"Edited by Christopher Hill and E.J. Yarnold, SJ".
At head of cover title: The ARCIC documents and their reception.
"Collection of documents about the work of the first Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission (ARCIC) (1969-1981)". -- p. 3.
Includes bibliographical references, pp. 343-344.
"The scope of this books is thus to bring together with the text of the Final Report [of ARCIC I} a significant range of official evaluation, comment and explanation. Official comment is carefully distinguished from commendation by members of ARCIC, and outside 'expert opinion' is a third distinct category." -- Intro., p. 4.
Contents divided into sections: Introduction -- Official Comments -- Comments by Members of ARCIC -- Expert Opinion -- Conclusion -- Sources.
Contents of Introduction section: 1. The Scope of this Book / Christopher Hill -- 2. The History of ARCIC I / Edward Yarnold -- 3. The 'Common Declaration' by Pope Paul VI and the Archbishop of Canterbury (Michael Ramsey) (1966) -- 4. ARCIC I : The Final Report (1982).
Contents of Official Comments section: 5. The Observations of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith on the Final Report of ARCIC I (1982) -- 6. Letter by Cardinal J. Ratzinger (Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith) to Bishop Alan Clark (Roman Catholic Co-Chairman of ARCIC I) (1982) -- 7. Response to the Final Report of ARCIC I by the Roman Catholic Bishops; Conference of England and Wales (1985) -- 8. Church of England Faith and Order Advisory Group on the Final Report of ARCIC I (1985) -- 9. The 1988 Lambeth Conference : Resolution 8 and Explanatory Note regarding ARCIC I -- 10. The Official Roman Catholic Response to the Final Report of ARCIC I (1991) -- 11. Roman Catholic Bishops' Response of England and Wales : Statement on the Roman Catholic Official Response (1991) -- 12. Comments of the Archbishop of Canterbury (George Carey) on the Official Roman Catholic Response (1991) -- 13. An Extract from Pope John Paul II's Address to a Group of English Roman Catholic Bishops (1992) -- 14. French Roman Catholic Episcopal Commission for Christian Unity : Concerning the Holy See's Response to the Final Report of ARCIC I (1992) -- 15. An Extract from an Account of a Meeting between Pope John Paul II and the Archbishop of Canterbury (George Carey) (1992) -- 16. Anglican-Roman Catholic Consultation in the United States : Agreed Statement on the Lambeth and Vatican Responses to ARCIC I (1992) -- 17. ARCIC II : Requested Clarifications on Eucharist and Ministry (1993) -- 18. Letter by Cardinal E. Cassidy (President of the Pontifical Council for the Unity of Christians) to the Co-Chairmen of ARCIC II (1994).
Contents of Comments by Members of ARCIC section: Unfinished Business (1992) / Henry Chadwick -- The Fundamental Question of Ecumenical Method (1992) / Christopher Hill -- Roman Catholic Responses to ARCIC I and ARCIC II (1993) / Edward Yarnold.
Contents of Expert Opinion section: Anglican-Catholic Dialogue : its Problems and Hopes (1983) / Cardinal Josef Ratzinger -- An Extract from an Open Letter to the Anglican Communion (1988) / Executive Committee of the Evangelical Fellowship of the Anglican Communion (1988) -- The Vatican Response to ARCIC I (1992) / Francis Sullivan -- Ordained Ministry in the Catholic Response to ARCIC (1992) / Jos Vercruysse -- Marginal Notes on the Response to ARCIC I (1992) / John McHugh.
Contents of Conclusion section: Summary / Christopher Hill -- Conclusion : What Next ? / Edward Yarnold.
The Woman’s Auxiliary was founded in April 1885 “for the promotion of missionary effort”. The first president was Margaret Medley, wife of the Bishop of Fredericton and Archbishop of the Province of Canada. Roberta E. Tilton of Ottawa was the major force in organizing both diocesan and parochial branches and in promoting the affiliation of existing groups and societies.
The “Letter Leaflet” was a monthly publication first produced in the Diocese of Toronto. It expanded and became the W.A.’s official publication and in 1923 it was renamed “The Living Message”.
The W.A. was reorganized in 1908 following the founding of the Missionary Society of the Church of England in Canada (MSCC) to conform to the structure of General Synod. Caroline M. Patterson Hall was elected president and the first meeting of the General Board was held in Winnipeg.
Initially the work of the W.A. included mission education among Girls; Juniors and Little Helpers (Babies) branches; support of women working as missionaries and assistants in Japan (later China and India) and on Indian Reserves; Dorcas work and financial support for the education of missionaries children. A pension fund for women missionaries was established in 1910. In 1912 after several years of discussion the W.A. agreed to assume responsibility for work with women and children overseas. This included additional budgeted expenditures for evangelism, schools and hospitals. This agreement was extended to the Canadian mission field in 1919.
In 1928 the general meeting became annual. Recognizing an expanded social service role in 1931 the W.A. added a clause to its Constitution governing its cooperation with the General Board of Religious Education (GBRE) and the Council for Social Service (CSS).
In 1966 the constitution was amended and the Woman’s Auxiliary became the Anglican Church Women (ACW). Integration with General Synod was agreed as a national goal and took place in 1973. Since that time the organization exists by choice at the diocesan and parish levels.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of the constitution; minutes; legal records; reports; correspondence; missionary employment records; financial records; administration files; printed materials; photographs; scrapbooks; and audiovisual materials.
The fonds is arranged in the following series:
Series 1. Minutes of the National Board of the Woman's Auxiliary and Anglican Church Women, 1889-1973;
Series 2. Constitution of the Woman's Auxiliary and Anglican Church Women, 1885-1970;
Series 3. Legal records, 1883-1968;
Series 4. Annual Meeting Reports, 1886-1973;
Series 5. Executive Committee Minutes of the National Board of the Woman's Auxiliary and Anglican Church Women, 1886-1973;
Series 6. Records of the W.A. President, 1885-1960;
Series 7. Records of the Corresponding Secretary, 1890-1948;
Series 8. Records of the Recording Secretary, 1918, 1929;
Series 9. Records of the Dorcas Secretary, 1886-1964;
Series 10. General, 1886-1962;
Series 11. Literature and Supply, 1913;
Series 12. Junior and Little Helpers, 1926-1964;
Series 13. Committees, 1893-1974;
Series 14. Missionaries, 1891-1961;
Series 15. Finance records, 1887-1971;
Series 16. Anglican Church Women Administration Files, 1969-1974;
Series 17. Printed Materials, 1886-1971;
Series 18. Diocesan Reports, 1885-1974.
Missionary Society of the Church of England in Canada (MSCC) fonds