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Revival of faith (letter)

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 Contents - Feb 2005AD2000 February 2005 - Buy a copy now
Editorial: Year of the Eucharist: a time to get serious - Michael Gilchrist
Appeal: Missionaries' vital role in helping tsunami victims - Peter Westmore
News: The Church Around the World
The Church in Australia 2005: can the tide be turned? - Michael Gilchrist
Timor Leste: Australia and East Timor: a Timorese Salesian Brother's impressions - Br Marcal Lopes
Education: State Aid: answering the critics' arguments - Fr Matthew Kirby
Religious Life: Faith and Reason: for a true renewal in religious life and the Church - Sr Mary Augustine OP
Events: Thomas More Centre to host US publisher dedicated to Catholic social teachings - Anthony Cappello
Marriage: Why gay marriage is a self-contradiction - Peter Reynolds
Letters: Religion inquiry (letter) - Jeff Tan
Letters: Missal translation (letter) - Norman Wilkinson
Letters: Revival of faith (letter) - Errol P. Duke
Letters: Fiji example (letter) - Tom King
Letters: Catholic youth (letter) - Jim Brown
Letters: Society of St Pius X (letter) - Anthony Bono
Letters: Eternal destiny (letter) - G. Mahoney
Letters: School leavers (letter) - Mrs M.A. Ross
Letters: Numbers of priests (letter) - Frank Mobbs
Letters: Abortion (letter) - Frank Bellet
Letters: Changes in Liturgy (letter) - Valentine Gallagher
Letters: The New Mass (letter) - Fr G.H. Duggan SM
Letters: Ten Commandments (letter) - Arthur Negus
Letters: Message from India (letter) - Fr S. John Joseph
Letters: Books wanted (letter) - Edwin McGrath
Letters: Inspiration (letter) - Brian Harris
Books: Rise, Let Us Be On Our Way, by John Paul II - Richard Egan (reviewer)
Books: Turning Towards the Lord: Orientation in Liturgical Prayer - Michael Gilchrist (reviewer)
Books: A Christian Apocalypse:The Sexual Abuse crisis in the Catholic Church, 1884-2004 - David Williams (reviewer)
Books: Books to read in 2005
Reflection: Archbishop Hart: Pope John Paul II and the Year of the Eucharist - Archbishop Denis Hart

The disclosure of "unconventional Baptisms" in the Brisbane Archdiocese may well have some blessings in its outcome.

Archbishop Bathersby showed spiritual strength in addressing the problem so that some of the modernist dissenters wishing to do things their way may realise the damaging aspects of their actions towards the communion and unity of the universal Church.

It is, after all, the Church of Jesus Christ, and as members we have no authority to dismember it according to our own whims and fancies.

Similarly, when all bishops unite strongly to use the Catholic Catechism as the basis for faith formation in schools and parishes, a faith revival may then begin to occur.

How can our Catholic youth be expected to exercise love based on truth when they are not taught the rule book, or even know the Ten Commandments, e.g., keeping holy the Sabbath Day?

ERROL P. DUKE
Elizabeth East, SA

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Reprinted from AD2000 Vol 18 No 1 (February 2005), p. 14

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