God's word (letter)
| ||Contents - Sep 2001 - Buy a copy now
Editorial: A letter from the Publisher - Peter Westmore
Archbishop Hart's reception at St Patrick's Cathedral, Melbourne - Homily - Archbishop Denis Hart
News: The Church Around the World
The John Paul II Cultural Centre opens in Washington DC - Alex Sidhu
Successful Thomas More Centre Winter School in Brisbane - Sidney Rofe
Ballarat Thomas More Centre Winter School report
Feminism's broad agenda within the Catholic Church - Donna Steichen
Commission for Australian Catholic Women: Executive members' feminist views - Richard Egan
Why today's secular culture is anti-Catholic - James Hitchcock
Kenneth Bruce Dowding, Australian Catholic hero: his brother's tribute - Rev Keith Dowding
Letters: Celibacy (letter) - Mrs A.M. Tilburg
Letters: More on Marins (letter) - Peter Finlayson
Letters: BECs (letter) - Marie Kennedy
Letters: Charter (letter) - Rev A.T. Fitzpatrick
Letters: Adelaide protest (letter) - Pauline Pascoe
Letters: Feminists (letter) - Margaret Jones
Letters: Formidable mind (letter) - Mrs V. Mulligan
Letters: Aquinas (letter) - Michael Casanova
Letters: Fatima Family Apostolate (letter) - Margaret Grace
Letters: Church teachings (letter) - Gerry Keane
Letters: Mind of the Church (letter) - Mrs Carol V. Phillips
Letters: God's word (letter) - Vic Hall
Books: 'The Book of Marriage', edited by Dana Mack and David Blankenhorn - Bill Muehlenberg (reviewer)
Books: 'The Holocaust, Never To Be Forgotten', Avery Dulles SJ, Rabbi Leon Klenicki - Anthony Cappello (reviewer)
Books: 'Padre Pio: In My Own Words', ed. Anthony F. Chiffolo - Mary-Jane Donnellan (reviewer)
Books: 'Teens and Relationships', 'Teen Life and Christ', by Jerry Shepherd - Mary-Jane Donnellan (reviewer)
Books: 'Lamentations Of The Father', by Ian Frazier - Mary-Jane Donnellan (reviewer)
Reflection: Saint Catherine of Siena: how to receive the Eucharist more worthily - Sr Mary Jeremiah OP
Thank you for your publication, which, over the past several years has helped me, and many others, to keep abreast of Church events, and also of some of the incredible acts of disobedience to Christ's "Vicar on Earth".
My comment today is, however, about the Anglican cleric in your July edition who became Primate of his Church in Australia and who, like many today, preaches acceptance of people living daily in mortal sin.
Since God is perfect in every way, He never deviates from His word. Mortal times and fashions, styles and ideas may "grow" (or change) but He doesn't. Thus I draw attention to His holy Scriptures, in particular, His inspired Word in St Paul's first letter to the Corinthians, Chapter 6 verses 9 and 10. Cross-checked in my King James, Good News and Aramaic versions, the essence is the same, so I'll quote from my King James new version.
"Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolators, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the Kingdom of God."
There is no opinion necessary. God Himself says: unrepentant, unforgiven practising homosexuals, male or female, adulterers as in remarried divorcees, and other sinners, are excluded, unless they repent.
Sorry, I didn't make the rules, but you all know them.
Reprinted from AD2000 Vol 14 No 8 (September 2001), p. 15