The Anglican diocese of Calgary, the Roman Catholic diocese of Calgary, and the Alberta Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, have formed a task force to develop a covenant between the three churches.
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.
The Rev. Michael Collier (with his family), from Prince Edward Island, was inducted as rector of the Anglo-Catholic parish of St. Martin's Boroko in the National Capital District of Papua New Guinea on 3 March 1995. The Church of Papua New Guinea is an Anglo-Catholic province and enjoys very close relationships with the local Roman Catholic Church. The province does not ordain women.
"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".
1. Welcome The Final Report of the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission as an important contribution to the reconciliation of the Anglican and Roman Catholic Churches.
2. Accept the agreed statements on Eucharistic Doctrine, and Ministry and Ordination, together with their Elucidations as consonant in substance with the faith of the Anglican Church of Canada.
3. Declare the agreed statements on Authority in the Church (I and II), together with the Elucidation of Authority I sufficiently agreeable with Anglican teaching to provide grounds for continued dialogue.
4. Support ARCIC II in its work and refer for its consideration the concerns raised in the "Report on Diocesan Responses to The Final Report".
5. Agree that The Final Report offers a sufficient basis for taking the next concrete step towards the reconciliation of our churches grounded in agreement in faith. CARRIED IN ALL ORDERS Act 56
"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.