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Editorial

Higher costs force up the price of 'AD2000'

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 Contents - Feb 2003AD2000 February 2003 - Buy a copy now
Editorial: Higher costs force up the price of 'AD2000' - Peter Westmore
Vocations: Sydney seminary growth based on orthodoxy, fidelity - Fr Julian Porteous
Confronting today's persecution of the Catholic Church - Bishop Luc Matthys
News: The Church Around the World - AD2000
Events: Europe's most influential Catholic lay association coming to Melbourne - Anthony Cappello
John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family, Melbourne: a progress report - AD2000 Report
Liturgy: The sacrifice of the Mass: the Eucharistic words of Christ - Msgr Peter J. Elliott
'Healing the family tree': New Age under the guise of religion (Part One) - Fr Peter Joseph
Catholic learning in the liberal arts - Karl Schmude
Brisbane Thomas More Centre: putting faith into action - Sidney Rofe
Perth Rosary Tape authors' successful US visit - Colleen McGuiness-Howard
Letters: Thomas Groome (letter) - Bishop Kevin Manning
Letters: Eamonn Keane responds (letter)
Letters: Teaching the truth (letter) - Dennis MacDonald
Letters: Infallible teaching (letter) - George Simpson
Letters: Threat to schools (letter) - Richard Congram
Letters: Women's Commission (letter) - June See
Letters: Media distortions (letter) - Nell & Rinion Aslikar
Letters: Brisbane Synod (letter) - Neville Davis
Letters: Catholic medical practice (letter) - Dr Tim Coyle
Books: How To Win The Culture War, by Peter Kreeft - Bill Muehlenberg (reviewer)
Books: The Catholic School In An Age Of Dissent, by Leonard A. Kennedy CSB - Michael Gilchrist (reviewer)
Books: New year reading from AD Books
Reflection: Lectio Divina: a way to deepen our prayer life and spirituality - Fr Andrew Wise

As a result of increasing costs over recent years, and the promise of further increases, the cover price of AD2000 will increase to $3.00 per issue (including GST), and annual subscriptions will cost $44.00 (proportionately for overseas countries) as of this issue, February 2003.

Except for the unavoidable cost increases imposed as a result of the GST, AD2000's cover price has remained unchanged since the magazine was established in 1988. Subscriptions have been affected only by postage increases.

Australia Post has just increased the cost of standard letters from 45c to 50c, and already foreshadowed further increases in postal charges and other costs such as barcoding, which impact heavily on AD2000, since most copies are posted to subscribers.

Over this period, costs have been contained through internal economies, the kind co-operation of our printer, Brougham Press, and through the generosity of our team of volunteers who assist with packaging and dispatch.

There have been a number of improvements to AD2000 since the last price increase. Many of our writers, some of them from overseas, now communicate by email, ensuring that stories and features retain immediacy and topicality.

Another significant change has been the development of AD2000's web site (www.ad2000.com.au), which offers a number of special services to existing subscribers and the general public with Internet access. These include email, which enables readers to send letters instantaneously, the more convenient electronic subscription renewal, and the posting of AD2000 articles on the world wide web.

Additionally, we have installed a powerful search engine on our web site. This is of particular value to readers looking for articles published some time ago, or a series of articles on related subjects, and is used extensively by young people as an aid in their studies, as well as by researchers wanting access to information published in past issues of AD2000.

Thank you for your continuing support. We trust you will understand the circumstances which have forced us - regrettably - to make these increases.

  • Peter Westmore - Publisher (E-mail: freedom@connexus.net.au)

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Reprinted from AD2000 Vol 16 No 1 (February 2003), p. 2

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