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Friday
Sep272013

Michaelmas, 2013: Pilar Gonzalez Gatemen

(Photo: Brent Gateman)

‘God doesn’t call you because you are a priest. He makes you one,‘ says Rev. Pilar Gonzalez Gatemen.  “I am still growing into it.” The current rector of Christ Church, Fort Macleod, Alberta taught school for 16 years, and was one of those faithful parishioners who volunteers for job after job – teaching Sunday School, cooking Alpha dinners – with no thoughts of heading to seminary. She and husband, Brent, who owns a regional airline and flight school, were busy

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Friday
May312013

Trinity, 2013: Héctor (Tito) Zavala

Photo: Sue Careless

The Bishop of Chile, Héctor (Tito) Zavala, is also the Presiding Bishop of the Southern Cone: Iglesia Anglicana del Cono Sur de América. Elected in November 2010, Bishop Tito is the Province’s first Latin American Primate, as well as Chile’s first Latino bishop. Sue Careless interviewed him in April at the Eastern Assembly of the Anglican Network in Canada (ANiC), where he was the keynote speaker.

TAP: Your Province covers the lower half of the continent of South America. Is it growing numerically? 

HZ: Yes. We have about 25,000 members in a continent of 110 million people. The Province of the Southern Cone is made up of

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Monday
Apr012013

Easter, 2013: Wendy LeMarquand

(Photo: Canon Dr John Macdonald)

Canadians Dr. Wendy LeMarquand and her husband, Bishop Grant LeMarquand, moved from their home in Ambridge, Pennsylvania last fall to serve in the community of Gambella, located in western Ethiopia near the Sudanese border. Their work is primarily among refugees who have fled Sudan. Bishop Grant is an area bishop for the Episcopal Diocese of Egypt, responsible for the Horn of Africa. Debra Fieguth interviewed “Dr. Wendy” in Addis Ababa via Skype.

TAP: What is your work or week day like? What do you do as a physician in your new environment?

WLM: That’s an excellent question. The fact that I don’t have government permission to work as a physician at this point has given me a chance to see what I might do once my paperwork is approved. They’re really careful in Ethiopia. In the meantime

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Wednesday
Feb132013

Lent, 2013: Robert Hardwick

The Rev. Rob Hardwick, Bp.-Elect of Qu’Appelle, recently spoke with Sharon Dewey Hetke. Hardwick was trained as a machinist building artillery weapons and later served with the Nottinghamshire Constabulary. He converted at age 26, became a priest in the Church of England and then was called to Canada. He will be consecrated in Regina on March 2nd.

TAP: What prompted you to come to Canada to serve as a priest?

RH: The Lord did. It was a strong calling, around Christmas 2000, to go to Canada. My wife is actually Canadian; she’d lived in England for 23 years.  A part of the difficulty in testing a call is: Is it something that you want to do for your own reasons, or

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Friday
Dec212012

Christian girl released

Family receives death threats

ON NOV. 20, after considerable international protest, the Islamabad High Court in Pakistan ordered that the case against Rimsha Masih, the teenage Pakistani Christian girl accused of burning pages from the Koran, be dismissed due to lack of evidence. A Muslim cleric is now facing charges of planting evidence and will be tried for making false accusations. According to one of her lawyers

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