"With the Anglican cathedral in Regina unavailable due to renovations, the consecration of Rob Hardwick as the 12th bishop of Qu'Appelle took place at a Roman Catholic church instead. Since the other Anglican churches in Regina were unable to hold the massive event either, the diocese of Qu'Appelle looked to the Roman Catholic archdiocese of Regina for assistance. The archdiocese generously provided Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church as the site for the March 2  consecration of Hardwick ... Both Christian denominations signed a covenant of co-operation in January 2011, with the understanding that both would work to further the gospel of Jesus Christ together in any way possible". "Bishop Hardwick's installation then took place March 3  at St. Paul's Anglican Cathedral, with the colourful ceremony beginning the English-born priest's official pastoral duties in the diocese".
Contents divided into sections: Introduction -- 1. Circumstances Underlying the Status and Function of Women in Our Communions in Canada -- 2. Areas of Women's Apostolate in Our Communions -- 3. Theological Implications of the Ministries of Women -- 4. Our Proposal for a Way Forward: Discernment on the Gospel and Culture for the Sake of Evangelization in Canada -- Conclusion -- Members of the Anglican-Roman Catholic Dialogue of Canada.
OTCH Note: This document also published in the book: Common witness to the gospel : documents on Anglican-Roman Catholic relations 1983-1995. Washington DC: United States Catholic Conference, c1997, pp. 149-176.
The newly-formed, second Anglican-Roman Catholic Commission (ARCIC II) will meet outside Europe for the first time August 27 to September 5 at "Graymoor," Garrison, New York.
ARCIC II was formed in 1982 by a "Common Declaration" of Archbishop Robert Runcie of Canterbury and Pope John Paul II to examine "the outstanding doctrinal differences which still separate us, with a view towards their eventual resolution. To study all that hinders the mutual recognition of the Ministries of our Communions, and to recommend what practical steps will be necessary when, on the basis of our unity in Faith, we are able to proceed to the restoration of full communion."
The Co-Chairmen of ARCIC II are Bishop Cormac Murphy-O'Connor of Arundel and Brighton in England, and Bishop Mark Santer of Kensington, London, England. They head a group of twelve theologians and leaders from each of the two Churches.
The up-coming meeting will continue discussion of "Church and Salvation" which includes the contentious Reformation issue of Justification by Faith. The other major topic will be "Growth in Reconciliation," which takes up the planning of future stages toward unity, including the mutual recognition of Ministries.
There are two Canadians on ARCIC II. They are the Very Rev. John Baycroft, Dean of the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa, and the Rev. Dr. Jean-Marie Tillard, Professor of Dogmatic Theology in the Dominion Faculty of Theology in Ottawa.
Greymoor was chosen as the site for the meeting because it is the headquarters of the (Roman Catholic) Society of the Atonement (Franciscan) which has long been active in the Ecumenical movement. The Roman Catholic and Episcopal (Anglican) Churches in the U.S.A. have been in dialogue for many years and local co-operation is common.
The Most Rev. James Malone, President of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops (U.S.A.) and the Most Rev. John M. Allin, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church will join the Commission for part of its meeting.
Bishop Hannen reported on the meeting of Anglican/Roman Catholic Bishops which was held November 25th-27th  at the Baycrest Centre, Ottawa. The meetings were chaired jointly by the Most Reverend Leonard Crowley and Archbishop Michael Peers. Anglican and Roman Catholic Services were held on alternate days.
Bishop Hannen said that Bishop Baycroft, in reporting on the ARCIC Dialogue, noted that conservative elements in the Vatican were less obvious now than they once were. Sister Donna Geernaert and Sister Mary Ann reported on the Canadian ARC Dialogue. The Roman Catholic judgement regarding Anglican Orders was discussed, with some saying "no" and others "wait".
The Anglican/Roman Catholic Bishops' meetings have focussed on a variety of issues such as mixed marriages, and movement of clergy between the two churches. There was agreement that the desire to be ordained is not sufficient reason for changing churches. When a person transfers from one seminary to another, the seminaries must share information regarding the reasons for the transfer. It was suggested that similar consultations should also take place between the two churches.
Suggested issues for future meetings are: clergy movement between the two churches; Marriage Guidelines; report on the Lambeth Conference; ARC Report and Orthodox millennium.
That this House of Bishops recommends that, in view of the significance of wide representation at the Anglican/Roman Catholic Bishops' meeting, budgetary provision continue to be made for participation by two bishops from each Province. CARRIED
The Primate said that the Joint Anglican/Roman Catholic Guidelines on Mixed Marriages will be officially released at a press conference in Ottawa in four to six weeks time. Copies will go to all the Anglican clergy in Canada in a mailing from the Primate as soon as the document is available in quantity.
Bishop Baycroft stressed the importance of the Mixed Marriage document.
Moved by: Bishop Berry
Seconded by: Bishop Lackey
That we rescind the Guidelines of the House of Bishops on Mixed Marriages (Roman Catholic and Anglican).
Moved by: Bishop Lawrence
Seconded by: Bishop Mate
That this motion be tabled until we have the documentation before us. CARRIED
That on publication of the new Joint Anglican/Roman Catholic Guidelines on Mixed Marriage, they will take precedence pastorally over the previous Anglican Guidelines concerning Anglican/Roman Catholic Marriages.
And that these are joint Guidelines for pastoral care, and are to be jointly accepted. CARRIED
Bishop Goodings expressed deep appreciation, on behalf of the House, to Bishop Lackey and Mgr. Eugene-P. Larocque of Cornwall for their devoted efforts in this matter.
"Canadian Roman Catholics have expressed the hope that the Anglican Church of Canada will seek input from ecumenical partners as it continues discussion concerning a resolution to amend the church's marriage canon to allow same-sex marriage. The marriage canon resolution was among matters discussed at a joint meeting of the Anglican-Roman Catholic Bishops' Dialogue (ARCB) and the Anglican-Roman Catholic Dialogue of Canada (ARC Canada). Anglican Bishop Linda Nicholls, ARC Canada co-chair, reported on last summer's Anglican-Lutheran Joint Assembly which included an explanation of the said resolution passed by General Synod. Nicholls assured Catholic representatives that since the resolution calls for 'broad consultation', this could be interpreted to include consultation with the church's ecumenical partners, including the Roman Catholic Church, said Archdeacon Bruce Myers, General Synod's co-ordinator for ecumenical and interfaith relations, who attended the meeting. The ARCB also agreed that Anglican and Catholic bishops could have issued a joint declaration, instead of separate statements, about the controversial Charter of Values and the proposed end-of-life care legislation in Quebec, which would have offered 'an even stronger Christian witness', said Myers". [Text of entire article.]
A bilingual Anglican priest who was raised in the United Church and was for two years a member of the Ecumenical Commission of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Valleyfield in Quebec -- certainly appropriate background for someone given national responsibility for the ecumenical relations of the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada.
The Rev. Brian Prideaux, currently Rector of St. Martin's Church in Otterburn Park, Quebec, has been appointed Ecumenical Officer of the Anglican Church of Canada, effective January 1, 1982.
The thirty-eight year old priest was born in London, England but grew up in Montreal. He is a graduate of Sir George Williams University and also has a Bachelor of Divinity and Master of Arts from McGill. He studied theology at Montreal Diocesan (Anglican) Theological College. Father Prideaux is married and has four children.
In addition to his responsibility for national Anglican participation in inter-church bodies and activities, the National Executive Council of the church recently requested that the Ecumenical Officer initiate and encourage inter-faith dialogue with non-Christian bodies.
The General Secretary of the Anglican Church, Archdeacon Harry Hilchey, stated that in making this appointment great emphasis was placed on finding a person who is bilingual, as much of the current ecumenical dialogue, particularly between Roman Catholic and other denominations, is conducted in both French and English.
Father Prideaux is particularly excited about the possibilities of extending to the national scene the warm ecumenical relationships he has enjoyed at the local level. He hopes the national work can help the grass roots encounters to happen and to flourish. "There's a new climate now," he says, "Especially in relations with Roman Catholics. They know it is now officially 'OK' to enter wholeheartedly into ecumenical contacts, and great things are happening."
The Ecumenical Officer is based at the church's National Office in Toronto.
"If you life engaging with existential questions, you might enjoy a visit to 'didyoueverwonder.ca' a recent initiative of the Anglican-Roman Catholic Dialogue of Canada (ARC Canada), a gathering of theologians from both churches ... Launched last December , the website features a collection of short meditations, captured on video, by dialogue members on basic questions of faith and existence, such as 'Why is the world the way it is ?' 'What is my mission in life ?' ... Each reflection is accompanied by questions to guide further discussion". "The idea for the project arose in 2011, at a time when both churches were intensifying their focus on explaining themselves to people who might have no church background but were still curious about religion", says Coadjutor Bishop Bruce Myers of the diocese of Quebec and former ARC Canada co-secretary. "Myers says members of the ARC Bishops' Dialogue were enthusiastic about the project, which they believe 'gives tangible expression to what we're always saying, which is, 'Anglicans and Catholics agree on a whole bunch of stuff'."
"Reconciliation between the Roman Catholic and Anglican churches and between Inuit and Dene students who attended residential schools in the North will be a focus of the second Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) national event this month [June 2011]. 'Conflicts among school children along these two religious and ethnic lines are part of the residential school story in this region and across the North', said the TRC in its concept paper for the event, scheduled for Jun. 28 to Jul. 1  in Inuvik, Northwest Territories (NWT). The majority of Inuit children attended Anglican-run residential schools, while most Dene children attended Catholic-run schools in the North". "The second TRC event is being hosted by the diocese of the Arctic under the direction of Bishop Andrew Atagotaaluk. The Rev. David Parsons, Church of the Ascension in Inuvik, is coordinating local Anglican participation in the national event".
"Submitted to the Secretariat for Promoting Christian Unity".
"[W]e offer to the world-wide Church a positive and hopeful outlook on The Final Report. The task of bringing together two different but related ecclesial traditions such as those of the Anglican Communion and the Roman Catholic Church while respecting their identities is a delicate one. We believe it can be achieved. The theological and human issues raised by The Final Report are complex, but together, in openness to the Lord's gift of koinonia,we can build a unity which fosters rather than stifles diversity. We can because we must: 'Give what you command, and command what you will'. (Augustine, Confessions, 10, 29)" -- Intro., p. 2.
Contents divided into five main sections: Introduction -- On the Eucharist -- On Ministry and Ordination -- On Authority in the Church -- Conclusion.
On the Eucharist section divided into sub-sections: 1. Eucharistic Sacrifice -- 2. The Presence of Christ -- 3. Reservation.
On Ministry and Ordination section divided into sub-sections: 1. The Divine Origin of the Ordained Ministry -- 2. The Emergence of the Threefold Ordering of the Ordained Ministry -- 3. The Relationship of the Ordained Ministry to Other Ministries in the Church -- 4. The Functions and Priestly Character of the Ordained Ministry -- 5. Ordination: An Unrepeatable Sacrament -- 6. Apostolic Succession -- 7. Recognition of Anglican Ordinations -- 8. Ordination of Women.
On Authority in the Church section divided into sub-sections: 1. Universal Primacy -- 2. Jurisdiction -- 3. Scripture and Tradition -- 4. Infallibility -- 5. Marian Definitions.