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AD2000 Article Index - 2006


Volume 19 Number 1 - February 2006 - BUY A COPY HERE

Editorial: Catholic schools: how much accountability?, Michael Gilchrist
Cardinal Arinze on the Liturgy: the Mass is not entertainment, Cardinal Francis Arinze
News: The Church Around the World
Catechesis: Latest research on Catholic school leavers, Michael Gilchrist
Education: Catholic Church and her schools face a 'wake-up call', Bishop Geoffrey Jarrett
Liturgical Music: The spiritual impact of Msgr. Richard Schuler's priestly leadership and example, Fr John T. Zuhlsdorf
Priestly vocations: the key role of bishops, John Mallon
New Age paganism's creeping influence within the Church, Wanda Skowronska
Blessed Charles de Foucauld: seeking nothing but God's will, Dr Frank Mobbs
The Church of England: beyond satire?, Rev Peter Mullen
Letters: Clerical Celibacy (letter), Fr Adrian Head
Letters: All Saints Day (letter), M & L Morrissey
Letters: Ars priests retreat, Fr Robert Markey
Letters: Wrong chord? (letter), John Daly
Prayer: The Abandonment Prayer of Charles de Foucauld
Letters: Beautiful music (letter), Josephine Landsberg
Letters: Cardinal von Galen (letter), Denise M. Cameron
Letters: Survival of the fittest (letter), Arthur Negus
Letters: Evolutionism, Fr G.H. Duggan SM
Letters: Intelligent design (letter), Paul MacLeod
Letters: Homilies (letter), Robert Prinzen-Wood
Letters: Catholic magazines needed in India, Fr A. Joseph
Letters: EWTN tapes available, Harry and Antoinette Zwaans
Books: Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church, reviewed by Peter Westmore
Books: The Pope Benedict Code, by Joanna Bogle, reviewed by Michael Gilchrist
Books: For the Life of the World:St Maximilian and the Eucharist, by Fr Jerzy Domanski, reviewed by Michael Gilchrist
Books: CATHOLIC FAMILY CATECHISM: Disciples' Edition and Apostles' Edition, Fr Tierney, reviewed by Michael Gilchrist
Events: Virtus - Retreat for Young Men
Events: Lecture on the Compendium of the Catechism, Msgr Peter Elliott
Books: Stimulating reading from AD Books
Reflection: The hidden treasure of the Holy Mass, St Leonard of Port Maurice


Volume 19 Number 2 - March 2006 - BUY A COPY HERE

Editorial: The challenge facing Pope Benedict, Peter Westmore
Documents: Benedict's first encyclical 'Deus Caritas Est' speaks to the heart of the Faith, Michael Gilchrist
News: The Church Around the World
Archbishop Hickey: how to address the crisis of faith, Archbishop Barry Hickey
Mass: How can differences over the Liturgy be resolved?, Fr John O'Neill
Liturgy: Eucharistic faith: why the Mass needs re-enchanting, Alvin F. Kimel Jr
Modernism: 'New Church' not true Church: what modernists believe, Pastor Remotus
Vocations: Dominican Sisters: religious vocations continue to rise in Nashville, Tracey Rowland
The distribution of Holy Communion past and present: an historical survey, Fr Sebastian Camilleri OFM
Media: Archbishop Hickey presents the Christian message on TV, Daniel Tobin
Letters: The Fortified School, Chris Hilder
Letters: The Eucharist, Jim Howe
Letters: Adore 2006 in Brisbane, Tim Wallace
Letters: New Age, Richard Congram
Letters: Intelligent Design, Peter Barnes
Letters: Canadian Lectionary, Matt Walton
Letters: St John Vianney, Maureen Wright
Letters: Guitars, John Daly
Letters: Elitism, Jeff Harvie
Letters: Relic of the '70s, Don Gaffney
Letters: Vaccines and abortion, Judy Law
Letters: Gender neutral, P.F. Gill
Books: 'The Case For Marriage' by Linda J. Waite and Maggie Gallagher, reviewed by Kerrie Allen
Books: Edith Stein Discovered: A Personal Portrait, by Pat Lyne OCDS, reviewed by Michael Daniel
Books: Black Robe And Tomahawk: Fr Pierre-Jean De Smet SJ (1801-1873), reviewed by Michael Daniel
Books: Golden Priest, Wooden Chalice, by Fr Tim Norris, reviewed by Michael Gilchrist
Books: Stimulating reading from AD Books
Reflection: Bringing Christ's love to the bereaved: a ministry for Catholic parishes, Fr Dennis Byrnes


Volume 19 Number 3 - April 2006 - BUY A COPY HERE

Editorial: New cardinals: Benedict XVI signals his intentions, Michael Gilchrist
Conscience: Dissenters' appeal to Rome 'a real hoot' says Cardinal Pell, Michael Gilchrist
News: The Church Around the World
Books: Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church
EarthSong: Green Christianity or a new paganism?, Michael Gilchrist
Salesian Missions: Cardinal Pell visits East Timor, Michael Lynch SDB
Creation: Intelligent Design and the war against God, Stephen Hitchings
The Domestic Church: The Christian Family Movement: re-evangelising through families, Leslie Sammut
Has just punishment had its day?, Fr Matthew Kirby
1973 Decree: A Fourth Rite of Reconciliation for Queensland?, AD2000
Music and Culture: Benedict XVI, Mozart and the quest for beauty, Mark Freer
Letters: Religious education, Saskia Ebejer
Letters: Action needed, Kevin McBride
Letters: New Age, Yana Di Pietro and Magenta Ray
Letters: Translations, George Simpson
Letters: National suicide, Greg O'Regan
Letters: Anti-life politicians, Robert Bom
Letters: RU486, Brian Harris
Letters: Courageous example, Arnold Jago
Letters: Inclusive language, Ottavio Kos
Letters: Overseas priests, Peter Gilet
Letters: Leadership needed, Tom King
Letters: Church of England, Jim Turley
Letters: Religious life, Barbara Chigwidden
Books: Swear To God: The Promise and Powers of the Sacraments, by Scott Hahn, reviewed by Jacinta Cummins
Books: Mother Angelica, by Raymond Arroyo, reviewed by Stephen Hitchings
Books: Fr Martin D'Arcy: Philosopher of Christian Love, by H.J.A. Sire, Michael E. Daniel
Events: Holy Week 2006: Classical Roman Rite in Melbourne
Books: Stimulating reading from AD Books
Reflection: The redeeming Cross: at the centre of Christian faith, Cardinal George Pell


Volume 19 Number 4 - May 2006 - BUY A COPY HERE

Editorial: Benedict XVI: love and truth are inseparable
Papacy: Benedict completes his first twelve months as Pope, Fr Ephraem Chifley
News: The Church Around the World
Satellite service: EWTN Australia
Events: Carnivale Christi 2006 scheduled for Melbourne and Sydney in May, AD2000 Report
Benedict's first twelve months: 'We Are Church' delivers its verdict, Michael Gilchrist
Catholicism-lite's Church of convenience, Paul A. Wagner
University: Students should challenge dissenting teachers, Dr Michael Casey
Vocations: Can religious life be rebuilt in Australia?, Sr Mary Augustine OP
Foreign priests - a tale of two Brisbane parishes, Bob Osmak
Letters: Adoption - our experience, Bella and Leon Voesenek
Letters: Bigotry, Maureen Federico
Letters: Religious dissent, Kevin McManus
Letters: Lay led liturgies in Rockhampton diocese, Jessie Roger
Letters: Actions and attitudes, S. Chaston
Letters: Liturgical abuses, Rosanna Sherman
Letters: Inclusive language, John Daly
Letters: Elites, Peter Gilet
Letters: Conscience, Jerome Gonzalez
Letters: Modernism, Don Gaffney
Letters: Intelligent Design, Michael Griffiths
Letters: Creationism?, Fr G.H. Duggan SM
Letters: Phillip Adams, Frank Bellet
Letters: Warning!
Letters: Rosary beads request, Jim Smith
Books: The Victory Of Reason, by Rodney Stark, reviewed by Michael Gilchrist
Books: On The Way To Jesus Christ, by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI), reviewed by Jacinta Cummins
Books: Young Faces of Holiness: Modern Saints in Photos and Words, by Ann Ball, reviewed by Jacinta Cummins
Books: Stimulating reading from AD Books
Reflection: Oneness in Christ: the heart of the priesthood, Fr John W. O'Neill PP


Volume 19 Number 5 - June 2006 - BUY A COPY HERE

Editorial: Pentecost: Church needs a spiritual kick-start, Michael Gilchrist
China defies Holy See to 'ordain' two bishops, reviewed by Peter Westmore
News: The Church Around the World
Books: Look for AD2000 Books online at!
Vocations: Sydney seminary's growth continues, Michael Gilchrist
The Da Vinci Code: did the Church vilify Mary Magdalene?, Frank Mobbs
Education: Why do CEOs use Groome's RE method?, AD2000 Report
Is dialogue possible between Christians and Muslims?, Cardinal George Pell
Respect: New text book series vilifies the Catholic Church, Kevin Donnelly
The John Paul II Institute after five years, AD2000 Report
Liturgy: Catholics at prayer: why we stand and kneel, Fr Sebastian Camilleri OFM
Letters: The new barbarism, Fr. B. McGrath
Letters: Victory?
Letters: Disturbing exhibit, Veronica Sidhu
Letters: Thank you from India, Fr. A. Joseph
Letters: Meditation, Rosemary Chandler
Letters: Priestly celibacy, Tim Coyle
Letters: Pope Benedict and liberation theology, John Schmid
Events: VIRTUS Retreat 7-9 July 2006
Books: Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, reviewed by Michael Gilchrist
Books: Letters to a Young Catholic, by George Weigel, reviewed by Michael Daniel
Books: The Defamation of Pius XII, by Ralph McInerny, reviewed by Michael Daniel
Books: Dear Son, Dear Daughter: God's Plan for Catholic Marriage and the Family, reviewed by Michael Gilchrist
Books: Stimulating reading from AD Books
Reflection: Pentecost, launching of the Church, Cardinal Francis Arinze


Volume 19 Number 6 - July 2006 - BUY A COPY HERE

Editorial: Strong Church leadership: new approach, Michael Gilchrist
Salesian Missions: Church protects the victims of Timor violence, Br Michael Lynch
News: The Church Around the World
Evangelisation: Strong leadership: US bishop Robert Finn shows how, AD2000 Report
New Vatican document emphasises centrality of marriage and family, AD2000 Report
US Archbishop: how to reform the Liturgy
Internet pornography: raising the alarm, Fr Stephen J. Rossetti
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Re-mythologising: Narnia - faith and fiction: The parallel world of C.S.Lewis, Msgr Peter J. Elliott
Vatican concern at Islamic persecution of Christians, Zenit News Agency
Letters: The Da Vinci Code, Denis Dominguez
Letters: Pope Pius XII, Br Con Moloney CFC
Letters: Anti-Catholicism, Paula Gartland
Letters: Abortion and the Annunciation, Greg Dunne
Letters: Contraception, Richard Congram
Letters: Degrees of Homosexuality, Vincent Bemowski
Letters: Hymn books wanted, A. van Tilburg
Books: Hell and Other Destinations, by Piers Paul Read, reviewed by Francis Phillips
Books: Theology of the Body for Beginners, by Christopher West, reviewed by Jacinta Cummins
Books: Good News About Sex and Marriage, by Christopher West, reviewed by Jacinta Cummins
Books: Stimulating reading from Freedom Publishing
Reflection: US bishop: making saints should be the goal of Catholic schools, Bishop Robert Finn


Volume 19 Number 7 - August 2006 - BUY A COPY HERE

Editorial: Falling Mass attendances and liturgical reform, Michael Gilchrist
Liturgy: The new Missal translation: Archbishop Hart's progress report, Michael Gilchrist
News: The Church Around the World
Music: Benedict XVI seeks a greater sense of the sacred in church music
Canberra-Goulburn: Archbishop Coleridge: Benedict's first Australian appointment, Anh Nguyen
Priesthood: Promoting vocations in the Melbourne Archdiocese, Fr Anthony Denton
Victoria-Tasmania: Continued growth in vocations at Melbourne's Corpus Christi seminary, Joan Clements
Teen STAR: Sex education for young adults: a pro-life approach, Jacinta Cummins
Does Wollongong's Catholic Education Office endorse dissent?, AD2000 Report
What makes a Catholic university 'Catholic', Father John Coughlin
Scripture and Tradition: sources of divine revelation, Fr G.H. Duggan SM
DIY Mass: Redemptionis Sacramentum revisited, Fr Martin Durham
Letters: Tasmania, Justin Kearney
Letters: East Timor contraception pressure, Imelda Aslett
Letters: Pregnancy Support, Robert Bom
Letters: What Is The Eucharist?, Rosanna Sherman
Letters: Intelligent design?, Peter Barnes
Letters: Funeral eulogies, Greg O'Regan
Letters: Receive EWTN around Sydney by satellite for $495, Ernesta Sculli
Melbourne: Caroline Chisholm Catholic library, Barbara Shea
Books: In This Vale of Tears (Winterbine Trilogy), by Gerard Charles Wilson, reviewed by Michael Gilchrist
Books: Land of Carmel, by Elizabeth Ruth Obbard, reviewed by Jacinta Cummins
Books: SEEDS OF LIFE: Early Christian Martyrs, reviewed by Julia Bakowski
Books: SNOW ON THE HEDGES: A Life of Cuthbert Mayne, by Helen Whelan, reviewed by Michael E. Daniel
Books: Stimulating reading from Freedom Publishing
Reflection: The importance of early baptism, John Young


Volume 19 Number 8 - September 2006 - BUY A COPY HERE

Editorial: 2006 Fighting Fund launched, Peter Westmore
Conscience: AD2000 interviews Cardinal Pell, Cardinal George Pell
USA: Liberal Christianity goes into meltdown, Charlotte Allen
News: The Church Around the World
Chavagnes: Catholic education in a secular culture, Alexander Morrison
History: The Counter Reformation and the Jesuits, John Morrissey
Family in Society: Asian and Australian families face similar challenges, Leslie Sammut
Clergy: ACCC Annual Conference focuses on theology of Benedict XVI, AD2000 Report
Letters: Thomas Groome (letter), C. Hungerford-Morgan
Letters: Baptism, Mark Moriarty
Letters: Correction to last month's reflection on Baptism, John Young
Letters: Communism, Frank Bellet
Letters: African pen-friend, Fr Vincent Kajoba
Letters: Safe Sex?, Arnold Jago
Letters: Judicial activism, Henk Verheven
Letters: Stolen faith, Marie Adamo
Letters: Helping the Carmelites, Beth Burns
Letters: Thank-you note, A. van Tilburg
Poetry: The Touch of the Master's Hand, Myra Welch
Books: William Bernard Ullathorne: A Different Kind of Monk, by Judith Champ, reviewed by Michael Gilchrist
Books: Advancing the Culture of Death, by Peter Hung Manh Tran, reviewed by Peter Westmore
Books: Why Must I Suffer? by Fr F.J. Remler CM, reviewed by Jacinta Cummins
Books: Stimulating reading from Freedom Publishing
Reflection: Cardinal Arinze on the need for Eucharistic reverence, Cardinal Francis Arinze


Volume 19 Number 9 - October 2006 - BUY A COPY HERE

Editorial: The way ahead for the education of Catholics, Michael Gilchrist
Generation Y: New survey confirms low belief and practice levels of young Catholics, Michael Gilchrist
News: The Church Around The World
Spanish bishops attack false theologies, AD2000 Report
Benedict XVI interviewed by German journalists
Educating young Catholics: a bold initiative in Wagga Wagga, Michael Gilchrist
University: Campion College: a pioneer in Australian higher education, Stephen McInerny
Modernism's 'second wave' continues to impact on the Church, Fr Martin Durham
Letters: Missal translation, Philip Holberton
Letters: Counter Reformation, Alan Barron
Letters: Early baptism, Frances McEniery
Letters: Pessimistic view, Francis Vrijmoed
Letters: Church teaching on baptism, C.V. Phillips
Letters: Accuracy needed, Tony Sheehan
Letters: Intelligent Design, Michael Griffiths
Letters: Evolution hoax, Fr G.H. Duggan SM
Letters: Abortion and health insurance discounts, Robert Bom
Letters: Homosexuality, Daphne Preston
Books: ARMS OF LOVE by Carmen Marcoux, reviewed by Jacinta Cummins
Books: Towards A People's Liturgy: The Importance of Language, by Mark Twinham Elvins, reviewed by Michael E. Daniel
Book Launch: Lost! Australian Catholics Today, by Michael Gilchrist
Books: Order AD2000 books from
Reflection: Philosophy and theology: avoiding the pitfall of human pride, Fr John O'Neill


Volume 19 Number 10 - November 2006 - BUY A COPY HERE

Editorial: EWTN and the secular media: fighting fire with fire
Education: The Spirit of Generation Y: the challenge for Catholic schools, Cardinal George Pell
Living the Faith: What distinguishes a practising Catholic?, Bishop Luc Matthys
News: The Church Around the World
England: British Catholicism's dark night of the soul
Books: Is the Catholic Church in Australia 'lost'?, Michael Gilchrist
Brisbane Archdiocese: inclusive language in the liturgy continues, Michael Apthorp
Liturgy: US bishop sets out clear guidelines on celebrations of the Mass, AD2000 REPORT
Television: EWTN: now affordable and accessible in Australia, Moira Kirkwood
Letters: Missal translation, Pat Hurley
Letters: Translation hang-up, Fran Swindale
Letters: Accuracy needed, Carol V. Phillips
Letters: Faith and reason, Peter D. Howard
Letters: Narrow, Norm Yodgee
Letters: Infallible teaching, Don Ford
Letters: Education needed, Judy O'Reilly
Letters: Early baptism, John Schmid
Letters: Declining practice, Gerard J. Keane
Letters: Chavagnes College scholarship applications, Ferdi McDermott
Letters: Conversion by violence, Gregory F.J. O'Regan
Letters: Generation 'Y', Kevin Cains
Letters: Common sense and married clergy, Errol Duke
Letters: Poem's author, Valerie J.Staunton
Letters: Anonymity, Michael Apthorp
Letters: EWTN by broadband, Bren Scheiner
Poetry: Sometimes Gladness: Collected Poems 1954 to 2005, by Bruce Dawe, reviewed by Michael Gilchrist
Books: St John Bosco, St Dominic and the Rosary, St Thérèe of Lisieux, reviewed by Siobhan B. Reeves
DVD: A Family Retreat, by Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, reviewed by Daniel Tobin
Events: The teachings of the Catholic Church: an exploration
Events: Second Annual Victorian Catholic Students Association Conference 25-26 Nov 2006
Books: Order books from
Reflection: Catholic schools must proclaim the total love of Christ, Fr Sebastian Camilleri OFM


Volume 19 Number 11 - December 2006 - January 2007 - BUY A COPY HERE

Editorial: The first Christmas, Peter Westmore
Benedict XVI challenges 'de-Christianisation' of society, Michael Gilchrist
News: The Church Around the World
Sydney RCIA conference for 2007 on authentic formation of new Catholics, Paula Flynn
'Lost!' controversy: Archbishop Bathersby's reply, AD2000 Report
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd: the Montessori method for RE, Anne Delsorte
A 'best practice' guide to priestly vocations
Modest dress: Suitable attire for Mass: the moral dimension, Bishop John W. Yanta
Religious Life: Tyburn Sisters' communities spread around the world, Tess Livingstone
2006 National Church Life Survey: important questions overlooked, Michael Gilchrist
Shrines: Marian Valley: Queensland's centre of pilgrimage, Peter Westmore
Letters: Vatican guidelines on Holy Communion for politicians, Vincent Bemowski
Letters: A must read for faithful Catholics, Frank Bellet
Letters: Liberal Catholicism, Paula Gartland
Letters: News from India, Fr Francis Pinto CSsR
Letters: Church teaching, Mark Moriarty
Letters: Infant Baptism
Letters: Community?, Peter Gilet
Letters: Christian differences, Alan Barron
Letters: True Church, E. Makaus
Letters: Linguistics, Matt Bruekers
Letters: Liturgical language, Ted Hayhoe
Letters: Why apologise?, Concerned Catholic
Books: The Shroud Story, by Brendan Whiting, reviewed by Peter Westmore
Books: COME, LORD JESUS:Reflections on the Advent and Christmas Seasons, James Tolhurst, Michael Gilchrist
Events: Advent and Christmas Ceremonies, Priestly Fraternity of St Peter
Books: SACRED PLACES, PILGRIM WAYS: Catholic Pilgrimages in France and Belgium, reviewed by Michael Gilchrist
Books: New Titles from AD Books
Reflection: Jesus' law of love and the Ten Commandments, Fr Dennis Byrnes