AD2000 - a journal of religious opinionAD Books
Ask a Question
View Cart
Search AD2000: author: full text:  
AD2000 - a journal of religious opinion
Find a Book:

AD2000 Home
Article Index
About AD2000
Contact Us
Email Updates


Add Me
Remove Me

Subscriber Access:

Enter the Internet Access Key from your mailing label here for full access!


Synod of Bishops

Bookmark and Share

 Contents - Mar 2015AD2000 March 2015 - Buy a copy now
Editorial: AD2000 to be available online only - Peter Westmore
Synod: AFA calls for Synod to strengthen support for families - AD2000 Report
News: The Church Around the World
Rediscovering the spiritual dimension in modern psychology - Wanda Skowronska
Liturgy and mystery in the Mass - Audrey English
Challenging radical Islam - John A. Azumah
The parish priest and parish school - Fr John O'Neill
The linen cloth and the Second Coming - Andrew Sholl
The person and mission of St Joseph - Pope St John Paul
Seventh iWitness Retreat: another youth ministry success - Br Barry Coldrey
Apps: Smartphone apps to bring you closer to God - Peter Westmore
NACF: National Catholic Families Conference attracts 400 to Albury - Kathleen Horsfall and Marie-Louise Fowler
Letters: Persecution in China - Christopher Rule
Letters: Abortion - Brian Coman
Letters: Mary's knowledge - Carmel Ford
Letters: Anne Lastman replies ... - Anne Lastman
Letters: Synod of Bishops - John R. Barich
Books: MODERN MORAL PROBLEMS: Trustworthy Answers to Tough Questions, William B Smith - Michael E. Daniel (reviewer)
Books: NOT ALL NUNS MAY DO THIS, by Erika Lorenz - Michael E. Daniel (reviewer)
Books: Order books from
Reflection: Hail Mary, Full of Grace - Anne Lastman

Fr O'Neill (February AD2000) is correct in surmising that "there was a pro-divorce lobby at the Synod of Bishops" last October.

The Synod also almost totally ignored St John Paul II's teaching on "The Theology of the Body" which the sex-besotted world so desperately needs to enable mankind to escape the scourge of divorce, promiscuity and restore chastity.

None of the experts from the various John Paul II Institutes on Marriage and the Family were asked to contribute despite some of them being leading theologians, e.g., Prof Tracey Rowland who has been appointed to the Church's highest theological commission.

Similarly, the Synod pontificated on the counselling of same-sex attracted people without calling on the expertise of the worldwide Church organisation Courage founded by Father Harvey. Courage has asked that they be invited to the October 2015 Synod.

Let us hope and pray that both these omissions are rectified this year.

Claremont, WA

Bookmark and Share

Reprinted from AD2000 Vol 28 No 2 (March 2015), p. 17

Page design and automation by
Umbria Associates Pty Ltd © 2001-2004