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 Contents - Apr 2001AD2000 April 2001 - Buy a copy now
Editorial: 'If Christ is not risen, then your faith is in vain' - Peter Westmore
John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family to open in July 2001 - AD2000 Report
News: The Church Around the World
Former Townsville Bishop's admissions on liturgy practices - Bishop Raymond Benjamin
Is Townsville the model for Ballarat's priest shortage? - Michael Gilchrist
Archbishop Curtiss on implementing the theology 'mandatum' - Archbishop Elden Curtiss
US parishioners more outspoken about church "renovations" - Zenit News Service
Thomas More Centre Summer School 2001: "Building a Culture of Life" - Michael Daniel
How to avoid banal, superficial liturgies - Bishop Kevin Manning
Rights of unborn are inalienable - Archbishop Barry J. Hickey
Tanzania's Father Winfried makes return visit to Australia - Martin Sheehan
Letters: Melbourne RE texts (letter) - Barbara Chigwidden
Letters: Sponsorship (letter) - Barry O'Brien
Letters: Legal action (letter) - Chris Joseph
Letters: Inaccuracy (letter) - Fr Michael Kalka PP
Letters: Ambiguities (letter) - Valentine Gallagher
Letters: ACU Syllabus (letter) - John Kelly
Letters: Stations of the Cross (letter) - Charles Bignold
Letters: Good responses (letter) - Hyacinth Morel
Letters: Dress code (letter) - Raymond de Souza
Review Article: A 'silly book' from ACU professor of theology - Frank Mobbs
Books: Keeping The Faith: Making a Difference by Wilson D. Miscamble - Michael Daniel (reviewer)
JESUS - Jubilee Edition Video - Johanna O'Farrell (reviewer)
Books: 'Contraception: The Hidden Truth' by Christine de Stoop - Katie Forster (reviewer)
Books: The Apostles' Creed, Defend the Faith and other apologetics topics - Michael Daniel (reviewer)
Books: 'The Atonement Child' by Francine Rivers - Mary-Jane Donnellan (reviewer)
Books: The Seven Cities of the Apocalypse, by Roland J. Worth - Michael Daniel (reviewer)
Reflection: Giving witness to the Gospel of Life - Rebecca van Rensburg

As secretary of the Confraternity of the Holy Name of Jesus (see November AD2000, p. 11), I recently wrote letters of protest to the Melbourne daily newspapers about their publicity for the homosexual "Midsumma Festival" and play Corpus Christi. I also wrote to the listed sponsors for demeaning their companies by sponsoring these grossly insulting, blasphemous events.

Not surprisingly, my letters were not published and the replies from the sponsorship companies (with the exception of one) explained that their decision to sponsor was based solely on commercial considerations.

The exception was Bob Jane T- Mart. Mr Jane wrote and explained that neither he nor his company sponsored or endorsed "this kind of festival."

He added: "What I believe has occurred is that one of our T-Marts allowed parking in a T-Mart. This was recognised as helping and without our company's approval listed Bob Jane T-Marts as a sponsor. We are not a sponsor and have acted by requesting their removal of our company name from their list."

BARRY O'BRIEN
Dallas, Vic

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Reprinted from AD2000 Vol 14 No 3 (April 2001), p. 14

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