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Orthodox seminary (letter)

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 Contents - Aug 2001AD2000 August 2001 - Buy a copy now
Editorial: The Assumption of Our Lady: 15 August - Michael Gilchrist
Melbourne's new Archbishop receives Pallium from John Paul II - AD2000 Report
News: The Church Around the World
After 14 years: why does AD2000 continue? - Michael Gilchrist
Denver Archdiocese: the future of Catholicism - David Scott
US bishops implement papal teaching on Catholic universities - Charles E. Rice
Appreciating the Mass: a successful new publication - Fr Robert Egar PP
Australian scholarship for African priest
Letters: Balanced presentation (letter) - Denis O'Leary
Letters: BEC success stories (letter) - Errol P. Duke
Letters: BECs not new (letter) - John Barich
Letters: Radical feminists (letter) - Dr T.R. White
Letters: Statement of Conclusions (letter) - Mark Power
Letters: Orthodox seminary (letter) - Paul Chigwidden
Letters: Finding more priests (letter) - Theo Silvas
Letters: Evolution/Original Sin (letter) - John Schmid
Letters: Vatican II 'ambiguities' (letter) - George F. Simpson
Letters: Choosing life (letter) - Mark Whybrow
Letters: St Thomas Aquinas (letter) - Valentine Gallagher
Letters: Generous response (letter) - Fr Stephen B. Muchemwa
Letters: Mass leaflet (letter) - Stephanie McClarty
Letters: Correct statement (letter) - Elizabeth Carr
Books: Genetic Turning Points, by James Peterson - Bill Muehlenberg (reviewer)
Books: The Cross of Anzac, by Tom Johnstone - Mark Posa (reviewer)
Books: Hail, Holy Queen: The Mother of God in the Word of God, by Scott Hahn - Catherine Sheehan (reviewer)
Books: Learning to Pray, by Julie Keleman - Anthony Cappello (reviewer)
Books: The DNA of God: Newly Discovered Secrets of the Shroud of Turin, Garza-Valdez - Anthony Cappello (reviewer)
Books: The Christian Travellers' Guides: France, Britain, Italy, Germany - F.T. Long (reviewer)
Events: Victorian Thomas More Winter School 2001 in Ballarat, 3 - 5 August 2001
Events: Cardinal Lustiger to visit Australia, 6 August 2001
Events: Second National Chesterton Conference, 30 Sept - 1 Oct 2001
Reflection: Clerical celibacy: Giving ourselves up completely to God and the people He loves - Fr Dennis W. Byrnes PP

Priestless parishes and a lack of vocations to the priesthood seem to be a regular topic in AD2000. For my family and myself this is not a problem. Thanks to the courage, foresight and faith of Bishop William Brennan of Wagga Wagga, NSW.

What a great joy it is to go to the ordination of young men to the priesthood each year. This year alone, four men are due to be ordained to the priesthood and five to the diaconate.

Why the number for such a small diocese? John Vianney Seminary is orthodox. The professors who teach there are men who have a deep love of the Church and work to pass on to the seminarians all the beauties and truths of the Church. Christ said, "Pray the Lord of the harvest to send labourers into the vineyard." Our task is simple - prayer. Christ gives the vocations; all we need to do is pray.

Vianney College also offers to trainee teachers courses in the Catechism, Introduction to the Bible and Catechetics. These courses are all recognised by the nearby Charles Sturt University and serve as credits for its Bachelor of Education degree.

PAUL CHIGWIDDEN
Ganmain, NSW

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Reprinted from AD2000 Vol 14 No 7 (August 2001), p. 14

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