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AD2000 Article Index - 2004


Volume 17 Number 1 - February 2004 - BUY A COPY HERE

Editorial: What is the purpose of Catholic schools?, Michael Gilchrist
Liturgy: 'Excellent start' on accurate English Missal translation, AD2000 REPORT
News: The Church Around the World
Modern church design: 'Spank the architect!', Paul Mees
Melbourne and Sydney initiatives to educate adults in the Catholic faith, Peter Holmes
Human life: precious from conception, Fr Angelo Serra SJ
Interview: Scott Hahn interviewed on Dei Verbum : What Vatican II taught about Scripture, Zenit News Service
Letters: Social Justice Statement, John R. Barich
Letters: Celibacy book review, Fr Adrian Head
Letters: Higher calling, Judy O'Reilly
Letters: Christ's gift, Wendy Francis
Letters: One-World Church?, Philip Robinson
Letters: Fertility rates, Brian Harris
Letters: New Age?, Fr Don Coutts
Letters: Clarification, August Magdaleno
Books: Spiritual Combat Revisited, by Jonathon Robinson, reviewed by Richard Egan
Books: Anti-Catholicism in America: The Last Acceptable Prejudice, by Mark S. Massa SJ, reviewed by Michael Daniel
Books: Mystical Flora, by St Francis de Sales, reviewed by Mark Posa
Books: The Rosary : Chain of Hope, by Benedict J. Groeschel CFR, reviewed by Michael E. Daniel
Books: The Beginner's Book Of Chant, by a Benedictine monk, reviewed by Paul Russell
The foundation of moral law: the pagan witness of Cicero, 106-43 BC
Books: AD Books - Fresh book titles for the New Year
Reflection: The ministerial priesthood: 'truly a gift from God', Fr Dennis W. Byrnes


Volume 17 Number 2 - March 2004 - BUY A COPY HERE

Editorial: Archbishop Wilson's challenge for educators, Michael Gilchrist
Red Mass Homily: Can Lawyers Be Saints?, Bishop Anthony Fisher
News: The Church Around the World, AD2000
Ad limina 2004: The 'Statement of Conclusions' five years on, Michael Gilchrist
Archaeology: Macquarie University's latest papyrus fragments shed light on early Christianity, Peter Westmore
USA: American bishops critical of their RE texts, Zenit News Service
USA: Pro-abortion politicians put on notice, AD2000
HIV/AIDS: A Catholic approach to AIDS: value-based behaviour change, Sr Miriam Duggan
World AIDS Day: A Cardinal, AIDS and the BBC, Msgr Peter J. Elliott
Virtue ethics: Challenging our contemporary culture's flawed worldview, Hayden Ramsey
Wisdom from the 17th century: an anonymous nun's prayer
Letters: Tabernacle (letter), Rosemary Chandler
Letters: Human life (letter), Robert Prinzen-Wood
Letters: Social Justice Statement (letter)
Poetry: TERESA : A tribute to Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta, John Meston
Letters: Inspiring (letter), Fr Joseph Medwin
Letters: Scripture and the Magisterium, John Frey
Letters: Missal (letter), John Rayner
Events: Albury-Melbourne Life Walk (letter), George Simpson
Letters: African Rosary and Prayer Book Appeal (letter), Obour Isaac
Books: John Henry Newman on the pre-eminent place of the Blessed Virgin in Christianity, reviewed by Leo Madigan
Books: Lord, Have Mercy : The Healing Power of Confession, by Scott Hahn, reviewed by Paul Russell
Books: Archbishop Fulton Sheen : A Man for All Media, by Gregory Joseph Ladd, reviewed by Michael Gilchrist
CD Review: FOLLOW ME : The life of Jesus for children, by Zak Zreikat, reviewed by Joe Padero
Books: THE HEADLONG TRAFFIC : Poems and Prose 1997 to 2002, by Bruce Dawe, reviewed by Michael Gilchrist
Music: Reflections for Peace, Joy and Serenity, by Melanie and Christopher Duluk, reviewed by Paul Russell
Books: AD Books - More new titles for 2004
Reflection: Scholarship, truth and Divine Revelation, Fr John O'Neill


Volume 17 Number 3 - April 2004 - BUY A COPY HERE

Editorial: The Passion of the Christ: 'Why do you seek the living among the dead?', Michael Gilchrist
National Church Life Survey: church-going declines further, Michael Gilchrist
News: The Church Around the World
Riccardo Piol of Communion and Liberation makes an impact in Victoria, AD2000 Report
Books: Archbishop Hart launches new book on Dr Mannix - Daniel Mannix: Wit and Wisdom, Archbishop Dennis Hart
Film Review: Mel Gibson's 'The Passion of the Christ': a contemporary masterpiece, David Schütz
Events: Adore 2004 Youth Eucharistic Congress, Nicole Osmak
God 'number one' in East Timor, Paul Russell
Events: Chesterton conference to be held in Melbourne, Tony Evans
Theology: Fr Aidan Nichols to lecture on von Balthasar in Melbourne, Tracey Rowland
Whatever happened to reverence at Mass?, Matthew Greene
The Salesians in East Timor: progress report, Br Michael Lynch
Letters: Church architecture
Letters: Catholic schools
Letters: Jehovah's Witnesses
Letters: Corrections, Fr Timothy Deeter
Letters: The Sign of the Cross, Dr Arnold Jago
Letters: Life under threat, Brian Harris
Letters: Taking a stand in the culture war, Robert and Carmel Garrett
Letters: Easter greetings from India, Fr S. John Joseph
Poetry: Two Poems on the Passion, Marion Craig and Brian Mulligan
Books: The Catholic Revival in English Literature 1845-1961, by Ian Ker, reviewed by Francis Phillips
Books: An apology for the revival of Christian Architecture, by Augustus Welby Pugin, reviewed by Michael Gilchrist
Priestly Fraternity of St Peter - Holy Week 2004
Books: AD Books - More new titles for 2004
Reflection: Right is right, even if nobody does it (G.K. Chesterton), Fr F.E. Burns


Volume 17 Number 4 - May 2004 - BUY A COPY HERE

Editorial: May: the month of Mary, Mother of God, Peter Westmore
New liturgy document: Rome affirms right of laity to complain about abuses, Michael Gilchrist
News: The Church Around the World
Australian Bishops' ad limina: strong leadership needed to confront secularism
Ethics: Denial of food and water to patients is 'genuine euthanasia': John Paul II, Michael Casanova
Church in UK welcomes abortion documentary, Anthony Cappello
Priesthood: Pope's World Day of Prayer for Vocations, Fr Paul Stuart
Events: Brisbane Corpus Christi Procession, Josie Mangano
Education: The religious character of Catholic schools: how can it be enhanced?, Br Paul Macrossan CFC
Poetry: Come As You Are (revised version), Bruce Dawe
Art: Beauty is very much an attribute of God - Sister Wendy, Sarah Macdonald
Liturgy: Cardinal George of Chicago examines post-Vatican II liturgical reforms, Michael Gilchrist
Letters: God's house (letter), Melanie Costabile
Letters: Timely article on reverence (letter), Name and Address Supplied
Letters: Reverence at Mass (letter), Shirley Vaughan
Letters: Eucharistic reverence (letter), Carmel Strong
Letters: Vocations guide (letter), Patrick Ryan
Letters: 'The Passion' (letter), Bob Denahy
Letters: Catholic schools (letter), Elizabeth Alderton
Letters: No laughing matter (letter), Dr Lance Eccles
Letters: Personhood (letter), Dr Brian Pollard
Letters: Darwinism (letter), Michael Griffiths
Events: Wagga Wagga Seminary Open Day 16 May
Books: Marriage and Family in the Biblical World, edited by Ken Campbell, reviewed by Bill Muehlenberg
Books: Why Must I Suffer?, by Francis Remler, reviewed by Bill Muehlenberg
Books: ANGLICANS AND ORTHODOX: Unity and Subversion (1559-1725), by Judith Pinnington, reviewed by Tracey Rowland
Books: AD Books - More new titles for 2004, Anthony Cappello
Reflection: Why the world needs Jesus Christ and Christian models, Fr Sebastian Camilleri OFM


Volume 17 Number 5 - June 2004 - BUY A COPY HERE

Editorial: Pentecost: As it was in the beginning ..., Michael Gilchrist
Abortion: 'Pro-choice' issue emerges in US presidential campaign, Michael Gilchrist
News: The Church Around the World
Marriage: Statistics highlight the precarious state of marriage and family, AD2000 REPORT
Theology of the Body: Why the silence on the Church's moral teachings?, Audrey Dillon
Society: Why Chesterton is needed now more than ever, Dale Ahlquist
Education: Chavagnes en Paillers: a Catholic college with a Catholic culture, Paul Russell
The importance of beauty in the Liturgy, Christopher Pearson
Poetry: The power and beauty of religious poetry - Star-Life, Identikit, Ministers, Bruce Dawe
Poetry: The power and beauty of religious poetry - Cast fear behind thee, I am come!, Marion and Delia Craig
Letters: New Liturgy document (letter), John Schmid
Letters: Disrespect (letter), John Casamento
Letters: Behaviour at Mass (letter), Michael Ryan
Letters: Options (letter), Maryse Usher
Letter: Signs of hope (letter), Daniel Attard
Letters: Priestly vocations (letter), Monsignor Robert Egar
Letters: The Passion - Suffering (letter), Dr Arnold Jago
Letters: The Passion - Not overdone (letter), Monique Onezime
Letters: The Passion - No ordinary man (letter), Jony Joordens
Letters: Faith and reason (letter), John Kelly
Letters: Gospel Dating - The Jesus Papyrus (letter), Paul R. Smith
Letters: Media Standards Australia (letter), Denise Den-Bakker
Letters: Name changes? (letter), Frank Mobbs
Letters: US Survey (letter), Errol P. Duke
Letters: Catholic books (letter), Frank Carleton
Events: Window Shopping for Non-Catholics, Fr Paul Newton
Books: The Free Press, by Hilaire Belloc, reviewed by John Ballantyne
Books: The Outline Of Sanity, by G.K. Chesterton, reviewed by Peter Westmore
Books: Catharine With An 'A', by Edna Keir, reviewed by Joan Graham
Books: Looking Again at the Question of the Liturgy, Reform of the Reform?, reviewed by Paul Russell
Books: More new titles for 2004 from AD Books
Reflection: The Holy Spirit: like a bed for the weary traveller, Fr Leo Duck


Volume 17 Number 6 - July 2004 - BUY A COPY HERE

Editorial: Separation of Church and State?, Michael Gilchrist
Liturgy: New improved English Mass translation nears completion, Michael Gilchhrist
Feminist 'rituals': no substitute for prayer, Joanna Bogle
News: The Church Around the World
Pastoral Letter: The secular challenges to our faith: how to respond, Bishop Geoffrey Jarrett
Eucharistic Adoration: heart of evangelisation, Fr Sebastian Camilleri OFM
Croagh Patrick, Ireland's Holy Mountain: 'Sure, it's a bit of a hill', Paul Russell
Letters: Synod (letter), Lance Eccles
Letters: Courageous lead (letter), Tom King
Letters: Ineffective system (letter), John Mulholland
Letters: Catholic schools (letter), George Simpson
Letters: Dating the Gospels (letter), Fr G.H. Duggan SM
Letters: Informative talk (letter), Frank Bourke
Letters: Gay lobby (letter), Alan A. Hoysted
Letters: Abusive letters, Maureen Federico
Letters: Christian models (letter), Brett Powell
Letters: Christians the most vilified group (letter), Arnold Jago
Letters: Disappointment (letter), Cathy Cleary
Letters: The Passion of the Christ (letter), June Forester
Letters: Parish concerns (letter), Peter Gilet
Letters: No kneelers (letter)
Letters: The power of one (letter), Brian Harris
Letters: Sacred Heart (letter), V. Mulligan
Letters: CD response (letter), Melanie and Christopher Duluk
Books: Flee To the Fields - The Founding Papers of the Catholic Land Movement, reviewed by Peter Chojnowski
Books: An Essay on the Restoration of Property, by Hilaire Belloc, reviewed by John Ballantyne
Books: Ethics and the National Economy, by Heinrich Pesch, reviewed by John Williamson
Redemptionis Sacramentum (Sacrament of Redemption) abridged version, Fr M. Durham
Books: More new titles for 2004 from AD Books
Reflection: No time to pray? Try contemplation, Fr Leo J. Trese


Volume 17 Number 7 - August 2004 - BUY A COPY HERE

Editorial: New challenges for Catholic education, Peter Westmore
Pope's representative reminds Australian religious leaders on liturgy abuses, Archbishop Francesco Canalini
News: The Church Around the World
Getting serious about orthodoxy: an American bishop shows how, Michael Gilchrist
Catholic politicians and informed conscience, Bishop Michael Sheridan
Bioethics: Embryo stem-cell research: time for a moral benchmark, Christopher Pyne MP
The morning after pill, Bishop Anthony Fisher
History: Catholic education: triumph over adversity, Cardinal George Pell
Carnivale Christi: Whatever happened to beauty in art?, Paul Fitzgerald
The Catholic Church and the Greens: why?, Tony Kearney
Letters: Missal translation, Pastor David Buck
Letters: Hymn parody, Peter Hannigan
Letters: Casual trend, Gina Voskulen
Letters: Parish revitalised, Br Con Moloney CFC
Letters: Threats to family, Gordon Southern
Letters: Abortion, Anne Boyce
Letters: Relearning needed, Anne Lastman
Letters: Gospel dates, Jack R. Nyman
Books: DANIEL MANNIX: Wit and Wisdom, by Michael Gilchrist, reviewed by Hermann Kelly
Books: A Guide To The Passion Of The Christ : 100 Questions, reviewed by Fr Scot Armstrong STL
Books: Interview with the author of 'The Da Vinci Hoax', Carl E. Olsen
Books: More new titles for 2004 from AD Books
Reflection: Why teaching in a Catholic school is far more than a profession, Fr Dennis Byrnes


Volume 17 Number 8 - September 2004 - BUY A COPY HERE

Editorial: 2004 Fighting Fund launched, Michael Gilchrist
Morwell: Vatican decision backs parish priests who uphold Church teachings, Michael Gilchrist
News: The Church Around the World
Pulp Fiction: Religious illiteracy and 'The Da Vinci Code', Fr Martin Tierney
Books: Exposing 'The Da Vinci Code' fraud, James Hitchcock
Iraqi bishop: positive developments despite the violence and bloodshed, Bishop Rabban Al-Qas
Terrorist attacks on Iraqi Christians, Catholic World News
Mass Attendance: Where have all the worshippers gone?, Fr Martin Durham
Sydney Catholic Adult Education Centre courses prove popular, Peter Holmes
Mission: Sydney seminary's evangelisation program revitalises parish, Bishop Julian Porteous
Events: Carnivale Christi Melbourne to celebrate Graham Greene's centenary, Liam Houlihan
Why not a little Latin in the liturgy?, Angus Sibley
Adult education: Latin language course in Melbourne
Letters: Thank you from East Timor (letter), Fr Marcos de Oliviera SDB
Letters: Mass translation?, Philip Holberton
Letters: NRSV Bible, Mrs M.A. Ross
Letters: Liturgy abuses, Peter Lynch
Letters: 'King Arthur' an anti-Catholic movie, Fr Brian Harrison
Letters: Permissiveness, Ena Makaus
Letters: State Aid, George Caruana JP
Letters: Maronite Church, L.L. Booth
Letters: Support given, Barry O'Brien
Letters: The Power of One, Carola Morgan
Letters: AIDS in the Philippines, Christopher Rule
Letters: Freedom to be Born pro-life march, George F. Simpson
Letters: Moral relativism, Tim Coyle
Books: The Next Christendom: The Coming of Global Christianity, by Philip Jenkins, reviewed by John Barich
Books: The Decline and Fall of the Catholic Church in America, by David Carlin, reviewed by Fr James Schall SJ
Books: Interrupted Journeys: Young Refugees from Hitler's Reich, by Alan Gill, reviewed by Michael Gilchrist
Books: Catholic Family Catechism: 2004 Disciples Edition with 50 Questions and Answers, Fr Peter Murphy
Books: More new titles from AD Books
Reflection: Why the priesthood is absolutely necessary, Fr John O'Neill


Volume 17 Number 9 - October 2004 - BUY A COPY HERE

Editorial: Addressing the shortfall of priests, Michael Gilchrist
Today's non-practising young Catholics: are Church conservatives to blame?, Michael Gilchrist
News: The Church around the World
Society: US bishops call on Catholic institutions to oppose culture of death, Patrick Reilly
University: International Movement of Catholic Students Australia, Aaron Russell
Liturgy: Why priests should stick to the Mass texts, Bishop T.J. Paprocki
Books: Be Not Afraid: Cardinal George Pell's new book to be launched in November
Society: Why marriage should receive greater government support, Michael Casanova
The Pope's Encyclical on the Eucharist, Sr Mary Augustine OP
Letters: Pastoral letters (letter), Charles Francis, AM
Letters: State Aid (letter), Alan A. Hoysted
Letters: Liturgical abuses (letter), George Simpson
Letters: Graham Greene (letter), Thomas A. Watkin
Letters: Come As You Are? (letter), Brigid P. McKenna
Letters: Ghana: help needed (letter), Name and address supplied
Letters: Year of the Eucharist (letter), Fr Glen Tattersall FSSP
Letters: Catholic Doctors' Association of Victoria (letter), Dr Dominica Ho
Books: The Ceremonies Of The Roman Rite Described, Fortescue,O'Connell, Alcuin Reid, reviewed by Msgr. Peter J. Elliott
Books: The Organic Development of the Liturgy, by Alcuin Reid OSB, reviewed by Msgr Peter J. Elliott
Books: The Two Wings Of Catholic Thought, edited by D.R. Foster, J.W. Koterski SJ, reviewed by Br Christian Moe FSC
Books: More new titles from AD Books
Reflection: Our Lady, Fatima and the 'annihilation of nations', Anne Lastman


Volume 17 Number 10 - November 2004 - BUY A COPY HERE

Editorial: The challenge for Christianity today, Peter Westmore
Ad limina: The Pope calls for strong leadership from New Zealand's Bishops, Michael Gilchrist
News: The Church Around the World
British Catholic writers call for a better Mass translation, AD2000 Report
Orthodoxy: Anglican Synod 2004: Are liberal Anglicanism's days numbered?, Rev Nigel Zimmerman
Deer Park: Transforming our secular culture: the role of women, Marcia Riordan
Liturgy: Ad-libbing in the Mass: Does it really matter?, John Young
Education: Where secular humanism is triumphing over the Gospel, Fr John Walter
Morning Mass: Finding some 'head space': an alternative approach, David Birch
Obituary: RIP Michael Davies - The passing of a true defender of the Faith, Michael Foley
Letters: The Passion of the Christ (letter), Arnold Jago
Letters: Abortion issue (letter), Greg Byrne
Letters: Reporting abuses (letter), E. Makaus
Letters: Real Latin (letter), Matt Bruekers
Letters: Pastoral problems (letter), Fr Frank Brennan SJ
Letters: Crisis of faith (letter), Errol P. Duke
Letters: Young Catholics (letter), Nola Viney
Letters: State Aid (letter), George Caruana JP
Letters: Archbishop Mannix and State Aid (letter), T.A. Rigg
Letters: Extraordinary ministers of Communion (letter), Leon Voesenek
Letters: Unchanging Mass? (letter), Fr G.H. Duggan SM
Letters: Church teaching (letter), Carmel Pittari
Events: 4 Dec 2004 - International Movement of Catholic Students Australia (Victoria)
Books: MARRIAGE UNDER FIRE, by James Dobson, reviewed by Bill Muehlenberg
Books: From East to West You Gather a People, by Fr Russell Hardiman, reviewed by Brian Peachey
Books: More new titles from AD Books
Reflection: Saint Francis and the universal call to holiness, Fr Sebastian Camilleri OFM


Volume 17 Number 11 - December 2004 - January 2005 - BUY A COPY HERE

Editorial: Religious literacy: why not a national inquiry?, Michael Gilchrist
US and Australian election results: the cultural revolution challenged, Michael Gilchrist
News: The Church Around the World
Gone fishing: Catholic Earthcare Australia adopts discredited Green agenda, Pat Byrne
Administration: Cardinal Pell: Church administrators must put Christ's mission first, Cardinal George Pell
English language: Will Rome ensure the completion of an improved Mass translation?, William Oddie
Liturgy: Redemptionis Sacramentum on the liturgical rights of the faithful, CDF
New Evangelisation: Rebuilding a lost Faith, Fr John Walter
Archbishop Fulton Sheen: 25th anniversary, Martin Tobin
Society: American surveys show advantages of sexual abstinence education
Letters: Orthodoxy succeeds (letter), Fr Adrian Head
Letters: Seminary reforms (letter), Fr Peter Thompson CM
Letters: Election result (letter), Maureen Federico
Letters: Liturgical development (letter), Msgr Peter J. Elliott
Letters: Catholic youth (letter), Robert Denahy
Letters: Graham Greene a Catholic? (letter), Malcolm Mackinnon
Letters: Mass translation (letter), Leo McManus
Letters: 'Fem-speak' (letter), C.V.Phillips
Letters: Misunderstanding over 'Come As You Are' (letter), Peter Hannigan
Letters: Call to holiness (letter), Mark Calleja
Letters: Abortion (letter), Maryse Usher
Letters: Nihilism (letter), Robert Prinzen-Wood
Poetry: The Salami Treatment, Bruce Dawe
Books: Decoding Da Vinci, by Amy Welborn, reviewed by Anthony Cappello
Books: Theology of the Church, by Cardinal Charles Journet, reviewed by Michael Gilchrist
Books: Making Sense of Private Revelations, by Fr Paul Newton, Msgr Peter J. Elliott
Books: Architects of the Culture of Death, by Donald DeMarco and Benjamin Wiker, reviewed by Jodie Brown
Books: Inspiring Christmas Gifts
Reflection: Today is born to us a Saviour of the world, Pope John Paul II