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. 132, No. 6, June

A Glimpse at Mystics and Saints
Love Burning in the Soul The Story of the Christian Mystics From St. Paul to Thomas Merton James Harpur New Seeds, $23.95 ISBN 1-59030-112-9 Stalking the Holy, The Pursuit of Saint Making. Michael Higgins Anansi Press, $29.95 ISBN 0-88784-181-3...
Anglican 'Civil War' Possible, Says Author
Having failed to have their way on other controversial issues, conservatives and evangelicals have rallied around the homosexual issue and are determined to win the ongoing battle for the "soul of Anglicanism," says journalist and author Stephen Bates....
Archbishop Hutchison to Step Down in 2007
Niagara Falls, Ont. Archbishop Andrew Hutchison, the primate, or national archbishop, of the Anglican Church of Canada, will step down at the 2007 General Synod governing convention because, he says, there are times he is "absolutely exhausted."...
Bishop James C.M. Clarke
Bishop James C.M. Clarke, who served the diocese of the Arctic and the Canadian Forces, died April 28 at the age of 85. "He came down with an infection around Easter," said his son, Mark in an interview. He added that his father had been affected...
Bishops Ask General Synod to Help Poorer Dioceses: Declining Mission Funds Rankles Some
Niagara Falls, Ont. Bishops of the Anglican Church of Canada, at their regular spring meeting, responded to a call for more support for poorer dioceses, asking that the cost of their attendance next year at General Synod be subsidized and discussing...
Bishops Condemn Nigerian Laws on Homosexuals' Human Rights: Motion Criticizes Church for Its Support
STAFF Niagara Falls, Ont. Canada's bishops unanimously endorsed a motion expressing "grave concern" about proposed legislation in Nigeria that "would prohibit or severely restrict the freedom of speech, association, expression and assembly of...
Budget Deficit Hit $1.1 Million in 2005: Appeal Fell Short by $150,000
Mississauga, Ont. For the third consecutive year, General Synod, the governing body of the Anglican Church of Canada, ended its fiscal year with a deficit: $1.1 million in 2005. Treasurer Peter Blachford told the Council of General Synod (CoGS)...
Campfires, Canoes, Crafts and Christ
CANADIANS, accustomed to long winters, eagerly embrace summer in the great outdoors by a lake, but warm-weather camping acquires another dimension when there is a chapel by the shore. Although some diocesan summer camps are in financial difficulties...
Canadians Modest about Their Religion While Americans Prone to Exaggeration
STAFF Canadians may actually be more religious than they say they are, while their neighbours south of the border may actually be going to church much less than they say they do, two separate studies have reported. The number of Canadians in...
Council and Church Need to Ask Hard Questions
SOMETHING HAS TO GIVE. The church's national office reported recently to the Council of General Synod (COGS), its governing body, that for the third year in a row the church ended the year with a deficit. While this is nothing new, the scale of...
Council Okays Idea of Native Bishop: Finances and Role Yet to Be Reviewed
STAFF Mississauga, Ont. Council of General Synod (CoGS) approved a pending appointment by the primate of the first national indigenous Anglican bishop, on the recommendation of the Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples (ACIP), but provided some...
Daily Bible Readings
Daily Bible readings for the month are printed in every issue of the Anglican Journal. They are based on readings recommended by the Canadian Bible Society. JULY Date Reading 1 Mark 5.21-43 [] 2 Isaiah 32.1-20...
Dallaire Reminds West of Its Obligations
Kingston, Ont. It was after his speech, when he began answering questions, that Lieutenant-General Romeo Dallaire became most impassioned. He was speaking here at an annual fundraising dinner for George Bruce, bishop of the Kingston-based diocese...
Donations Are 'Our Thanks to God'
WHEN WE CONSIDER that our "thank you" for our stewardship is the promise of great rewards in heaven, charitable tax receipts should be sufficient acknowledgment! Our tithes and donations are our thanks to God for all he has given us, returned to...
General Synod Finally about to Take over Problematic New Building
After two years marked by delays and numerous post-occupancy construction problems, General Synod (the national office of the Anglican Church of Canada) was finally to assume ownership of its new office at 80 Hayden St., Toronto, last month. "We've...
Group Reviews Church Structures: Report Says Change Is 'Needed and Inevitable'
STAFF Mississauga, Ont. A working group has completed its review of the way the Anglican Church of Canada is being governed, paving the way for discussion and possible action at General Synod 2007. Change is needed and inevitable, said the...
House Questions Council on National Native Bishop: Mandate and Funding Are Key Concerns
Niagara Falls, Ont. The house of bishops of the Anglican church, at their regular spring meeting here, grappled with the impending reality of a new national aboriginal bishop--particularly the financial implications and the canonical, or legal,...
How Will General Synod Deal with Sexuality Issues?
Mississauga, Ont. With a procedural nightmare looming a year from now when General Synod gathers to decide on the blessing of same-sex unions, the church's faith, worship and ministry committee has asked Council of General Synod (CoGS) for help...
Journal Wins 22 Awards from Its Peers
STAFF The Anglican Journal won a total of 22 awards at two separate international and national church press conventions held last spring. The Journal won five first place awards at the Canadian Church Press (CCP) convention and awards dinner...
Lutherans Urge Support for Hospital in East Jerusalem
AN INADVERTENT casualty of the West's disaproval of the new Palestinian government are the patients--some of them children--of the Lutheran-supported Augusta Victoria Hospital located on the Mount of Olives in East Jerusalem. In operation since 1950,...
Open Letter Rebukes Retired Carey: Archbishop Calls Accusations 'Baseless'
STAFF The former Archbishop of Canterbury, George Carey, has dismissed concerns expressed in an open letter that rebukes him for apparently offering himself as "an alternative leader" to his successor as head of the Anglican Communion. Archbishop...
Payment Recognizes Harm to Native People
Mississauga, Ont. The new plan to compensate all former students of Indian residential schools represents an acknowledgment by the federal government that native culture and languages were harmed by the now-defunct educational system, said former...
Women's Ministry Celebrated
The historic contribution of women to the church, including the Anglican Church of Canada, is often forgotten and Wycliffe College in Toronto has addressed this oversight by launching an exhibit in May that celebrates "Women Pioneering in Ministry."...