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 Contents - Jul 2004AD2000 July 2004 - Buy a copy now
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 - Peter Chojnowski (reviewer)
Books: An Essay on the Restoration of Property, by Hilaire Belloc - John Ballantyne (reviewer)
Books: Ethics and the National Economy, by Heinrich Pesch - John Williamson (reviewer)
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

I have been reading with great interest the articles in AD2000 by Father Sebastian Camilleri.

Quite by chance on Wednesday 19 May I happened to call at the Caroline Chisholm Library in the heart of Melbourne. Here I found Father Sebastian addressing a crowded auditorium under the capable chair of Tom Hazell and in the presence of the Consul General of Malta, several priests from religious orders, many professional people and the redoubtable Kate Cleary, President of the library.

What followed was an entertaining and informative half hour of well-researched and delivered commentary on the Church today with relevant quotations from Papal encyclicals and the documents of Vatican II. Then came 30 minutes of questions, several from the younger ones of those attending.

Muriel Porter, writing from what I took to be an Anglican perspective in The Age hoped that the recent Danish Royal Wedding on television could lead people back to the Church. I think that a half dozen more like this inspiring Franciscan Friar could better any hoped-for result in that regard.

I write to heartily recommend Father Camilleri to your readers. May I also add that a visit to the Caroline Chisholm Library on Wednesdays at lunchtime would not go unrewarded.

FRANK BOURKE
Richmond, Vic

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Reprinted from AD2000 Vol 17 No 6 (July 2004), p. 13

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