The Rev. Linus Buriani is not the sort of person who draws a lot of attention to himself.
The Rev. Geoffrey Monjesa had been so close to retiring.
Three counties, 240 kilometres, 15 days — the diocese of Fredericton bishop’s third annual pilgrimage was complete as of Sunday, with a service at St. Philip’s Anglican Church in Moncton.
In March, Australia’s Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse released its initial report on how Australian institutions—including churches, schools, sports clubs and government organizations—have responded to allegations of child sexual abuse.
It’s old news that many of Canada’s traditional mainstream churches are experiencing institutional decline. What is not widely acknowledged is that those same churches have maintained a strong influence as this nation’s social conscience. I consider that to be one of the most important Canadian justice-developments during the past half-century.