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Brisbane Synod (letter)

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 Contents - Feb 2003AD2000 February 2003 - Buy a copy now
Editorial: Higher costs force up the price of 'AD2000' - Peter Westmore
Vocations: Sydney seminary growth based on orthodoxy, fidelity - Fr Julian Porteous
Confronting today's persecution of the Catholic Church - Bishop Luc Matthys
News: The Church Around the World - AD2000
Events: Europe's most influential Catholic lay association coming to Melbourne - Anthony Cappello
John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family, Melbourne: a progress report - AD2000 Report
Liturgy: The sacrifice of the Mass: the Eucharistic words of Christ - Msgr Peter J. Elliott
'Healing the family tree': New Age under the guise of religion (Part One) - Fr Peter Joseph
Catholic learning in the liberal arts - Karl Schmude
Brisbane Thomas More Centre: putting faith into action - Sidney Rofe
Perth Rosary Tape authors' successful US visit - Colleen McGuiness-Howard
Letters: Thomas Groome (letter) - Bishop Kevin Manning
Letters: Eamonn Keane responds (letter)
Letters: Teaching the truth (letter) - Dennis MacDonald
Letters: Infallible teaching (letter) - George Simpson
Letters: Threat to schools (letter) - Richard Congram
Letters: Women's Commission (letter) - June See
Letters: Media distortions (letter) - Nell & Rinion Aslikar
Letters: Brisbane Synod (letter) - Neville Davis
Letters: Catholic medical practice (letter) - Dr Tim Coyle
Books: How To Win The Culture War, by Peter Kreeft - Bill Muehlenberg (reviewer)
Books: The Catholic School In An Age Of Dissent, by Leonard A. Kennedy CSB - Michael Gilchrist (reviewer)
Books: New year reading from AD Books
Reflection: Lectio Divina: a way to deepen our prayer life and spirituality - Fr Andrew Wise

I refer briefly to I.F. Nolan's letter (November AD2000) concerning the Brisbane Synod. I think that Archbishop Bathersby has already headed off the dissident fringe, tactfully and adroitly, by pointing out publicly that some of the submissions received are beyond the scope of the local church.

May I also refer to Michael Starr's letter (same issue). I agree heartily with the first part regarding "Christian and Catholic" but respond differently to the second. Rather too many years ago I was baptised into the "Holy Roman Catholic Church". Now, with bishops ignoring the Statement of Conclusions they signed, and priests reportedly not objecting to the idea of an independent Australian Church, I am staying "Roman". For me it is "Rome or the Bush".

NEVILLE DAVIS
Cleveland Point, Qld

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Reprinted from AD2000 Vol 16 No 1 (February 2003), p. 16

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