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Letters

Layman saint Bob Santamaria (letter)

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 Contents - Mar 2005AD2000 March 2005 - Buy a copy now
Editorial: Pray for John Paul II ... - Peter Westmore
Vocations: Australian diocesan seminary numbers continue to increase - Michael Gilchrist
News: The Church Around the World
Cinema: Hollywood's Kinsey whitewash - Bill Muehlenberg (reviewer)
Moral divisions among the Christian Churches threaten ecumenism - Archbishop Barry Hickey
Dissent: Notes from a theology unit at Australian Catholic University
Church's future lies with orthodoxy, not dissent - Fr Paul Stuart
Culture: Secularism, not religion, is threatened with extinction - David Quinn
Events: Holy Week Celebrations - Classical Roman Rite
A young Catholic's encounter with Latin at Chavagnes International College - Alexander Morrison
Adult Education: Sydney Centre for Thomistic Studies continues a great teacher's legacy - Audrey English
Letters: Priestly celibacy (letter) - Barbara Chigwidden
Letters: Overseas priests and racism - Fr Peter Joseph
Letters: Reporting abuses is not spying (letter) - Fr Edward P. Evans
Letters: Mangled hymns (letter) - Michael Apthorp
Letters: Orthodox young priest (letter) - John David
Letters: Abortion (letter) - Fr Austin Kenny CP
Letters: Leadership needed (letter) - Tom King
Letters: AIDS prevention (letter) - Dr Arnold Jago
Letters: Bible and Church (letter) - Frank Bellet
Letters: Layman saint Bob Santamaria (letter) - J.W. McMahon
Letters: Convert (letter) - Jeff Harvie
Letters: Information sought on Kathleen Cecilia Butler (letter) - John G. Brown
Letters: Latin Mass (letter) - Alan Freckelton
Obituary: The passing of a holy, many-talented Jesuit - Fr Victor Ian Falconer SJ - Michael O'Callaghan
Books: DOLLFUSS: An Austrian Patriot, by Fr Johannes Messner - Alice von Hildebrand
Books: THE CASTLE OF HEAVENLY BLISS - Michael Gilchrist (reviewer)
Books: Books to read in 2005
Reflection: The Holy Trinity and the Church: the truth will set you free - Fr John O'Neill

For a couple of years during the course of attendance at Mass I have had recurring thoughts on the same theme. Originally it was "write a letter to AD2000 about consideration being given to setting in motion a process to submit the name of our late and much-loved friend Bob Santamaria for canonisation as a layman saint".

Subsequently the reminder thought has been: "You still have not done anything about writing to AD2000 to find out whether others have had your same thought on this theme and/or would there be any response to it".

I feel no need to set out any great litany of his goodness or greatness at this time. Nor is there any need to discuss means and costs. I just want to discharge any obligation that I have and test the water as to whether there is any substance in my "inspiration".

J.W. McMAHON
Oyster Bay, NSW

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Reprinted from AD2000 Vol 18 No 2 (March 2005), p. 15

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