On Friday, November 13th , there were comments about the agenda. Particularly on how items get sent to the House of Bishops from other committees. It was observed that the end result is often that the House becomes reactive rather than proactive with respect to its agenda. There was general agreement that the House of Bishops needs to let others know what it is, and what it does. The hope being that such information would avoid the tendency to make the House of Bishops a clearing house (for items sent from other groups and committees). It was suggested by one member that House items should be those which fall under the categories of faith, order or discipline. Also of concern, was the need for program specifically oriented to new bishops. ("New bishops" were defined as those who have been bishops for one to five years.)
That this House ask the agenda committee to include a session for new bishops' training at the second half of the February 1993 House of Bishops meeting. CARRIED
The Primate welcomed Archbishop McAdoo, Archbishop of Dublin, and invited him to address the House. Archbishop McAdoo spoke on the Lima Report and the ARCIC Report. He said that many of the basic concepts of the ARCIC Report are evident in the Lima Report, with the exception of Koinonia and the concept of substantial agreement.
Following Archbishop McAdoo's address, he joined in conversation with the Bishops, responding to questions and elaborating on some of the areas touched upon in his address.
The Primate thanked Archbishop McAdoo for being present at the meeting of the House and for sharing his expertise in this important area.
That Archbishop McAdoo's address on the Final Report of the Anglican/Roman Catholic International Commission be circulated to the members of the House. CARRIED #2-11-83
[N.B. The ten page text of Archbishop Henry McAdoo's address is NOT included in electronic database.]
Bishop Hatton, Bishop Ordinary to the Forces, distributed a Statement of Receipts and Disbursements of the Canadian Forces Chapel Offerings and a statement regarding the Ivor Norris Memorial Bursaries.
A paper by the Rev. Eric T. Reynolds entitled "Jurisdiction and Ordinariate in a Military Context" was distributed for study and reflection. Bishop Hatton reviewed the paper and invited comments.
That this House of Bishops reaffirm the decision taken at the November, 1990, meeting of the House of Bishops that the title of the jurisdiction of the Bishop Ordinary should be "Anglican Ordinariate in Canada." CARRIED
Bishop Hatton said that he is now Chair of the Canadian Council of Churches Chaplaincy Committee. This committee is to meet in the Fall with the Minister of National Defence.
The minutes of April 1996 were amended to contain the following corrections.
1. Bishops in Attendance:
The Rt. Rev. R. Hatton, Bishop Ordinary to the Forces and the Rt. Rev. T. Buckle, Bishop of Yukon were added to the list of attendees.
2. Canadian Forces Chaplaincy:
Page 7, second paragraph, sentence beginning with `One of the difficulties ...' was amended to read as follows:
`We have a large number of Diocesan priests who serve in the Reserves. These priests will be given a Certificate to function in their Units under the jurisdiction of the Bishop Ordinary, when on Department of Defense duty only".
3. Members Concerns, Support of Bill C-33:
Page 8, to contain the information in a two page amendment which was distributed during the session, reporting the discussion about supporting Bill C-33 in April 1996. The amendment included the Statement by the Anglican Bishops in support of the bill. (see appendix viiii [i.e. x]).
That the minutes of the House of Bishops meeting held April 29 - May 3, 1996 be approved, as amended. CARRIED
N.B. The text of Appendix xiiii [i.e. Appendix x] was used to correct the Resolution originally titled "Support of Bill C-33" and later corrected to "Canadian Human Rights Act" on pp. 8-9 of the Minutes of the House of Bishops 29 April - 3 May 1996.
Bishop Mark Genge asked if it would be possible for Christian Education funds to be made available for the purchase of, and training in, the use of computers?
That the House request the Committee on Ministry to recommend to NEC that a change be made in the regulations governing the Continuing Education fund to enable dioceses to purchase computer equipment and train clergy in their use. CARRIED