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. 131, No. 5, May

A Moment of Grace for a Former Principal
IT WAS JUST one moment at General Synod 2004, just a sentence in the Anglican Journal's thousands of words covering the nine-day governing convention. But for Canon Norman Pilcher, it was a thunderclap. The Journal's story referred to a presentation...
Anglican Women Push for Stronger Presence
Forty-one women from 27 Anglican provinces have called on the Anglican Consultative Council to implement its goal of 30 per cent representation of women in decision-making bodies at all levels of the Anglican Communion, and to aim for a 50 per cent...
Camp to Study Food Issues: First Eco-Justice Gathering for Christian Youth
STAFF An ecumenical Christian community of young people, aged 18 and older, will gather in Winnipeg in August to reflect on the economic, ecological, community and faith dimensions of food during the first "justice camp" initiated by the eco-justice...
Church's Problem Solver Set to Retire
AS NEGOTIATIONS with the federal government over the residential schools hit one brick wall after another in the late 1990s, Archdeacon Jim Boyles' colleagues at Church House (the church's national office) worried about his personal health. The...
Council Advised to Decline Primates' Call: Group Calls Request 'Inappropriate'
As the church's governing council prepares to meet this month to consider a weighty request from primates of the Anglican Communion, a national church committee has recommended that the Anglican Church of Canada decline the primates' call that it withdraw...
Diocese Eyes Renewal in Strategic Plan
Halifax The diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island is embarking on an ambitious strategic plan, one that includes a $3.3 million capital campaign that Canada's oldest Anglican diocese hopes will turn around its fortunes. "Not unlike...
ECUSA to Bow out of Meeting
The Episcopal Church of the United States (ECUSA) has agreed to withdraw temporarily its members from the Anglican Consultative Council (ACC), but attend the international group's meeting in June in Nottingham, England as observers. Meeting on April...
Evicted Congregations to Leave Buildings: Groups Deem Legal Battle 'Too Costly'
To avoid a drawn-out and costly legal battle, the priests and parishioners of two parishes in the diocese of New Westminster who left the Anglican Church of Canada in 2002 following disagreements over same-sex blessings have announced that they will...
Missioners to West Indies Must Abide by Traditional Teachings
Canadian and American missioners wanting to work for the Anglican Church in the Province of the West Indies will be restricted to those willing to "accept" the church's standard of teaching and practice on homosexuality, which bans the blessing of...
Observers Describe Free Trade 'Disaster': Human Rights Concerns in Mexico
STAFF The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has been a "disaster," particularly for poor and working class Mexicans, an ecumenical delegation has declared after returning from a fact-finding mission to Mexico. During the March 11-19...
Pope Recalled as 'Prayerful Friend' of Anglicans: Williams Praises John Paul's Courage
Anglicans around the world joined Roman Catholics in mourning the death and remembering the legacy of Pope John Paul II who died April 2 after a long struggle with numerous illnesses, including Parkinson's disease. The Pope, who led more than one billion...
Priest Resigns after Conviction for Soliciting Sex
STAFF Canon Ed Coleman, who was convicted of soliciting for the purposes of prostitution last December, resigned as priest and rector of the parish of Hampton in the diocese of Fredericton on March 31. The announcement was made by the diocese...
Primate Acknowledges Schism: Nigeria to Set Up Church in U.S. and Canada
The Anglican Communion is already in schism. That stark declaration was made by Archbishop Andrew Hutchison, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, in the weeks following the meeting of primates in Northern Ireland where the North American churches...
Prophetic Voice Sometimes Sings: U2 Catalogue Is Sermon Fodder for Gen-X Priests
FINE PRINT Get Up Off Your Knees Preaching The U2 Catalog Edited by Raewynne Whiteley and Beth Maynard Cowley Publications / Novalis, 2003 212 pp., 1-56101-223-8 THE IRISH BAND U2 has been a pop music and pop culture phenomenon for over two...
Staff Will Face Budget Cuts
Expenses at General Synod, the national office of the Anglican Church of Canada, need to be cut by $415,000 or additional revenues need to be found to achieve a balanced budget for 2005. "We are in a very serious situation due to a number of factors,"...
The In-Between Times Are Often the Most Difficult
A RECENT E-MAIL message to a colleague went unanswered. I carefully checked my 'sent' folder to confirm that it had left my computer. It had. I stewed and wondered about the minor dilemma--an issue about the office building--for a few hours. I later...
Transplanted Southerner Thrives in North: Layman Serves Eight Parishes in Labrador
Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Nfld. CAN A CALL to ordained ministry survive a Labrador winter? That is what young Ben Garren is finding out as the 23-year-old from North Carolina fills in for a maternity leave position in rugged Mary's Harbour, Nfld....