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 Contents - Mar 2011AD2000 March 2011 - Buy a copy now
Nazareth: Patriarch Fouad of Jerusalem: Annunciation homily - His Beatitude Fouad Twal, Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem
Personal Ordinariates for former Anglicans: worldwide progress - Michael Gilchrist
News: The Church Around the World
iWitness 2010: an unforgettable retreat for young Catholics - Br Barry Coldrey
Islam divided over Pope's call to respect religious freedom - Babette Francis
Faith and reason at Notre Dame, Sydney - Fr Richard Umbers
New Divine Mercy parish and school for Perth - Fr Paul Fox
What are the marks of an authentically Catholic university? - Cardinal Raymond Burke
A bishop and his priests: united in truth with Christ - Fr John O'Neill
Netherlands: Migrants keep Church alive in Holland - Fr Cornelius van der Geest
Letters: St Peter's wife - John Young
Letters: Beatification case for Bob Santamaria - Brian A. Peachey
Letters: Condom use - Tim Coyle
Letters: New 'morality' - Fr Bernard McGrath
Letters: Missionaries of God's Love a welcome initiative - Tom King
Letters: Understanding Islam - John Frey
Letters: Baby killing - Frank Bellet
Letters: Gender selection - John Royal
Books: William Wardell: Building with Conviction, by A.G. Evans - Terri Kelleher (reviewer)
Books: Theophilos: A Novel, by Michael O'Brien - Michael Daniel (reviewer)
Books: THE AUSTRALIAN BOOK OF ATHEISM, Edited by Warren Bonett - Frank Mobbs (reviewer)
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Reflection: Mary's rosary: picture book of faith, hope and love - Bishop Robert Finn

One cannot judge a couple for desiring a daughter, as the desire for any child is natural. But the way this desire is to be met is quite another. Like abortion, same sex marriage, etc, this issue will be divisive with the potential to cause malice, which no peace-seeking person wants.

Perhaps unknowingly, and like many others in society, this couple has been caught in a web of deceit, the strands of which have been supplied through the primacy of choice ideas of Nietzsche, the self-interest of Ayn Rand, the artificial selection ideas of Francis Gallon (cousin of Charles Darwin) and Freudian psychoanalysis, to mention but a few. The ideas of these pseudo-thinkers are appealing to many.

Divine Authority, the controller of all life, God, has been taken out of the equation and His attributes usurped by man. Warnings and advice showing the detrimental consequences of adopting such ideas have been given by popes and writers like G.K. Chesterton but have been ignored. In our haste to embrace new ideas and wondrous technology we have largely lost the use of right reason, indeed, of common sense!

Bundaberg West, Qld

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Reprinted from AD2000 Vol 24 No 2 (March 2011), p. 16

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