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General Secretary of General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada withholds documents from the Anglican Journal

The Anglican Journal has existed since 1875. Last year the Journal celebrated 140 years of covering the news for Canadian Anglicans. Unlike the Episcopal News Service, the Anglican Journal proudly maintains an editorial autonomy, in spite of being an official publication of the ACoC. In years past, the Anglican Journal has been given access to the documents provided online to the members of the Council of General Synod prior to it meetings. This month the Secretary of General Synod, Archdeacon Michael Thompson, took the decision not to provide the documents to the Journal.

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Some Canadian bishops threaten to leave if marriage equality passes General Synod

Bishop John Chapman, of the diocese of Ottawa, expressed frustration over what he said was an attempt on the part of some bishops to “blackmail” other bishops into choosing between the unity of the church and the dictates of their consciences. “A couple [of bishops] made it pretty clear that if this motion were to pass, they would seriously question their membership in the Anglican Church of Canada.” – Anglican Journal

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Canadian bishops unlikely to support marriage equality

UPDATED statement by Archbishop Hiltz
… it became clear to us that the draft resolution to change the Marriage Canon to accommodate the marriage of same-sex partners is not likely to pass in the Order of Bishops by the canonical requirement of a 2/3rds majority in each Order.

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From our friends to the north

It was not open to him, argued Dr Hiltz, to offer to suffer the same consequences alongside his brother bishop, since this would preempt the decisions of the Anglican Church of Canada’s own General Synod this July.

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Let the bells ring

Archbishop Hiltz has called for this period of time as a special commemoration of the more than 1,017 aboriginal women and girls who have been murdered or missing since 1980. He asks folks to ring the bells however they will.

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