In June the US Church made a canonical change
to remove reference to marriage as between a man and a woman.
We are thankful for the pause that slows down the move to adopt sexual innovation in the process dictated by a canonical change
This communal character means that canonical change
is similarly a shared enterprise.
A majority of CoGS members decided at their March meeting that a canonical change
"set the bar too high" and would create an impasse in a church already exhausted with the divisive issue of sexuality.
I was particularly shocked by the comment: "A canonical change
is only an issue if the conclusion of the St.
A canonical change requires a two-thirds majority vote of each order at two successive synods.
But after agonizing hours of discussions at their meeting March 8 to 11, a majority of CoGS members decided that a canonical change "set the bar too high," and would create an impasse in a church already exhausted with the divisive issue that has dragged on for decades.
Or by canonical change
, as a matter of doctrine, worship, and discipline, requiring a two-thirds majority vote at two General Synods?
He concludes by saying, "In the service of Christian unity, the Catholic Church will have to make significant structural, pastoral, and canonical changes
General Synod approved canonical changes
that define more clearly the sacramental and pastoral ministry of the primate of the Anglican Church of Canada.
ACIP continues to work with Justice Brian Burrows, the primate's liaison with the Covenant Implementation Commission, in identifying what canonical changes
are required to provide the national native bishop with full authority and jurisdiction for aboriginal communities across Canada.
"We must meet to receive the report of the diocesan bishop and review canonical changes
," commented Archbishop Hutchison in an interview after returning to Toronto.