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Myths exploded

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 Contents - Nov 2005AD2000 November 2005 - Buy a copy now
Editorial: A remarkable Catholic parish
National Press Club: Cardinal George Pell on the dictatorship of relativism - Cardinal George Pell
News: The Church Around the World
Sister Miriam Duggan: the Church's response to AIDS - Anh Nguyen
Synod of Bishops on the Eucharist: areas for remedial action identified - Peter Westmore
Thomas More Centre: Fifty years from Shadowlands: Childhood memories of the world of C. S. Lewis - Msgr Peter J. Elliott
Call to Holiness: Contemplating the Eucharistic Face of Christ - Christine McCarthy
Letters: Myths exploded - Nola Viney
Letters: Church Music - Chris Wilson
Letters: New Zealand visitor to Brisbane - Leo Leitch
Letters: Gnostic gospels and the Da Vinci Code - Fr G.H. Duggan SM
Letters: Example needed - Betty Griffin
Letters: Basic differences to overcome - Dr Arnold Jago
Letters: SSPX response - Timothy Hungerford
Letters: Vatican II and Benedict XVI - Jim Howe
Books: The Incredible Da Vinci Code, by Frank Mobbs - Michael Gilchrist (reviewer)
Books: Philosophy 101 Meets Socrates, by Peter Kreeft - Bill Muehlenberg (reviewer)
Books: Stem Cells, by Norman M. Ford and Michael Herbert - Kerrie Allen
Books: More good reading from AD Books
Reflection: The concrete character of Christianity - John Young

Regarding the article by John Young (April AD2000) titled, Exploding myths about the pre-Vatican II Church, I know that I am out of focus media-wise with my response in applauding it.

In my mind it provides the necessary contrast to the kinds of progressive Catholic ideas which people like Paul Collins articulate via the ABC and which appear convincing to those unaware of the Church's long past history.

Yes, our world has moved on in terms of technology and science, however, these are limited to the particular research so far done and the conclusions reached, let alone the sometimes ill-pronounced findings popularly announced.

I usually feel sad that people can make judgements and decisions based on such flimsy knowledge and understanding. This came to mind recently as I heard Mark Latham interviewed one morning on the ABC by Liam Bartlett.

Like a number of our radio and TV comperes and presenters, Liam is a product of Catholic family and schools.

I can appreciate that not everyone is a historian, even of the past 100 years, but rather a futuristic seeker; so where are all these younger Australians going in terms of faith? Being a parent who has had to cope with the "lost generation" of the Church for as many years as Monica prayed for Augustine, I ask, where are we going?

Nollamara, WA

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Reprinted from AD2000 Vol 18 No 10 (November 2005), p. 14

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