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1 - Jun 2013 - Redefining marriage: what of the rights of children?, Denise Hunnell(Subscribers only - please login to view)
When the culture separated procreation and marriage the door was opened for endless permutations of adult relationships.
2 - Jun 2013 - News: The Church Around the World(Subscribers only - please login to view)
We find it bizarre that what has been discarded is an understanding of marriage that has its origin in human nature and is common to every culture said Archbishop Dew.
3 - Jun 2013 - Homily: Benedict XVI's Corpus Christi homily, Pope Benedict XVI(Subscribers only - please login to view)
The sacred has an educational function and its disappearance inevitably impoverishes culture and especially the formation of the new generations.
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Advancing the Culture of Death Peter Hung Manh Tran CSsR Euthanasia and assisted suicide continue to be burning issues for our society.
5 - May 2013 - Ancient Greek contributions to Western Church music, Christopher Warner
The Greco-Roman and Judeo-Christian contributions to Western culture have long been generally recognised but the valid story of this cultural confluence is not always static.
6 - May 2013 - Church unity and the Anglican Ordinariate, Archbishop Gerhard Müller
However the development of a culture of communion in the Ordinariates implies also that equal attention be given to communion with the bishops of the Church communion with the local diocese and parishes communion with the Catholic faithful and bonds of charity and friendship with those still separated from the Church.
7 - May 2013 - News: The Church Around the World
I think there is real opportunity now in Latin America to move in this direction he said pointing to a 2007 document issued by the bishops of Latin America that marked the real turning point from institutional maintenance Counter-Reformation Catholicism in Latin America which had counted on the ambient culture to carry the faith for 500 years.
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Advancing the Culture of Death Peter Hung Manh Tran CSsR Euthanasia and assisted suicide continue to be burning issues for our society.
9 - Apr 2013 - Letters: The Second Coming, Andrew Sholl
Whereas we in our Western culture in Australia follow the table setting and manners of Louis XIV the 17th century Sun-King of France whose setting and use of knife fork and spoon together with serviette were slavishly copied by European society at the time of Jesus Jewish table manners required eating with the right hand as is still the case in most of the Arab World the Indian sub-continent and parts of south-east Asia where no chopsticks are used.
10 - Apr 2013 - Child sexual abuse: looking beyond the institutions, Anne Lastman
Claude-Levi Strauss stated that the prohibition of incest stands at the dawn of culture ( The Elementary Structures of Kinship 1969) and if this is true then it means that all cultures declared taboo the interference of children by near kinsmen.
11 - Apr 2013 - Vocations: Australia's vocations springtime continues into 2013, Br Barry Coldrey
It has been a rewarding time as I have tried to foster a renewed culture of priesthood in the Province.
12 - Apr 2013 - News: The Church Around the World
Eberstadt found non-religious evidence from medical journals pop culture and secular society to show that while the encyclical may be the most heavily mocked and reviled global document of the last half century it was correct in its predictions.
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Advancing the Culture of Death Peter Hung Manh Tran CSsR Euthanasia and assisted suicide continue to be burning issues for our society.
14 - Mar 2013 - Books: BECOME WHAT YOU ARE: Growing in Christian Character, by Bishop Julian Porteous, Brother Barry Coldrey
It is easy to see why aspects of this approach may not not resonate with all parents and educators in todays culture when other concerns receive greater emphasis such as the importance of relationships gender equality or the ending of all forms of discrimination.
15 - Mar 2013 - Books: CONTEMPLATING CHRIST WITH LUKE by Cardinal George Pell, Brother Barry Coldrey
Cardinal Pell has been a major presence in the Australian Catholic Church and a force for orthodoxy when many Catholics have drifted from the truths of faith influenced by the secular agenda of the dominant culture.
16 - Mar 2013 - Women priests and bishops: Anglicanism's crisis of identity, David Wetherell
Any disciple of Emile Durkheim or Bronislaw Malinowski studying the culture of Australian Aboriginals or Pacific Islanders would well understand that rituals artifacts and ceremonial feasting are the vehicles of authentic communal religious experience.
17 - Mar 2013 - Religious persecution occurs in democracies, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò
Dawson thus warned that if Christians cannot assert their right to exist then they will eventually be pushed not only out of modern culture but out of physical existence.
18 - Feb 2013 - Reflection: The cathedral: symbol of Christ's authoritative teaching, Bishop Michael Kennedy
It is as an appeal to us to proclaim and make known the word of the Gospel the Good News of Jesus Christ in many and varied places: in our homes and families in the workplace in society in the economy and in culture.
19 - Feb 2013 - News: The Church Around the World
There is a pressing need for greater knowledge and more competent use of Latin in the ecclesial environment as well as in the world of culture at large Benedict said on 10 November.
20 - Feb 2013 - Royal Commission: The Church in Australia faces moment of truth, Peter Westmore
It arises from the vulnerability of children in contact with adults as well as the effects of a permissive culture the extent and availability of pornography and the incidence of sexual disorders among adults particularly men.
21 - Dec 2012 - Reflection: Feast of the Holy Innocents: Rachel weeps for her children, Anne Lastman
In our day and in this culture of death which has slowly pervaded society such a feast day as the Feast of the Holy Innocents is a tangible reminder that innocence is frail and the innocents always require protection just as the mother of Moses protected him and the Mother of Jesus and her spouse protected the child.
22 - Dec 2012 - Caroline Chisholm Library: Melbourne's hidden gem, Angela Schumann
In recent years however many members have become unable to continue their financial and personal support while the library also faces other challenges such as the expansion of Melbourne the revolution in electronic and social media and the secularisation of Australian culture.
23 - Dec 2012 - A different fire: Vatican II and the new evangelisation, Archbishop Mark Coleridge
These were no longer monks or friars but clerical orders like the Jesuits who engaged the changing culture in new ways and undertook missions of a new kind even evangelising newly found continents.
24 - Dec 2012 - News: The Church Around the World
The Archbishop who took office in March 2011 named five pastoral priorities: improving faith education encouraging vocations to the priesthood and religious life fostering Catholic identity and diversity promoting a culture of life and strengthening marriage and the family.
25 - Nov 2012 - Books: THE GIFT OF THE ROSARY: How to Make and How and Why to Pray, by Brian Peachey, Barry Morgan
There are chapters on why we should always carry the rosary and a timely and urgent reminder of its role in the task of eventually ending the terrible toll of abortion described by Blessed John Paul II as the culture of death.
26 - Nov 2012 - Books: CATHOLICISM: A Journey to the Heart of the Faith, by Fr Robert Barron, Michael Gilchrist
The Churchs call to a new evangelisation of the increasingly secularised paganised West has elicited a constructive response from Father Barron a latter day Fulton Sheen who has been using modern technology for several years to evangelise the wider culture via TV radio podcasts YouTube and his blog.
27 - Nov 2012 - Letters: People of God, John Frey
Instead of offering an alternative to the prevailing secular culture the Church becomes a mirror image of modern society and weakens its ability to stand as a counter culture in the world.
28 - Nov 2012 - Ignite Conference unites young practising Catholics, Br Barry Coldrey
Archbishop Coleridge gave a dramatic presentation of life as an encounter with the living Jesus - no matter the power of the aggressive secular culture in which the modern Christian has to live.
29 - Nov 2012 - News: The Church Around the World
Bishop Conley stated that many university students are disillusioned and dissatisfied with the relativist culture in which they are immersed and that Catholics can help to orient them toward the pursuit of truth with Newmans understanding of conscience.
30 - Nov 2012 - Pope's Lebanon visit sends a message of peace to Middle East, Michael Gilchrist
The culture of peace that was thus expressed is helpful to all of us in the Middle East both Christians and Muslims Archbishop Sako commented.
31 - Oct 2012 - G.K. Chesterton on the decay of Western Christianity, Donald Boland
Chesterton thus sums up with a hint of what all this has led to the culture of death instead of life: There is an exact parallel between the two modern moral or immoral ideas of social reform.
32 - Oct 2012 - Liturgical Music: Vatican II: Singing nourishes faith ... raises minds to God, Bishop Arthur Serratelli
Song belongs to every culture and every society across the centuries.
33 - Oct 2012 - The new evangelisation and the culture of life, Anne Lastman
There are definitive moments and words in time which bring to mind without effort the author of those words words such as Theology of the Body Culture of Death and New Evangelisation.
34 - Oct 2012 - The Year of Faith and true unity of faith, Cardinal Raymond Burke
We must confront the antinomian rejection of moral absolutes tendency of the culture that is inimical to the organic unity which is inherent to the Body of Christ.
35 - Oct 2012 - News: The Church Around the World
The newly-updated Survey of Religious Hostility in America serves as a testament to the radical shift in our cultures world view on religion said Kelly Shackelford president of Liberty Institute and Tony Perkins president of Family Research Council.
36 - Sep 2012 - Reflection: Fatima: Mary's appeal for penance and conversion, Bishop Arthur Serratelli
At a time when there is an ever increasing secularisation of our culture a disdain in the public forum for faith and a wide rejection of basic Catholic values Marys concern for us is no less than it was in 1917 when she visibly let thousands see the prodigy of the sun.
37 - Sep 2012 - Books: A COMPANION TO CATHOLIC EDUCATION, by Leonardo Franchi (Editor), Gerard O'Shea
I think for example of the work of Cardinal Pell Archbishop Hart and Bishop Elliott in bringing forth the To Know Worship and Love for Catholic schools and I look at the inroads on Catholic youth culture being made by World Youth Day the Thomas More Centre Six-Thirty and Theology On Tap.
38 - Sep 2012 - Time for women's "true genius" to reassert itself, Anne Lastman
The culture of death (an expression coined by John Paul II) which has flourished over the past 50 years has done so because woman was first seduced with words which sounded like liberation from former past burdens.
39 - Sep 2012 - Letters: Archbishop Chaput: how to meet the challenges to religious freedom, Archbishop Charles Chaput OFM
Human beings have a nature thats not just the product of accident or culture but inherent universal and rooted in permanent truths knowable to reason.
40 - Sep 2012 - Survey confirms crisis of faith in Ireland, Michael Gilchrist
Celtic monks like Saint Columbanus spread the Gospel in Western Europe and established the medieval monastic culture.
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With lessons for today we see how the power of the Gospel transformed the pagan Roman culture.
42 - Aug 2012 - Books: THE NEW EVANGELISATION: Issues and Challenges for Catholic Schools, Br Barry Coldrey
Dr Rymarz is a recognised international specialist on the interaction between the wider culture and Catholic schools.
43 - Aug 2012 - Letters: Women priests, Francis Vrizmoed
As Ireland is known as a country with an age-old solid Catholic culture the conclusion of this survey could be that the overall proportion of Catholic priests favouring womens ordination would be roughly be the same (70%) if not higher.
44 - Aug 2012 - Events: Equipping Christian leaders for the challenges of secularism, Philippa Le Feuvre
A first of its kind in Australia the Forum will equip Christian leaders throughout Australia with the knowledge to face the growing secularisation of our culture.
45 - Jul 2012 - Benedict XVI: Grave threats to the Church's moral witness, Donald R. McClarey
Here once more we see the need for an engaged articulate and well-formed Catholic laity endowed with a strong critical sense regarding the dominant culture and with the courage to counter a reductive secularism which would delegitimise the Churchs participation in public debate about the issues which are determining the future of American society.
46 - Jun 2012 - Books: YOU CAN UNDERSTAND THE BIBLE, by Peter Kreeft, Arthur Ballingall
Dr Kreeft is a Professor of Philosophy at Boston College a convert to Catholicism and the author of over 40 books including Prayer The Great Conversation Back to Virtue A Refutation of Moral Relativism Making Sense out of Suffering and How to win the Culture War.
47 - Jun 2012 - Books: ABOUT BIOETHICS: Philosophical and Theological Approaches, Angela Schumann
In Chapter 1 Culture of Life Tonti-Filippini sets out the premise from which his entire approach to bioethics stems: Every member of the human family possesses inherent dignity and consequently has equal and inalienable rights.
48 - Jun 2012 - Latin: Pope John XXIII's document on Latin: 50th anniversary, Salvatore Cernuzio
Half a century later the Pontificium Institutum Altioris Latinitatis organised a conference on 23 February 2012 titled Veterum Sapientia: History Culture and Timeliness.
49 - Jun 2012 - News: The Church Around the World
In todays culture they added love is reduced to an emotional feeling and the satisfaction of instinctive drives with no effort to build lasting bonds of mutual belonging.
50 - May 2012 - Reflection: Nicene Creed's "consubstantial":What does this mean?, Bishop Arthur Serratelli
As our social life and culture change and the sciences advance our knowledge we adapt with new words to express the changes.
51 - May 2012 - Books: A COMPANION TO CATHOLIC EDUCATION, by Leonardo Franchi and Stephen McKinney (ed), Angela Schumann
There are many challenges to be faced by Catholic school teachers particularly in modern times such as secularism the Culture of Death the dangerous all-permissive philosophy of relativism and the reductionist view of religion (over-simplifying it until all religions become equal).
52 - May 2012 - The culture wars: Archbishop Chaput's call to Christians, Ben Johnson
His thesis is as stark as it is compelling: America is in the process of losing its culture its moorings and the philosophy that informed its constitutional order for two centuries.
53 - May 2012 - News: The Church Around the World
Consistently loyal to his profession of Christianity Daswa refused to take part in anything related to witchcraft or the occult which is still very much a part of the local culture.
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The experiences of early theologians striving to communicate the gospel in a pagan culture remain relevant today.
55 - Apr 2012 - Art: Icons: linking the spiritual and material, Aidan Hart
We offer God-given raw material transformed by human culture.
56 - Apr 2012 - Culture: Christianity's essential role in civilising our society, Bishop Julian Porteous
Western culture and its social constructions are the fruit of Christianity.
57 - Apr 2012 - eVangelisation: The Catholic Church and the digital media revolution - cradio.org.au, Jason Rushton
He said that Christians had a duty to use the media not only to spread the Gospel but to evangelise the new media culture itself.
58 - Apr 2012 - News: The Church Around the World
Through the Catechism the Church is addressing a problem in modern culture which is the question of truth and here we are offered the foundation of the truth revealed by God who illuminates the meaning of mans life.
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The experiences of early theologians striving to communicate the gospel in a pagan culture remain relevant today.
60 - Mar 2012 - News: The Church Around the World
I lived through the late 1960s and 1970s when there was so much confusion upheaval and experimentation both in our culture and in the Church.
61 - Feb 2012 - Reflection: Pope's New Year Message for 2012 underlines the right use of freedom, Pope Benedict XVI
Today a particularly insidious obstacle to the task of educating is the massive presence in our society and culture of that relativism which recognising nothing as definitive leaves as the ultimate criterion only the self with its desires.
62 - Feb 2012 - Letters: Moral relativism, Fr Bernard McGrath
It is strange that while this positivist culture has an enthusiasm for ecology - that matter is not just raw material for us to shape at will but that the earth has a dignity of its own and we must follow its directives - there is not a similar ecology of man.
63 - Feb 2012 - Letters: Abortion laws, Terry and Rosemary McDonnell
We had sound laws based on Judeo/Christian ethics and culture which were meant to protect even the least of us.
64 - Feb 2012 - Mission UK: Can pagan Britain recover its Christian identity?
I see my own country torn apart by a culture that is devastating to it that is one big lie.
65 - Feb 2012 - Youth: iWitness 2011: a celebration of young adult Catholic life, Br Barry Coldrey
The corrosive message of the secular culture and the toxic agenda of the cultural majority has never fazed these young Catholic adults who are confident gifted and well-educated in their faith.
66 - Feb 2012 - Culture Wars: Catholic universities and secularism, Achbishop Charles Chaput
Instead of Catholics converting the culture the culture too often bleaches out the apostolic zeal in Catholics while leaving the brand label intact.
67 - Dec 2011 - Donations: Fighting Fund concludes
It is incumbent on every one of us to ensure that this voice is not silenced by our apathy or by the prevailing secular culture which seeks to marginalise Christianity to confine it exclusively to the private sphere.
68 - Dec 2011 - Religious education: Different worlds: being Catholic in Indonesia and Australia, Phillip Turnbull
They have a strong sense of Catholic identity and culture.
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It is incumbent on every one of us to ensure that this voice is not silenced by our apathy or by the prevailing secular culture which seeks to marginalise Christianity to confine it exclusively to the private sphere.
70 - Nov 2011 - Society: Finding hope in the midst of secularism, Cardinal Raymond Burke
Culture of death In his 2010 Christmas Address to the College of Cardinals the Roman Curia and the Governorate of Vatican City State Benedict XVI described the perversion of ethos of the moral norm which has even entered into the thinking of some theologians in the Church and which has provided an ideological foundation for a culture which is predominantly marked by violence and death.
71 - Nov 2011 - WYD Madrid: World Youth Day: Becoming sons and daughters of Christ, Sam Rebbechi
He saw the urgency of preparing young people for the challenges that would be presented to their faith in a modern world by an antagonistic culture.
72 - Oct 2011 - Donations: 2011 Fighting Fund contributions
It is incumbent on every one of us to ensure that this voice is not silenced by our apathy or by the prevailing secular culture which seeks to marginalise Christianity to confine it exclusively to the private sphere.
73 - Oct 2011 - Books: BENEDICT XVI: A Guide for the Perplexed, by Tracey Rowland, Michael Daniel
Tracey Rowlands second chapter considers the incarnation in the light of humanist culture.
74 - Oct 2011 - Letters: Invalid concept, Robert Prinzen-Wood
Marriage is what it is as it has always been in every culture and age: the joining together of one man and one woman.
75 - Oct 2011 - Catholic Schools: Saint Mary MacKillop Colleges, Wagga Wagga: progress report, Sr Mary Augustine OP
They have attended weekly school Mass in both the ordinary and extraordinary forms of the Roman rite and encountered the rich culture of the Church in hymns and Mass settings in both Latin and English.
76 - Oct 2011 - News: The Church Around the World
Some use this as a pretext for attacking the Western Hellenistic European classical and Gregorian roots of Catholic culture.
77 - Oct 2011 - Episcopacy: Cardinal Pell: the responsibilities of Church leadership, Cardinal George Pell
So I am talking from that sort of experience the young people today are products of the culture in which we live and so we have to be vigilant.
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It is incumbent on every one of us to ensure that this voice is not silenced by our apathy or by the prevailing secular culture which seeks to marginalise Christianity to confine it exclusively to the private sphere.
79 - Sep 2011 - Books: THE COUNCIL IN QUESTION: a Dialogue with Catholic Traditionalism, Fr Glen Tattersall
By this he means an optimistic expectation that distinctively modern trends in culture will turn out to be compatible .
80 - Sep 2011 - Letters: Catholic schools, Maria Plustwik
They cant be expected to sacrifice their developing children as leaven only to be devoured by the prevailing culture.
81 - Sep 2011 - Sacred Art: Catholic church statuary: a craft in danger, Christopher Akehurst
Painted plaster statues of Our Lord and Our Lady and the saints might not be high art but they have had and still to some extent have a hold on the Catholic popular imagination which makes them of value not only as objects of piety but of culture.
82 - Sep 2011 - Abortion grief: mother love, mercy love and God's compassion, Anne R. Lastman
Grief is a universal human experience which every culture experiences and has its own methods of dealing with it.
83 - Sep 2011 - Pope appoints Archbishop Chaput to troubled Philadelphia, Michael Gilchrist
Catholic identity In recent years Archbishop Chaput has increased his efforts to help Catholics rediscover a sense of their own identity amid the confusions of modern culture.
84 - Sep 2011 - 2011 Fighting Fund launched, Peter Westmore
As Pope John Paul II and Benedict XVI have pointed out Christian values in contemporary society are being challenged by the culture of relativism which denies moral absolutes and puts personal autonomy at the centre of life.
85 - Aug 2011 - Reflection: The new evangelisation: 'missionary spirit' needed, Fr Dennis W. Byrnes
Again Benedict asks us to confront through new evangelisation the Culture of Death so evident in our world.
86 - Aug 2011 - Books: PRODIGAL DAUGHTERS: Catholic women come home to the Church, ed. Donna Steichen, Michael Daniel
Born and raised in the decades immediately following WWII they came of age in the 1960s in a culture that questioned and rebelled against received values.
87 - Aug 2011 - News: The Church Around the World
Catholic News Agency US Bishops second pro-marriage video With the issue of marriage at the forefront of the culture war the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops continues its effort to help the faithful strengthen their marriages.
88 - Jul 2011 - Steubenville: How a university's Catholic identity was recovered, AD2000 Report
Soon he began making significant changes to the colleges academics and culture.
89 - Jul 2011 - News: The Church Around the World
Catholic Communications Sydney Avoid syncretism Pope tells Indian bishops Speaking to a group of Indian bishops on their ad limina visit to Rome in May Benedict XVI described India as a home to various ancient religions including Christianity and urged the bishops to promote a culture of religious freedom and tolerance while avoiding any semblances of syncretism.
90 - Jun 2011 - Books: MARRIAGE: The Rock on Which the Family is Built, by William E. May, Br Barry Coldrey
May is Professor of Moral Theology at the John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family in Washington DC and Senior Fellow of the Culture of Life Foundation.
91 - Jun 2011 - Books: JESUS OF NAZARETH: Holy Week, by Pope Benedict XVI, Fr Glen Tattersall FSSP
This whole section constitutes a dense critique of modern secular culture and politics.
92 - Jun 2011 - Letters: Challenge, Fr. Bernard McGrath
Our society today faces the challenge between the culture of life and the culture of death.
93 - Jun 2011 - Moral values and the march of science, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput
Unfortunately abortion is no longer the only major bioethical threat to that right in our culture.
94 - Jun 2011 - Events: St Thomas More: still A Man for all Seasons, Emma O'Shea
St Thomas More is often remembered as martyr for the Papacy - which he was - but his contribution to the law and to English culture was also extremely significant.
95 - Jun 2011 - Archbishop Hickey: tribute to an outstanding Church leader, Brian Peachey
The end result was a remarkable melding of three differing forms of architecture and culture.
96 - May 2011 - Reflection: The Resurrection: ultimate meaning of our existence, Fr Dennis Byrnes
Faith in the resurrection of the dead and hope in eternal life open our eyes to the ultimate meaning of our existence: God created us for resurrection and life and this truth gives an authentic and defin-itive meaning to human history to the personal and social lives of men and women to culture politics and the economy.
97 - May 2011 - Books: ELIZABETH HAYES: Pioneer Franciscan Journalist, by Pauline J. Shaw, Br Barry Coldrey
Shaw (Sister Francine) has located her subjects work in the literary culture of the pre-World War I period both secular and Christian while identifying the contemporary journals that formed opin-ion in Europe and America.
98 - May 2011 - University Life: Australian Catholic Students' Conference 2011 a success, Br Barry Coldrey
ACSA and its state affiliates have a vigorous presence in opposing aspects of the secular culture such as the legalisation of euthanasia and abortion.
99 - May 2011 - The Anglican Ordinariate: what impact on Catholic worship?, Shawn Tribe
To be clear it is not that I believe these potentialities and aspects are absent from the conversation without the Ordinariate but rather that the Ordinariate bringing with it its own lived experience history and culture brings another and additional dimension to the conversation a dimension that importantly will be a lived one able to be referred to and consulted equally by Catholics within and without the Ordinariate.
100 - May 2011 - Oppression: Christians under fire worldwide, Cardinal Sean Brady
Notwithstanding the fact that the roots of European culture are profoundly Christian an element of the culture of contemporary secularised Europe not only denies this reality but seeks to have Christianity eliminated or failing that ghettoised.
101 - May 2011 - Culture: The decline of the Christian West, Cardinal Raymond Burke
Fundamental to the transformation of Western culture is the proclamation of the truth about the conjugal union in its fullness and the correction of the contraceptive thinking which fears life which fears procreation.
102 - May 2011 - Two million in Rome for beatification of John Paul II, Peter Westmore
This analysis is radically at odds with the views of contemporary culture which views sex as merely a means of human fulfilment or even no more than a recreational activity.
103 - Apr 2011 - Books: EUROPE AND THE FAITH, by Hilaire Belloc, Michael Daniel
Instead it not only gave it dynamism but was also instrumental in preserving elements of Roman culture and civilisation that were good.
104 - Apr 2011 - Marian Valley and Penrose Park: spiritual powerhouses, Br Barry Coldrey
More often than not after the various groups have joined in the Mass or congregated to pray at their own chapels theyll have a picnic or celebration of their own culture on the lawns.
105 - Apr 2011 - Music that elevates faith and worship of God, Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev
His was an epoch characterised by cultures headlong progression towards worldliness and humanism.
106 - Apr 2011 - Catholic Church's pivotal role in South Korea's pro-life revival, Babette Francis
The Korean Bishops initiative comes not a moment too soon because the Korean government panicked by a demographic implosion which threatens the economic stability of the country is working with some desperation to reverse a heavily pro-abortion culture through a range of measures.
107 - Apr 2011 - News: The Church Around the World
Im also committed to the culture of life.
108 - Mar 2011 - Reflection: Mary's rosary: picture book of faith, hope and love, Bishop Robert Finn
Turn back the culture of death in our nation.
109 - Mar 2011 - Letters: New 'morality', Fr Bernard McGrath
Morality can only be decided by the objective standards of tradition and natural law and not by a dominant group (mob rule might is right majority opinion) which soon becomes a dictatorship of either the right or the left and the ruin of our civilisation based on the Judeo-Christian heritage of the culture of life and love.
110 - Mar 2011 - What are the marks of an authentically Catholic university?, Cardinal Raymond Burke
At the Catholic university the very manner of study and research should manifest the bankruptcy of the abuse of human life and human sexuality which has come to be standard on many university campuses and the bankruptcy of the violation of the dignity of human life of the integrity of marriage and of the right order of our relationship to one another and to the world in general which is the trademark of our culture a culture of violence and death.
111 - Mar 2011 - iWitness 2010: an unforgettable retreat for young Catholics, Br Barry Coldrey
The corrosive message of the secular culture and the toxic agenda of the cultural majority has never fazed these young Catholic adults who are confident gifted well-educated and secure in their faith.
112 - Feb 2011 - Key issues of ecumenism: new Vatican president's assessment, AD2000 Report
The heart of the ecumenical problem between the Catholic Church and the Orthodox Church lies in the fact that an ecclesiology linked to the national culture and a Catholic ecclesiology oriented to the concept of universality find themselves one before the other up to now in disagreement.
113 - Feb 2011 - Vocations: Following in the footsteps of St Francis of Assisi, Kay Cozad
Each of the Franciscan Brothers has chosen to shed his own form of earth-bound wealth in the present-day consumer-driven culture to bring the Word of God to his neighbourhood.
114 - Feb 2011 - Marriage: US bishops signal a tougher stance in the culture wars, Michael Gilchrist
As in Australia the culture wars have intensified with increasing polarisation between the secularist elites and various Christian churches over issues such as euthanasia abortion on demand same-sex marriage and religious freedom.
115 - Feb 2011 - Editorial: Challenges ahead for the Church in 2011, Michael Gilchrist
Connected with this the fostering of a genuine Catholic culture in the schools and the training of committed future teachers remain works in progress if the declining practice rate of young Catholics is to be reversed.
116 - Dec 2010 - Poetry: Euthanasia, the insidious escalator, Bruce Dawe
Lets face it such a brave new world belongs to the morally deft Or wilfully blind who cannot understand That such a killing culture has its own momentum Where already abortion kills each year its hundred thousand plus and Its really just a matter of rationalizing the per centum .
117 - Dec 2010 - Homily: Christus Rex Pilgrimage: Building God's Kingdom on earth, Bishop Peter J. Elliott
A dishonest inhumane and callous society was rightly described as the culture of death by Pope John Paul II.
118 - Dec 2010 - Congress for Life: Catholic orthodoxy: key to promoting the culture of life, Cardinal Raymond Burke
It is clear that we are presently experiencing a period of intense and critical struggle in the advancement of the culture of life in the world.
119 - Dec 2010 - News: The Church Around the World
And as cardinal and counsellor to the Holy Father his keen insight into American education culture and politics becomes even more valuable to the Church.
120 - Dec 2010 - Euthanasia: Australia's Christian churches unite in opposition, MIchael Gilchrist
Culture war The culture war is clearly hotting up on the back of the euthanasia debate as strategically placed elites opposed to Christian values on human life (as well as marriage and family) seek to impose their relativistic secular agenda on the Australian people.
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John McCloskey et al This is a timely new compilation of Hilaire Bellocs insights on religion politics Western history and culture an ideal reference for Christians as they contend with the inroads of secularism.
122 - Nov 2010 - News: The Church Around the World
Father Joshy Mayyattil secretary of the KCBC Bible Commission explained that our aim is to promote interest in Bible reading and the culture of systematic study of the Bible.
123 - Nov 2010 - Homily: Feast of All Saints: Benedict XVI's homily, Pope Benedict XVI
These same sentiments come to us when we consider the spectacle of hol-iness: the world appears to us as a garden where the Spirit of God has sustained with remarkable wonder a multitude of saints male and female from every age and social condition of every tongue people and culture.
124 - Oct 2010 - Books: WEDNESDAY WARRIORS: The St Pat's Ballarat Tradition, by James Gilchrist, Cardinal George Pell
It is not just another school history or an account of one aspect of that schools sporting achievements but has a much wider significance and appeal as it charts the changing sub-culture of an important Victorian provincial school across more than sixty years through interviews with players from those eras.
125 - Oct 2010 - Books: THE PATH TO ROME: Modern Journeys to the Catholic Church, Bishop David Robarts
A gifted writer on many subjects he is a powerful advocate for the Church and an expert on the interface between Christianity and culture.
126 - Oct 2010 - Celebrating National Marriage Day 2010, David Walsh
National Marriage Day was established to celebrate natural marriage and to help renew a culture of marriage in Australia in this age of divorce.
127 - Oct 2010 - News: The Church Around the World
The Mexican conference expressed total disagreement with the ruling adding We believe that equating these unions with the name of marriage is a lack of respect both of the very essence of marriage between a woman and a man expressed in Article 4 of the countrys Constitution as well as of the customs and culture itself that have governed us for centuries.
128 - Sep 2010 - Reflection: Accepting the reality of sin: a cornerstone of Christian faith, Fr Dennis Byrnes
Matters of conscience sin grace which refer to an objective basis for morality are not part of this secular culture.
129 - Sep 2010 - Formation: MacKillop College: Wagga's educational showcase, Joanne Andrews
Are there any good committed Catholic teachers out there who would relish working in a school strong on Catholic faith and culture serious about academic excellence and with few disciplinary problems?
130 - Sep 2010 - Cinema: The Waiting City - An Australian film of religious significance, M.A. Casey
Our culture has become very artful in resisting the call to transcendence.
131 - Sep 2010 - Ecclesial movements in the life of the Church, Bishop Julian Porteous
The Pope here is conscious that the movements need to have an awareness of contributing to the strengthening of human culture.
132 - Sep 2010 - University: Another successful Australian Catholic Students Conference, Br Barry Coldrey
While the corrosive messages of the secular culture and the uncertain - lowest common denominator - focus of much of todays Catholic education have wrought havoc with the faith of most young Catholics this paralysing malaise was absent from the Lake Hume Resort Albury over the weekend of 9-11 July 2010.
133 - Sep 2010 - Appeal: 2010 Fighting Fund launched, Peter Westmore
There can be no doubt that the impact of a highly materialistic secular culture has eroded religious belief and practice in contemporary Australia.
134 - Aug 2010 - Letters: Definitions by design, J. Loring
The word moderate consistently applied to those who support abortion and the culture of death.
135 - Aug 2010 - Letters: Euthanasia, Dr Arnold Jago
May 2010 has turned out to be yet another month of culture wars between the proponents of euthanasia and defenders of right-to-life.
136 - Aug 2010 - Letters: Liturgy
As the Archbishop has written We are being summoned to an advance in liturgical culture that touches words touches ritual touches music touches silence.
137 - Aug 2010 - Foundations of Faith: The Sacrament of Penance: whatever happened to confession?, Br Barry Coldrey
The reasons appear to be a mixture of the following: The secular culture has eroded a sense of personal sin the need for personal conversion and our need for Gods forgiveness.
138 - Aug 2010 - Troubled future of the Church in Ireland, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin
Contemporary culture There are further challenges to be addressed regarding Church teaching.
139 - Jul 2010 - Reflection: The challenge: how to spread God's word in a secular culture, Bishop Arthur Serratelli
Todays culture presents two very specific challenges to those who would proclaim Gods Word to others.
140 - Jul 2010 - Books: THE ABBESS OF ANDALUSIA: Flannery O'Connor's Spiritual Journey, Lorraine Murray, Terri Kelleher
Where was the Church in the southern culture based on slavery?
141 - Jul 2010 - Book launch: Cardinal Pell's new book 'Test Everything' launched, Michael Gilchrist
The Cardinal warned of the great culture wars convulsing our societies that struggle for the survival of Christian values in the public life of Western society.
142 - Jul 2010 - News: The Church Around the World
Looking at the situation today the Pope observed that contemporary culture particularly in Europe now runs the risk of amnesia of abandoning its extraordinary heritage which was aroused and inspired by the Christian faith which is its framework.
143 - Jun 2010 - Pysanky: Paschal traditions: symbolism in popular Ukrainian Christianity, Andrew Kania
Synonymous with Ukrainian culture for many in the world is the Paschal tradition of the pysanky.
144 - Jun 2010 - Ecumenism: Christians and Muslims: peaceful co-existence?, Mohammad Al-Sammak
And since we have built a common life on the basis of a choice we must be aware that there are differences between us and create a culture founded on respect for these differences and acceptance and living with them.
145 - Jun 2010 - Missal: New Mass translation: Archbishop Hart interview, Archbishop Denis Hart
Archbishop Mark Coleridge argues we should consider the wider picture beyond a new translation and be seeking a shift in liturgical culture involving the unsettling of bad habits and long-held convictions.
146 - May 2010 - Conversion: 'Strangely and suspiciously tall': an Evangelical meets the Mother of God, Terri Kelleher
So whereas Evangelical Protestantism is masculine in culture centred on God in His power and might and majesty the culture of Catholicism accords status to the feminine with Our Lady a central figure.
147 - May 2010 - Culture: The vocation of Christians in public life, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput
We also urgently owe each other solidarity and support in dealing with a culture that increasingly derides religious faith in general and the Christian faith in particular.
148 - May 2010 - Liturgy: Reform of the reform: a 'shift in liturgical culture', Archbishop Mark Coleridge
During a wide-ranging talk on the theme of Liturgical renewal past present and to come at the National Liturgical Conference in Perth on 5 February 2010 Archbishop Mark Coleridge of Canberra-Goulburn indicated areas where a shift in liturgical culture is needed if Vatican IIs reforms are to be realised.
149 - May 2010 - Culture Wars: Christians uniting to take a stand: the Manhattan Declaration, Bishop Julian Porteous
Our society is being burdened by those who in the words of Pope John Paul II foster the culture of death (Evangelium vitae).
150 - May 2010 - Editorial: Abuse of minors: why the Church is targeted, Michael Gilchrist
Condemnation of the manner in which many of these were handled is well merited but the media has gone overboard in attempting to implicate even the Pope in his earlier capacities as Archbishop of Munich and as a top Vatican official in the culture of cover-ups.
151 - Apr 2010 - Books: WEDNESDAY WARRIORS: Doing it for the Jumper, by James Gilchrist, David Perrin
However this book by James Gilchrist a teacher at Genazzano College in Melbourne is a study of the football history and culture at St Patricks College Ballarat one of Victorias leading Catholic schools at least in terms of its footballing prowess.
152 - Apr 2010 - Letters: Debate needed, Fr Bernard McGrath
Instead of a culture of life based on the rights and duties of all in a civilisation of justice and love the secularists want a society based on greed lust free choice and the power of the dominant social group.
153 - Apr 2010 - Real Presence: Eucharistic Adoration: ultimate weapon of spiritual warfare, Fr Martin Durham
A list of these would be very long indeed and we are all aware of them: moral relativism secularism materialism the culture of death and the worship of worldly pleasures to mention but a few.
154 - Apr 2010 - Formation: Young Australian Catholics commit to promoting Judeo-Christian values, Richard Lyons
The ethos of the conference centred on a need to act: combating the decay that is so evident in modern culture and restoring the proper place of Judeo-Christian values within Australian society.
155 - Apr 2010 - News: The Church Around the World
The new policy limits the courts decisions concerning traditions and national culture in member countries which had been extended to the prohibition of crucifixes in Italian public institutions.
156 - Apr 2010 - More Australian Anglicans respond to Benedict XVI's invitation, AD2000 Report
We need to have bishops that believe what we believe he added saying that crossing the Tiber would allow the group to retain their Anglican culture without sacrificing their beliefs.
157 - Mar 2010 - Reflection: Mary in medieval art: an expression of the Church's faith, Bishop Arthur Serratelli
Our culture proclaims that life is only worth living for its own sake.
158 - Mar 2010 - Letters: Evil laws, Ken Bayliss
At a time when Australia is drowning in a socio-economic culture of death there is no excuse for any Catholic of voting age not to become an Aquilifer (standard bearer) for the Faith and Australia.
159 - Mar 2010 - Culture of Life: Cardinal Pell receives pro-life von Galen Award, Babette Francis
Euteneuer travels the world educating exhorting and helping local pro-lifers priests nuns seminarians and lay people to fight the culture of death.
160 - Mar 2010 - Courage: A Catholic psychologist exposes 'gay' myths, Marie Mason
But studies from gay-tolerant cultures such as those in the Netherlands show the same findings of increased depression anxiety suicidality and so on in homosexuals compared with heterosexuals.
161 - Mar 2010 - News: The Church Around the World
It is the fatal risk of love in a culture without truth.
162 - Feb 2010 - News: The Church Around the World
He said he did not blame Muslims for the crisis as Europeans had brought it upon themselves by exchanging their Christian culture for an aggressive secularism that embraced atheism.
163 - Feb 2010 - Editorial: A new decade but the same challenges remain, Michael Gilchrist
The secular media internet and pop culture are vastly more influential in determining the values and attitudes of most young people.
164 - Dec 2009 - How to get Vatican II back on track: a bishop's prescription, Bishop R. Walker Nickless (Sioux City, Iowa)
The 1960s and 1970s brought about a wholesale change within our culture and society so that it seemed that everything was up for grabs.
165 - Dec 2009 - Marriage: A Biblical defence of marriage: Africans take the lead, Babette Francis
One culture is moving forward and the other backward depending on how one defines progress.
166 - Dec 2009 - News: The Church Around the World
Former Minister of Culture Rocco Buttiglione said the ruling was abhorrent.
167 - Nov 2009 - Books: CHRISTIANITY AND THE CRISIS OF CULTURES, by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, Br Barry Coldrey
CHRISTIANITY AND THE CRISIS OF CULTURES by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger (Ignatius Press 2006 116pp hardback $29.
168 - Nov 2009 - Books: THE CHURCH AND THE WORLD: Essays Catholic and Contemporary, by John Haldane, Tracey Rowland
The essays cover such themes as Catholicism in the age of liberalism sectarianism and culture popes and other mortals religious art and architecture and Catholic schools.
169 - Nov 2009 - Foundations of Faith: 'O happy fault': the Christian doctrine of original sin, Noel Roberts
Of course in a secular culture like ours any number of Christian doctrines will be disputed by outsiders from the existence of God to the resurrection of Jesus.
170 - Nov 2009 - Schools: How to rebuild Catholic education from the grass-roots, Sr Mary Augustine OP
The students are exposed to the language of the Church its traditional music (including Gregorian chant) its prayers and its culture in general.
171 - Oct 2009 - Reflection: The Mass: priest and people offer sacrifice, Bishop Edward Slattery
This innovation was introduced after the Vatican Council partly to help the people understand the liturgical action of the Mass by allowing them to see what was going on and partly as an accommodation to contemporary culture where people who exercise authority are expected to face directly the people they serve like a teacher sitting behind her desk.
172 - Oct 2009 - Letters: Healthy families, John Carty
We must promote the traditional culture of the true self-sacrificing love and life of stable marriages and reject the false self-indulgent greed and lust of any unstable or sterile arrangement.
173 - Oct 2009 - Priesthood: Why the Catholic Church cannot ordain women, Kathleen Wood OAM
While the Gospels bear witness to the fact that Jesus did not call any woman to be an apostle feminists claim this practice was conditioned by the culture of the time making it impossible for Jesus to have acted otherwise.
174 - Oct 2009 - FOUNDATIONS OF FAITH: Cutting edge moral issues for the third millennium, Br Barry Coldrey
There has been an explosion of the means of mass communication and the media has done much to create a sex-saturated culture.
175 - Sep 2009 - News: The Church Around the World
Good Friday in Melbourne is part of our local culture part of our local identity.
176 - Sep 2009 - USA: Anglicans fragmenting over homosexuality, Babette Francis
We dont want to be rolled over by culture and trends in the Church he said.
177 - Sep 2009 - Editorial: 2009 Fighting Fund launched, Peter Westmore
In the process the dominant secular culture has contributed to an on- going coarsening of our society.
178 - Aug 2009 - Caritas in Veritate: Benedict XVI's social encyclical: public life needs Christian principles, Michael Gilchrist
He warns that we must not underestimate the disturbing scenarios that threaten our future or the powerful new instruments that the culture of death has at its disposal.
179 - Jul 2009 - India: Christians in India rejoice at election results, Babette Francis
We hope the new government works to end a culture that tolerates corruption and inefficiency discrimination and communalism.
180 - Jul 2009 - Life Marriage Family: The secular culture's flawed view of sexuality, Bernard Toutounji
au Like the plagues that afflicted the ancient Egyptians the Advanced Medical Institute (AMI) with its Nasal Delivery Technology has flooded our culture with its message of libertarian sexuality.
181 - Jul 2009 - News: The Church Around the World
The bishop noted that in a culture dominated by the Ptolemaic perspective which considered the Earth as the centre of the universe the Copernican system systematically went against Scripture.
182 - Jul 2009 - Editorial: The Feast of Saints Peter and Paul (29 June), Michael Gilchrist
And this is Peters ongoing mission: to ensure that the Church is never identified with a single nation with a single culture or with a single State but is always the Church of all; to ensure that she reunites humanity over and above every boundary and in the midst of the divisions of this world makes Gods peace present the reconciling power of His love.
183 - Jun 2009 - Youth: Forming a new generation of pro-life leaders, Patrick Langrell
We young people have to be willing to be in the words of John Paul II a sign of contradiction to the culture and modern times - to stand up and call what is wrong wrong.
184 - Jun 2009 - FOUNDATIONS OF FAITH: The Last Things: death, judgment, Heaven, Purgatory, Hell, Br Barry Coldrey
The Lord turns to life style and John is challenged there too: his moral stance owes a great deal to TV soapies like Neighbours and Home and Away and the moral confusion of the dominant secular culture.
185 - Jun 2009 - Interview: American Catholics and abortion: the Church at the crossroads, Mariangela Sullivan
That kind of in-depth inquiry is unfamiliar to modern American culture in which everyone is entitled to an uninformed opinion.
186 - Jun 2009 - News: The Church Around the World
The movement for same-sex marriage he added seeks to radically redefine the most fundamental institution of the human race the building block of every society and culture.
187 - Jun 2009 - Vocations: Brisbane's Holy Spirit Seminary: promising signs of growth, Anthony Barich
He admits that the process of attracting vocations was slow going but that was because the archdiocese had to first deal with the fact that few youth knew the Gospel itself let alone the Catechism - a result of the deep-set secularisation of Australian culture.
188 - May 2009 - Books: Hilaire Belloc and G.K. Chesterton, by Karl Schmude, Br Christian Moe
Today there seems to be little place for it in our email and blog culture.
189 - May 2009 - Letters: Women in the Church, Brian Bibby
Some of the reasons given for allowing womens ordination are: When Christ established His Church He was restricted by the culture of the day.
190 - May 2009 - Pro-family culture: AIDS in Africa: science vindicates Catholic Church, Babette Francis
Pro-family culture However scientists and pro-family organisations have defended Benedict pointing out that not only is science on his side but his remarks acknowledged the pro-family culture of Africa which is opposed to the population control agenda promoted by many Western aid agencies.
191 - Apr 2009 - Letters: Capitalism, William Briggs
His philosophy of culture war to weaken the institutions of church family education and media so as to radically alter the status quo has been vigorously followed since he was rediscovered in the 1960s.
192 - Apr 2009 - Anti-life platform: Archbishop Chaput: President Obama and the challenge for US Catholics, Archbishop Charles Chaput
They gave nobody a mandate to retool American culture on the issues of marriage and the family sexuality bioethics religion in public life and abortion.
193 - Apr 2009 - Red Mass Homily: Catholics as 'bearers of light' in a secular culture, Bishop Peter J. Elliott
We recently heard the same words in this State from the voices of the culture of death.
194 - Apr 2009 - US Catholic universities: how not to observe Lent
Georgetown he said wants desperately to be accepted on the terms set by the broader culture.
195 - Apr 2009 - News: The Church Around the World
In its statement on the Obama presidency and the culture of life the Federation noted that the new president has begun his term with actions that will undermine respect for human life human dignity and religious freedom.
196 - Mar 2009 - Reflection: Benedict XVI: why kneeling is central to Christian worship, Benedict XVI
It doesnt suit our culture they say (which culture?
197 - Mar 2009 - Books: THE BIBLE AND THE QUR'AN, by Jacques Jomier OP, Tim Cannon
Yet in the battle to save an ailing values-based culture are not the devout tight-knit Muslim communities nestled in pockets around the country those in whom Christians may find their most steadfast allies?
198 - Mar 2009 - The family and the culture of death: a challenge for Christians, Fr Dennis Byrnes
John Paul II observed that much in todays world gravely threatened the life of human beings hence he spoke of a culture of death.
199 - Mar 2009 - The recession and Catholic social teaching, Mark and Louise Zwick
There is a disconnect for Catholics between the word of the Gospel and the economic culture.
200 - Mar 2009 - Obituary: Fr Richard Neuhaus (1936-2009): bringing the Gospel to public life, Fr Raymond J. De Souza
More than that though Father Neuhaus made possible a new world of intellectual engagement with the culture.
201 - Mar 2009 - Did Antonio Gramsci have second thoughts?, Babette Francis
Although the nuclear threat from the former Soviet Union isnt the concern it once was the culture war being waged against the very foundations of Western democracies is becoming more obvious all the time.
202 - Mar 2009 - News: The Church Around the World
In short on culture of life issues Obama has promised to give his most radical supporters everything they want.
203 - Feb 2009 - Flying into the Wind for the new evangelisation, Fr John Fowles CCS & Fr Joel Wallace CCS
There are many positive aspects to Australian culture.
204 - Feb 2009 - Culture of death: US bishops confront Barack Obama's sweeping abortion agenda, Paul Kengor
The consequences for what Pope John Paul II termed a Culture of Life will be disastrous.
205 - Feb 2009 - The Statement of Conclusions: any signs of progress after ten years?, Michael Gilchrist
It had he said sections that show lack of appreciation of the Local Church living out the Gospel in our culture.
206 - Dec 2008 - 'Catholic literature': what does this mean?, David Birch
If that still holds as a defining feature of Catholicism and many Catholics would hope it does what does that then mean for Catholic literature in a globalising culture that increasingly sees the idea of individual conscience as more important than Church teaching?
207 - Dec 2008 - The decline of British Catholicism: the future?, John Haldane
John Haldane is Professor of Philosophy at the University of St Andrews Scotland and Consultor to the Pontifical Council for Culture.
208 - Dec 2008 - Bishops' Synod on Bible concludes: Pope working on Apostolic Exhortation, AD2000 Report
If it is true that the Bible is also a literary work even more the great code of universal culture it is also true that it should not be robbed of its divine element but rather should be read in the same spirit in which it was written.
209 - Nov 2008 - Foundations of Faith: God's gift of sex: building a civilisation of life and love, Catherine Sheehan
Today we live in a sex-saturated culture.
210 - Nov 2008 - Anima Women's Network: giving 'heart' to women of faith, Anna Krohn
Anima aspires to recognise the many challenges of living in a secular (sometimes aggressively so) and fragmenting culture.
211 - Nov 2008 - News: The Church Around the World
The conference which is a Vatican initiative to promote dialogue between scientists and theologians has been jointly organised by the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome and the University of Notre Dame in the United States under the patronage of the Pontifical Council for Culture.
212 - Oct 2008 - News: The Church Around the World
Benedict XVI on his role as St Peters successor Benedict XVI has said that his mission as the successor of St Peter is ensuring that the Church never identifies itself with just one nation or culture.
213 - Oct 2008 - Response: Archbishop Bathersby's concerns over rebel Brisbane parish, Michael Gilchrist
As I said in my letter of 19 July 2004 St Marys tends to be congregational in governance and culture .
214 - Sep 2008 - Reflection: Archbishop Burke of St Louis: the responsibilities of a bishop, Archbishop Raymond Burke
Your apostolic teaching and guidance will inspire and strengthen all of the faithful in the transformation of the culture of violence and death into a civilisation of life and divine love.
215 - Sep 2008 - Books: Saving Those Damned Catholics, by Judie Brown, Catherine Sheehan
According to Brown many sinful and evil acts continue to occur as a result of some priests and bishops - whether out of fear ignorance or rebelliousness - not standing up to speak the truth in the midst of a culture of death and sexual permissiveness.
216 - Sep 2008 - WYD08: Memories of homestay hosts, Emidio and Phyllis Restall
Several nationalities billeted there put on a little show for the rest of the audience who appreciated the beautiful diversity in culture of so many different peoples.
217 - Aug 2008 - Reflection: World Youth Day: bringing a message of hope to the secular culture, Fr Dennis Byrnes
Our secular culture today is dominated by technology and materialism; indeed it might well be described as a throwaway culture.
218 - Aug 2008 - Books: Books available from AD2000 Books
Included are his approach to issues in moral and political theology liturgy Western culture and Vatican II.
219 - Aug 2008 - Benedict XVI reaffirms Humanae Vitae on its 40th anniversary, Pope Benedict XVI
In a culture subjected to the prevalence of having over being human life risks losing its value.
220 - Jul 2008 - Books: Books available from AD2000 Books
Included are his approach to issues in moral and political theology liturgy Western culture and Vatican II.
221 - Jul 2008 - Letters: Culture of life, Fr Bernard McGrath
Modern society cannot provide stability and a flourishing culture unless it is based on a solid morality.
222 - Jul 2008 - WORLD YOUTH DAY 2008: Juventutem Australia: young people devoted to the traditional liturgy, Alice Woolven
Juventutem Australia forms part of an international contingent of young people with a special devotion to the traditional liturgy which lies at the heart of the cultural richness of Catholic life and culture.
223 - Jun 2008 - Books: RATZINGER'S FAITH: The Theology of Pope Benedict XVI, by Tracey Rowland, Michael E. Daniel
Whilst this work is not as intellectually demanding of the reader as her previous work Culture and the Thomist Tradition after Vatican II a full engagement with the ideas contained therein presumes some theological knowledge.
224 - Jun 2008 - Christianity 'lite' with all the hard parts unmentioned: a spiritual dead-end, Alan Roebuck
culture business science technology medicine management and economics in their practical and ethical dimensions.
225 - Jun 2008 - Education: Pope: Catholic education must uphold Church teachings, Pope Benedict XVI
They must also be ready to lead the commitment made by the entire school community to assist our young people and their families to experience the harmony between faith life and culture.
226 - May 2008 - Books: THE REALM: An Unfashionable Essay on Converting England, Aidan Nichols OP, Tim Cannon
Ultimately Nichols is interested in the relationship between the Catholic faith and culture.
227 - May 2008 - Books: Irish journalist exposes 'Kathy's Story' book and movie as fabrications, Gary Brady
KATHYS REAL STORY: A Culture of False Allegations Exposed by Hermann Kelly (Prefect Press Dublin 2007 256pp $40.
228 - May 2008 - News: The Church Around the World
Recognising the reconciling elements of water and fire within Aboriginal culture and the centrality and commonality of baptism within the Anglican and Catholic traditions Anglican Bishops Brian Farran and Graeme Rutherford (Diocese of Newcastle) and Catholic Bishops Michael Malone and David Walker (Dioceses of Maitland-Newcastle and Broken Bay) gathered with Aboriginal elders at the Baptismal font.
229 - Apr 2008 - Adult education: Sydney's Centre for Thomistic Studies, Donald G. Boland
Some may recall his confrontations with the academic philosophers at Sydney University notably Professor John Anderson who had an enormous influence on the thinking of many of the leading lights of our Australian culture in the latter half of the 20th century.
230 - Apr 2008 - Legal Year homily: Truth and the law: legal should also mean moral, Bishop Peter Elliott
But anyone who makes a stopover on a flight to Europe can enter cultures where life is communal and religion is normal.
231 - Apr 2008 - WYDSYD08: World Youth Day Sydney: look for the wider trend, Joanna Bogle
World Youth Day was born in an era of a strong pop culture and aspects of that are going to be part of it all for a long while yet.
232 - Apr 2008 - News: The Church Around the World
On these issues the Church needs the intellectual support of the Jesuit order to protect Catholic teaching on points that are increasingly under attack from secular culture.
233 - Mar 2008 - Books: SEARCHING FOR AND MAINTAINING PEACE, by Father Jacques Philippe, Tim Cannon
Classics by the saints and spiritual masters can be taxing even disheartening; so far removed are we from the worlds of Augustine John of the Cross or the likes of Newman and Lewis that reading their works can induce something akin to culture shock.
234 - Mar 2008 - Books: GOD AND CAESAR: Religion, Politics, and Society, by Cardinal George Pell, Catherine Sheehan
Cardinal Pell on the role of religion in a secular culture: a message of hope GOD AND CAESAR: Selected Essays on Religion Politics and Society by Cardinal George Pell (Edited by M.
235 - Mar 2008 - La Sapienza: Benedict XVI: the papacy and the university, Pope Benedict XVI
Applied to our European culture this means that if it wants to constitute itself on the basis of its arguments and whatever appears to it to be convincing with concerns about its own secular nature it will cut itself off from its life-sustaining roots and in doing so will not become more reasonable and pure but will instead become undone and fragmented.
236 - Mar 2008 - Man-made climate change: another great hoax?, Peter Finlayson
He has also worked in some 35 developing countries with UN and bilateral aid agencies in assisting governments to develop their countries agricultural sectors in accord with best practice within the culture and resources of their farmers.
237 - Mar 2008 - News: The Church Around the World
Benedict called the Society of Jesus to a renewed ascetic and apostolic impulse and in more specific terms suggested that it could prove extremely useful that the general congregation reaffirm in the spirit of St Ignatius its own total adhesion to Catholic doctrine in particular on those neuralgic points which today are strongly attacked by secular culture as for example the relationship between Christ and religions; some aspects of the theology of liberation; and various points of sexual morality especially as regards the indissolubility of marriage and the pastoral care of homosexual persons.
238 - Feb 2008 - Books: A YEARBOOK OF SEASONS AND CELEBRATIONS, by Joanna Bogle, Eric Hester
As Joanna announces The books is unashamedly Christian and yet it is in a climate she describes well where there is a widespread concern that marriages and families today seem fragile Eacute; and often Church spokesmen seem timid in the face of a public culture that is not merely indifferent to Christianity and its values but actively opposed to it.
239 - Feb 2008 - Letters: 'Schoolies', Fr. M. Durham
Undoubtedly not all of the schoolies would avail themselves of the above amenities but human nature being what it is it would be safe to bet that the predominant culture of sex drugs alcohol and rock and roll combined will only spiral downwards as time goes on unless some drastic action is taken.
240 - Feb 2008 - A remarkable father remembered, Maria Rankin
Appreciating and emulating the good example of outstanding individuals like Peter Gallagher is one of the keys to rebuilding our Christian culture.
241 - Feb 2008 - News: The Church Around the World
The Moscow patriarchate has complained bitterly about proselytism in Russia while in India militant Hindus have charged that missionaries undermine the countrys culture with their conversion campaigns.
242 - Dec 2007 - Britain: British Catholicism: the salt has lost its flavour, John Haldane
No one interested in the position of religion within Western culture and society can fail to be aware that it is now under fairly sustained attack.
243 - Dec 2007 - Catechetics: Religious education in Catholic schools: the role of parish priests, Michael Gilchrist
With belief and practice rates in continuing decline the Church needs an infusion of holy capable and energetic young priests who can connect with the unchurched in parishes and exert a positive influence over the Catholic culture of the schools in their locality both primary and secondary.
244 - Dec 2007 - News: The Church Around the World
We live in a culture where the vulgar crass and obscene are part of everyday conversation.
245 - Nov 2007 - Latin is still the universal language of Liturgy, Bishop Arthur Serratelli
At times today when we hear the Sanctus or the Agnus Dei sung in Latin we readily recall the time when Catholics of the Latin rite in every land and in every culture offered worship to God with one language.
246 - Nov 2007 - Ora et labora: How monastic hospitality can strengthen one's faith, Br Barry Coldrey CFC
In view of the two millennia European Christian heritage the roots of monastic life are deep in spite of the prevailing secular culture.
247 - Nov 2007 - News: The Church Around The World
is to determine whether the right to same- sex marriage is so deeply embedded in the history tradition and culture of this state and nation that it should be deemed fundamental the court wrote in a 244-page opinion.
248 - Nov 2007 - Democracy: Religious leaders must have freedom to speak, Cardinal George Pell
The idea that religion is irrational and must be excluded from public affairs is not a native Australian plant and it would be regrettable if American or European frames of reference were imposed on the very different situation of religious life and public culture here in Australia.
249 - Oct 2007 - Books: SPANISH ROOTS OF AMERICA, Tim Cannon
The anniversary was marked in the United States by a flurry of literature and commentary on the Spanish presence in North America and the influence of Hispanic culture from the late 15th century through to the present day.
250 - Oct 2007 - More of the same: Retired Sydney bishop calls for a radical overhaul of the Catholic faith, Michael Gilchrist
The report he said suggested that the book contains a number of well-worn and distracting misperceptions chief among which are these: (1) that the Catholic Church is monolithic and that the Pope can therefore act or speak over the heads of the bishops at any given time and on any given issue; (2) that clerical and religious celibacy is a major cause of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church; (3) that the Catholic Churchs culture of forgiveness is an aggravating factor; (4) that the problem of sexual abuse is special if not unique to the Catholic Church; and (5) that the Catholic Church has not really begun to tackle the problem.
251 - Oct 2007 - Events: Book Launch: Advancing the Culture of Death, by Rev Dr Peter Hung Tran
Rev Dr Peter Hung Trans book Advancing the Culture of Death is to have its Melbourne launch on Monday 8 October 2007 at 7.
252 - Sep 2007 - Catholic education must be 'unashamedly Catholic', Bishop Robert Finn
5) and therefore have a significant role in the Churchs work of promoting an authentic human culture and forming young people (No.
253 - Sep 2007 - News: The Church Around the World
In a 14 June interview with the National Catholic Register he said Desensitising the culture to the evil of abortion is part and parcel of the pro-abortion lobby.
254 - Aug 2007 - Letters: Combating AIDS, Franklin J. Wood
It is disastrous that the people of PNG and other countries have to pay a terrible price for the culture of death.
255 - Aug 2007 - Catholics and the pornography epidemic, Bishop Robert Finn
The culture around us that so readily provides an environment and market for these kinds of evils is a significant contributing factor to the problem of pornography and other sins.
256 - Aug 2007 - World Congress of Families: grass roots ecumenism at work, Babette Francis
Attended by 3300 delegates from 75 countries WCF IV was held in an ornate building formerly known as the Josef Stalin Palace of Culture amp; Science.
257 - Aug 2007 - Lex orandi: Benedict XVI's liturgical armistice: 'Summorum Pontificum', Fr Glen Tattersall
Benedict draws special attention to the role of St Gregory the Great who made every effort to ensure that the new peoples of Europe received both the Catholic faith and the treasures of worship and culture that had been accumulated by the Romans in the preceding centuries.
258 - Aug 2007 - Editorial: Census 2006: 'No religion' up, Christians down
Among those professing any religious belief the statistics make clear that an undiluted faith attracts and retains adherents while accommodation with the secular culture will ensure further decline.
259 - Jul 2007 - Books: ILLUSTRISSIMI: Letters of Pope John Paul I, by Albino Luciani, Tim Cannon
In spite of its rather plain cover which suggests perhaps a more serious content Illustrissimi reveals itself to be at once light-hearted and easy to read while possessing a wealth of serious pointed and insightful observations and reflections on the state of modern culture.
260 - Jul 2007 - Events: Canberra 6-8 July - Australian Catholic Students' Association 2007 Conference, Patrick Giam
The suffusion of society by a strong Catholic culture a sense of our Christian inheritance spanning two millennia and a hope for rewards beyond the crass modern desire for sex and shopping serve a dual purpose: to ensure a just and virtuous society in this world and the salvation of more souls through evangelisation in the next.
261 - Jul 2007 - News: The Church Around the World
In his address he noted the difficulties and snares which can grow with the passage of time and of the generations and warned against a culture marked by moral relativism poor in certainties and rich in demands at times unjustified demands.
262 - Jun 2007 - Books: IN THE LIGHT OF CHRIST: Writings in the Western Tradition, by Lucy Beckett, Francis Phillips
This careless witticism suggests more than he could have realised; indeed it is a neat description of the post-Christian culture in which we live.
263 - Jun 2007 - New Zealand Catholic college's intellectually challenging RE program, Bernard Moran
The more we have lifted the quality of the content the more we have attracted the teaching talent to teach the five disciplines covered in the syllabus: Scripture Biblical Studies Church History (including Christianity and European culture) Philosophy Spirituality and Ethics and Theology.
264 - Jun 2007 - Obituary: A tribute to natural family planning pioneer, Dr John Billings, RIP, Msgr Peter J. Elliott
The culture of life still struggles with the culture of death.
265 - May 2007 - Books: The Catholic Church and the Counter-Faith, by Philip Trower, John Morrissey
The author guides us in our reading by stipulating that we digest his first section covering the principles of the Enlightenment the resulting field of denominations by the early 20th century and a pithy roundup of the French Revolution liberalism democracy and the modern culture of rights.
266 - May 2007 - Letters: Debating euthanasia with facts, Rebecca Soares
In a culture where euthanasia is legal patients have the unnecessary and unhealthy psychological burden of having to consider whether they should go on living.
267 - May 2007 - Culture survey shows moral divisions in the US
The results of a survey on American cultural values undertaken by The Culture and Media Institute a division of the Media Research Center were released in March in a Special Report America: A Nation in Moral and Spiritual Confusion.
268 - May 2007 - Vocations: New religious communities flourishing in the United States, Fr James Lloyd
Their counter-culture announcement is embodied by the wearing of the veil.
269 - May 2007 - Cinema: New movie offers an authentic representation of monastic life, Rosina Gordon
The film received the 2006 Paoline Prize for Communication and Culture from the Papal Lateranense University in Rome and the Special Jury Prize World Cinema Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival.
270 - May 2007 - Catechesis: Sydney RCIA conference in June on forming new adult Catholics, Joanne Zwaans
Its complexity flows from the need for the process to be truthful with its catechesis far removed from the easy sound-bite answers and confusion of the secular culture.
271 - Apr 2007 - St Faustina: The Divine Mercy apostolate: a spirituality to transform the world, Eva Kimnes
However I was saddened at the negative inroads of Western culture particularly through television and the movies with exposure to violence drugs pornography new age and even witchcraft.
272 - Apr 2007 - Rockhampton Lenten program: 'whatever that might mean', AD2000 Report
The programs focus is found instead in statements such as The Good News is that the Spirit of Jesus lives on in our lives to assist us in bringing about a new culture.
273 - Apr 2007 - Catholicism and secularism in Britain: a test of strength on same-sex adoption, Joanna Bogle
Commentator Melanie Philips - who is Jewish - writing in the Daily Mail put it with greater vigour: This is but the latest move against religion by a culture that believes that only secularism provides freedom.
274 - Mar 2007 - Books: Order Books from freedompublishing.com.au
Advancing the Culture of Death Peter Hung Manh Tran CSsR Father Tran analyses both sides of the argument on euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide.
275 - Mar 2007 - Books: SEEKING THE ABSOLUTE: The Founders of Christian Monasticism, Michael E. Daniel
Available from Freedom Publishing) Reviewed by Michael Daniel If any institution stands in stark contrast to contemporary material culture it would have to be that of monasticism: too many people in the modern world simply cannot conceptualise how any individuals would forego marriage a family and a career to dedicate themselves entirely to God through the monastic vocation.
276 - Mar 2007 - Letters: Leadership needed, Anne Lastman
We will continue to have abortion in holocaust proportions marriage breakdown at an alarming rate de facto relationships replacing marriage a drug culture unabated abandonment of children and a street culture until we take seriously the words of Humanae Vitae Donum Vitae Evangelium Vitae Casti Conubii and Veritatis Splendor.
277 - Mar 2007 - Letters: Catholic schools, Kevin McBride
Gratification was expressed on all sides when many of these children were inspired by what they learnt from dedicated teachers and what they experienced of a Catholic culture to embrace vocations to the priesthood and religious life.
278 - Mar 2007 - Catholic religion courses and the challenge of relativism, Audrey English
This approach however has the effect of creating the understanding that all ideas are influenced by the current culture.
279 - Mar 2007 - 'Professional', a lá carte Catholicism and its papier màché schools, Andrew T. Kania
Dr Marcellin Flynns earlier research in The Culture of Catholic Schools: A Study of Catholic Schools 1972-1993 cast a further spotlight on the apparent disparity that exists in the motivations of teachers employed in Catholic schools.
280 - Mar 2007 - Leadership: The scandal of Australia's anti-life Catholic politicians, Marcel White
Olmsted (Phoenix Diocese) for example in a document titled Catholics in the Public Square instructing the faithful on the dilemma of public officials betraying Church teaching wrote: If a politician is actively supporting and furthering the culture of death he is not only causing scandal; he is sinning.
281 - Mar 2007 - News: The Church Around the World
If we continue along this path the practice of the Catholic faith is going to become a counter-culture .
282 - Feb 2007 - Reflection: Why the Church must continue to uphold priestly celibacy, Fr Pat Stratford
Second these trends which emerged in the 1960s are characteristic of contemporary Western culture.
283 - Feb 2007 - Books: New Titles from AD Books
au Advancing the Culture of Death Peter Hung Manh Tran CSsR Father Tran analyses both sides of the argument on euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide.
284 - Feb 2007 - Books: BEGINNING AT JERUSALEM: Five Reflections on the History of the Church, Sr Mariana Handley
The signs of the times the Churchs relation to events and culture and the problems of post-modernism form the basis of this evaluation of Christian life as being in but not of the world.
285 - Feb 2007 - Letters: Shared guilt, Errol Duke
Until all archbishops bishops priests religious and lay people collectively accept their share of the blame for accommodating the whims and fancies of a secular culture gone mad only then can we get on with the task of rebuilding the Kingdom of God here on earth.
286 - Feb 2007 - Why we need holy days of obligation, Joanna Bogle
Religious identity A Holy Day at school was an opportunity to teach about the particular aspect of the Faith that was being commemorated - no small matter in a culture where most pupils at Catholic secondary schools come from families that are non-practising and where Sunday Mass simply isnt on the household agenda.
287 - Feb 2007 - East Timor: priests threatened with execution, Peter Westmore
The Church has also been the protector of Timorese identity and culture.
288 - Feb 2007 - News: The Church Around the World
Even during the recent Synod on priests the most widespread opinion among the fathers was that a relaxation of the rule of celibacy would not be a solution even to the problem of the lack of vocations which is rather to be linked to other causes in the first place the modern culture of secularisation.
289 - Feb 2007 - Education: Australia's Catholic school systems: the case for radical surgery, Michael Gilchrist
Catholic culture That was the reason the Catholic school systems were set up in the late 19th century Australian Colonies when State Aid was withdrawn.
290 - Dec 2006 - Books: New Titles from AD Books
au Advancing the Culture of Death Peter Hung Manh Tran CSsR Father Tran analyses both sides of the argument on euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide.
291 - Dec 2006 - Shrines: Marian Valley: Queensland's centre of pilgrimage, Peter Westmore
At a time when people are increasingly busy and surrounded by an overwhelmingly secular culture where religious belief is too often dismissed or ignored the Shrine of Our Lady Help of Christians at Marian Valley is a beacon of light and hope for many thousands of Australians.
292 - Dec 2006 - 'Lost!' controversy: Archbishop Bathersby's reply, AD2000 Report
This pattern was worldwide with dioceses and seminaries too open to modern culture and bending over backwards to be relevant having problems attracting priests: People who are willing to make sacrifices to become a priest will not do so for a religion that is lukewarm and does not challenge their comfort zone.
293 - Dec 2006 - News: The Church Around the World
In his address the Pope called on the bishops to help their faithful to recognise the inability of the secular materialist culture to bring true satisfaction and joy and to be bold in speaking to them of the joy that comes from following Christ and living according to His commandments.
294 - Dec 2006 - Editorial: The first Christmas, Peter Westmore
It is a reflection of the influence of Christianity that these worthy sentiments have penetrated deeply into our secular and transient culture.
295 - Nov 2006 - Reflection: Catholic schools must proclaim the total love of Christ, Fr Sebastian Camilleri OFM
In this context we are duty-bound to teach our young people moral truths right and wrong to avoid evil but also to do good to cultivate a life of virtues and to construct in the very midst of a culture of death a civilisation of life.
296 - Nov 2006 - Books: Order books from www.freedompublishing.com.au
Advancing the Culture of Death Peter Hung Manh Tran CSsR Father Tran analyses both sides of the argument on euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide.
297 - Nov 2006 - Poetry: Sometimes Gladness: Collected Poems 1954 to 2005, by Bruce Dawe, Michael Gilchrist
Underdogs champion In an earlier review of Dawes The Headlong Traffic: Poems and Prose 1997 to 2002 I wrote lsquo;Like Barry Humphries at his best Dawe captures the distinctive quirks of Australian everyday life and culture through his down-to-earth easy- flowing colloquialisms and observations.
298 - Nov 2006 - Television: EWTN: now affordable and accessible in Australia, Moira Kirkwood
EWTN is anathema to all who would seek to conform the Church to the secular world whereas our divinely enjoined mission is to transform the secular culture to an awareness and love of God.
299 - Nov 2006 - News: The Church Around the World
Speaking in English the Pope indicated that lsquo;the fundamental task of the evangelisation of culture is the challenge to make God visible in the human face of Jesus.
300 - Oct 2006 - Books: Order AD2000 books from www.freedompublishing.com.au
Advancing the Culture of Death Peter Hung Manh Tran CSsR Father Tran analyses both sides of the argument on euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide.
301 - Oct 2006 - Books: ARMS OF LOVE by Carmen Marcoux, Jacinta Cummins
Available from Freedom Publishing) Chastity doesnt rate a mention in mainstream pop culture having gone out of popularity in the eras of Woodstock and Grease.
302 - Sep 2006 - Books: Why Must I Suffer? by Fr F.J. Remler CM, Jacinta Cummins
This books tough love attitude will not appeal to everyone especially in todays hedonistic culture.
303 - Sep 2006 - Books: Advancing the Culture of Death, by Peter Hung Manh Tran, Peter Westmore
ADVANCING THE CULTURE OF DEATH: Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide by Peter Hung Manh Tran (Freedom Publishing 2006 294pp $20.
304 - Sep 2006 - Books: William Bernard Ullathorne: A Different Kind of Monk, by Judith Champ, Michael Gilchrist
Among Ullathornes achievements in Australia was his early advocacy of womens religious life as an antidote to the poisonous impact of the convict culture on women.
305 - Sep 2006 - History: The Counter Reformation and the Jesuits, John Morrissey
In terms of gender folk culture and the second generation of Protestant Pastors it seems that there was some nostalgia for the old religion in the later 16th century but the solid evangelical status of northern Germany in the 17th century discounts any confident claims here.
306 - Sep 2006 - Chavagnes: Catholic education in a secular culture, Alexander Morrison
Here he reflects on the education he received at Chavagnes and the kind of counter-cultural education that is needed at Catholic schools today in secular cultures.
307 - Aug 2006 - Books: Land of Carmel, by Elizabeth Ruth Obbard, Jacinta Cummins
For those with an interest in the Carmelite order this book serves as a helpful introduction to their history and culture.
308 - Aug 2006 - What makes a Catholic university 'Catholic', Father John Coughlin
It engages the wider culture but always in accord with the truth of Catholic faith.
309 - Aug 2006 - Priesthood: Promoting vocations in the Melbourne Archdiocese, Fr Anthony Denton
Secondly I direct the work of the Vocations Office in seeking to foster a culture of vocations through the production of promotional and resource materials for schools and parishes.
310 - Aug 2006 - Canberra-Goulburn: Archbishop Coleridge: Benedict's first Australian appointment, Anh Nguyen
He is aware and concerned about the pragmatism within the Australian culture and aims to address it.
311 - Aug 2006 - News: The Church Around the World
We need Initiative 80 because through it Colorados constitution will offer a valuable public witness in defending human life an example we can work from to further lead our society toward a culture of life wrote the archbishop.
312 - Jul 2006 - Reflection: US bishop: making saints should be the goal of Catholic schools, Bishop Robert Finn
We must be involved in the work of teaching our students moral truths right and wrong to avoid evil but also to do good to cultivate the life of virtues and to construct in the very midst of a culture of death a civilisation of life.
313 - Jul 2006 - Books: Stimulating reading from Freedom Publishing
95 Christianity and the Crisis of Cultures Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger Written shortly before Cardinal Ratzingers election to the Papacy this book addresses the crisis of culture in the Western World today with its Christian roots replaced by Enlightenment philosophy.
314 - Jul 2006 - Books: Theology of the Body for Beginners, by Christopher West, Jacinta Cummins
West focuses on the questions to which many people today are seeking answers and which our culture surrounds with misinformation.
315 - Jul 2006 - Re-mythologising: Narnia - faith and fiction: The parallel world of C.S.Lewis, Msgr Peter J. Elliott
He draws on mythological symbols from different cultures to create a new mythology suggesting at times in a somewhat obvious way that this parallel world offers a key to better understanding greater realities that lie behind our world.
316 - Jul 2006 - Evangelisation: Strong leadership: US bishop Robert Finn shows how, AD2000 Report
Sometimes we tend to focus on that very small percentage and forget about the rest of the flock who need to be able to explain the Faith in a hostile culture especially concerning issues such as abortion contraception and homosexuality.
317 - Jul 2006 - News: The Church Around the World
Only in this way can we hope to overcome the debilitating split between the Gospel and culture.
318 - Jun 2006 - Books: Stimulating reading from AD Books
95 Christianity and the Crisis of Cultures Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger Written shortly before Cardinal Ratzingers election to the Papacy this book addresses the crisis of culture in the Western World today with its Christian roots replaced by Enlightenment philosophy.
319 - Jun 2006 - Books: Dear Son, Dear Daughter: God's Plan for Catholic Marriage and the Family, Michael Gilchrist
com) Two small booklets produced by a Catholic mother in Perth will prove a godsend for the many parents who find it awkward to introduce the facts of life to their growing curious children especially in todays in your face culture.
320 - Jun 2006 - Letters: The new barbarism, Fr. B. McGrath
Culture is based on comrnon beliefs and values.
321 - Jun 2006 - Respect: New text book series vilifies the Catholic Church, Kevin Donnelly
The rationale for the series is to foster a better understanding and respect for cultures and traditions of Australian society.
322 - Jun 2006 - Vocations: Sydney seminary's growth continues, Michael Gilchrist
A priest he says stands in the midst of the secular culture of our day as a man set apart.
323 - Jun 2006 - News: The Church Around the World
The greatest needs of the Church said Benedict include responses to a culture that is deeply marked by scientism positivism and materialism.
324 - May 2006 - Books: The Victory Of Reason, by Rodney Stark, Michael Gilchrist
Encouraged by the Scholastics and embodied in the great medieval universities founded by the Church faith in the power of reason permeated Western culture stimulating the pursuit of science and the evolution of democratic theory and practice.
325 - May 2006 - Letters: Conscience, Jerome Gonzalez
Regarding your article in the Easter issue about some well-known dissenters complaining about Cardinal Pells stance on freedom of concience it is worth noting that three senior prelates in the United States (Culture amp; Cosmos vol 3 No 332 15 March 2006) have recently responded to Catholic Democrats in Congress on the matter as follows: It is essential to remember that conscience must be consistent with fundamental moral principles.
326 - May 2006 - Foreign priests - a tale of two Brisbane parishes, Bob Osmak
Being strangers to our culture he said they would not fit into it.
327 - May 2006 - Events: Carnivale Christi 2006 scheduled for Melbourne and Sydney in May, AD2000 Report
With the theme let everything praise thee Carnivale Christi seeks to highlight the connection between faith and culture by offering a program of film visual arts drama music food liturgy and sport as an opportunity to Seek the Face of Christ.
328 - May 2006 - News: The Church Around the World
Their support for the Christian heritage he told the group can contribute significantly to the defeat of a culture that is now fairly widespread in Europe which relegates to the private and subjective sphere the manifestation of ones own religious convictions.
329 - May 2006 - Papacy: Benedict completes his first twelve months as Pope, Fr Ephraem Chifley
They have serious implications for culture and politics.
330 - Apr 2006 - Music and Culture: Benedict XVI, Mozart and the quest for beauty, Mark Freer
Mass culture He speaks scathingly of mass culture geared to quantity production and success: Pop music joins up with this culture .
331 - Apr 2006 - EarthSong: Green Christianity or a new paganism?, Michael Gilchrist
We are told: In this International Year of Deserts this symposium will offer a feast of celebration through the voice of indigenous culture and the novels poetry and songs of white Australians.
332 - Apr 2006 - News: The Church Around the World
It has set benchmarks in programming providing the marketability of a clear straightforward presentation of Catholic culture and beliefs.
333 - Mar 2006 - Archbishop Hickey: how to address the crisis of faith, Archbishop Barry Hickey
It is my view that the dangers of immersing oneself too much in contemporary culture are overcome by becoming counter- cultural.
334 - Mar 2006 - Editorial: The challenge facing Pope Benedict, Peter Westmore
Benedict XVIs first Encyclical confirms his outstanding capacity to put forward a Christian alternative to a culture which rejects moral absolutes and has elevated personal choice into primacy of conscience.
335 - Feb 2006 - The Church of England: beyond satire?, Rev Peter Mullen
I have since met hundreds of clergy who share this misperception this kneejerk condemnation of the civilisation which has been the cradle of Christian culture for two thousand years.
336 - Feb 2006 - Education: Catholic Church and her schools face a 'wake-up call', Bishop Geoffrey Jarrett
If presented to them with conviction they will rise to the full vigour of the Gospel demands and begin exploring the fascinating tradition and culture of Cath- olicism lived over twenty centuries.
337 - Feb 2006 - News: The Church Around the World
What culture do they find assimilate develop?
338 - Feb 2006 - Cardinal Arinze on the Liturgy: the Mass is not entertainment, Cardinal Francis Arinze
There is room for music which respects that language that culture that people.
339 - Dec 2005 - Books: The Cube and the Cathedral, by George Weigel, John Ballantyne
Weigel asks the question: which culture is better equipped to protect human rights and the moral foundations of democracy - the secular humanist culture represented by the cube or the 1500-year-old Christian civilisation represented by the cathedral?
340 - Dec 2005 - News: The Church Around the World
The Spirit works through the social sciences and culture too.
341 - Nov 2005 - Letters: SSPX response, Timothy Hungerford
It is not just the Mass but the whole Catholic culture in which I enjoy seeing my children challenged and educated.
342 - Nov 2005 - Letters: Church Music, Chris Wilson
Since the guitar has become an integral part of the music culture among many societies and peoples both in popular music and in art music to exclude it and other instruments on the basis of the quality of its practitioners is unfair and hypocritical (there are many church organists who perform poorly).
343 - Nov 2005 - Thomas More Centre: Fifty years from Shadowlands: Childhood memories of the world of C. S. Lewis, Msgr Peter J. Elliott
He had been reading Lewis since the immediate post-War years as I see from his edition of The Pilgrims Regress a work he relished for he could swim easily in the deep sea of philosophy and he enjoyed the storms of what we call today the culture wars.
344 - Nov 2005 - National Press Club: Cardinal George Pell on the dictatorship of relativism, Cardinal George Pell
Generally accepted understandings of family sexuality maleness femaleness parenthood and culture are treated as dominant discourses that impose and legitimise injustice and intolerance.
345 - Oct 2005 - Dies Domini: Armidale Diocese promotes Sunday observance, Bishop Luc Matthys
The weekend culture needs to be re-Christianised with its God-given prominence restored.
346 - Sep 2005 - Education: Catholic schools of the future, Br John Moylan CFC
The type of school which the parents under discussion here deeply believe their children need is one which teaches by word example and culture clearly strongly and convincingly at the appropriate time all the doctrinal and moral teachings of the Church.
347 - Sep 2005 - News: The Chuch Around the World
Catholic News Agency Catholic students need to challenge secular culture Over 200 students from across Australia attended the Australian Catholic Students Association (ACSA) Annual National Conference held at St Johns College University of Sydney from 15-17 July 2005.
348 - Aug 2005 - Letters: Government review of RE in State Schools (letter), Maureen Federico
Our own precious Judeo/Christian culture may just sink under the melee as it has already with few authentic Christmas decorations on public display.
349 - Aug 2005 - Letters: Abortion breast cancer link (letter), Dr Tim Coyle
Challenging the secular cultures moral darkness obviously extends to studies in scientific journals.
350 - Aug 2005 - Benedict XVI's pontificate: the possibilities, Damian Thompson
Liturgy This dreary culture could be eradicated instantly if Benedict were to take an axe to the bishops conferences.
351 - Aug 2005 - Feminist translation: Inclusive language and the Trinity: the latest from Brisbane, Michael Apthorp
Wrong message In other words I would argue that the deleted Divine masculine pronouns in the Cathedral send the wrong message promoting a confused and self-contradictory religious culture.
352 - Aug 2005 - Campus Life: Cardinal Pell's program for a Catholic culture at Sydney's universities, Stephen Lawrence
This will involve at least two chaplains at each large campus with the overall aim of building a Catholic culture among tertiary students.
353 - Aug 2005 - News: The Church Around the World
Vatican Information Service First book by Benedict XVI published in Italy The first book by Pope Benedict XVI titled The Example of Benedict in the Crisis of the Cultures and dealing with the marginalisation of Christianity in modern-day Europe became available in Italian stores in late June.
354 - Jul 2005 - Reflecton: The soul: what reason and revelation tell us, John Young
Sight hearing and the other senses show only the superficial qualities of things and if we could get no further than this the human race would never have developed science or culture.
355 - Jul 2005 - Vocations: John Paul Il's Milwaukee connection, Fr John Walter
This meant that during the week as he drank in the vibrant Polish culture to satisfy the thirst of that genetically dominant sector of his make-up Patrick got to know the Archbishop and the Archbishop in turn got to know Patrick quite well.
356 - Jul 2005 - Christianity: Church challenges secular culture of Europe, Peter Westmore
Within weeks of being elected Pope Benedict XVI has intervened in two of the defining issues which will determine whether Europe will move further towards a secular and utilitarian culture or acknowledge its Christian roots.
357 - Jul 2005 - Editorial: Can Catholic "salt" flavour the secular culture?, Michael Gilchrist
If Catholic salt is to flavour our secular culture it needs to be true to its distinctive identity and roots.
358 - Jun 2005 - The Catholic Church's dissenters miss the boat, Chris Hilder
As a result the culture of dissent was consolidated and grew with a generation of bishops coming to think of themselves less as authoritative teachers than as moderators of an ongoing dialogue whose primary responsibility was to keep everybody in the conversation.
359 - Jun 2005 - He was my Pope, too: a Lutheran's appreciation of John Paul II, Uwe Siemon-Netto
What more fitting insight than John Paul IIs definition of our culture as a culture of death - an insight that is now clearly sinking in to wit the declining abortion rates in the United States?
360 - Jun 2005 - Habemus Papam: Benedict XVI charts course as successor to John Paul II, Michael Gilchrist
He constitutes a fundamental point of reference for the unity of Europe and a powerful call to the irrefutable Christian roots of European culture and civilisation.
361 - May 2005 - Reflection: Pope John Paul II and the redemptive power of suffering, Fr Paul Stuart
Ultimately in the mess and anguish of suffering a dignity can be realised that may never be appreciated by the spiritually blind and deaf culture that feeds into our newspapers and television.
362 - May 2005 - Books: Sacred and Secular Scriptures / The Catholic Revival in English Literature, David Birch
He explores what I have constructed here as a syllogism based on the comments by the Dominican Marie-Dominique Chenu in 1969 (who worked closely with Yves Congar at Vatican II on what eventually became Gaudium et Spes) that literature is a site of theology; the Bible is literature and so recovery of contact with the Bible will bring Catholic theology back into contact with human culture in general from which it had sadly become detached in recent centuries (Boyle p.
363 - May 2005 - Letters: Pro-life play: The Call of Guadalupe, Andrew Rabel
The play begins with an everyday couple whose unborn child may interfere with the husbands prospects for promotion and then goes back to the climactic events of the 16th century linking this with the present day culture of death a term coined by the late Holy Father.
364 - May 2005 - Letters: Catholic education, Geoff Storey
I was particularly impressed by the articulation of a then 17-year-old student with regard to Catholic culture and liturgy.
365 - May 2005 - 'Santo Subito': the impact of John Paul II, Peter Westmore
The Church alone remained as the protector of Polish culture and national identity.
366 - Apr 2005 - Letters: Practice of faith, Br Con Moloney CFC
How close have you drifted to the values and practice of our condom culture with easy access to soft and hard porn videos?
367 - Apr 2005 - Letters: Chavagnes International College, Raymond De Souza
Volunteers who are prepared to give a year to God by helping a heroic Catholic education project will learn (or improve) French meet British and French Catholics visit Paris Chartres London and other places in Europe work with children in a rewarding environment gain valuable teaching experience benefit from inspiring daily liturgy and a rich Catholic culture and be part of an international Catholic community.
368 - Apr 2005 - Adore 05: Sydney's successful Eucharistic Youth Congress, Nicole Osmak
He delivered powerful forthright talks on topics such as The Real Presence of Jesus in the Holy Eucharist and the influence of the Devil on society - reminding us that we are living in a culture of death through euthanasia abortion contraception prostitution and murder.
369 - Apr 2005 - Events: Carnivale Christi returning to Sydney with an Easter theme, Liz Arblaster and Anthony McCarthy
By exploring the arts in this Christian context we also have a chance to engage with eternal truth through the particular means and expressions of our present culture recognising that there is no aspect of culture through which God cannot speak.
370 - Apr 2005 - 'Flying bishops' consecrated for orthodox Anglicans, Fr Nigel Zimmerman
Second by being part of a network of Anglicans (those pushed out of their normal church life into continuing churches like the TAC and FIF Anglicans) who wish to pursue unity with the wider Church Catholics can see in these two Anglican bishops allies in the current culture wars.
371 - Mar 2005 - Books: THE CASTLE OF HEAVENLY BLISS, Michael Gilchrist
But this serves the present novels purpose and will no doubt be a refreshing contrast for many readers to the moral relativism that dominates our secular culture and much of its literature.
372 - Mar 2005 - Adult Education: Sydney Centre for Thomistic Studies continues a great teacher's legacy, Audrey English
The range of students both young and old who now attend the Centre of Thomistic Studies make it clear that the thirst for knowledge of the most important things in life is still a basic desire of the human heart even in the midst of our secular culture.
373 - Mar 2005 - A young Catholic's encounter with Latin at Chavagnes International College, Alexander Morrison
Because Latin has become something for classicists and a select number of schools modern culture has rejected it as being old- fashioned.
374 - Mar 2005 - Church's future lies with orthodoxy, not dissent, Fr Paul Stuart
They see divorce as a major reality of todays Western culture and do not believe that remarried divorcees should be permanently excommunicated by being refused Holy Communion.
375 - Mar 2005 - Cinema: Hollywood's Kinsey whitewash, Bill Muehlenberg
The release of Kinsey: Lets Talk About Sex is another indication of just how out of touch Hollywood is from mainstream culture.
376 - Feb 2005 - Reflection: Archbishop Hart: Pope John Paul II and the Year of the Eucharist, Archbishop Denis Hart
It not only provides the interior strength for this mission but also its plan because the Eucharist is described by the Holy Father as a mode of being which passes from Jesus into each Christian through whose testimony it is meant to spread throughout society and culture.
377 - Feb 2005 - The Church in Australia 2005: can the tide be turned?, Michael Gilchrist
This journal has devoted much space in recent years to strong episcopal leadership upturns in seminary numbers new religion texts and renewal programs based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church outstanding parish initiatives flourishing religious communities promotion of Catholic culture and university youth ministry endeavours.
378 - Feb 2005 - News: The Church Around the World
The article examines the ongoing scholarly debate over the historical accuracy of the Nativity narratives and their theological meaning and whether some of the central images and words of the Christian religion owe as much to the pagan culture of the Roman Empire as they do to apostolic revelation.
379 - Dec 2004 - Books: Architects of the Culture of Death, by Donald DeMarco and Benjamin Wiker, Jodie Brown
ARCHITECTS OF THE CULTURE OF DEATH by Donald DeMarco amp; Benjamin Wiker (Ignatius 2004 410pp $33.
380 - Dec 2004 - Letters: Nihilism (letter), Robert Prinzen-Wood
The media and others would have us believe that the biggest threat to our culture and civilisation is the terrorist.
381 - Dec 2004 - Society: American surveys show advantages of sexual abstinence education
Regrettably the study notes teens today live in a sex-saturated popular culture that celebrates casual sex at an early age.
382 - Dec 2004 - US and Australian election results: the cultural revolution challenged, Michael Gilchrist
The Catholic and Anglican Archbishops of Sydney and Melbourne entered the debate over funding of religious schools high- lighting their important role in preserving a Christian culture in society.
383 - Nov 2004 - Obituary: RIP Michael Davies - The passing of a true defender of the Faith, Michael Foley
He was intensely loyal to his Welsh heritage its culture and sporting activities.
384 - Nov 2004 - Deer Park: Transforming our secular culture: the role of women, Marcia Riordan
Our secular Western culture is sterile.
385 - Nov 2004 - Ad limina: The Pope calls for strong leadership from New Zealand's Bishops, Michael Gilchrist
In accord with your endeavors to promote a culture of vocation I urge Religious to propose afresh to young people the ideal of consecration and mission found in the various states of ecclesial life which together exist that the world may believe (John 17:21).
386 - Oct 2004 - Society: US bishops call on Catholic institutions to oppose culture of death, Patrick Reilly
The simplest argument against hosting honorees and lecturers who advance the culture of death is that humanity has not sunk so low as to necessitate such invitations.
387 - Oct 2004 - News: The Church around the World
Culture of Life Foundation Scottish Cardinal attacks sex education program Cardinal Keith OBrien has attacked the Scottish Government for the child abuse of putting limitless resources into sinister sex-education projects.
388 - Oct 2004 - Today's non-practising young Catholics: are Church conservatives to blame?, Michael Gilchrist
But despite the well-meaning efforts of our educators the overwhelming majority of Catholic graduates have voted with their feet and thrown in their lot with the secular culture with some of them joining fundamentalist sects or Eastern religions that seemed to offer bread rather than fairy floss.
389 - Sep 2004 - Why not a little Latin in the liturgy?, Angus Sibley
Yet the Latin Church has done little as yet to reverse the sudden and tragic loss of her own distinctive universal voice so long and so widely used that it has become an inherent part of her culture.
390 - Sep 2004 - Mass Attendance: Where have all the worshippers gone?, Fr Martin Durham
Chief among these would be the increasing inroads made by materialism and secularism in our Western culture and society.
391 - Sep 2004 - Books: Exposing 'The Da Vinci Code' fraud, James Hitchcock
But the counterculture of the 1960s inevitably discovered spirituality which is now touted even in the business world.
392 - Sep 2004 - News: The Church Around the World
Archbishop Angelo Amato SDB Secretary of the CDF explained in an interview with Vatican Radio that the letter was the response given to two tendencies which have become quite strong in contemporary culture.
393 - Aug 2004 - Books: Interview with the author of 'The Da Vinci Hoax', Carl E. Olsen
We examine why we think the novel is so popular and what that says about North American culture.
394 - Aug 2004 - Carnivale Christi: Whatever happened to beauty in art?, Paul Fitzgerald
It was there that we first heard scathing imprecations against the Russian and European way of life the calls to sweep away all religious and ethical codes to tear down and trample all existing traditional culture.
395 - Aug 2004 - The morning after pill, Bishop Anthony Fisher
Instead of being socialised to love our lives our marriages and our children we are increasingly being taught by our culture to fear our fertility to withhold it even from our spouses to drug-bomb it out of existence.
396 - Aug 2004 - Bioethics: Embryo stem-cell research: time for a moral benchmark, Christopher Pyne MP
He also tells us that it was the critical moment in which the music of Bach of Schubert and of Wagner - and the German culture from which they sprang - had been put to the test and found somehow wanting because camp commandants could listen to them with a clear conscience as they went about their dreadful work.
397 - Aug 2004 - Editorial: New challenges for Catholic education, Peter Westmore
But religious schools are also challenged by an increasingly secular and individualistic culture which is profoundly critical of religion in general and Catholicism in particular.
398 - Jul 2004 - Books: Ethics and the National Economy, by Heinrich Pesch, John Williamson
As he says the institution of private property was established by virtue of the law of nations as one of the natural rights and requisites of man of families and of political society in all nations which progressed to a higher level of culture.
399 - Jul 2004 - Books: An Essay on the Restoration of Property, by Hilaire Belloc, John Ballantyne
Consider this comment from Samuel Francis in a recent issue of a popular journal of American culture: The economic trend in the United States today aided by the political trend of the federal government is toward the concentration of economic and political power in fewer and fewer hands.
400 - Jul 2004 - Eucharistic Adoration: heart of evangelisation, Fr Sebastian Camilleri OFM
It is good to be optimistic but facing such things as widespread drug addiction and the culture of death the Church is compelled to counteract our societys pagan lifestyle with a strong missionary spirit like that of the early apostolic era.
401 - Jul 2004 - News: The Church Around the World
Cardinal Danneels was speaking at The Church and the Eucharist conference organised by Fr James McEvoy of the Irish Centre for Faith and Culture on 6 May.
402 - Jul 2004 - Liturgy: New improved English Mass translation nears completion, Michael Gilchhrist
The new Missal translation is the culmination of a series of significant convergent developments that have challenged the post-1960s laissez faire liturgical culture.
403 - Jun 2004 - Letters: Media Standards Australia (letter), Denise Den-Bakker
I say this because I was overjoyed to read that someone feels as passionately as myself about the effects of the media upon our culture.
404 - Jun 2004 - The importance of beauty in the Liturgy, Christopher Pearson
Dominican priest from Sydney Fr Ephraem Chifley commented recently on the weakness of the progressive position on liturgy - a radical incomprehension of culture or beauty which resulted in verbose self-conscious rites.
405 - Jun 2004 - Society: Why Chesterton is needed now more than ever, Dale Ahlquist
Chesterton leaves no wiggle room in demonstrating the unique position of Christ in our history and culture.
406 - Jun 2004 - News: The Church Around the World
The full report by the Cardinal Newman Society entitled The Culture of Death on Catholic Campuses: A Five-Year Review can be found on www.
407 - May 2004 - Books: ANGLICANS AND ORTHODOX: Unity and Subversion (1559-1725), by Judith Pinnington, Tracey Rowland
By the 17th century the Greek Church had fallen into the mode of phyletism an attitude which associated the Orthodox faith almost entirely with Greek language and culture.
408 - May 2004 - News: The Church Around the World
For the Church not only played a decisive role in founding the first universities but throughout the centuries she has been a workshop of culture and continues in the same direction today through the Catholic universities and various forms of presence in the vast world of higher education.
409 - Apr 2004 - Reflection: Right is right, even if nobody does it (G.K. Chesterton), Fr F.E. Burns
No doubt there are more pressing problems than the threat that the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) represents to our Aussie culture.
410 - Apr 2004 - Letters: Taking a stand in the culture war, Robert and Carmel Garrett
Contemporary culture is at war with Jesus Christ.
411 - Apr 2004 - Letters: Life under threat, Brian Harris
I am sure God sees and cares that there is a raging battle between the culture of life and the culture of death in Australia for the hearts minds and souls of everyone.
412 - Apr 2004 - Letters: Catholic schools
Today the routine of parents sending their children to Catholic schools remains embedded in our Catholic culture and largely goes unquestioned with the assumption that children will be taught the essential basics of the Faith: Why did God make them?
413 - Apr 2004 - Theology: Fr Aidan Nichols to lecture on von Balthasar in Melbourne, Tracey Rowland
Fr Nichols is one of the leading theologians in the English-speaking world renowned for his knowledge of the history of theological ideas and his special interest in the revival of Catholic culture.
414 - Apr 2004 - Riccardo Piol of Communion and Liberation makes an impact in Victoria, AD2000 Report
Along with Piol was John Kinder Professor of Italian Literature at the University of Western Australia who spoke of the Communion and Liberation message as an active friendship with Christ to be spread to others as something readily translatable to the Australian environment - something universal and not confined to those of Italian culture.
415 - Mar 2004 - Books: THE HEADLONG TRAFFIC : Poems and Prose 1997 to 2002, by Bruce Dawe, Michael Gilchrist
Like Barry Humphries at his best Dawe captures the distinctive quirks of Australian everyday life and culture through his down-to-earth easy-flowing colloquialisms and observations.
416 - Mar 2004 - Virtue ethics: Challenging our contemporary culture's flawed worldview, Hayden Ramsey
It is really the question: what is it about context and culture and purpose that explains the appeal of certain theories to certain of us at certain times?
417 - Mar 2004 - News: The Church Around the World, AD2000
Cardinal OBrien added: I hope you will use this material as the focal point of debate discussion and initiatives in your homes parishes schools and workplaces aimed at supporting marriage and the family and building a Culture of Life.
418 - Mar 2004 - Red Mass Homily: Can Lawyers Be Saints?, Bishop Anthony Fisher
All in all - and heres the surprising thing given the image in the popular culture - lawyers seem to be the most represented profession amongst the ranks of canonised saints after the professionally religious.
419 - Feb 2004 - Modern church design: 'Spank the architect!', Paul Mees
Peter Corrigan designer of the famous (among architects at least) Resurrection Church in Keysborough argued in 1977 that after 190 years an identifiable culture is emerging in Australia and church architecture should seek to be relevant to this culture.
420 - Feb 2004 - News: The Church Around the World
He points out that the awareness of past aberrations results in a constant stimulus to build a future more suitable to man in contrast to all ideology that profanes life and the just aspirations of man and reminds Ukrainians of their responsibility to safeguard the Western and Eastern Christian heritage and to turn it into the synthesis of culture and civilisation.
421 - Feb 2004 - Editorial: What is the purpose of Catholic schools?, Michael Gilchrist
It set out the key findings of Br Marcellin Flynns in-depth study The Culture of Catholic Schools noting among other things that most parents did not rate the Catholic dimension of their childrens education as a priority.
422 - Dec 2003 - Letters: Perth homeschooling conference, Lorraine Haydon
Homeschooling parents will give talks on Catholic culture art literature and the fathers role.
423 - Dec 2003 - INTERVIEW: New Melbourne and Sydney Religious Education texts, Msgr Peter Elliott
We have also honoured the multi-ethnic nature of the Church in Australia through stories art symbolism etc ranging across Indigenous and other cultures.
424 - Dec 2003 - News: The Church Around the World
By helping Christians to recognise a dramatic confrontation between the culture of life and the culture of death the Holy Father has outlined the essential conflict facing the world at the opening of the 21st century said Cardinal Trujillo.
425 - Dec 2003 - John Paul II's 25th anniversary: the impact of his teachings, Cardinal George Pell
George Weigel the American author of the best biography of the present Pope Witness to Hope claims that John Paul II came to realise that history is driven by ideas ideals and the moral commitment of people to their versions of culture which are always more powerful in the long run than politics or economics or armies.
426 - Nov 2003 - Tattoos and body-piercing: the moral dimension, Fr Peter Joseph
In some cultures a special bodily mark or design - on the forehead for example - signifies a certain attainment or marital status or whatever and is socially acceptable.
427 - Nov 2003 - Social Justice Statements: in whose name should they be published?, Richard Egan
Missionaries we are told were commonly disappointed at the lack of impact they believed they had made on the people whom they served and that in turn the Indigenous people saw the missionaries as a source of material goods but also as agents of an excluding and uncomprehending culture.
428 - Oct 2003 - Why Catholic teaching on marriage is 'good news' for all humanity, Eamonn Keane
In this emerging culture of death it is instructive to note that even in many of our primary schools which in theory are intended to be places of formation in virtuous living so-called value-free sex education is now imposed on children as young as 6 or 7 thereby indoctrinating them from their earliest years in the relativistic sexual ethic.
429 - Oct 2003 - News: The Church Around the World, AD2000
Catholic World News Judge Bork baptised a Catholic at 76 Former US Supreme Court nominee explains reasons It may be a little late to start for most but Robert Bork the former Supreme Court nominee who has written books decrying the decline of Western culture has just been baptised.
430 - Oct 2003 - After 25 years: the impact of John Paul II's pontificate, Michael Gilchrist
But beyond that is his intellectual leadership on human rights his position on the foundation of a free society and biotechnology and the culture of life.
431 - Sep 2003 - Books: OLD THUNDER: A Life of Hilaire Belloc, by Joseph Pearce, Scott J. Bloch
They all knew Belloc and celebrated not only the man but what he stood for: an integrated culture that taught the ability to know a good poem song story or essay from bad ones.
432 - Sep 2003 - Homosexual conduct: how Gospel teaching can be distorted, Bill Muehlenberg
It was a given in Jewish culture that it was an abomination to God and not to be practised amongst the Jews.
433 - Sep 2003 - Culture: Second 'Carnivale Christi' Catholic arts festival scheduled for Melbourne, Michael Gilchrist
It is hoped this can be achieved through presenting the Christian culture as joyful profound and life-giving inspiring people of good will to open their hearts to the spiritual values which are the mainspring of Christian culture.
434 - Sep 2003 - Catholic summer conferences in the United States: signs of hope, Richard Egan
He spoke of how even in the midst of a confused post-modernist culture there is a yearning for the absolute for certainty and for God.
435 - Sep 2003 - Dissident US group establishing a foothold in Australian parishes, Mary-Ruth Monsour
A VOTF document on change titled Discerning the Spirit: a Guide for Renewing and Restructuring the Catholic Church sheds some light on its underlying philosophy referring as it does to the clerical culture noted for its power and secrecy ignorance of the human body and sex a mindset that degrades women and marriage and a spiritually distorted psychologically troubled view of celibacy.
436 - Sep 2003 - New auxiliary bishops appointed to the Sydney Archdiocese, Michael Gilchrist
Both the Church and the world sorely need such dynamic advocates for the culture of life and his appointment will be a tremendous encouragement to all pro-lifers Catholic and non-Catholic alike.
437 - Aug 2003 - Books: The Divine Primacy: The Bishop of Rome and Modern Eastern Orthodoxy, Fr Peter Knowles OP
Yet this separation is always to be understood in the light of the complementary truths that these different blocks of insights and convictions grew out of what was originally a common mind (Christ and Culture Nordland 1973 p.
438 - Aug 2003 - Catalyst for Renewal Address: The legacy of Vatican II, Archbishop George Pell
Conclusion Undoubtedly the best known exponent of the Vatican II exhortation to dialogue with the worlds of popular culture and contemporary thought is Pope John Paul II.
439 - Aug 2003 - US research survey: younger priests are generally more orthodox, AD2000
In a recent article in the American journal Culture Wars Fr Brian Harrison OS - a professor of theology at the University of Puerto Rico - analysed the findings of a comprehensive professional survey of US and Puerto Rican Catholic priests conducted between June and October 2002 by the Los Angeles Times.
440 - Aug 2003 - Bioethics: End-of-life decisions: the moral issues at stake, David Perrin
When Pope John Paul II visited Australia he constantly urged Australians to fight the culture of death and to work for life.
441 - Aug 2003 - Documents: Ecclesia in Europa - Pope challenges Christians to re-evangelise Europe, Michael Gilchrist
The Pope identifies the notable gap between European culture with its profound Christian roots and Muslim thought adding pointedly that the Church should feel the need to insist that reciprocity in guaranteeing religious freedom also be observed in countries of different religious traditions where Christians are a minority.
442 - Jul 2003 - Letters: New Mass (letter), Peter D. Howard
The simplistic criticism of Paul VIs New Mass as evidenced by Philip Robinson (June 2003) misses the essential fact that the culture which has produced so much dissent has similarly produced disobedience regarding the rubrics.
443 - Jul 2003 - Catholic Literature: Hilaire Belloc's 50th anniversary: is he 'yesterday's man'?, Br Christian Moe FSC
Here I shall be concerned mainly with the second aspect his one-time prominence as a voice for the significance of the Catholic thing as a constitutive element of Western culture.
444 - Jul 2003 - Events: Seeking the face of Christ through the arts: Carnivale Christi goes national, Nicholas Rynne
New evangelisation Archbishop John Bathersby who officially launched the Carnivale in Brisbane referred in his address to culture in the context of Christs real flesh and real blood.
445 - Jul 2003 - News: The Church Around the World, AD2000
The Irish Catholic Vatican project on science and religion How the two can benefit each other Cardinal Paul Poupard the President of the Pontifical Council for Culture announced the inauguration of a new project to explore the ties between religious faith and scientific knowledge.
446 - Jun 2003 - Books: Culture and the Thomist Tradition : After Vatican II, by Tracey Rowland, Fr Peter Joseph STD
New book analyses the basis of the Churchs pastoral problems since Vatican II CULTURE AND THE THOMIST TRADITION: After Vatican II by Tracey Rowland Foreword by Fr Aidan Nichols OP (Routledge 2003 226pp $59.
447 - Jun 2003 - Laity: The role of lay Catholics in a time of crisis, Mary Ann Glendon
By the 1960s the nation-within- a-nation had dissolved and the people-called-together were embarked on what Morris describes in his history as the dangerous project of severing the connection between their Catholic religion and the separatist culture that had always been the source of its dynamism its appeal and its power.
448 - May 2003 - Language: The forgotten language of adoration of God - through words and actions, Audrey English
The genius of Christian culture was to adapt elements of pagan culture giving them a Christian meaning as in the Easter symbols.
449 - May 2003 - Cardinal Nguyen Van Thuan (1928-2002): How faith survived in a Communist prison, Cardinal Francis Xavier Nguyen Van Thuan
While teaching them French history civilisation literature and culture I was able to explain the impact of the gospel on France and on European history and its culture.
450 - May 2003 - Brisbane archdiocesan synod: challenges needing to be addressed, Peter Howard
Also rejected are certain forms of feminism that distort the origin culture and development of mankind; the legitimation of homosexual relationships and other forms of sexual activity; and truth based on the shifting sands of majority and consensus rather than on Gods Revelation.
451 - May 2003 - Surge in priestly vocations confounds secular culture, Joanne Grainger
The following article reviews the position of vocations in todays culture.
452 - May 2003 - Events: Carnivale Christi 2003 - A tale of four cities, Anthony McCarthy
The festival attests to vitality and life and lets people know in a gentle but creative way that Catholic culture is real and not just theory or dreams.
453 - Apr 2003 - Books: A Long Way From Rome, edited by Chris McGillion, John Barich
Last years Melbourne conference on the Popes Fides et Ratio addressed by Professor John Haldane also seems to have escaped their notice; nor does the vital struggle between the forces of the culture of life and those of the culture of death seem to concern the authors.
454 - Apr 2003 - Books: The First Grace, by Russell Hittinger, Peter Westmore
Nevertheless Hittinger argues that contrary to simplistic views of either conservatives or progressives in our legal culture our exposition of Aquinas position showed that one can at once hold a robust theory of natural law constrain the adjudicative office to the written law and recognise that judges will from time to time need to search out the moral intent of laws in order to assist their completion in individual cases.
455 - Apr 2003 - Film Review: Why 'Gangs of New York' misses the boat as history, William J. Stern
Good schools mean little if a child has no interest in education; economic opportunity means even less if a child isnt raised in a culture where the day after tomorrow matters.
456 - Apr 2003 - Dr Claudio Betti's inspiring visit to Australia, Peter Westmore
Pointing to predictions that the 20th century would see the end of religions and the triumph of secularism he said these predictions have been proven false: In reality especially in the last decades of the 20th century we have witnessed a revanche de Dieu a revenge of God as it has been acutely stated by the Islamologist Gilles Kepel in which religion has re-emerged as the most powerful force far stronger than the dying secular culture.
457 - Mar 2003 - The media and evangelisation, Moira Kirkwood
We are well aware of the fact that that media warfare is directed not only against the Catholic Church but against Christianity in general and against the moral code of the Judeo-Christian tradition and family values openly seeking to replace them with irresponsible hedonism and the culture of death.
458 - Mar 2003 - Religious faith and modern culture: responding to a secular critic, Bill Muehlenberg
The nihilism and despair everywhere so evident among todays young people bears testimony to the fact that the recent grand experiment to eradicate God from Western culture has been calamitous.
459 - Mar 2003 - News: The Church Around the World, AD2000
Focussing on the Afro-Brazilian culture the Pope said this raised the delicate question of inculturation especially in liturgical rites terminology and in the musical and bodily expressions typical of the Afro-Brazilian culture.
460 - Feb 2003 - Books: How To Win The Culture War, by Peter Kreeft, Bill Muehlenberg
HOW TO WIN THE CULTURE WAR by Peter Kreeft (InterVarsity Press 2002 222pp $22.
461 - Feb 2003 - Liturgy: The sacrifice of the Mass: the Eucharistic words of Christ, Msgr Peter J. Elliott
Meals we understand but in our culture sacrifices are another matter.
462 - Feb 2003 - John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family, Melbourne: a progress report, AD2000 Report
The mission of the Respect Life Office is to work with parishes schools and groups to build up a culture of life and love and there is a strong working relationship between the RLO run by Marcia Riordan and the students and staff of the Institute.
463 - Feb 2003 - News: The Church Around the World, AD2000
Todays culture it said promoted lifestyles fashions entertainment which cause doubt about the value of marriage and propagate the idea that the reciprocal gift of spouses until death is something impossible.
464 - Feb 2003 - Vocations: Sydney seminary growth based on orthodoxy, fidelity, Fr Julian Porteous
As well the question of the presence of a gay subculture in some seminaries was raised.
465 - Dec 2002 - Reflection: John Paul II on Christmas: 'the mystery of humanity redeemed by Christ', Pope John Paul II
We are faced by alarming signs of the culture of death which pose a serious threat for the future.
466 - Dec 2002 - Books: Ideal Christmas Gifts from AD Books
95 How to Win the Culture War Peter Kreeft This is a must for any Christian who wants to change society for the better.
467 - Dec 2002 - Books: Beyond the Blue Glass: Catholic Essays on Faith and Culture, Aidan Nichols OP, Tracey Rowland
BEYOND THE BLUE GLASS: Catholic Essays on Faith and Culture Volume 1 by Aidan Nichols OP (St Austin Press London 2002.
468 - Dec 2002 - Books: Bio-Engagement: Making a Christian Difference through Bioethics Today, Bill Muehlenberg
Our failure at the start of the new millennium to engage the culture in a degree which mirrors the size of our churches is distressing.
469 - Dec 2002 - Letters: 'Misandry' (letter), Name and address supplied
Young in the first published book of their trilogy Beyond the Fall of Man write about misandry - the spread and teaching of contempt for men within Western culture.
470 - Dec 2002 - Archbishop Chaput: what makes a good leader?, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput
The second is a much deeper problem in American culture at large a crisis in personal moral character at the grass-roots level.
471 - Dec 2002 - 'New' ecumenism fights secular culture: Protestant theologian
But when I think in terms of us I cannot imagine us not including Dr Oden or Charles Colson or Bill Bright or James Dobson or countless other Protestant believers whose fidelity to the ancient creeds and moral principles of Christian faith has been proven on the battlefields of the culture war.
472 - Dec 2002 - Thomas Groome: his influence on religious education continues, Eamonn Keane
In his book Sharing Faith (1991) from which the Core Document for Parramattas Sharing Our Story draws heavily in prescribing shared Christian praxis as the method to be used in teaching the curriculum Groome asserts that the exclusion of women from ordained ministry is the result of a patriarchal mind-set and culture and is not of Christian faith (p.
473 - Dec 2002 - Education: Most teachers reject Church teaching: ACU professor, Michael Gilchrist
The cult of individualism and subjectivism so prevalent in modern Western culture has also had its impact on religious education.
474 - Dec 2002 - News: The Church Around the World, AD2000
The Melbourne project is arousing much international interest due to its emphasis on doctrinal content Catholic culture and vivid art works.
475 - Dec 2002 - Editorial: Christmas 2002: the state of the Church, Peter Westmore
Archbishop Chaput of Denver notes on page 11 of this edition of AD2000 that contemporary Western culture is also characterised by a crisis in personal moral character which has contributed to the financial and sexual scandals accompanying the upsurge of individualism and secularism.
476 - Nov 2002 - Letters: Anglican Church (letter), Fr James Grant SSC
The crisis that has arisen in the Anglican Church in the last 25 years is not merely an economic one but one that involves the concept of Western culture as a whole.
477 - Nov 2002 - Events: The Fellowship of St Arnou to hold function in Melbourne
The recently established Fellowship of St Arnou aims to promote a Catholic renaissance through worship culture and fellowship.
478 - Nov 2002 - Opus Dei founder Josemaria Escriva canonised at Papal Mass in Rome, AD2000 Report
Also present were delegations from various countries and personalities from the world of art politics and culture.
479 - Nov 2002 - Editorial: The essential role of saints in the Church, Michael Gilchrist
In addition in line with Vatican IIs emphasis on inculturation he has appreciated the importance of providing where possible local saints for each nation and culture in an increasingly universal Church.
480 - Oct 2002 - Books: The Courage to be Catholic, by George Weigel, Michael Novak
With honesty and critical rigour he reveals the Churchs failure to embrace the true spiritual promise of Vatican II a failure that has resulted in the gradual but steady surrender to liberal culture that he dubs Catholic Lite.
481 - Oct 2002 - Letters: Catholic education (letter), Dr Garrick Small
The loss of Catholic culture documented by Br Marcellin Flynns latest work is usually shrugged off by the school establishment as due to the poor example of parents.
482 - Oct 2002 - Letters: Archbishop Pell (letter), Eamonn & Patricia Keane
Todays world is characterised by a clash between what Pope John Paul II calls the culture of life and the culture of death.
483 - Oct 2002 - Catholic liturgy in the 21st century: major challenges facing the Church, Fr Peter Williams
Has enough attention been given to the musical culture of our nation?
484 - Oct 2002 - Commission for Australian Catholic Women justifies its existence, Michael Gilchrist
The Australian bishops proceeded nevertheless with their Social Justice Statement for 2000 with such recommendations as the drawing up of guidelines concerning the use of inclusive language in the liturgy prayer pastoral and social life of the Church and the provision of guidelines materials and resources directed to integrating elements of indigenous Aboriginal culture into the celebration of the liturgy.
485 - Oct 2002 - News: The Church Around the World, AD2000
Speaking on 3 September to the National Conference of Priests the cardinal said the Church was under repeated assault because it remained a potent force against secular culture.
486 - Sep 2002 - Books: The Lost Shrine of Liskeard, by Claire Riche, Michael Daniel
While The Lost Shrine of Liskeard contains much interesting information particularly on Cornish culture and pre-Reformation Catholicism the works considerable length including details of somewhat peripheral interest tends to detract from its overall appeal.
487 - Sep 2002 - Books: Open Embrace: A Protestant Couple Rethinks Contraception, Bill Muehlenberg
Protestants have tended to forget along with much of modern secular culture that there is a very real link between human sexuality and procreation.
488 - Sep 2002 - The 1960s 'cultural revolution': from self-sacrifice to self-fulfillment, Fr Gregory Jordan
The causes for this striking change are multiple from the growth of a youth culture through the all-pervasive media to changes in Catholic education which almost all of our students have received.
489 - Sep 2002 - CHURCH ATTENDANCE: The family, feminism and the declining role of fatherhood, Richard Egan
In the light of these realities isnt it time for our Bishops to abolish the Commission for Australian Catholic Women with its focus on increasing womens participation at every level of church life and give urgent attention to de-feminising Church culture and developing evangelistic plans to win mens hearts and souls?
490 - Sep 2002 - Promoting Catholic vocations in the Melbourne Archdiocese, Joanne Grainger
In the secular culture to have a vocation is to make a commitment to a particular career or group often with the undertones of service to others e.
491 - Sep 2002 - News: The Church Around the World, AD2000
Catholic World News Carnivale Christi for Melbourne A celebration of the great Catholic legacy of art and culture Melbourne is to get its first-ever Carnivale Christi Catholic arts festival from late September to early October.
492 - Sep 2002 - Editorial: AD2000's Fighting Fund launched, Michael Gilchrist
In a positive sense AD2000 exists: to uphold the fundamentals of Christian faith as it has been taught for 2000 years and the Church founded by Jesus Christ which he established as his instrument on earth for all ages (including our own) to bring mankind to salvation; to challenge modernism and relativism which have undermined both belief and practice; and to help reconstruct and consolidate a new culture of life and orthodox Christian faith in Australia.
493 - Aug 2002 - Books: Abortion And Martyrdom, edited by Aidan Nichols, Tracey Rowland
In a similar manner relying on themes found in the writings of Peacute;guy St Theacute;regrave;se and Chesterton John Saward argues that the myriad children slaughtered each year by abortion die as victims of a deliberately anti-Christian anti-Christ culture of death killed by the spiritual successors of Herod.
494 - Aug 2002 - Books: Dynamics Of World History, by Christopher Dawson, Michael Lynch
This theme is broadly that society and culture is shaped by religion and in the case of Western society by the Catholic Church.
495 - Aug 2002 - Letters: Theological accuracy (letter), Jan Chalmers
Inclusive language a direct legacy of the feminist movement has intruded into every aspect of Western culture and sadly into the Catholic Church where it has at times mutilated our liturgy.
496 - Aug 2002 - Letters: 'New Catholicism' (letter), Richard Congram
Sillythink is exemplified in the current culture of anthropocentrism within the Church i.
497 - Aug 2002 - Sexual abuse, celibacy and vocations: a response to the Church's critics, Fr Paul Stuart
Pedophiles have been found in every religion country culture trade and profession including journalism politics law medicine teaching social work the military the Scouting movement the entertainment and sporting industries even among members of parliament.
498 - Aug 2002 - Education: Beliefs and practices of Catholic students: the decline continues, Michael Gilchrist
Eight years ago at the time Br Flynns The Culture of Catholic Schools was published AD2000 published a review article titled How Catholic are Catholic schools?
499 - Aug 2002 - News: The Church Around the World, AD2000
The Archbishop said that AIDS-prevention campaigns must not contribute to the spread of the culture of sexual licence.
500 - Aug 2002 - Liturgy: New English Missal: Vatican sets guidelines for ICEL, Michael Gilchrist
In an already secularised culture it is difficult to see what legitimate purpose could be served by a deliberate desacralisation of religious terminology.
501 - Jul 2002 - Letters: Abortion (letter), George F. Simpson
These women therefore themselves victims of the death culture should not bear the entire blame for the crime of abortion.
502 - Jul 2002 - Editorial: Archbishop Pell: the '60 Minutes' beat-up, Michael Gilchrist
In the case of Dr Pell one could add the fact that as an articulate spokesman for Christian principles in a secular culture he is a target of hostility from groups inside and outside the Catholic Church.
503 - Jun 2002 - Books: The Travels of Friar Odoric, 14th Century journal of Blessed Odoric of Pordenone, Anthony Cappello
His chronicle of that period provides us with perhaps one of the most important early eyewitness accounts of life and culture in what are today Iran India Indonesia China Nepal and Russia.
504 - Jun 2002 - Pope John Paul II on Catholic Action (from Ecclesia in Oceania), Pope John Paul II
It is vital that the Church insert herself fully into culture and from within bring about the process of purification and transformation (16).
505 - Jun 2002 - Sydney initiative to strengthen Catholic influence at university, Robert Haddad
A truly impressive event Carnivale Christi was supported and participated in by almost 50 students from Sydney University and amounts to a profoundly serious effort to show forth the splendour of Catholic culture through art music and performance.
506 - Jun 2002 - Liturgy: New English Missal: Archbishop Pell to chair international Vox Clara committee, Michael Gilchrist
The document calls for a more literal approach to translation than has been ICELs previous practice and stresses the importance of using a specifically sacral vocabulary: While the translation must transmit the perennial treasury of orations by means of language understandable in the cultural context for which it is intended it should also be guided by the conviction that liturgical prayer not only is formed by the genius of a culture but itself contributes to the development of that culture.
507 - May 2002 - Letters: Harry Potter? (letter), John F. Doherty
They are found in every culture and every time.
508 - May 2002 - News: The Church Around the World
In other words we do not try to insert Jesus in the prevailing culture but to raise the culture to the level of Jesus Incarnation.
509 - Apr 2002 - Books: The Clash Of Orthodoxies: Law, Religion and Morality in Crisis, David R. Oakley
The orthodoxy of secular liberalism is dominant in the lite sector of our culture.
510 - Apr 2002 - Books: 'The Church In The Dark Ages' by Henri Daniel-Rops, Michael Lynch
Along the way this work helps us to understand that while these Dark Ages were traumatic and destructive they were as the English Catholic historian Christopher Dawson had earlier noted in The Making of Europe the very foundation of European and Western culture.
511 - Apr 2002 - A fresh way for children to learn the faith - Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, Anne Delsorte
She found in her work with children whatever their culture that they had vital religious needs and responded in similar ways to the most essential elements of the Christian message.
512 - Apr 2002 - The Lord of The Rings, Harry Potter and Star Wars, Hal G.P. Colebatch
His Return of The Heroes: The Lord of the Rings Star Wars and Contemporary Culture was published by the Australian Institute for Public policy in 1990.
513 - Apr 2002 - Melbourne TMC: The rights and responsibilities of laity in the Catholic Church, Archbishop Denis Hart
Re-evangelising our culture is the Popes great call in Christifideles Laici as in so many other places.
514 - Apr 2002 - Events: Carnivale Christi 2002 - Young Catholics restoring Sydney's Christian culture, Helen Ransom
Young Catholics will again combine their artistic talents to celebrate the richness of Christian culture through drama music poetry and art when Carnivale Christi 2002 opens in Sydney this month.
515 - Apr 2002 - Documents: John Paul II on the Catholic Faith in our region, Pope John Paul II
(13) It is vital that the Church insert herself fully into culture and from within bring about the process of purification and transformation.
516 - Feb 2002 - Reflection: NCC Mass of Thanksgiving: Archbishop Hart's homily, Archbishop Denis Hart
The Pope praises the movements of renewal for their faithfulness and imagination and he also explains to us what real inculturation is: not altering a syllable of Scripture or Tradition but the incarnation of the Gospel message which is never foreign to any culture.
517 - Feb 2002 - Books: Hogwarts or Hogwash? by Peter Furst and Craig Heilmann, Bill Muehlenberg
He rose to power in a pagan nation learning the best of the foreign culture while rejecting the worst.
518 - Feb 2002 - Books: 'Meaninglessness' and today's Western culture, Archbishop George Pell
He has a sure touch on matters theological - Im not sure whether this has been assisted or retarded by his lack of formal training in theology - and he has travelled deep into enemy territory deep into what Pope John Paul II has called the culture of death.
519 - Feb 2002 - Homily: Most Rev Geoffrey Jarrett installed as new Bishop of Lismore, Bishop Geoffrey Jarrett
We modern believers are placed in our own day at the cutting edge where the everlasting Gospel intersects with the culture of our age.
520 - Feb 2002 - US Conference: 'Newman's Idea of a University', Msgr Michael J. Wrenn
Speakers discussed Newmans thoughts on the place of theology in the university academic freedom and individual conscience and the universitys objective to engage culture and build a distinct campus culture.
521 - Feb 2002 - Into the Deep Forum: young Catholics meet Australian bishops, Helen Ransom
The Bishops Letter was well received by the audience although there were suggestions that the next letter to young people needed more emphasis on chastity contraception the Sacraments the culture of life and the role of the priesthood.
522 - Feb 2002 - Melbourne Archdiocese: positive trend in priestly vocations continues, Fr Paul Stuart
Priestly culture Finally bishops in our region of the world need to heed what Pope John Paul II and Emeritus- Archbishop Frank Little have said about fostering vocations by upholding a priestly culture.
523 - Dec 2001 - Books: 'Desire Of The Everlasting Hills' by Thomas Cahill, Michael Daniel
Desire of the Everlasting Hills is the third in the Hinges of History series by Thomas Cahill and is a sequel to his best-selling The Gifts of Jews which explored the influence Jewish culture and thought has had upon civilisation.
524 - Dec 2001 - St Vitus Cathedral, Prague, and Europe's Christian heritage, Stephen W. Carson
This article (here shortened) appears by permission of Codex a quarterly Australian magazine of politics the arts and culture (1/62 Bloomfield Road Ascot Vale Vic 3032 www.
525 - Dec 2001 - News: The Church Around the World
They will benefit from education in an authentically Catholic tradition and culture while enjoying the maturing and broadening experience of being educated with UK and USA classmates.
526 - Nov 2001 - Tapes: Thomas More Center Brisbane Winter School, July 2001
The tapes include: The Human Genome Project (Dr Amin Abboud) Being Catholic in a Hostile Culture (Dr James Hitchcock) Progress in Reforming the Liturgy (Helen Hull Hitchcock) The New Evangelisation (Fr Anthony Mastroeni) Nothing can come from Nothing: Philosophy of Nihilism (Martin Fitzgerald) Novo Millennio Ineunte (Br Chris Pritchard) Will S11 go to Heaven?
527 - Nov 2001 - Winter school: Evangelising in a "post-pagan" culture, Fr Anthony Mastroeni
It is because Jesus was born that we have a new millennium and it is because of the legacy of faith in Him that we enjoy the fruits of culture.
528 - Nov 2001 - Brisbane liturgy director calls Vatican document "a betrayal", Michael Gilchrist
He is especially concerned that inclusive language is dismissed as an inauthentic development adding: If we use in liturgy language which reflects an unjust world view or the sinful structures of a culture then the liturgy will be compromised.
529 - Nov 2001 - A young Catholic's views on the state of the Church in Australia, James Connolly
In my own case I say that I feel called to serve Christ in His Church through the priesthood (as unworthy as I feel) and yet I am not sure I have the strength once I get into the ministry to immerse myself in a culture where many of the clergy I know (and I know many in my diocese very well due to my involvement at the cathedral and being an active parish member) ignore much that comes from Rome and the Holy Father.
530 - Nov 2001 - Tenth Synod of Bishops: Bishops called to courageous witness to the Faith, AD2000
This was the case since the consumerist culture attenuates faith making commitment to both teaching and practice more difficult.
531 - Nov 2001 - Editorial: Synod of Oceania document imminent - 'Ecclesia in Oceania', Peter Westmore
Among issues raised were the corrosive secular culture a crisis of faith affecting both Catholic schools and universities a decline in the sense of sin stemming from the deeper reality of a crisis of faith and having grave repercussions for the sacrament of Penance abuses in parish liturgies and concerns over the doctrinal soundness of the theological formation given either in departments of theology in Catholic universities or in other theological centres.
532 - Oct 2001 - Books: 'The Spirit of the Liturgy' by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, Christopher Quinn
In the discussion of liturgical posture the importance of retaining kneeling is underlined: It may well be that kneeling is alien to modern culture - insofar as it is a culture for this culture has turned away from the faith and no longer knows the One before whom kneeling is the right indeed the intrinsically necessary gesture.
533 - Oct 2001 - News: The Church Around the World
The extent to which Christianity informed modern culture and intellectual life in Britain today had been hugely diminished he told the National Conference of Priests.
534 - Sep 2001 - Books: 'The Book of Marriage', edited by Dana Mack and David Blankenhorn, Bill Muehlenberg
Indeed in a culture where history is devalued and religion is mocked marriage like so many other great traditions is seen as passeacute;.
535 - Sep 2001 - Letters: Mind of the Church (letter), Mrs Carol V. Phillips
It has been shown that the atheistic mind-set of our neo-pagan culture has fundamental roots in the philosophies of how mankind is independent of and in no way beholden to any God.
536 - Sep 2001 - Why today's secular culture is anti-Catholic, James Hitchcock
To a large extent it is self-evident that todays Western culture has become anti-religious in general and anti-Catholic in particular.
537 - Sep 2001 - Successful Thomas More Centre Winter School in Brisbane, Sidney Rofe
Dr James Hitchcock tackled the concept of Modernism in his talk on Being Catholic in a Hostile Culture (see pp 10-11).
538 - Sep 2001 - The John Paul II Cultural Centre opens in Washington DC, Alex Sidhu
It also seeks to highlight the contributions made by the present pontificate of John Paul II emphasising the links between Faith and Culture - a popular theme in the works of the Holy Father.
539 - Sep 2001 - News: The Church Around the World
Commission members agreed to work together for a culture of dialogue to resist consumerism protect human dignity and rights prevent aggression oppression and injustice; to guarantee the right of refugees to return to their native countries; and to reject all forms of discrimination.
540 - Sep 2001 - Archbishop Hart's reception at St Patrick's Cathedral, Melbourne - Homily, Archbishop Denis Hart
Increasingly secular society is impelled to move towards what Pope John Paul II calls a culture of death where life is being valued only as useful when it is productive.
541 - Sep 2001 - Editorial: A letter from the Publisher, Peter Westmore
Yet the challenges which face us and our community are immense as a result of a culture of secular humanism which is hostile to the Judaeo-Christian foundations of society; and widespread acceptance of a radical individualism which rejects any moral absolutes.
542 - Aug 2001 - Denver Archdiocese: the future of Catholicism, David Scott
Catholic officials say the 375000 Catholics who live in the Archdiocese of Denver are a reflection of the culture around them - a farrago of rich and poor white and dark-skinned tradition-minded and progressive.
543 - Aug 2001 - After 14 years: why does AD2000 continue?, Michael Gilchrist
The renowned 20th century Jesuit theologian Fr Bernard Lonergan said that one part of it began as a crisis in the culture that spread to the Churches.
544 - Jul 2001 - The case for more Church History in Catholic schools, Michael Lynch
Besides their own excellent religion courses Catholic schools remained tied to curricula that often not only reflected factual errors about the place of religion in culture in general and the Catholic Church in particular but that were based on a fundamentally different view of history and the purpose of human life.
545 - Jul 2001 - Carnivale Christi: an inspiring display of Christian culture, Angela Smith
Under the patronage of Australias most highly regarded poet Les Murray Carnivale Christi converged poetry music and drama on the Sydney University Seymour Centre in an inspiring display of one of the Churchs greatest assets: its culture.
546 - Jul 2001 - Thomas More Centre Winter Schools 2001 for Ballarat and Brisbane
The Winter School will feature international speakers: Helen Hull Hitchcock on Recent Reform in the Liturgy and Dr James Hitchcock on Being Catholic in a Hostile Culture.
547 - Jul 2001 - New Vatican guidelines call for sound, accurate liturgy translations, Michael Gilchrist
Apart from insisting on a more literal approach to translation (unlike previous looser guidelines) the document also sees great importance in the use of a specifically sacral vocabulary: While the translation must transmit the perennial treasury of orations by means of language understandable in the cultural context for which it is intended it should also be guided by the conviction that liturgical prayer not only is formed by the genius of a culture but itself contributes to the development of that culture.
548 - Jul 2001 - Editorial: Archbishop Pell receives the pallium, Peter Westmore
Throughout the world Christianity faces great challenges not the least of which is the increasingly secular utilitarian culture of Western society.
549 - Jun 2001 - Reflection: The priest: mediator between God and man, Archbishop George Pell
Basic human needs are never cancelled out by crises of culture much less by passing fashions.
550 - Jun 2001 - Denver document addresses challenges to Catholic marriage teachings, AD2000 Report
In todays contraceptive culture sexual activity outside marriage is regarded as the norm.
551 - May 2001 - 'Systematic instruction in the faith' program to be launched in July, Bishop Luc Matthys
This is a program which does not change with shifts of time and cultures even though it takes account of time and culture for the sake of true dialogue and effective communication.
552 - Apr 2001 - Books: The Seven Cities of the Apocalypse, by Roland J. Worth, Michael Daniel
The Seven Cities of the Apocalypse and Greco-Asian Culture and The Seven Cities of the Apocalypse and Roman Culture (New York: Paulist Press 1999 219 pp and 142 pp plus end notes bibliographies and indices.
553 - Apr 2001 - Review Article: A 'silly book' from ACU professor of theology, Frank Mobbs
So the author thinks the geography of Australia and culture of its inhabitants give its theologians special resources for answering the questions.
554 - Apr 2001 - Rights of unborn are inalienable, Archbishop Barry J. Hickey
We will only finally reverse the present disastrous trend when people experience a real inner conversion see the tragic error of abortion and join in the promotion of a culture of life.
555 - Apr 2001 - How to avoid banal, superficial liturgies, Bishop Kevin Manning
One has to question whether the forced joviality and familiarity of some congregations are really representative of Christian culture.
556 - Apr 2001 - Thomas More Centre Summer School 2001: "Building a Culture of Life", Michael Daniel
It took place at the University of Melbourne with its overall theme Building a Culture of Life which took its impetus from John Paul IIs call for Catholics and others of goodwill to resist the culture of death - as manifested in euthanasia and abortion on demand.
557 - Apr 2001 - Is Townsville the model for Ballarat's priest shortage?, Michael Gilchrist
It was alleged Melbourne Archdiocese and its seminary had a big Asian bias which would not be suited to our monoculture and that screening of recruits is not very intense.
558 - Apr 2001 - John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family to open in July 2001, AD2000 Report
Culture of Life Archbishop George Pell outlined the operation of the Melbourne Institute as follows: Working in conjunction with the John Paul II Pontifical Institute for Studies of Marriage and the Family around the world and with the University of Notre Dame in Perth the Melbourne Institute will provide theological and pastoral training for priests and religious teachers catechists pastoral workers nurses and physicians and lay people interested in deepening their understanding of the issues touching marriage family and the culture of life in our world today.
559 - Mar 2001 - Books: Come To The Father: An Invitation to Share the Catholic Faith, Aidan Nichols OP, Christopher Quinn
Writing on English soil he asked the poignant question which echoes well beyond her bounds: The Church once made England; can she now remake this not terribly impressive culture of supermarkets and sport?
560 - Mar 2001 - What we must teach our children: Archbishop Chaput, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput
Todays knowledge society is more and more a culture obsessed with efficiency productivity and competition that turns people into tools.
561 - Mar 2001 - News: The Church Around the World
The new President sent a letter to the protesters stressing his determination to build a culture of life that respects and protects the person at all times and in all the facets of his/her life .
562 - Feb 2001 - Letters: Recipe for decline (letter), K. Logan
However the Social Justice segment fails to address the greatest social injustice in the Western world including Toowoomba; nor in the Evangelising Life and Culture section does it address the greatest cultural attitude in need of correction.
563 - Feb 2001 - Successful Thomas More Spring School in Wagga, Paul Sheehan
Organised by the Sydney office the title of the conference was Rebuilding a Christian Culture.
564 - Feb 2001 - The finest RE texts produced to date, Anthony Cappello
In an age where the culture of death is seen more and more as the norm the Respect Life unit introduces the primary pupil to the culture of life - the path Christians should follow.
565 - Dec 2000 - Books: 'Anti-Catholicism in American Culture', edited by Robert Lockwood, Michael Daniel
Anti-Catholicism in American Culture edited by Robert Lockwood (Our Sunday Visitor 2000 221pp plus appendix $42.
566 - Dec 2000 - The 'new breed' of orthodox seminarians, Carter H. Griffin
Her head snapped up and she abruptly asked if I was one of those self-styled conservatives that she had read about in last Easter Sundays New York Times Magazine (4 April) The Last Counter-culture by Jennifer Egan.
567 - Dec 2000 - News: The Church Around the World
Loverde of Arlington - this time at St Louis Church in Alexandria - encouraged the faithful to respond to the Lords call: Following Christ often puts us at odds with the society in which we live the culture surrounding us.
568 - Dec 2000 - ACU - when will the 'Statement of Conclusions' be implemented?, Michael Gilchrist
According to The Australian a proposal by one of ACUs pro-vice-chancellors (academic) to introduce some core units that stressed ethics social justice spirituality and the more traditional areas of theology and philosophy prompted a backlash from staff concerned that the university was becoming too religious and that it would be dragged into the politicised culture war associated with Melbournes Catholic Archbishop George Pell.
569 - Nov 2000 - Science and Christianity: can they co-exist in the new millennium?, Stephen Hitchings
Yet it is a fact of history that modern science - along with democratic government opposition to slavery and other values which anti- Christian liberals have since adopted as their own - was born and nurtured in the cradle of a Christian culture.
570 - Nov 2000 - News: The Church Around the World
In the face of the relativism and subjectivism that pollute so much of modern culture bishops are called to defend and promote doctrinal unity.
571 - Oct 2000 - How language transforms a Christian society into a secular society, Audrey English
Secular culture consistently and increasingly appropriates religious terms and succeeds in stripping them of their supernatural element.
572 - Oct 2000 - Archbishop Pell: social justice for today's family, Archbishop George Pell
In addressing the Churchs struggle against the culture of death he strongly emphasised the role of the lay apostolate in defending the family from todays economic and social evils.
573 - Oct 2000 - Contentious Social Justice Statement on women's participation published, Michael Gilchrist
A further example of the documents feminist bias is its proposal Through the Bishops Committee for the Liturgy to look into the possibility of providing at the national level guidelines and education as well as appropriate resources to provide rituals to be used in the absence of a priest in the prison and hospital apostolates; the provision of guidelines materials and resources directed to integrating elements of indigenous Aboriginal culture into the celebration of the liturgy; the drawing up of guidelines concerning the use of inclusive language in the liturgy prayer pastoral and social life of the Church; and the establishment of guidelines to assist with the understanding and implementation of Canons 766 and 767 concerning lay preaching.
574 - Sep 2000 - Why singles should not have access to IVF, Peter Westmore
New generation The Australian community is now trying to come to terms with the fact that some Aboriginal children were wrongly removed from their families and grew up without knowing the love of their parents or their culture.
575 - Sep 2000 - Rome's International Eucharistic Congress: 'an unforgettable week', Christine McCarthy
The Archbishop of Paris Cardinal Lustier spoke about the Eucharist as the Source of Culture.
576 - Sep 2000 - News: The Church Around the World
Professor Lee observes that when we study Scripture we need to recognise that it belongs to another age and culture that is very different from our own .
577 - Aug 2000 - 'We Shall Overcome': 'liberal' Catholicism after Vatican II, Norm Yodgee
These ideas filtered down into the wider community and led to the appearance of that loose coalition of groups known as the counter-culture movement.
578 - Aug 2000 - Eucharistic Congress in Wollongong: 'a time of blessing', Fr Mark De Battista
Gift of faith The day concluded with Benediction and an address from Archbishop Barry Hickey of Perth who spoke about the secular culture which he said seeks to produce the self- sufficient individual with rights and responsibilities .
579 - Aug 2000 - News: The Church Around the World
Cardinal Lustiger the Archbishop of Paris said that a culture nourished by the Eucharistic mystery can be a reflection of Gods love.
580 - Jul 2000 - Educating Catholics in a secular culture: a Canadian Internet initiative, J. Fraser Field
The average young person leaving our school systems has no conception of the positive influence Christianity has had on society and culture.
581 - Jul 2000 - Italians in Australia: Celebrating cultural and Catholic identity, AD2000 Report
Anna Maria Barbaro a high school teacher from Queensland spoke about how Italians felt out of place in an Irish Church to begin with but have emerged to embrace both cultures while Father Max Vodola spoke about his experiences of entering the seminary as an Australian Italian.
582 - Jul 2000 - News: The Church Around the World
Cardinal Paul Poupard president of the Pontifical Council for Culture celebrated the Mass after which the participants met with the Pope.
583 - Jun 2000 - How Catholics can help rebuild Christian culture, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput
Wounded families make a wounded culture.
584 - May 2000 - What are the foundations of a good Catholic education?, Dr. John J. Haldane
The theology of acceptance is at odds with a culture that has extended the idea of consumer rights to the conditions of life itself.
585 - Apr 2000 - Impressive gathering of young people attend TMC Summer School, Michael Daniel
Tracey Rowland a Cambridge University doctoral student led a workshop entitled Truth Beauty and Popular Culture Anna Krohn focussed on the family as the building block of civilisation and Dr Stephen Anthony spoke on Mondragon.
586 - Apr 2000 - News: The Church Around the World
The answer of todays culture to the pressures that married couples face must not focus on easing those pressures and reinforcing our support for marriage not redefining it or establishing parallel structures which erode marriage by sapping its special status.
587 - Mar 2000 - Reflection: Does Lent retain its spiritual meaning today?, Mary Kenny
And partly because the shopping and consumer culture is inherently hostile to anything like a Lenten practice.
588 - Mar 2000 - Education: Religious education: putting the emphasis back on God, Br John Moylan CFC
Secondly Brother Marcellin Flynns large scale research recorded in 1993 in The Culture of Catholic Schools involved nearly 3000 girls and 3000 boys in the final year of schooling in 50 Catholic High Schools in 11 dioceses of NSW and the ACT.
589 - Mar 2000 - News: The Church Around the World
org/) to provide resources to teachers conveying the important role Christian culture has played in history.
590 - Feb 2000 - Letters: Conflicting views (letter), Joseph Said
As a Catholic priest and prominent public figure Fr Brennan has a responsibility to ensure that his statements reflect fully the beliefs and teachings of the Catholic Church especially in the area of abortion which has contributed greatly to what Pope John Paul II has termed a culture of death.
591 - Feb 2000 - Defending the faith against secularism and relativism, Bishop Kevin Manning
They appear to despise certainty clarity and authority where Gods word is concerned and adopt a position quite in keeping with contemporary secular culture so that all truth becomes suspect and subjected to scepticism.
592 - Nov 1999 - Religious Education: 'Gospel of life' in Melbourne's new RE curriculum, Msgr Peter J. Elliott
The culture of life encounters what Pope John Paul in Evangelium Vitae and other documents and allocutions calls the culture of death.
593 - Nov 1999 - St Vincent's drug injecting rooms: 'monumental spiritual blindness', Fr John Walter PP
They are first of all aiding and abetting drug abusers souls tragically enmeshed in the culture of death to break the law of the land.
594 - Nov 1999 - News: The Church Around the World
The Pre-Synod European Symposium as it was called which was organised by the Pontifical Council for Culture was attended by distinguished figures like UNESCOs Federico Mayor; Stanislaw Grygiel vice-president of the John Paul II Institute for the Family in Rome; Irina Alberti for many years Alexander Solzenitsyns assistant; and Admond Malinvaud president of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences.
595 - Oct 1999 - Bishop John Myers of Peoria on the meaning of teaching authority, Bishop John Myers
Today we are addressing that sacred Word to people who are immersed in a secular culture one that is not truly open to the transcendent and to God.
596 - Oct 1999 - Editorial: The Church and the future of East Timor, Peter Westmore
It has served to protect the faith and culture of the East Timorese people and as a result the Church is vibrant and growing rapidly.
597 - Sep 1999 - News: The Church Around the World
He continued: In a culture that believes unwanted children should not be conceived in the first place and have no right to life if they are conceived abortion is necessary as a back-up when contraception fails as it inevitably does at some time .
598 - Aug 1999 - 'Veil of Veronica' rediscovered in Italian abbey, Zenit News Service
Nonetheless the story has been a part of popular Christian culture for centuries including a brief scene in Zefferellis film Jesus of Nazareth.
599 - Aug 1999 - Editorial: Feast of the Assumption: 15 August, Peter Westmore
As with fasting and abstinence - formerly so much an integral part of being a Catholic - Holy Days of Obligation have been allowed to fall into disuse with a consequent impact on the Churchs sense of identity in a predominantly secular culture.
600 - Jul 1999 - Reflection: John Paul II: how the arts and Christian faith nourish each other, Pope John Paul II
Even beyond its typically religious expressions true art has a close affinity with the world of faith so that even in situations where culture and the Church are far apart art remains a kind of bridge to religious experience.
601 - Jul 1999 - Jacques Maritain: modern philosophy in the tradition of St Thomas Aquinas, E. J. Borich
He recognised the coming of age of the worker in modern life that a worker should no longer be condemned to inferiority and servitude but enjoy the full fruits of economic justice culture and human status.
602 - Jul 1999 - News: The Church Around the World
According to the superiors general the solution requires the creation of a vocational culture through attention to families and other social institutions in such a way that little by little society will come to appreciate the meaning and value of the consecrated life in its different expressions.
603 - Jun 1999 - The challenge for religious educators in a secular culture, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput
Our culture not only drowns out the voice of God; we push him completely out of sight.
604 - Jun 1999 - News: The Church Around the World
Zenit News Arlingtons new bishop leads by example A participant in pro-life demonstrations Bishop Paul Loverde recently appointed to the US Diocese of Arlington Virginia following the untimely death of Bishop Keating joined with Catholics in an invocation for life against the culture of death on Holy Saturday at several abortion facilities in northern Virginia.
605 - Jun 1999 - Bishops Conference resolves crisis over 'Statement of Conclusions', Michael Gilchrist
Yet even with the most orthodox competent diocesan officials to help them the bishops face the major challenge that most Australian Catholics have been influenced by the prevailing culture of secularism that the national average weekly Mass attendance is now down to 18 percent and falling while two generations are largely ignorant of the faith and tend to dismiss or reject the Churchs moral teachings.
606 - May 1999 - Association of Catholic Families: meeting challenges to today's family, Chris and Mary Clare Meney
In a very special way Pope John Paul II has called upon Catholic families to do just that: to associate in order to serve one another to evangelise other families to challenge the culture of death to be a sanctuary of life and builders of a community of life and love.
607 - May 1999 - Victoria's Governor pays tribute to Dr Mannix, Sir James Gobbo
He encouraged them to make a commitment to their new home and at the same time retain their culture their religion and their family trad- itions.
608 - May 1999 - The 'Statement of Conclusions': how can religious education be reformed?, Michael Daniel
The influence of Christianity on Western Civilisation and culture (thought literature art etc) could be explored along with its role as a major world religion with a billion adherents worldwide and as Australias largest religious body.
609 - May 1999 - News: The Church Around the World
The initiative was part of the archdioceses efforts on the way to the third Millennium and aims to fight the loss of a sense of sin and relativism existing in todays culture.
610 - May 1999 - Vocations: Confronting today's vocations crisis, Fr Paul Stuart
Promote prayer penance Eucharistic and Marian devotion fidelity and unity on matters of faith and morality Christian service and you sow seeds in the vineyard that not even the weeds of the culture of death the sceptics the cynics and the evil-doers can strangle.
611 - Apr 1999 - What the census statistics on religious affiliations reveal, Michael Gilchrist
Australias culture war: who is to halt the triumph of secularism?
612 - Mar 1999 - How a parish priest reinforces the Church's moral teaching, Fr Michael Butler
They are very much the products of our culture and society which take for granted the use of the Pill along with all the other modern conveniences.
613 - Mar 1999 - Pilgrim Statue Of Mary Help Of Christians welcomed in Brisbane, Patrick Quirk
Nor does the concept of pilgrimage feature highly in Australian Catholic culture.
614 - Mar 1999 - Charles Chaput: a remarkable American Archbishop, Louis Power
The Archbishop regrets that America has been very successful in exporting its culture through television and movies to so many other countries with all the negative consequences that have flowed from this.
615 - Mar 1999 - News: The Church Around the World
The conference created a balance between academic culture and study of prayer and spirituality and the application of prayer in the lives of people today.
616 - Feb 1999 - Reflection: Catholic identity and 'reading the signs of the times', John Kelly
In this intransigent response to the prevailing thought systems of his day with the segregation of revelation from the reason it asserts we have one of the earliest formulations of what was later to be the classical Protestant position on the issue not only of the relationship between faith and reason but also of its practical corollary the Churchs relationship with culture.
617 - Feb 1999 - 'Absolute Truth': another media 'job' on the Catholic Church, Michael Gilchrist
Absolute Truth then turns to India where local efforts to inculturate Christianity into the predominant Hindu culture have caused concern in the Vatican that the faith is being diluted in the interests of accommodation with paganism.
618 - Dec 1998 - Reflection: The mystery of Christmas confronts a sceptical world, Fr Robert J. Batule
I must confess that it is getting harder and harder in our culture to find the image of the Madonna and Child.
619 - Dec 1998 - The right to work: what does the Catholic Church teach?, Bishop Kevin Manning
Securing a full time paid job has been an important rite of passage in our culture.
620 - Dec 1998 - John Paul II's new encyclical 'Faith and Reason' analysed, Hayden Ramsay
Lofty though it sounds those who struggle to educate their children to maintain independence of thought in our media-culture to continue to read and study when pulp entertainment would be so much easier are committed to discovering the truth.
621 - Dec 1998 - Intercommunion: why Catholics need not 'apologise', Kevin Myers
The use of such terms reflects on the widespread culture of unthinking and mushy ecumenism in which the possession of any immutable principle - by the Catholic Church in particular - is portrayed as being hardline unyielding and authoritarian.
622 - Dec 1998 - Pope John Paul II calls for more 'balance' in the reformed liturgy, AD2000 Report
The Holy Father continued: In a culture which neither favours nor fosters meditative quiet the art of interior listening is learned only with difficulty.
623 - Dec 1998 - Cardinal Ratzinger presents John Paul II's latest encyclical, Michael Gilchrist
It was admitted that Faith and Reason was an impassioned call for humanity to remember unfashionable concepts of idealism beauty truth and goodness in the face of a nihilistic culture of despair and an optimistic generous document which while unapologetically holding to Christian truth believes that truth will be enriched by a dialogue with other faiths.
624 - Oct 1998 - Teresa-Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein): new Carmelite Saint, Tracey Rowland
quot; Edith Stein believed that Catholic educational institutions should foster the development of women of quot;high intellectual culturequot; and further that training in the quot;discipline of strenuous professional workquot; was a quot;good natural remedy for all typically feminine weaknessesquot; such as an exaggerated focus on ones personal interests.
625 - Oct 1998 - Pope John Paul II: the impact of his twenty-year pontificate, Peter Westmore
In this capacity he travelled extensively throughout the world visiting many countries including Australia North America Africa and Western Europe where he was able to study at length the impact of secular culture on faith and the Church.
626 - Aug 1998 - Education: Catholic schools: Do they make enough difference?, Br John Moylan CFC
Teaching religious shared the belief that through instruction and more particularly through the culture of the school young Catholics would learn to understand value and practise the faith given to them as a gift in Baptism.
627 - Aug 1998 - Decline in priests 'an opportunity for growth!' says Townsville's Bishop, Michael Gilchrist
This could be a tall order since any outside priest gaining entry to Townsville would have to be willing to accept and to work within our model of church be open to change have received adequate formation that would equip him to adapt to a different culture and would have undertaken study in Australian theology sic.
628 - Jun 1998 - New Texts the key to reshaping religious education, Msgr Peter J. Elliott
I have spent the last ten years working in the Vaticans Council for the Family travelling extensively every year around the world constantly in touch with the hopes and concerns of parents in many varied cultures.
629 - Mar 1998 - Reflection: Young Catholics: why 'updating' the Church will not bring them back, Rocco Loiacono
More often than not the conclusion arrived at is that our modern culture is racing ahead and the Church must adapt even further to keep up with the times or be left by the wayside.
630 - Dec 1997 - Cardinal John O'Connor: what Catholics believe, Cardinal John O'Connor
How critical is this commitment to truth in a world caught up in what our Holy Father has called the culture of death.
631 - Nov 1997 - A young Catholic woman's defence of Church teachings, Anna Silvas
Why is it that older people formed in sound Catholic faith years longer than I succumb to the culture of blame and endless rootless revisionism that feminism and similar intellectual fads wish to promote?
632 - Nov 1997 - Editorial: Can the tide of religious illiteracy be reversed?
According to Br Flynn in his The Culture of Catholic Schools - A Study of Catholic Schools: 1972-1993 (St Paul Publications 1994): In four areas of school life - personal development academic expectations preparation for employment and social development - the level of parents expectations of Catholic schools has significantly increased over the period 1982-1990.
633 - Jul 1997 - Which Catholic women will the Australian bishops listen to?, Michael Gilchrist
Another Canberra presenter Sr Barbara Murray RSM was likewise critical of the Church claiming that the inherited culture of a male clerically dominated Church is experienced by women in almost every sphere of their Church involvement.
634 - May 1997 - Pilgrimage in search of Byzantium and early Christianity
To appreciate Byzantine culture including its architecture and to a large extent its art says Archdeacon Cross it is necessary to travel to Byzantine locations.
635 - Feb 1997 - Euthanasia and the religion of self, Audrey English
Culture of death This spurious religion offers its adherents a perverse hope.
636 - Oct 1996 - How the new Catechism can impact on the secular culture, Archbishop Barry J. Hickey
The challenge facing the Catholic Church with publication of the Catechism of the Catholic Church is not merely how best to implement it in the Catholic classroom lecture theatre parish and home but also how to strengthen its impact on the unchurched in the wider community and on the secular culture itself.
637 - Sep 1996 - Books: 'Iota Unum: A Study of Changes in the Catholic Church', by Romano Amerio, Fr Peter Joseph
Amerio covers almost all the whole range of modem Catholic life and doctrine in 42 chapters considering in detail amongst others: Vatican II the priesthood catechetics religious orders ecumenism faith morality Catholic culture the liturgy and eschatology.
638 - Sep 1996 - Editorial: Archbishop Pell’s appointment to Melbourne, B.A. Santamaria
This is a remarkable development when one considers how foundational Christianity is to the entire story of Western culture.
639 - Aug 1996 - Oxford Declaration on Liturgy: intentions of Vatican II 'frustrated', Christopher Quinn
The Summer Conference titled Beyond the Prosaic: Human Culture and Divine Liturgy was organised by The Centre for Faith and Culture at Westminster College Oxford and held between 24-30 June 1996.
640 - Jul 1996 - Books: 'Critics on Trial - An Introduction to the Catholic Modernist Crisis', O'Connell, Fr John Parsons
The second hybridisation makes the whole of belief in God and religion whether supernatural or natural a mere product of the evolution of human culture and psychology so that as St Pius X puts it in one of the condemned Modernist propositions: Truth is no more unchangeable than man himself for it evolves with him in him and through him.
641 - Jun 1996 - McBrien's 'Catholicism': what the US Bishops criticised
Vatican II is interpreted by McBrien as a one-sided embrace of modernity and used to justify theological positions calling for much greater accommodation of Church teaching to contemporary culture.
642 - Mar 1996 - Examining the impact of Vatican II after 30 years, Fr John Parsons
Of the three possible attitudes a nominal Catholic can take to this change the first is to carry on regardless resisting secularisation by all legitimate spiritual and social means (including merely technical modernisation) convinced that the traditional religion and culture of Christendom are the highest expressions of the human spirit we know and are in fact the indirect fruit of the operations of Gods grace.
643 - Nov 1995 - Post-conciliar renewal? Some Queensland snapshots, Michael Gilchrist
Sr Fox sprinkled her address with the customary language of renewal: creative pastoral leadership developing culture of participation inclusive form of participative leadership a more inclusive structure of pastoral leadership a more Gospel-based proactive discerned leadership - even singing the praises of the 1991 World Council of Churches Assembly in Canberra as a vision of how gatherings of the universal Church could be.
644 - Nov 1995 - Evangelium Vitae - Catholicism, the media and the 'culture of death', Bishop George Pell
This is an abridgment of Dr Pells address given at the University of Sydney for a seminar Towards a New Culture of Life.
645 - Oct 1995 - Lord Ripon (1828-1909) - I - How to base political life on Christian principles, Fr John Parsons
When this dogmatic and traditional core of Christianity was confronted with the facts of Church history whether patristic or medieval and with the need to take a more balanced view of human culture and human nature than Calvinism could integrate many Evangelicals turned to a more Catholic vision of a continuous visible and sacramental Church.
646 - Sep 1995 - Alexander Rzewuski (1893-1983): The Catholic Church viewed with 'fresh eyes', Fr Peter Knowles OP
With his cultured cosmopolitan Russian Orthodox background he was well placed to view the world of Catholicism with an outsiders fresh eyes.
647 - May 1995 - Editorial: Re-defining Christianity through substitution, B.A. Santamaria
In the above-mentioned Catholic Lenten program (which is far from unique these days) one of the heroes is the late Kath Walker otherwise known as Oodgeroo Noonuccal who we are told after turning her back on Christianity honoured the Earth-Mother as the chief life-source of all creation and was noteworthy for championing respect for the environment and for Aboriginal culture as well as actively campaigning for Aboriginal rights.
648 - Apr 1995 - New Melbourne R.E. Guidelines: an improvement on the old, Michael Gilchrist
identify the cultures represented in the class school and parish communities and celebrate the richness and diversity of these cultures along with the intermittent prominence given to Aboriginal culture and spirituality.
649 - Mar 1995 - Leonid Federov (1879-1935): Russian Catholicism - a brave vision unfulfilled, Fr Peter Knowles OP
What was it that gave Fedorov the idea of a Catholic Russian Church of the Byzantine Rite; the idea of preserving church life according to the spirituality of the Byzantine culture?
650 - Mar 1995 - Aboriginal religion and Christianity: 'fundamentally incompatible', Max Champion
Taylor a missionary in Africa who also acknowledges the challenges which primal religion puts to Western culture and Christianity: Hitherto in this encounter with primal religions Christianity .
651 - Mar 1995 - A young Catholic's view of Youth Liturgies, Bernard Finnigan
Well-meaning liturgists continue to insist that since todays youth have been raised on a diet of visual stimulation and instant satisfaction of wants the Mass must be made contemporary and relevant to the culture of the young via special effects dancing movement popular style songs up-to-date themes and so on.
652 - Feb 1995 - Vatican says 'no' to NRSV translation - 'Inclusive language' setback, Michael Gilchrist
Idiom and culture Pastorally appropriate may well include the efforts of some bishops to placate the relatively few but well-placed feminists whom they appear to consider representative of Catholic women as a whole.
653 - Dec 1994 - An Open Letter to the Manly Seminary staff, Fr Brian Harrison OS
It includes such elements as the law of non-contradiction and the awareness that after all allowance has been made for changing circumstances and historical conditioning it is possible to formulate true propositions about religion history metaphysics and ethics whose meaning is not only immutable but accessible and intelligible to people of all times and cultures.
654 - Aug 1994 - Bishop Spong at Australian Catholic University - Why?, Michael Gilchrist
The holding of the Spong lectures on official Catholic property in fact defied a recently issued (June 7) Vatican document The Churchs presence in University and in University Culture.
655 - Jun 1994 - 'Inclusive' Mass readings: why the rush?, Michael Gilchrist
He is critical of such an approach from an historical viewpoint: The Bible comes from a culture that was in important ways what modern people would call sexist and to obliterate this in translation is in principle just as objectionable as to obliterate the fact that it was a slave-owning or nationalistic culture .
656 - Apr 1994 - Making sense of 'Veritatis Splendor', Bishop Kevin Manning
Psychology anthropology and the behavioural sciences give insights into the ways we are conditioned by culture genes and still unknown factors.
657 - Feb 1994 - New studies raise question: How 'Catholic' are Catholic schools?, Michael Gilchrist
A new study by Br Marcellin Flynn FMS The Culture of Catholic Schools - A Study of Catholic Schools: 1972-1993 (St Paul Publications RRP $17.
658 - Jul 1993 - Why 'inclusive' language adds up to bad English, David Frost
The difficulties of an inclusive language translation are increased by the need to be faithful to a text that comes from a different culture yet which is taken in some way to be inspired Scripture.
659 - Jul 1993 - U.S. Bishop solves vocations crisis, Michael Gilchrist
Bishop Myers attributes the results in Peoria to grace and to a refusal on his part to soften the Churchs celibacy requirement: I found that rather than caving in to the culture holding the ideal high gets young peoples attention.
660 - Mar 1993 - What the secular humanists are up to, David Quinn
A common vision built Western culture.
661 - Mar 1993 - The Myth of Latin America's 'Basic Christian Communities', Paul Gray
It is an extraordinary development for a region that is still dominated in most respects by Catholic Hispanic culture.
662 - Sep 1992 - Crises in the Church: Fr Hubert Jedin's warning to Rome
The first began with the decline of the Hellenistic-Roman culture and the Roman Empire.
663 - Aug 1992 - Editorial: The graph points downwards, B.A. Santamaria
After the publication of an Australian national catechism the culture of teacher training must be radically revolutionised and the content of the revolution enforced if such a concept as enforcement still pertains.
664 - Feb 1992 - Authority - Yes, Authoritarianism - No, David Quinn
While the Western avant-garde imbibed Enlightenment ideas decades even centuries ago the shockwaves sent out by that intellectual earthquake did not hit the popular culture full-force until the 1960s.
665 - Oct 1991 - France and the revival of traditional Catholicism, Dr Geoffrey Hull
Benedict Thomas Aquinas and Francis de Sales and declared in their first publicity brochure that Our House of Formation is intended to prepare future priests in a Roman spirit priests destined for parish ministries teaching spiritual direction and the preaching of retreats in order to promote all the human and superhuman values of Christian civilisation in an optic of natural harmony between culture and faith.
666 - Oct 1991 - 'Faith of Our Fathers' - still valid for the 1990s, Bishop George Pell
The transmission of the Catholic culture even within our best families is no longer semi-automatic; youth remain the most important challenge and too much emphasis on adult education for the middle-aged can be an escape from the hurly-burly the opposition experienced when preaching the full gospel to questioning or hostile teenagers.
667 - Oct 1991 - The priesthood: one layman's view, B.A. Santamaria
In short something decisive has happened to the Church in the countries of Western European culture in the past 20 years itself the product of factors which go back several centuries.
668 - Aug 1991 - New Zealand Catholicism to put on Maori clothing?, John Kennedy OBE
The New Zealand Tablet in an exclusive report on the plan stated: Plans include the continued diffusion of Maori spirituality and culture by way of the Maori community through Catholic teaching and through Scripture.
669 - Jun 1991 - Richard John Neuhaus interviewed, Mary Arnold
Doesnt this reflect a bowing down to the sexual confusion of our culture?
670 - Jun 1991 - Encyclical: John Paul II's Memorial to 'Rerum Novarum': a summary of 'Centesimus Annus', B.A. Santamaria
Religious roots What in the end overthrew the Communist system however was the indomitable urge of a new generation which knew that it had been robbed of any knowledge of the meaning of life and wished to regain the religious roots of their national cultures .
671 - Feb 1991 - Robert Hugh Benson - Christianity and Modernism, Sr Mary St. Rita RSM
Modernistic trends In England all the magnificent medieval cathedrals and beautiful churches were in the hands of the Anglicans their liturgy was inspiring having been composed in the heyday of English prose and the traditional culture of Oxford and Cambridge was theirs.
672 - Dec 1990 - Books: Australian bishops tell Catholic teachers what to teach, Msgr John P. Kelly
True in the areas of social justice and the environment the book does insist on working for change but this is not found in its attitude to the dehumanising of the person in the current pop culture.
673 - Oct 1990 - Newman belongs to us all, Fr Peter J. Elliott
Even his Englishness rose above the limitations of one culture as is evident in his love for Ireland forever reciprocated by the Irish devotion to his prayer and prose.
674 - Jun 1990 - Books: 'Iota Unum: A Study of Changes in the Catholic Church in the Twentieth Century', Fr John Parsons
Beginning with the rejection of a divinely-established authority to defend an equally divinely-revealed religion European thought has evolved first towards a merely philosophical theism and then to a wholly immanent and anthropocentric conception of reality thus creating an inevitable tension between the Church and prevailing secularised culture.
675 - Jun 1990 - Being a Catholic in 1990: Rev James Murray interviews Bob Santamaria, James S. Murray
As is the case with everyone else the accident of birth meant being born into a particular culture.
676 - Apr 1990 - Architects of failure on the offensive: US theologians 'pan' new Catechism, Michael Gilchrist
There was an absence it was said of the adaptations demanded by inculturation and the draft reflected a particular culture and a particular school of theological thought.
677 - Mar 1990 - 'Being church': manipulating language to change meaning, Fr Peter J. Elliott
In each country the Church always reflects the local culture.
678 - Dec 1989 - Challenging the atmosphere and agenda of secularist Australia, Karl Schmude
In recent years the features of this tradition have begun to be more closely identified and the impact of CathoIicism on Australian culture more fully assessed.
679 - Nov 1989 - Thomas More and today's crisis in faith and morals, John Finnis
One of its manifestations is the misunderstanding and abuse of the idea of conscience in relation to Christian moral teachings - particularly those teachings about sex and about respect for innocent human life which contradict the morals of the surrounding non-Christian and half-Christian culture.
680 - Sep 1989 - Christianity: new threats in the aftermath of the fall of Communism, Paul Johnson
No one would be so foolish as to suppose that Marxism- Leninism has ceased to be a threat to Christian culture.
681 - Feb 1989 - Editorial: Who are the educational 'experts'?, B.A. Santamaria
55; develop the faith-potential of the imaginative sensibility by feeding it on the patrimony of Christian culture - the Christian equivalent of Deweys funded capital.
682 - Oct 1988 - A Catholic university for Australia: surely not modelled on Notre Dame?, Michael Gilchrist
Another Notre Dame theology professor Fr David Burrell called the Vatican statement on higher education a dastardly document declaring that we dont want the Church bureaucrats from another culture to decide if were Catholic.
683 - Sep 1988 - Decline and fall of the Catholic priesthood, Gary Scarrabelotti
On with the secular clothing; on with the mannerisms of popular secular culture.
684 - Sep 1988 - 'Putting the essence of the Faith in doubt' (Jean Guitton), B.A. Santamaria
To suggest that in laying down the law Christ was time- conditioned or culture conditioned is to say that He was not God.
685 - May 1988 - John Paul II's new social encyclical, Sollicitudo rei socialis, B.A. Santamaria
Additional factors operate in African societies like for instance Zambia which despite the Christianity of its leader Kaunda and generous international aid through its own mistaken economic policies beginning with the disregard of agriculture is a basket case.
686 - Apr 1988 - A kingdom divided in itself, B.A. Santamaria
The rapid weakening in the strength of Catholic Christianity in countries of Western culture is too clearly established - in terms of the decline in religious practice of the number of religious vocations of the practical extinction of many religious orders - to be denied.
687 - Dec 1987 - about: About AD2000
AD2000 is committed to continuing its modest role in helping reconstruct and consolidate a new culture of life and orthodox Christian faith in Australia.
688 - Dec 2012 - Culture: Western crisis is spiritual: Russian Orthodox leader, Metropolitan Hilarion
689 - Apr 2012 - Culture: US Churches unite against Obama over religious liberty, Babette Francis
690 - Oct 2010 - Culture of Death: Euthanasia: latest frontier for legalised death in Australia, Babette Francis
691 - Feb 2010 - Catholic Culture: 'A small brave initiative': Campion College's second graduation, Br Barry Coldrey
692 - Oct 2009 - Youth: RISE: restoring integrity and sexual ethics to Australia's secular culture, Br Barry Coldrey
693 - Oct 2005 - Culture: How the Catholic Church built Western civilisation, Thomas E. Woods Jr
694 - Mar 2005 - Culture: Secularism, not religion, is threatened with extinction, David Quinn
695 - Jun 2004 - Education: Chavagnes en Paillers: a Catholic college with a Catholic culture, Paul Russell