Every wedding is special, priests will tell you-but when things don't go as planned, some are more "special" than others.
Including children and dogs in a ceremony, frequently requested these days, can lead to unintended consequences, says Canon Judy Rois, executive director of the Anglican Foundation of Canada, and a parish priest for some 30 years.
Religion, say some mental health experts, has at times been a mixed blessing for people of faith struggling with mental illness-but the picture is changing, bringing new hope for the afflicted.
Soon after The Rev. Claire Miller arrived at her new parish of St. Thomas Anglican Church in Owen Sound, Ont., she complained to a parishioner about feeling drained. Now, years later, she still remembers his response.