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Bishop denies improper use of funds

Bishop Gordon Beardy and members of the Diocese of Keewatin vigorously deny there is anything improper in the expenditure of funds raised by the...

A labyrinthine approach

Vancouver The sound of a softly squeaking floor mingles with the music of 12th century visionary Hildegard Von Bingen. Shoeless people wander within the design...

New hymnal delayed

Common Praise, the church's new hymn book originally scheduled to be ready for next month's General Synod, will now likely roll off the presses...

Hectic lives can seem like busy holiday airports

IT WAS A NEW YORK-MIAMI flight, and it was turning out badly. Snow at La Guardia airport forced passengers to switch to JFK, where...

Canada briefs: Ecclesiastical Province of Canada

Women still out A proposal to open up an all-male group called the Bishop's Men to women in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island diocese...

Church pensions office has millennium bug beat

While many businesses are still being bugged by looming computer problems associated with the advent of the year 2000, the Anglican Church pension department...

Four receive Anglican Award of Merit

The Anglican Award of Merit, conferred on lay people who have made an outstanding contribution to the church, is given this year to: Betty...

Council holds last meeting before General Synod

Better palliative care, not permitting euthanasia or physician assisted suicide, should be the focus of medical care for the dying, is the recommendation of...

Patriarch to visit Canada

Toronto's Maple Leaf Gardens will ring to hallelujahs instead of hockey fans' enthusiasm May 31 as 20,000 Orthodox Christians pack the building for a...

Ottawa’s budget disappoints many

The president of the Canadian Council of Churches wasn't impressed with the latest federal budget - but then neither was an analyst from the...

Grizzlies and gales hamper Anglican’s unity campaign

Anglican Chris Robertson battled enraged grizzly bears, defied roaring transport trucks and stood firm in the teeth of howling gales to promote Canadian unity...

Christianity, other world religions ‘dysfunctional,’ claims Farrakhan

As those inside the CNE Coliseum prayed in Arabic to Allah, latecomers lined up for a thorough body search. "Sisters to the left, brothers to...

Canada briefs: Ecclesiastical Province of British Columbia and Yukon

Organist honored A church organist with 51 years of service was honored at St. Christopher's Anglican Church , Osoyoos, B.C. Margaret Boone retired as organist...

Canada briefs: Ecclesiastical Province of Rupert’s Land

Dean appointed The diocese of Saskatoon has appointed the first woman to serve as dean of a Canadian cathedral. Rev. Susan Charbonneau will be dean...

Child poverty — no quick fix

British Columbia's government should devote more time to child poverty, Archbishop David Crawley said after a meeting with Premier Glen Clark Feb. 23 that...