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How to ensure AD2000's continuing impact

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 Contents - Sep 2007AD2000 September 2007 - Buy a copy now
Editorial: How to ensure AD2000's continuing impact - Michael Gilchrist
Pastoral Letter: NSW and ACT Bishops call for a shake-up in Catholic education - Michael Gilchrist
News: The Church Around the World
A successful quest for vocations in Melbourne - Br Barry Coldrey
Rome reaffirms Vatican II's teaching on 'one true Church' - Frank Mobbs
New Age: Centering Prayer and other spiritualities: are they Catholic? - Wanda Skowronska
'Thought that has been thought out' - John Haldane
Rediscovering the real history of Australian Catholic education - Eamonn Keane
Catholic education must be 'unashamedly Catholic' - Bishop Robert Finn
Laity: How the Legion of Mary can benefit parishes - Fr Hugh Thwaites SJ
Letters: Vatican II - Peter D. Howard
Letters: Infallible? - Francis Vrijmoed
Letters: Dr Mobbs' response - Frank Mobbs
Letters: Extraordinary? - Mark Szymczak
Letters: Lapsed Catholics - Robert Garratt
Letters: Preaching - Kevin McManus
Letters: Religious attire - Tom King
Letters: African prisoners - John Evans
Poem: A poem for Mary's Birthday - Brian Joseph Mulligan
Books: THE BEAUTY OF THY HOUSE, by Mark Alessio - Tim Cannon (reviewer)
Books: FAITH AND CERTITUDE, by Thomas Dubay SM - Tim Cannon (reviewer)
Events: Silent Retreat 9-12 November 2007
Books: Books available from AD2000
Reflection: An informed conscience: what the Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches - Bishop Luc Matthys

The role of AD2000 as a national journal that fosters the cause of orthodoxy within the Catholic Church - and Christianity generally - in Australia remains all-important as has been acknowledged by many of our Church leaders.

Now in its 20th year, it seems almost miraculous that AD2000 has survived for so long at a time when few Catholics attend Mass regularly, far fewer read religious materials, and publications of all descriptions struggle to maintain their circulations.

As a non-profit venture, AD2000 depends, among other things, on generous financial support for its continuing viability. The Fighting Fund (see page 18) provides an opportunity for those who share our goals for the Church's spiritual health to indicate in a practical way their support for the purposes of this journal.

Apart from financial assistance, the need to maintain and increase circulation is of paramount importance if AD2000 is to continue its role of addressing the crisis of faith, as it impacts both inside and outside the Church, while keeping Catholics informed of the latest developments, such as progress with the new Missal translation, important initiatives by our bishops in addressing problem areas (see page 3) or Benedict XVI's latest writings. Having an informed core of catholics is vital if the Church in Australia is to have a secure spiritual future.

I urge all our readers to look at ways of increasing AD2000's circulation, whether through gift subscriptions to potentially interested frieds or relations, or having AD2000 sold in their local parish.

While much has been achieved since the founding of AD2000 by Mr. B.A. Santamaria in 1988, the work of spiritual recovery in the Church is far from complete, despite the advent in recent years of many strong bishops. These bishops need our continuing prayerful support.

Michael Gilchrist, Editor.

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Reprinted from AD2000 Vol 20 No 8 (September 2007), p. 2

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