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Counter Reformation

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 Contents - Oct 2006AD2000 October 2006 - Buy a copy now
Editorial: The way ahead for the education of Catholics - Michael Gilchrist
Generation Y: New survey confirms low belief and practice levels of young Catholics - Michael Gilchrist
News: The Church Around The World
Spanish bishops attack false theologies - AD2000 Report
Benedict XVI interviewed by German journalists
Educating young Catholics: a bold initiative in Wagga Wagga - Michael Gilchrist
University: Campion College: a pioneer in Australian higher education - Stephen McInerny
Modernism's 'second wave' continues to impact on the Church - Fr Martin Durham
Letters: Missal translation - Philip Holberton
Letters: Counter Reformation - Alan Barron
Letters: Early baptism - Frances McEniery
Letters: Pessimistic view - Francis Vrijmoed
Letters: Church teaching on baptism - C.V. Phillips
Letters: Accuracy needed - Tony Sheehan
Letters: Intelligent Design - Michael Griffiths
Letters: Evolution hoax - Fr G.H. Duggan SM
Letters: Abortion and health insurance discounts - Robert Bom
Letters: Homosexuality - Daphne Preston
Books: ARMS OF LOVE by Carmen Marcoux - Jacinta Cummins (reviewer)
Books: Towards A People's Liturgy: The Importance of Language, by Mark Twinham Elvins - Michael E. Daniel (reviewer)
Book Launch: Lost! Australian Catholics Today, by Michael Gilchrist
Books: Order AD2000 books from www.freedompublishing.com.au
Reflection: Philosophy and theology: avoiding the pitfall of human pride - Fr John O'Neill

I read with interest John Morrissey's article "The Counter Reformation and the Jesuits" (September AD2000).

In my younger and more zealous years, as a Bible-believing Baptist, I would have hotly contested much of what John wrote. However, over the years I have mellowed somewhat. I have come to the conclusion that God is no respecter of persons, nor favours one denomination over another.

That is to say He is not interested primarily in Catholics or Protestants justifying their interpretation of history, or their understanding of various doctrines. Rather God wants all believers to live in harmony, peace and goodwill, working together to extend the love of Christ in the world, eschewing endless debates on theology; and, if possible, even loving one another as He, Christ, has loved us.

By doing so we prove to the world that indeed God is a God of love, and non-believers will be won over to the Kingdom of God by the love that believers show towards each other (irrespective of the denomination to which they belong).

ALAN BARRON, Th.Dip, BA
Grovedale, Vic

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Reprinted from AD2000 Vol 19 No 9 (October 2006), p. 15

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