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Letters

Phillip Adams

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 Contents - May 2006AD2000 May 2006 - Buy a copy now
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 - Michael Gilchrist (reviewer)
Books: On The Way To Jesus Christ, by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI) - Jacinta Cummins (reviewer)
Books: Young Faces of Holiness: Modern Saints in Photos and Words, by Ann Ball - Jacinta Cummins (reviewer)
Books: Stimulating reading from AD Books
Reflection: Oneness in Christ: the heart of the priesthood - Fr John W. O'Neill PP

It would seem that it is OK, in this PC world, to write or preach any lie about Christianity in general or the Catholic Church in particular, but don't attempt to counteract the lies in this nation of "free speech", with some facts, because your letter won't be published.

Phillip Adams claimed, in a recent column (The Australian, 4 March), that before the fatwa on Salman Rushdie, Australian Catholics were "officially" informed from every pulpit in the country that it was a sin to read any newspaper or listen to any radio featuring Philip Adams. He either has allusions of grandeur or he jests.

I have been a Catholic all my life and when possible, go to Mass every day. I have done this in every state in the Commonwealth and in many countries throughout the world. I have attended Mass when it was celebrated in Latin, English, Italian, German, Croatian, Spanish, Portuguese and Dutch. Not once, in all that time, have I heard mentioned or even whispered in hushed tones, the name Philip Adams - or even Philipo Adamsio. Not once!

FRANK BELLET
Petrie, Qld

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Reprinted from AD2000 Vol 19 No 4 (May 2006), p. 16

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