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 Contents - Sep 2004AD2000 September 2004 - Buy a copy now
Editorial: 2004 Fighting Fund launched - Michael Gilchrist
Morwell: Vatican decision backs parish priests who uphold Church teachings - Michael Gilchrist
News: The Church Around the World
Pulp Fiction: Religious illiteracy and 'The Da Vinci Code' - Fr Martin Tierney
Books: Exposing 'The Da Vinci Code' fraud - James Hitchcock
Iraqi bishop: positive developments despite the violence and bloodshed - Bishop Rabban Al-Qas
Terrorist attacks on Iraqi Christians - Catholic World News
Mass Attendance: Where have all the worshippers gone? - Fr Martin Durham
Sydney Catholic Adult Education Centre courses prove popular - Peter Holmes
Mission: Sydney seminary's evangelisation program revitalises parish - Bishop Julian Porteous
Events: Carnivale Christi Melbourne to celebrate Graham Greene's centenary - Liam Houlihan
Why not a little Latin in the liturgy? - Angus Sibley
Adult education: Latin language course in Melbourne
Letters: Thank you from East Timor (letter) - Fr Marcos de Oliviera SDB
Letters: Mass translation? - Philip Holberton
Letters: NRSV Bible - Mrs M.A. Ross
Letters: Liturgy abuses - Peter Lynch
Letters: 'King Arthur' an anti-Catholic movie - Fr Brian Harrison
Letters: Permissiveness - Ena Makaus
Letters: State Aid - George Caruana JP
Letters: Maronite Church - L.L. Booth
Letters: Support given - Barry O'Brien
Letters: The Power of One - Carola Morgan
Letters: AIDS in the Philippines - Christopher Rule
Letters: Freedom to be Born pro-life march - George F. Simpson
Letters: Moral relativism - Tim Coyle
Books: The Next Christendom: The Coming of Global Christianity, by Philip Jenkins - John Barich (reviewer)
Books: The Decline and Fall of the Catholic Church in America, by David Carlin - Fr James Schall SJ (reviewer)
Books: Interrupted Journeys: Young Refugees from Hitler's Reich, by Alan Gill - Michael Gilchrist (reviewer)
Books: Catholic Family Catechism: 2004 Disciples Edition with 50 Questions and Answers - Fr Peter Murphy
Books: More new titles from AD Books
Reflection: Why the priesthood is absolutely necessary - Fr John O'Neill

Following upon Dr Arnold Jago's letter (July AD2000), readers may be interested to know that the Confraternity of the Holy Name of Jesus has kept in touch with Mr Andre van der Linden since his stand for Jesus was first published in the Melbourne Sunday Herald Sun on 25 April this year.

The Confraternity's first action was to send him a letter of support together with a cheque for $100.00 to help defray some of his legal expenses, as he had just acquired the services of (as he put it) a Christian lawyer.

Our next action was to send two copies of the Litany of the Holy Name of Jesus, together with two Membership Badges of the Confraternity for himself and his wife.

Both by phone and in a letter to me, he expressed his appreciation for our prayers, support and actions and asked that we continue to pray for him and what he is doing and support his action by telling people what the name of Jesus means to us and why we object to its blasphemous usage.

Mr van der Linden's latest information is that the ABA has been in touch with Channel Seven and are awaiting its reply before taking any further action. He told me that it depends on this outcome as to what further action, if any, he will then take.

Meanwhile, if any reader wishes to help defray Mr van der Linden's expenses, please post a cheque or money order, made out to The Confraternity of the Holy Name of Jesus, c/- Barry O'Brien, 1 Murtoa St, Dallas 3047. Victoria. Your donation, for which you will promptly receive a receipt, will immediately be forwarded on to him.

Dallas, Vic

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Reprinted from AD2000 Vol 17 No 8 (September 2004), p. 16

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