announced this summer (see September's Journal) will have wide-ranging effects, domestically and internationally, according to interviews with church officials. The national church is reducing jobs, grants and programs...
Cariboo May Lose Control over Future: Government Not Co-Operating: Bishop
It is looking less likely that the Diocese of Cariboo will vote to dissolve at its October synod meeting, because it won't be permitted voluntarily to declare bankruptcy. "The government is treating us like a bunch of motels that can easily be replaced,"...
Church Seeks Members' Help: Parishoners Asked to Write MPs
For the first time, the Anglican Church is directly calling on its 700,000 members to exert pressure on their elected representatives in order to force the government to move on the residential schools crisis facing the church. A package of material...
Diocesan Briefs
ECCLESIASTICAL PROVINCE OF CANADA Mothers' Union elects new president Mothers' Union in Canada elected a new president, Annette Graydon, of the Diocese of Niagara, at its international conference in Halifax last June. About 260 delegates and...
Fledging Survivors' Group to Lobby for Tribunal: (Residential School Grievances)
The churches may have a powerful new ally in the form of a coalescing group of residential school survivors who plan to lobby the federal government to create a tribunal to deal with residential schools grievances. Alvin Tolley, an Algonquin who...
Focus of Ministry Must Be on Jesus, Not New Building
AS I BEGIN writing this article I am surrounded by chaos; but it is creative chaos! One week from now our new church building opens in Streetsville, and the place is a hive of business as trades people and parishioners work to make sure that everything...
Healing Takes Time: "Yecch, Don't Pick Those Scabs!"
WHEN I WAS a boy, I was extremely impatient with the little afflictions of summer. With my pale complexion, I suffered from sunburn, but I would make it worse by peeling the burnt skin away too soon, thereby ensuring that the next layer would burn...
Mood of Healing Evident at Sacred Circle: Sharing Circles Consider How to Overcome Past
Sweetgrass burning, tree planting, sharing stories of heartache and of peace -- all were features of the fourth national Sacred Circle gathering of Native Anglicans in Port Elgin, Ont. last August. About 130 people from across Canada attended the...
New Report Asserts Common Cup Is Safe: Dipping Can Increase Bacteria Count in Cup
Anglicans who choose to dip their bread into the common cup during the eucharist may believe they avoid sharing whatever bacteria fellow parishioners who sipped from the chalice left behind. That is a common misconception held by some who worry...
Older and Wiser: The Way It Was
100 years ago: October 1900 Canadian Churchman asked the question: Is there an age limit to ecclesiastical preferment to usefulness in the Church of England? If so, what is it? If not, why should not aged ecclesiastics be appointed to positions...
Ottawa Bishop Sees Much Potential for Growth: Diocese Has `a Good Feel'
THE EIGHTH bishop of Ottawa sounds almost apologetic as he concedes that life in his diocese, where he has spent much of the nearly 30 years since his ordination, is pretty good. "It sounds trite but I find it very cohesive," Bishop Peter Coffin...
Peace Worker's Suicide a Wake-Up Call for Churches: `Where Was the Peace Inside Jacinto Muth?'
Nairobi DEATH is no stranger in Mozambique, the world's poorest country, where the national health service covers only 15 per cent of the population. But the suicide last October of Jacinto Muth, director of the Christian Council of Mozambique's...
Power Struggle Seen in Vatican Statement
A statement from the Vatican suggesting Anglican and other Christian churches are not "churches in the proper sense," and certainly not sister churches of the Roman Catholic Church, is evidence of a power struggle in the Vatican, says Rev. Alyson Barnett-Cowan,...
Saving Grace
Saving Grace Directed by Nigel Cole Starring Brenda Blethyn and Craig Ferguson ** (out of five) PG (coarse language, substance abuse) THE GRACE who gets saved in this offbeat English comedy is a widow (Brenda Blethyn) who lives on the coast...
Search for Medley's Books Moves Slowly: Library Director Aims to Reconstruct Collection
An effort to reconstruct the late Bishop John Medley's library is moving slowly, with just 100 of 3,000 books recovered, said Eric Swanick, director of the New Brunswick Legislative Library in Fredericton, who is leading the project. In June 1999,...
Songs from an American Movie: Everclear
Everclear Songs From An American Movie (Learning How To Smile) -- Capitol / EMI ONE OF THE realities of contemporary culture is the prevalence of marriage breakdown. For the past two generations, the church has taken steps to deal pastorally...
Violence Forces Suspension of Classes: Volunteer in Mission Leaves Guadalcanal
Civil unrest and violence that has been escalating for months has forced the suspension of classes at Bishop Patteson Theological College on the island of Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands. The college's board of governors made the decision to...

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