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Eternal destiny (letter)

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 Contents - Feb 2005AD2000 February 2005 - Buy a copy now
Editorial: Year of the Eucharist: a time to get serious - Michael Gilchrist
Appeal: Missionaries' vital role in helping tsunami victims - Peter Westmore
News: The Church Around the World
The Church in Australia 2005: can the tide be turned? - Michael Gilchrist
Timor Leste: Australia and East Timor: a Timorese Salesian Brother's impressions - Br Marcal Lopes
Education: State Aid: answering the critics' arguments - Fr Matthew Kirby
Religious Life: Faith and Reason: for a true renewal in religious life and the Church - Sr Mary Augustine OP
Events: Thomas More Centre to host US publisher dedicated to Catholic social teachings - Anthony Cappello
Marriage: Why gay marriage is a self-contradiction - Peter Reynolds
Letters: Religion inquiry (letter) - Jeff Tan
Letters: Missal translation (letter) - Norman Wilkinson
Letters: Revival of faith (letter) - Errol P. Duke
Letters: Fiji example (letter) - Tom King
Letters: Catholic youth (letter) - Jim Brown
Letters: Society of St Pius X (letter) - Anthony Bono
Letters: Eternal destiny (letter) - G. Mahoney
Letters: School leavers (letter) - Mrs M.A. Ross
Letters: Numbers of priests (letter) - Frank Mobbs
Letters: Abortion (letter) - Frank Bellet
Letters: Changes in Liturgy (letter) - Valentine Gallagher
Letters: The New Mass (letter) - Fr G.H. Duggan SM
Letters: Ten Commandments (letter) - Arthur Negus
Letters: Message from India (letter) - Fr S. John Joseph
Letters: Books wanted (letter) - Edwin McGrath
Letters: Inspiration (letter) - Brian Harris
Books: Rise, Let Us Be On Our Way, by John Paul II - Richard Egan (reviewer)
Books: Turning Towards the Lord: Orientation in Liturgical Prayer - Michael Gilchrist (reviewer)
Books: A Christian Apocalypse:The Sexual Abuse crisis in the Catholic Church, 1884-2004 - David Williams (reviewer)
Books: Books to read in 2005
Reflection: Archbishop Hart: Pope John Paul II and the Year of the Eucharist - Archbishop Denis Hart

I wish to congratulate Father Sebastian Camilleri OFM for his timely and pertinent article "St Francis and the universal call to holiness" (November AD2000).

In his aura of holiness, with simplicity and humility, St Francis imparts a practical lesson of self-fulfilment in God to all of us, especially to those who unfortunately concentrate solely on material gain and false joy at the expense of spiritual values that comply with our main purpose in life: eternal salvation.

Fr Camilleri puts it well in his article: "Eternal salvation is a precious treasure - as in the Gospel, where the interested person would sacrifice and sell all he or she owned to buy it."

With all our material and intellectual progress, when will today's people become more aware that their life-span is short and needs to be focused on the promise of eternal life. On the other hand, fratricidal wars, abortions, deceitful pride and glorified sex can lead to eternal damnation.

Christ showed us the way of salvation and the Saints followed. How about today's Christians?

G. MAHONEY
Avondale Heights, Vic

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Reprinted from AD2000 Vol 18 No 1 (February 2005), p. 15

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