Primate Fred Hiltz has commended conservative Anglicans who struggle over issues of sexuality but remain loyal members of the Anglican Church of Canada.
“I believe that their commitment represents something of the very stuff of that Anglican capacity to live together gracefully with difference,” Hiltz, the chief bishop of the
He said that the Anglican Church has a “broad capacity for a breath of theological perspective.”
“It is indeed a heritage that we continue to cherish.”
The primate’s video and a transcript of what he said is available here. http://www2.anglican.ca/primate/communications/2008-02-28.htm
In Diocese of Niagara, meanwhile, a request in Superior Court by the diocese that it be declared the lawful owner of
The two parish congregations are members of the Anglican Network in
However they differed on the immediate use of the parish buildings. The diocese was willing to share, as had happened the first Sunday following the vote to leave the diocese, but the parish congregations were not.
In court lawyers for the two parish congregations claimed the double services had interfered with normal worship as it had been conducted in the past.
“I am disappointed that they could not share,” said Bishop Michael Bird after the judge’s decision came down, according to the Toronto Star. The Rev. Charles Masters of