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Catholic editor fired

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article32104
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
1993 March
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
1993 March
Volume
119
Issue
3
Page
7
Notes
"Rev. Carl Matthews, publisher and editor of the Catholic Register, has been fired for writing an editorial urging voters to vote 'yes' in last October's [1992] referendum on the Charlottetown accord." "Bob Bettson, president of the Canadian Church Press, an association of religious publications, said he would raise Fr. Matthew's firing at the group's next executive meeting and recommend that CCP [Canadian Church Press] write a letter of protest".
Subjects
Catholic Register
Matthews, Carl J.
Christianity and politics - Canada - Catholic Church
Canada - Politics and government - 1984-
Consensus Report on the Constitution (1992)
Bettson, Bob
Canadian Church Press
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Church seeks coordinated response to AIDS: expresses opposition to Meech Lake Accord

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official1833
Date
1987 October 21
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press release
Date
1987 October 21
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press release
Text
Halifax, October 21 -- The Anglican Church of Canada has directed its national staff to begin developing a coordinated response to AIDS, including educational, ethical and medical concerns. The Church's National Executive Council, meeting in Halifax, asked its staff to examine the church's response to AIDS in relations to "educational material which builds awareness and equips clergy and laity in ministering to the victims and families with AIDS."
The Church will also seek to address the AIDS crisis globally through working with its partner churches around the world.
Earlier this year, the bishops of Toronto had received a study document on AIDS which noted that the relationship between AIDS and homosexuality poses a special challenge to the church: "Homophobia ia a more widespread disease than AIDS but possibly more deadly spiritually," it notes.
"Fear cuts both ways. Church people don't want to accept gays, and gays and thus people with AIDS are afraid to tell the church they have AIDS (or that they are gay). This combines to help keep the situation hidden in the church context." The study document was prepared by the Downtown Churchworkers' Association, an organization concerned with issues of urban ministry. The bishops of Toronto forwarded the study document to the National Executive Council of the church for its information.
Although many voices within the Anglican Church have called for greater pastoral care to AIDS victims and their families, the issue became more personal recently when a young man who had been very active in the Anglican Youth Movement died of AIDS.
MEECH LAKE OPPOSED
In other business, the Council opposed the Meech Lake Accord on the grounds that it limits or infringes the rights of native people, women, and Canadians living in the northern Territories.
The Council adopted a resolution which says the Accord denies the rights of the Northwest Territories and Yukon to participate fully in Canadian political and public life.
The National Executive Council concludes its three-day meeting here today. The meeting was held in Halifax to coincide with a celebration of the bicentennial of the first Anglican bishop in Canada, Charles Inglis. A worship service Sunday in Halifax's Metro Center attracted more than 8,000 people. --30--
For further information, contact: David Woeller, General Secretary, or Clarke Raymond, Executive Director of Program, The Anglican Church of Canada 600 Jarvis Street Toronto, ON M4Y 2J6 (416) 924-9192
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. National Executive Council
AIDS (Disease) - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Homosexuality - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Downtown Churchworkers' Association
Meech Lake Constitutional Accord (1987)
Christianity and politics - Anglican Church of Canada
Canada - Politics and government - 1984-
Anglican Church of Canada - Centennial celebrations, etc.
Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of Nova Scotia
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Hiltz: It's a time of hope for church, country

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article38498
Author
Folkins, Tali
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2016 January
Author
Folkins, Tali
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2016 January
Volume
142
Issue
1
Page
1, 9
Notes
Speaking to members of the Council of General Synod (CoGS) at their fall 2015 meeting, Archbishop Fred Hiltz, in his "State of the Union" address that hope "was the dominant theme to have emerged from a number of meetings and other events the church engaged in this year. Among the most important of these, he said, were events related to the legacy of the Indian residential school system: the final national gathering of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the release of its final report and 94 Calls to Action in June [2015]". "As the church lives out these Calls to Action, 'we are going to change. We're not going to be the church we are now', he said. One of the exciting challenges now facing the church, Hiltz said, is the development of new structures allowing its Indigenous members to be more self-determining -- most notably, through the possible creation of a fifth, ecclesiastical province". "While seeming to disavow ay political partisanship, Hiltz said the new federal government also have him hope for the future". "The primate also said that, despite the considerable sensitivity of the issue and the difficulty the church has had in the past coming to decisions around sexuality, he was optimistic about the discussions around the marriage canon expected at the General Synod next summer [2016]. 'Nobody wants a fight. We've been there so many times as a church, and we've come away from General Synods having fought over sexuality, and felt disappointed and disillusioned knowing we've hurt one another'. Hiltz also said he was looking forward to the meeting of Anglican Communion primates this month [January 2016] at the invitation of the Archbishops of Canterbury, despite rumblings from some quarters". Hiltz said "I am uneasy with the rhetoric in the Communion that talks about how fragile the Communion is, or how broken it is -- that's not my read". "Hiltz also spoke about the Episcopal Church of Cuba, which has enjoyed close ties to the Anglican Church of Canada in recent decades as a result of the U.S. embargo of Cuba. As Anglican Cubans anticipate the complete lifting of this embargo, Hiltz said, they look forward to rejoining The Episcopal Church, but hope their relationship with the Anglican Church of Canada will not be cut completely".
Subjects
Hope - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Native peoples - Canada - Anglican Church of Canada
Native peoples - Canada - Government relations - 1951-
Canada. Truth and Reconciliation Commission
Anglican Church of Canada - Structure
Anglican Church of Canada - Ecclesiastical Provinces
Canada - Politics and government - 1984-
Sex - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Homosexuality - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Communion. Primates Meeting (2016 : Canterbury)
Anglican Church of Canada - Relations - Episcopal Church of Cuba
Episcopal Church of Cuba - Relations - Episcopal Church
United States - Foreign relations - Cuba
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