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1 - Jun 2013 - Books: MOTHER TERESA OF CALCUTTA: a Personal Portrait, by Msgr Leo Maasburg, Br Barry Coldrey(Subscribers only - please login to view)
Available from Freedom Publishing) Mother Teresa of Calcutta scarcely requires an introduction given that the mass media has presented her extraordinary achievements to the world over many years.
2 - Jun 2013 - News: The Church Around the World(Subscribers only - please login to view)
Before he was elected pope he had written little and given few interviews to the media.
3 - Jun 2013 - Pope begins reform of the Vatican Curia, Peter Westmore(Subscribers only - please login to view)
During the recent papal conclave great attention was paid to the state of the Roman Curia by the media and the chattering Vaticanisti.
4 - May 2013 - The plight of Egypt's Christians, Youssef Sidhom
World media has highlighted the violence suffered by members of Egypts Coptic Christians recently.
5 - May 2013 - Church unity and the Anglican Ordinariate, Archbishop Gerhard Müller
By scrutiny I do not just mean media interest.
6 - May 2013 - Legacy: An Act of Faith: AD2000 after 25 years, B.A. Santamaria
Indeed to have survived into the digital age - an age of social media and the dreaded sound bite - the initiative that is AD2000 is an Act of Faith which must be sustained relying on Providence and its loyal readership across Australia and the world.
7 - May 2013 - News: The Church Around the World
Everything they are getting from the media and the rest of society is going against everything we believe in.
8 - May 2013 - Francis: pope of paradox, Damian Wyld
As one of my friends noted during the recent sede vacante period seeking intelligent media analysis of the pending papal conclave was akin to asking the Amish for tech support.
9 - May 2013 - Editorial: AD2000: looking towards the future, Damian Wyld
They are the generation of social media like Facebook and Twitter but (despite what some might say) are not adverse to meetings and gatherings of orthodox Catholics as any regular at Faith on Tap or Pub Theology will attest.
10 - Apr 2013 - Books: THE SEVEN BIG MYTHS ABOUT THE CATHOLIC CHURCH, by Christopher Kaczor, Father John Flynn LC
Yet Kazcor notes the media overwhelmingly concentrate their attention on the Catholic Church.
11 - Apr 2013 - Child sexual abuse: looking beyond the institutions, Anne Lastman
I began with mentioning that the Church is walking the road to Calvary and indeed it is; but this is the Churchs enemys ploy to divide and conquer and sadly the media plays right into their hands because it has the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church and its priesthood in its sights.
12 - Apr 2013 - News: The Church Around the World
Aid to the Church in Need Fairfax medias smear of Cardinal Pell rebutted A statement released by the Sydney Archdiocese on 11 March 2013 rebutted a story by religion journalist Barney Zwartz published in the Fairfax media and repeated by other media outlets which alleged that Cardinal George Pell was tainted by sex abuse scandals and long dogged by allegations of sexual abuse against him.
13 - Mar 2013 - Priestly celibacy: being one with Christ and His mission, Father John O'Neill PP
Faith through Baptism They also show the thinking of some Catholics - and there are many with us still whose media friends make sure their shallow thoughts are widely diffused - their kind going back in a very long line to the gnostic Cerinthus a contemporary of the Apostle and Evangelist Johanan Bar Zebedee familiar to us as Saint John the Beloved Disciple.
14 - Mar 2013 - True reform in the Church: Yves Congar's golden mean, Andrew Kania
Congars via media allows for change but it also hallows and respects the fundamentals of the Church.
15 - Feb 2013 - Letters: Secularist creed, Fr Bernard McGrath
Religion has been almost totally silenced in the Western world because our public institutions such as the parliaments judiciary media and universities have become largely captive to the secularist creed.
16 - Feb 2013 - Letters: Church unity?, Richard Congram
Yet the mainstream media and the anti-Christian movement at large stigmatise all as inhuman creatures who condone the despicable actions of a relative few.
17 - Feb 2013 - Editorial: AD2000 25 years on: the challenges remain, Michael Gilchrist
At the same time the running sore of clerical child abuse has undermined the Churchs credibility as an authentic upholder of moral truths in the eyes of the general population and mass media.
18 - Dec 2012 - Letters: Harm minimisation, Tom King
However this was an era when the media and the politically correct tribe introduced the party drug compromise.
19 - Dec 2012 - Letters: Abortion silence, Thomas M. Kalotas
The electronic media brings instantaneous reports of calamities earthquakes and sufferings of peoples around the world and quite rightly we in our Australian Catholic churches (and probably in others as well) pray for and remember them at our Sunday Masses and services.
20 - 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.
21 - Dec 2012 - Catholicism: The Year of Faith: time to revisit the Catechism of the Catholic Church Church, Audrey English
What about all the sexual abuse the corruption in the Vatican all the problems which have emerged and are magnified by a hostile media?
22 - Dec 2012 - Pilgrimage: Crossroads: young people spread the message of life and love, Angela Schumann
Some are called to fight for pro-life laws in our parliaments; some for just representation in the media; some to touch peoples hearts and minds through personal encounters or through example; some to teach pro-life values in schools; some to give practical crisis pregnancy support; some to counsel; some to witness; and some to pray.
23 - Dec 2012 - Young Men of God 2012 Conference showcases Christian leadership, Br Barry Coldrey
Other speakers included Fr Tony McSweeney Jonathon and Karen Doyle of Choisez Media and Father Ken Barker.
24 - Dec 2012 - News: The Church Around the World
Cardinal George said his predecessor Cardinal George Mundelein acted similarly in his 1937 criticisms of Adolf Hitler whose Nazi government had dissolved Catholic youth groups silenced the German bishops in the media and tried to discredit the Churchs work through putting on trial priests monks and sisters on trumped up charges of immorality.
25 - Dec 2012 - Culture: Western crisis is spiritual: Russian Orthodox leader, Metropolitan Hilarion
Christian communities in Syria and other countries of the Middle East are crying for help while the mass media in the West largely ignore their cries and the politicians prefer to close their eyes on this unprecedented wave of persecution.
26 - Nov 2012 - Worldwide religious persecution continues, Cardinal Timothy Dolan
This gathering of bishops religious leaders policy analysts academics public officials media professionals and people of goodwill highlights the need to defend vigorously religious freedom throughout the world.
27 - Nov 2012 - Some good 'family' news from Russia, Babette Francis
But good government policies and programs can encourage the involvement of religious business media entertainment and cultural leaders who can affirm and defend the natural family restoring a prosperous stable and free society.
28 - Sep 2012 - Reflection: Fatima: Mary's appeal for penance and conversion, Bishop Arthur Serratelli
The media contacted a meteorologist who offered an explanation.
29 - Sep 2012 - Letters: Media bias, Anne Lastman
I agree completely with Fr Michael Shadbolt (July AD2000) about the medias ongoing prejudice towards the Catholic Church for all manner of reasons but most of all because of the sexual abuse by clergy.
30 - Sep 2012 - Australian Catholic Students Association Conference 2012, Br Barry Coldrey
Nick Smith (Sydney University) was elected Vice-President David Chilnicean Secretary (Qld Campion College) Tom Ryan (Qld) Treasurer Kieran Walton Media Lucy Righetti Publications and Michelle Mannering (Vic) IT.
31 - Sep 2012 - Survey confirms crisis of faith in Ireland, Michael Gilchrist
No doubt the ongoing horrendous child abuse scandal the incessant hostility of the secular media along with the inroads of modernisation via membership of the European Economic Community have had their impact especially on the urban Irish.
32 - Sep 2012 - News: The Church Around the World
Various media outlets suggest he was whisked away by state officials following the ceremony.
33 - Aug 2012 - Books: HOPE SPRINGS ETERNAL IN THE PRIESTLY BREAST: Procedural Justice, Michael Thomas
Hope Springs Eternal focuses on the American situation but its analysis would apply in varying degrees in other countries where allegations of clerical child abuse going back several decades have come to light with a resultant fire-storm of media criticism of the Church and the priesthood.
34 - Jul 2012 - Letters: Anti-Catholicism, Fr. M. Shadbolt
There is a massive media campaign of vilification and hatred against the Catholic Church at the present moment.
35 - Jul 2012 - Benedict XVI: Grave threats to the Church's moral witness, Donald R. McClarey
Religion in the US is to be transformed into a useful auxiliary for the President spearheaded by astroturf pro-Obama religious groups like the George Soros funded Catholics United and the interdenominational Faith in Public Life and dissenters will be silenced through mockery by the mainstream media which is overwhelmingly on the side of Obama and propaganda campaigns led by the Obama administration and its allies to undermine leaders of any denomination who do not toe the line.
36 - Jul 2012 - Obama and same-sex 'marriage': Shaking his fist at God, Babette Francis
In a media interview on 9 May Obama said his opinions had evolved and he now believes same-sex couples should have the right to wed: At a certain point Ive just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same-sex couples should be able to get married.
37 - Jun 2012 - Books: DEFEND THE FAITH, by Robert M. Haddad, Jennifer Nowell
Haddad (Parousia Media hardback 2012 512pp $34.
38 - Jun 2012 - Books: ABOUT BIOETHICS: Philosophical and Theological Approaches, Angela Schumann
rather than being classified just in terms of my profession the media generally insist on mentioning that I am a Catholic though they do not as a rule mention the religious beliefs of other participants .
39 - Jun 2012 - Christendom: Hungary's new constitution a rebuke to secular Europe, Edward Pentin
In addition to these criticisms the mainstream media has largely misreported the Constitutions content which has then been mistakenly repeated in some Catholic outlets.
40 - Jun 2012 - Women Religious: Vatican takes action against dissenting US nuns, Babette Francis
The CDF report has resulted in much media comment in the US both in the religious and secular press including the New York Times.
41 - Jun 2012 - News: The Church Around the World
In the power of the resurrection the Church will survive the hatred of Hollywood the malice of the media and the mendacious wickedness of the abortion industry - as well as the calculated disdain of the President of the United States and his appointed bureaucrats.
42 - May 2012 - The culture wars: Archbishop Chaput's call to Christians, Ben Johnson
When sexual minorities routinely use the states power and friendly mass media to break down traditional definitions of marriage and the family they are met with a confused and disengaged response.
43 - May 2012 - Benedict XVI builds on John Paul II's historic Cuba visit, Michael Gilchrist
The Church also has her own publications and more access to the media and public celebrations of the Church are made easier.
44 - May 2012 - News: The Church Around the World
45 - May 2012 - Episcopacy: Brisbane's new Archbishop well-equipped for the challenges, Michael Gilchrist
Important also for a high profile Church leader has been his confident handling of the secular media in defence of the Churchs position as with his recent clashes with the religion correspondent of the Canberra Times.
46 - Apr 2012 - Books: LIGHT OF THE WORLD: The Pope, the Church and Signs of the Times, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput
The sympathy flows from knowing that in the current media climate almost anything Benedict says may be hijacked to serve other agendas.
47 - 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.
48 - Apr 2012 - News: The Church Around the World
The Jewish and Evangelical leaders joined Washingtons archbishop in opposing the administrations attempt to require religious ministries including schools hospitals charities and media outlets to subsidise contraception sterilisation and abortion-causing drugs in their health plans.
49 - Mar 2012 - Missions: Bringing hope to Nigeria's abandoned children, Madonna Brosnan
The fundraising was greatly assisted by publicity from the local media.
50 - Feb 2012 - Letters: Human right?, Arnold Jago
So will Australias secular media now campaign to spread the word that abortion (killing the child before birth) is illegal - because the United Nations says so?
51 - Feb 2012 - News: The Church Around the World
Catholic World News Cuba welcomes upcoming papal visit Cuba is preparing to greet Benedict XVI with affection and respect and President Raul Castro has welcomed with satisfaction the official announcement of the Popes visit to the country according to an official note released on Cuban media in December.
52 - Dec 2011 - Books: WHY WE SHOULD CALL OURSELVES CHRISTIANS, by Marcello Pera, Elizabeth Lev
Without the Incarnation of Jesus Christ there would be no Last Supper by Leonardo no Sistine Chapel by Michelangelo and no St Teresa in Ecstasy by Bernini - to take just three immediate examples.
53 - Dec 2011 - News: The Church Around the World
The appointment was effective immediately ending Archbishop Bathersbys 20-year leadership of the Brisbane Archdiocese.
54 - Oct 2011 - Books: BENEDICT XVI: A Guide for the Perplexed, by Tracey Rowland, Michael Daniel
Available from Freedom Publishing) Hardly a week transpires without some element of the media either praising but more often than not criticising statements made by Benedict XVI.
55 - Oct 2011 - Pastoral care: One of the Catholic Church's best kept secrets, Marie Mason
You wouldnt think so from the hostile media coverage the Church gets both here and overseas.
56 - Oct 2011 - Episcopacy: Cardinal Pell: the responsibilities of Church leadership, Cardinal George Pell
The second and the more important tension which is present in Australia is the tension between a small and growing secular minority who are well placed in the media and universities and the Judeo-Christian majority.
57 - Sep 2011 - Glimpses of a new dawn in Russia, Babette Francis
He also advocated state support for pro-motherhood media campaigns and suggested setting up crisis pregnancy centres in every maternity hospital to help lonely mothers in difficult life situations.
58 - Sep 2011 - Cloyne Report exposes Ireland's continuing sex abuse crisis, Michael Gilchrist
Where in past years the Church could justifiably count on the devotion respect and affection of the overwhelming majority today it faces constant critical scrutiny from an increasingly anti-clerical media and political establishment even as Mass attendances and priestly vocations decline.
59 - Aug 2011 - Letters: ,, Arnold Jago
The book was launched on 17 June but apart from a few mentions in Catholic publications has been pretty much ignored by the Australian media.
60 - Aug 2011 - Defending the Catholic Church against ill-informed attacks, Fr John Flynn LC
Being Jewish has helped him in his career he says but as he explains in the books introduction his Catholic beliefs have caused two job losses and many closed doors in the media.
61 - Aug 2011 - News: The Church Around the World
International mechanisms to protect persecuted people should be used and the indifference of Western media should be shaken because they often do not report the discrimination that millions of believers suffer.
62 - Aug 2011 - The Carbon (dioxide) Tax: a religious perspective, Peter Finlayson
The seriousness of many social impacts is only slowly beginning to unfold as these are not immediately apparent and the wider community has not yet realised the serious longer term implications of the relentless Greens-driven reforms.
63 - Jul 2011 - Letters: 'Temple Police', Patricia Byrnes
The Diocese is suffering and will continue to suffer with Toowoomba priests using diocesan facilities to hold meetings to organise dissent and to raise money for media coverage in support of Bishop Morris.
64 - Jul 2011 - Pro-Life: Hungary's new pro-life 'Easter' Constitution, Babette Francis
Human Life Internationals media representative Stephen Phelan comments: Clearly the Hungarian Constitution marks a departure from the secular liberal ideology that like a heavy leaden cape seems to be darkening and weighing down so much of the contemporary world.
65 - Jun 2011 - Cardinal Pell: 'liberalism has no young Catholic progeny', Cardinal George Pell
In these different countries dominated by a secular media and intelligentsia liberalism has no young Catholic progeny.
66 - Jun 2011 - Archbishop Hickey: tribute to an outstanding Church leader, Brian Peachey
Archbishop Hickeys courage was demonstrated impressively in his pro-life stances in opposition to the secular media and WA Parliament.
67 - Jun 2011 - News: The Church Around the World
The bishops conference is now featuring conversion stories from around the country on its media blog page.
68 - Jun 2011 - Why Pope Benedict removed Toowoomba's dissenting bishop, Michael Gilchrist
The news that Benedict XVI had directed Bishop William Morris of Toowoomba to resign from his position seven years early has attracted media coverage across Australia and overseas.
69 - May 2011 - Books: ELIZABETH HAYES: Pioneer Franciscan Journalist, by Pauline J. Shaw, Br Barry Coldrey
Mother Mary Ignatius was determined that the Catholic people should have reliable reading material when so much of the media was secular sensationalist and variously anti-Catholic or anti-Christian.
70 - May 2011 - Letters: 'Spirit of Vatican II', Fr. M. Durham
In his recent book Light of the World Pope Benedict XVI made the following comment about the Second Vatican Council: The Council came into the world in the interpretation devised by the media more than with its own documents which are hardly ever read by anyone.
71 - Apr 2011 - Letters: Same-sex 'marriage', Robert Prinzen-Wood
It is a cause of concern indeed frightening to see the mass media giving great respect and air space to arguments in favour of same-sex marriage as if error has equal rights to truth.
72 - Mar 2011 - Netherlands: Migrants keep Church alive in Holland, Fr Cornelius van der Geest
Whereas the media give the impression that most migrants are Muslims perhaps more than half of them are Christians.
73 - Mar 2011 - News: The Church Around the World
EWTN News Argentinian priests defence of the faith An organisation in Argentina is campaigning in support of Fr Jorge Daniel Gomez a priest being attacked by the media for stopping an anti-Catholic performance.
74 - Feb 2011 - Letters: Euthanasia, Leon Voesenek
I have followed with interest the articles on euthanasia in the media and would like to bring to readers attention what has happened in the Netherlands.
75 - Feb 2011 - IVF: The Catholic Church and reproductive technologies, Fr John Fleming
The Vatican document Dignitas Personae dated 8 September 2008 was released with little fanfare and apparently little media interest.
76 - Feb 2011 - That ubiquitous F word: don't demean the sacred, Fr Max Barrett CSsR
One might query whether media censorship in English-speaking countries still holds since it would appear that a breach has been opened up as wide as the Great Australian Bight.
77 - Nov 2010 - Saints: Blessed John Henry Newman: why he is worthy of canonisation, Frank Mobbs
Faults The media will often say that the Pope has made him a saint.
78 - Nov 2010 - Liturgy: Catholic funerals: Bishop Elliott explains Melbourne's guidelines, Bishop Peter J. Eliott
These designations should never appear in media announcements or on the booklet.
79 - Nov 2010 - News: The Church Around the World
It is his claim to be the true interpreter of the documents of the Vatican Council that I find most difficult to accept given the reality of his involvement with it writes Bishop Michael Smith of Meath who recalls that the dissident theologian chose to absent himself from the councils proceedings in order to spend a great deal of time giving lectures on the council and interviews to media.
80 - Nov 2010 - Canonisation: St Mary of the Cross MacKillop: let the truth be told, Peter Westmore
This event was celebrated by all Australian Catholics and attracted extensive if not always well-informed coverage in the secular media.
81 - Oct 2010 - Books: THE PATH TO ROME: Modern Journeys to the Catholic Church, Bishop David Robarts
The first Anne Widdicombe a former British Cabinet Minister is still very active in the media; the second Janne Matlary gives us an intriguing and unlikely journey swimming against a tide of cultural subjectivism and relativism through political and Thomistic philosophy to the discovery of God and Christ in the Blessed Sacrament as objective realities.
82 - Sep 2010 - Vocations: The story of a grandmother and her love of the priesthood, Andrew Kania
It would seem that every day there is in the media some new dark revelation about a Church scandal.
83 - Sep 2010 - News: The Church Around the World
He reminded journalists that the Pope is often criticised by liberal theologians and the liberal mass media in the West for his opinions.
84 - Sep 2010 - Britain prepares for Benedict XVI's visit, Joanna Bogle
Joanna Bogle one of Englands leading Catholic writers and commentators analyses the preparations for the Papal visit the secular medias often hostile and ill-informed coverage and the efforts of orthodox Catholics to ensure a successful visit such as through a Sponsored Silence in solidarity with the Pope.
85 - Sep 2010 - Appeal: 2010 Fighting Fund launched, Peter Westmore
The radical individualism of contemporary society has inevitably been accompanied by moral confusion and an increase in selfishness and lack of concern for others the breakdown of the family unit and the erosion of standards of conduct in the media film TV and the internet.
86 - Aug 2010 - Books: BLESSED PIUS IX, by Roberto de Mattei, Michael Daniel
Curiously the media glossed over some aspects of Pius IXs pontificate that would have given secular humanist elements more reason to ululate namely his sustained and systematic critique of liberalism embodied in documents such as his Syllabus of Errors.
87 - Aug 2010 - Letters: Obama Health Bill, Sr Rose Mary Kinne OP
This was lost in media coverage in Australia and perhaps also in the United States.
88 - Aug 2010 - Justice: A Queensland Year 12 student: the injustice of abortion
When was the last time we heard the media refer to the atrocities of abortion?
89 - Aug 2010 - Liberalism: Christian churches and the 'religious left', Babette Francis
Much has been said and written in the mainstream media mostly critical about the religious right members of which have been depicted as fundamentalist Christians opposed to womens rights.
90 - Jul 2010 - Books: HANDING ON THE FAITH IN AN AGE OF DISBELIEF, by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, Br Barry Coldrey
The central questions remain of concern today as they were then: Are science technology and the mass media automatically at odds with Christianity?
91 - Jul 2010 - Books: CONVINCED BY THE TRUTH: Embracing the Fullness of Catholic Faith, John Fleming, John McCarthy
That the Pope has real and immediate jurisdiction in every local Church and enjoys the gift of infallibility when teaching in certain circumstances.
92 - Jul 2010 - Two views: Vatican II, infallibility and the Church today, James Bogle and John Young
Some of its documents are clearly fallible and some are not teaching at all but rather more akin to media statements or statements of public policy in the Church.
93 - Jul 2010 - Book launch: Cardinal Pell's new book 'Test Everything' launched, Michael Gilchrist
The books title and contents are particularly relevant for todays Catholics and Christians especially the young who need to practise discernment to distinguish truth from falsehood good from evil given the amount of relativistic nonsense emanating from such sources of influence as the mass media entertainment industries advertising and Internet.
94 - Jul 2010 - News: The Church Around the World
A spokesman for the bishops condemned the ads stating that services which offer or refer for abortion whether commercial or not-for-profit organisations should not be allowed to advertise on broadcast media.
95 - Jul 2010 - Editorial: Religious education: the challenge of secularism, Michael Gilchrist
There was a time not so long ago when the moral values and religious beliefs of most Australians their civic leaders the media and other opinion makers were broadly compatible with the nations Judeo-Christian foundations.
96 - Jun 2010 - Letters: Wake-up call, Fr Bernard McGrath
We need stricter homes and schools stronger churches and police (with zero tolerance powers) disciplined sports clubs (with character first) and the media under strict control so as not to pander to the weak and young with the false appeals of porn alcohol drugs sex and violence that can so easily lead to depraved and feral behaviour as we have seen all too often on the streets.
97 - Jun 2010 - American survey of young Catholics confirms Benedict's agenda, Carl Anderson
In a 2006 interview with the German media Benedict XVI presented exactly the manner in which to implement the solution needed.
98 - Jun 2010 - Christians and political action: euthanasia, Babette Francis
Dr Philip Nitschke Australias Dr Death gets much flattering media coverage.
99 - Jun 2010 - Ecumenism: Christians and Muslims: peaceful co-existence?, Mohammad Al-Sammak
Some of these causes stem from historical circumstances inherited from Western culture which has a negative vision of Muslims that has its roots in literature and is reflected day after day in the media in one way or another.
100 - Jun 2010 - Missal: New Mass translation: Archbishop Hart interview, Archbishop Denis Hart
Thirdly any metaphorical or poetic expression which may not immediately be intelligible but which gives richness and meaning upon catechesis has been bleached out.
101 - May 2010 - Letters: Child abuse, Arnold Jago
Following constant media statements about the Catholic Church and child abuse the Popes official preacher on Good Friday quoted a letter from a Jewish friend: The stereotyping the transfer or personal responsibility and blame to a collective blame reminds me of the most shameful aspects of anti-Semitism.
102 - May 2010 - News: The Church Around the World
Anti-papal media reports on child abuse refuted The priest who presided over the canonical trial of the late American priest Father Lawrence Murphy whose case has prompted heavy media criticism of Pope Benedict XVI has written a critique of the New York Times account of that case (the main basis for Australian media reports).
103 - May 2010 - Editorial: Abuse of minors: why the Church is targeted, Michael Gilchrist
It is no surprise that the secular media has been targeting the Catholic Church yet again over the cover-up of child abuse crimes most of which occurred many years ago.
104 - Apr 2010 - Letters: Why not adoption?, Tom King
Here the political media and church attention served as a welcome diversion from the government-subsidised abortion growth industry.
105 - Apr 2010 - Letters: No citadels, Arthur N. Ballingall
However the modern media attack of rationalism/humanism and plain agnosticism has taken its toll of a now discouraged and less numerous faithful - all of which has a somewhat satanic touch.
106 - Apr 2010 - Letters: Debate needed, Fr Bernard McGrath
We badly need a national debate on this matter but politicians and media evidently will not face it.
107 - Mar 2010 - Letters: Common sense, Maureen Federico
This scenario itself would be enough to drive the collective attack dogs both political and media into a frenzy and includes the despicable cartoons in the Melbourne Age.
108 - Mar 2010 - News: The Church Around the World
Zenit News Agency More anti-Christian violence in India Three Catholic churches have been attacked in India with media and Christian leaders attributing the violence to Hindu extremists exacting reprisals for alleged racial crime against Indian students in Australia.
109 - Mar 2010 - Secularism: Benedict to UK bishops: resist secularist threat, Michael Gilchrist
A few days later Benedict addressed the Scottish bishops along similar lines during their ad limina visit: A strong Catholic presence in the media local and national politics the judiciary the professions and the universities can only serve to enrich Scotlands national life as people of faith bear witness to the truth especially when that truth is called into question.
110 - Feb 2010 - Books: SECULAR SABOTAGE, by Bill Donahue, Fr Martin Durham
This book is a must read covering secular sabotage in all its forms including sexual artistic media Hollywood and even self-sabotage (Catholic and Protestant).
111 - Feb 2010 - Letters: Climate change: facts, J. Holder
Unfortunately many in the media as well as politicians have failed to critically examine the claims of the alarmists.
112 - Feb 2010 - Letters: Climate change, Ron Blackstock
On 29 May 2009 I had occasion to write to Rev Sean McDonagh via the St Columbans Mission Society advising him that I was cancelling my subscription to the journal The Far East as I can read and see enough government propaganda in the news media without having it stuffed down my throat by a religious journal.
113 - Feb 2010 - Priest denounces 'deniers' of man-made climate change, Michael Gilchrist
On the contrary the bullying and browbeating have been in the other direction with true believers like Fr Rue and much of the mass media denouncing and marginalising the sceptics and deniers.
114 - Feb 2010 - St Mary Mackillop: Canonisation: about holiness, not miracles, Fr Paul Gardiner SJ
The media reaction has been mostly positive but the emphasis tends to give the impression that Mary MacKillop is to be canonised because of a miracle.
115 - 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.
116 - Dec 2009 - Reflection: The sacrament of Christian marriage: a nuptial Mass homily, Fr Glen Tattersall
Contrary to what the media might tell you the Catholic Church is not puritanical.
117 - Dec 2009 - How to get Vatican II back on track: a bishop's prescription, Bishop R. Walker Nickless (Sioux City, Iowa)
On the one hand there is an interpretation that I would call a hermeneutic of discontinuity and rupture which has frequently availed itself of the sympathies of the mass media and also one trend of modern theology.
118 - Dec 2009 - Episcopacy: Church leadership responsibilities: an American case study, Phil Lawler
He would have been much more comfortable if he could have avoided a media controversy.
119 - Dec 2009 - Victoria: Abortion evil: pro-life forces need to be united, John Morrissey
The program has been built in the past 12 months has the support of Archbishop Bathersby takes referrals from the Mater Mothers and the Royal Brisbane hospitals and offers an immediate response to phone calls for help.
120 - Nov 2009 - Letters: Pius XII vindicated again, Arnold Jago
This extremely important find has received negligible media coverage.
121 - Nov 2009 - A Christian response to post-abortion trauma, Julie Cook
However true to a predictable mindset among our health authorities one of this studys authors Professor Fiona Stanley followed by using the national media to call for more to be done to prevent unplanned pregnancies in drug using women.
122 - Nov 2009 - News: The Church Around the World
We also support him when his courageous declarations arouse negative reactions on the part of politicians or public figures or they are criticised and sometimes misrepresented by some in the mass media.
123 - Nov 2009 - Climate change alarmism: a new 'religion' for Christians?, John Morrissey
With representatives of the worlds nations due to jet into Copenhagen this December to discuss ways of saving the planet from inevitable incineration due to the human races increasing carbon dioxide emissions many in key sectors of the Christian churches have already joined the bandwagon along with most of the mass media politicians and educators.
124 - Oct 2009 - FOUNDATIONS OF FAITH: Cutting edge moral issues for the third millennium, Br Barry Coldrey
Their general moral-ethical stance is guided by their upbringing the legal system and the confusing messages they receive from the media especially via the popular long-running soapies like Neighbours or Home and Away (Australia).
125 - Sep 2009 - Campus Life: Brisbane hosts 2009 Australian Catholic Student Association Conference, Br Barry Coldrey
(The first ballot resulted in a tie and so black smoke was released to the media and visitors outside but Xavier won on the second ballot!
126 - Sep 2009 - News: The Church Around the World
Catholic News Agency Melbourne Bishop: no AFL football on Good Friday In a media release on 27 July Melbournes Vicar General Bishop Les Tomlinson said the Catholic Church does not want AFL games to be played on Good Friday.
127 - Sep 2009 - Editorial: 2009 Fighting Fund launched, Peter Westmore
Since its establishment over 20 years ago AD2000 has played a very important role in upholding Catholic orthodoxy at a time when it is under constant attack by the secular media which denies the ethical foundations of Christianity.
128 - Aug 2009 - Letters: Appeal - World Congress of Families, Jenny Davies
She was sent by QRL in 2007 for a week long intensive course at the Leadership Institute in Virginia with 85 adults from 31 countries to learn techniques for lobbying politicians dealing with the media and pro-life awareness raising.
129 - Aug 2009 - Letters: Moral decline, Frank Bellet
This was pointed out by the well-known and respected former media personality Geoffrey Luck in the Weekend Australian (23 May).
130 - Jul 2009 - Ryan Commission: Irish report: child abuse in Church institutions, Br Barry Coldrey
This media scrutiny does not do the Church any good but Ireland is at a distance and the media interest will soon wane.
131 - Jul 2009 - New Evangelisation: Catholics Come Home: a fresh approach to re-evangelising, Bob Denahy
About 85 per cent of Catholics in Australia have become inactive and what they hear about the Catholic Church in the media probably helps confirm them in that condition.
132 - Jul 2009 - News: The Church Around the World
Catholics Come Home program for Australia Australias bishops have invited the head of the successful US media effort Catholics Come Home (see page 7 story) to bring the outreach program to Australia.
133 - Jun 2009 - Books: ISLAND OF THE WORLD, by Michael O'Brien, Luke McCormack
Other topics covered include political correctness abortion democracy war- funding media bias treatment of the disabled and Christian unity.
134 - Jun 2009 - FOUNDATIONS OF FAITH: The Last Things: death, judgment, Heaven, Purgatory, Hell, Br Barry Coldrey
But across the secular society on occasion and rather ironically Christian expressions like icon often appeared in media comments.
135 - May 2009 - Letters: Women in the Church, Brian Bibby
Women have excelled in virtually every position in public office in the media in commerce and industry.
136 - May 2009 - Pro-family culture: AIDS in Africa: science vindicates Catholic Church, Babette Francis
During his visit to Africa in March Pope Benedict XVI responded to the media assertion that the Catholic Churchs position on combating AIDS is unrealistic and ineffective.
137 - May 2009 - Inter-faith dialogue: Jewish leader defends Pope over Bishop Williamson controversy, AD2000 Report
com that he believes the media furore over the lifting of the excommunications of the four bishops of the Society of Saint Pius X (SSPX) is a red herring.
138 - May 2009 - News: The Church Around the World
Catholic News Agency Africans defend Pope against media attacks On 29 March numerous young African students gathered in St Peters Square to thank Benedict XVI for the message of hope he brought to the continent.
139 - Apr 2009 - Books: RENDER UNTO CAESAR:Living Our Catholic Beliefs in Political Life, Charles Chaput, Tim Cannon
Although praise for the Churchs opposition to abortion and euthanasia is all but non-existent in the mainstream media today the Archbishop shows that it is the Churchs tradition of defence of human life and human rights which has remained steadfast while societys viewpoint lacks consistency.
140 - Apr 2009 - Letters: Bush fires, Maureen Federico
Not strangely the presenters of religious matters in the secular media look at the subject objectively (maybe tinged with some cynicism or even hostility) and are not involved with faith at the innermost heart-level of the true believer.
141 - 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.
142 - Apr 2009 - Letters: Hippies, Stephen Hemingway
Having read and seen media reports about Fr Peter Kennedy of St Marys Church South Brisbane I am amazed at the arrogant self-centredness of both Fr Kennedy and his group.
143 - Apr 2009 - Anti-life platform: Archbishop Chaput: President Obama and the challenge for US Catholics, Archbishop Charles Chaput
Its worth recalling that despite two ugly wars an unpopular Republican president a fractured Republican party the support of most of the American news media and massively out-spending his opponent our new president actually trailed in the election polls the week before the economic meltdown.
144 - Apr 2009 - Red Mass Homily: Catholics as 'bearers of light' in a secular culture, Bishop Peter J. Elliott
Children and grandchildren are deeply influenced by the social milieu by peer groups media internet etc and we confront this every day in our schools.
145 - Apr 2009 - Editorial: Confronting the long march of secularism, Michael Gilchrist
Of further significance is the fact that non-believers appear to be disproportionately represented in the mass media and in areas of government.
146 - Mar 2009 - The family and the culture of death: a challenge for Christians, Fr Dennis Byrnes
Each day the media subjects us to regular reports of acts of violence in our community in many of which it is young people who are both the perpetrators and the victims.
147 - Mar 2009 - The recession and Catholic social teaching, Mark and Louise Zwick
The media which might inform the citizenry are a part of the conglomerates.
148 - Mar 2009 - Did Antonio Gramsci have second thoughts?, Babette Francis
He exhorted his comrades to gain control of civil society which he defined as the historical traditions and social movements of a nation - the churches political parties trade unions mass media and various voluntary associations.
149 - Feb 2009 - Books: Books available now from AD2000 Books
It covers his childhood seminary years academic career media stardom travels and pastoral work.
150 - Feb 2009 - Letters: Christ's divinity, Tom O'Keefe
It sounds a bit like our media the great printers of half-truths.
151 - Dec 2008 - The decline of British Catholicism: the future?, John Haldane
Of late there have been several press and media stories that might lead the unwary to conclude that the Catholic Church has moved into a position of denominational ascendancy in Britain.
152 - Dec 2008 - Bishops' Synod on Bible concludes: Pope working on Apostolic Exhortation, AD2000 Report
After many decades of concentration on the human mediation in Scripture shouldnt we rediscover the divine depth of the inspired text without losing sight of the valuable acquisitions of the new methodologies?
153 - Nov 2008 - Books: THE CHURCH AND THE WORLD: Essays Catholic and Contemporary, by John Haldane, Tim Cannon
In addition Haldane is a frequent contributor to prominent newspapers in the UK including The Scotsman The Times The Daily Mail and The Daily Telegraph as well as Catholic and other religious media including The Tablet.
154 - Nov 2008 - History: Cardinal Stafford on Humanae Vitae: how dissenters tore the Church apart, Cardinal Francis Stafford
In his memoirs Cardinal Shehan describes the immediate reaction of some priests in Washington to the encyclical: After receiving the first news of the publication of the encyclical the Rev Charles E.
155 - Nov 2008 - Dissent: Business as usual at South Brisbane's rebel church, Michael Gilchrist
To judge from the comments cited in media reports and in materials circulated around St Marys the bulk of its community wish to retain the label Catholic while flouting the Churchs doctrines and liturgy.
156 - Oct 2008 - Reflecton: Benedict XVI: the natural family, cornerstone of world peace, Pope Benedict XVI
The social communications media in particular because of their educational potential have a special responsibility for promoting respect for the family making clear its expectations and rights and presenting all its beauty.
157 - Oct 2008 - Eugenio Pacelli: The enduring legacy of Pope Pius XII: a 50th anniversary tribute, Fr John Walshe
The power of the media and communications is immense and the negativity towards the memory of Pius XII began in the 1960s the period of rebellion and revolt against institutions of authority.
158 - Oct 2008 - News: The Church Around the World
No immediate reason was given for his arrest and authorities have not disclosed where the bishop is being held.
159 - Oct 2008 - Response: Archbishop Bathersby's concerns over rebel Brisbane parish, Michael Gilchrist
In August media reports indicated that Archbishop Bathersby had finally had enough - with some help from the Vatican (see below).
160 - Sep 2008 - Books: Saving Those Damned Catholics, by Judie Brown, Catherine Sheehan
Brown however brings to light what many of the clergy and the media are loath to discuss namely the number of homosexual priests responsible for these crimes against children.
161 - Sep 2008 - The physical and mental scars of abortion, Charles Francis
There has been some media criticism of leaflets distributed by the Tell the Truth Coalition showing explicit pictures of aborted babies.
162 - Sep 2008 - WYD08: Theology on Tap: young Catholics' response to relativism, Patrick Langrell
Today the image of Christianity which most of us hear through secular media channels seems to be one of Christ without the Cross - a combination of nice ethical and humanist aspirations devoid of the need to transform our lives into one of true love - agape.
163 - Sep 2008 - News: The Church Around the World
The commercial is produced by Virtue Media which describes itself as an organisation dedicated to producing and airing powerful and life-saving television radio commercials and educational films.
164 - Sep 2008 - WYD08: World Youth Day 2008: what the media missed, Deborah Baker
In spite of the odd negative media commentary this event was the most positive thing to happen to Sydney in a long time.
165 - Sep 2008 - Editorial: World Youth Day 2008: the challenge ahead, Michael Gilchrist
Even those not of the Catholic faith - including the normally sceptical media - could not but be moved by the spectacle of thousands of courteous well-behaved young people from all over the world.
166 - Aug 2008 - Books: QUESTION TIME by Fr John Flader, Fr Anthony Robbie
Freemasons homosexuality and divorce those topics beloved of the media are explained succinctly and tactfully.
167 - Aug 2008 - Books: MYSTERY OF CREATION by Paul Haffner, Michael Daniel
Available from Freedom Publishing) Hardly a day passes without some reference to the environment in the mass media.
168 - Aug 2008 - Letters: Human rights, Maureen Federico
I have never yet seen a letter in the media demanding third trimester abortion!
169 - Jul 2008 - Selective tolerance: Queensland University Student Union censures Catholic student group, Allison Atkins
The internet has proved invaluable in fostering continued debate by providing a forum for this issue that is otherwise unavailable through the mainstream media.
170 - Jul 2008 - Editorial: Significance of World Youth Day 2008, Michael Gilchrist
One recalls the Eucharistic Congresses and papal visits of past years which provided opportunities for thousands of Catholics to demonstrate or rekindle their faith and for the Church to have an evangelical impact on the rest of the community through the secular medias coverage.
171 - Jun 2008 - Letters: FEMINISM V. MANKIND: Selected Essays, Catherine Sheehan
In The Story of Miss Teen Canada Betty Steele recounts how young women publicly rejected feminist ideals during the Miss Teen Canada competition in 1990 to the astonishment and dissatisfaction of the media and prominent feminists.
172 - Jun 2008 - Letters: Adoptions, Tom King
We may then challenge the complacency of the majority that continues to be fed by the bias and ignorance of the secular media.
173 - Jun 2008 - Letters: Climate change, J. Holder
It is appropriate that it appears just when we see an international awakening of scientists who are becoming vocal in opposition to the UNs IPCC and media-driven consensus on man-made global warming.
174 - Jun 2008 - Christianity 'lite' with all the hard parts unmentioned: a spiritual dead-end, Alan Roebuck
Dont conservatives suffer the hostility and sometimes the persecution of the liberals and leftists who have de facto control of the universities the media and much of the government?
175 - Jun 2008 - Human Rights: China: Olympic rings - or shackles?, Babette Francis
The huge media contingent at the Games could ensure that the Olympic torch illuminates not only sporting achievements but helps break the shackles restricting religious freedom in China.
176 - Jun 2008 - Editorial: Man-made climate change: a moral issue, Michael Gilchrist
Before such heavy burdens are imposed the worlds governments and mass media need to filter out the Green hype and focus more on the many scientific experts questioning the basis of man-made climate change.
177 - May 2008 - Books: Irish journalist exposes 'Kathy's Story' book and movie as fabrications, Gary Brady
Publishers profits The media estimated that by the summer of 2006 the publishers had made around A$4 million from Kathys Story yet all this in spite of the fact that Kelly proves that she was never a resident of Dublins Magdalene Laundry (run by Catholic religious and providing work for down-in-their-luck young females).
178 - May 2008 - Editorial: Re-evangelising young unchurched Catholics, Michael Gilchrist
While there are many complex causes for this disturbing state of affairs one of them is undoubtedly the high level of ignorance misinformation and rejection of the Faith that young Catholics frequently experience through inadequate RE courses at school negative biased media reports and peer group pressures.
179 - Apr 2008 - Legal Year homily: Truth and the law: legal should also mean moral, Bishop Peter Elliott
This secularist illusion gets to us particularly through the media and we may even absorb that false assumption.
180 - Apr 2008 - WYDSYD08: World Youth Day Sydney: look for the wider trend, Joanna Bogle
The huge popularity of John Paul his massive appeal to youth the way he seemed to represent fatherhood and strength in an era when in the secular world fathers were being denigrated and nothing seemed certain made the mass media take note.
181 - Apr 2008 - Progress report: AD2000's worldwide outreach via the Internet, Francis Young
Links The major (orthodox) Catholic directory and media websites linked themselves to AD2000 and gave it very positive reviews almost immediately it was launched.
182 - Mar 2008 - Books: SEARCHING FOR AND MAINTAINING PEACE, by Father Jacques Philippe, Tim Cannon
Ours is a society where drugs and alcohol are abused at unprecedented levels and the media is awash with 24-hour glamorously packaged fluff.
183 - Mar 2008 - 40 Years On: Vatican II at its mid-life crisis, Br Barry Coldrey
The emphases in many instructions and documents from Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI are to right the balance not move to the Right; their focus is the teaching of the Church not an aspiration to popularity with the secular media or the societies which the media serves.
184 - Mar 2008 - Man-made climate change: another great hoax?, Peter Finlayson
Briefly the how is an alliance of activists driven by the Green lobby with the ready cooperation of the media using scare tactics based on carefully selected data to convert the masses while the why is the money involved.
185 - Feb 2008 - Books: WHEN MIGHT BECOMES HUMAN RIGHT:Essays on Democracy and the Crisis of Rationality, Tim Cannon
While the nature of the social reform agenda which saturate our media and political arenas is increasingly extreme it is the unashamed use - or more correctly abuse - of international human rights conventions to justify such agenda that gives greatest offence.
186 - Feb 2008 - Letters: Poor communication, Don Gaffney
Some considerable time elapsed and I sent a couple of more strongly worded communications mentioning my intention if necessary to publish widely in the secular media.
187 - Dec 2007 - Britain: British Catholicism: the salt has lost its flavour, John Haldane
Another is the expansion of higher education which saw humanities and social science degrees being awarded to ever- larger numbers of people on the basis of intellectually diluted courses in social cultural religious educational and media studies.
188 - Dec 2007 - News: The Church Around the World
It proliferates through the media at all levels: radio television movies theatre magazines and the internet.
189 - Oct 2007 - More of the same: Retired Sydney bishop calls for a radical overhaul of the Catholic faith, Michael Gilchrist
Media coverage The more liberal sections of the secular media have given the Bishops book lavish and sympathetic coverage with The Age (Melbourne) calling it extremely impressive: thoughtful open and constructive and the Sydney Morning Herald describing it as an explosive critique of the church.
190 - Oct 2007 - Editorial: Australian Catholicism in the balance, Michael Gilchrist
Meanwhile Bishop Geoffrey Robinsons book has been publicly supported by some religious organisations and individuals in Sydney including the Aquinas Academy Catalyst for Renewal and assorted academics and educators as well as the secular media.
191 - Sep 2007 - Reflection: An informed conscience: what the Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches, Bishop Luc Matthys
The media made a great fuss about Cardinal George Pell furthermore reminding MPs that their actions have consequences as is the case for all people making conscience decisions.
192 - Sep 2007 - Letters: Lapsed Catholics, Robert Garratt
The secular media appear to present these poll results as evidence that the Catholic Church is on its way out; that its moral authority has been broken.
193 - Sep 2007 - Laity: How the Legion of Mary can benefit parishes, Fr Hugh Thwaites SJ
He corrects the popular errors that people hear all the time in the media and gives them the traditional teaching of the Church.
194 - Aug 2007 - Letters: Stem cell 'debate', Chris Hilder
As usual the media has proved totally incapable of discerning what the embryonic stem cell issue is about.
195 - Aug 2007 - Catholics and the pornography epidemic, Bishop Robert Finn
While pornography is not a new problem the development of the mass media and recent technological advances have made it much easier to access this deceptive evil.
196 - Aug 2007 - World Congress of Families: grass roots ecumenism at work, Babette Francis
While media attention is given to ecumenical initiatives by church leaders little notice is taken of growing ecumenical co-operation by the laity on pro-family issues.
197 - Aug 2007 - University: Australian Catholic students' conference: 'an inspiring experience', Br Barry Coldrey
At the working sessions the speakers included Health Minister Tony Abbott who spoke on Life and Death in 2028; Archbishop Chaput on The Church and the next Generation; Rev Dr John Fleming President of Campion College on The Liberal Arts and Technical Training; and Archbishop Wilson on the media over the next 20 years.
198 - Jul 2007 - Books: The Seven Capital Sins, by Fulton J. Sheen, Tim Cannon
Available from Freedom Publishing) Prolific across a variety of media Archbishop Fulton J.
199 - Jul 2007 - Books: A Catholic Replies to Professor Dawkins, by Thomas Crean OP, Tim Cannon
With a formidable academic profile and immense popularity among members of the academic establishment the media and the general public Dawkins enjoys the rare privilege of being able to advance his criticism of religion (and the religious) to a broad and highly receptive audience with untempered vitriol.
200 - Jul 2007 - Events: Canberra 6-8 July - Australian Catholic Students' Association 2007 Conference, Patrick Giam
This has been achieved through the attraction of media coverage for example in its opposition to Federal legislation on RU486 and therapeutic cloning.
201 - Jul 2007 - News: The Church Around the World
In the face of more than three decades of media misrepresentation about what Roe means and what overturning it would mean this swing is very striking.
202 - Jul 2007 - Pastoral Plan: Cardinal Pell's blueprint for the future in the Sydney Archdiocese, Michael Gilchrist
Forums are to be conducted on moral and social issues in politics business and the media from January 2009 while Catholic Communications is to develop and implement a media training programme for seminarians by December 2008.
203 - Jul 2007 - Editorial: Church intervenes in NSW cloning bill, Peter Westmore
Despite intense media pressure Cardinal Pell was careful not to spell out what the consequences might be.
204 - 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.
205 - Apr 2007 - News: The Church Around the World
The media during the last 100 years he remarked has flip-flopped between promoting fears of a coming Ice Age and fears of global warming.
206 - Mar 2007 - Media: The Rosary of the Virgin Mary - 4 DVD or 4 CD set, Michael Gilchrist
A CCS (Confraternity of Christ the Priest) Media Production the Rosary of the Virgin Mary DVD/CD set was produced over the past three years by Fr Joel Wallace CCS with the youth and children of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Thurgoona (NSW) and with priests of the Albury parishes.
207 - Mar 2007 - Letters: Ecumenism?, Peter Davidson
It seems that the pursuit of ecumenism at any cost has resulted in the total suppression in our mainstream (pardon the expression) Catholic media of any honest discussion about the origins of the divisions among the Christian churches.
208 - Mar 2007 - Letters: Human embryos, Rebecca Soares
I find it disturbing that articles in the secular media continue to endorse surrogacy IVF and the like.
209 - Mar 2007 - Sandhurst: Goddess worship at Victorian education conference?, Michael Gilchrist
And given the saturation coverage of such issues in the secular media it is a case of taking coal to Newcastle (Shepparton) at enormous expense.
210 - Mar 2007 - News: The Church Around the World
Catholic News Agency Benedict XVI: children and the media Benedict XVIs message for the 41st World Day of Social Communications this year due to be celebrated on 20 May on the theme Children and the Media: A Challenge for Education was made public on 24 January.
211 - Feb 2007 - Reflection: Why the Church must continue to uphold priestly celibacy, Fr Pat Stratford
Then it began - coinciding with the sexual revolution - much to the delight of the secular media.
212 - Feb 2007 - Books: New Titles from AD Books
Sheen This is the autobiography of one of the worlds best known priests of modern times who was the author of countless books and a celebrated media personality.
213 - Feb 2007 - Books: B.A. Santamaria's correspondence published by MUP
His correspondents included religious leaders such as Archbishops Mannix and Pell prominent politicians like Malcolm Fraser Bill Hayden and Clyde Cameron and influential media and social commentators like Kerry Packer and Phillip Adams.
214 - Feb 2007 - Books: TREASURE IN CLAY: The Autobiography of Fulton J. Sheen, Michael Gilchrist
As Bishop Sheen he participated at the Second Vatican Council and was named to the Conciliar Commission on the Missions - most appropriate considering his powerful role as a media evangeliser.
215 - Dec 2006 - Modest dress: Suitable attire for Mass: the moral dimension, Bishop John W. Yanta
It protests for example against the voyeuristic explorations of the human body in certain advertisements or against the solicitations of certain media that go too far in the exhibition of intimate things.
216 - Nov 2006 - Reflection: Catholic schools must proclaim the total love of Christ, Fr Sebastian Camilleri OFM
We live in an age of relativism when respect for life the true meaning of marriage and the evils of materialism and sexual gratification are twisted and glorified not only in the media but even among the so-called professed believers.
217 - Nov 2006 - Television: EWTN: now affordable and accessible in Australia, Moira Kirkwood
Hostility to the Gospel message has been with us since Our Lord walked the earth but we dont have far to look to find the most potent societal innovation of the past century to mould minds and hearts on a massive scale - the secular media and television in particular.
218 - Nov 2006 - Education: The Spirit of Generation Y: the challenge for Catholic schools, Cardinal George Pell
Most Australians are still Christian (68%) and there is no inevitable progression to majority secularism despite the political correctness and irreligion which dominate most of the media.
219 - Nov 2006 - Editorial: EWTN and the secular media: fighting fire with fire
A major factor in the secularising of most of Australias Catholics has been the mass media.
220 - Oct 2006 - Book Launch: Lost! Australian Catholics Today, by Michael Gilchrist
Famed media personality Mike Willesee has agreed to launch Michael Gilchrists new book on 23nbsp;October at the Thomas More Centre 582 Queensberry Street North Melbourne at 7.
221 - Oct 2006 - Spanish bishops attack false theologies, AD2000 Report
They take advantage of the ease with which certain communications media bestow their attention and multiply their public appearances demonstrations collective communications and personal comments that openly dissent from the teaching of the Pope and the bishops.
222 - Sep 2006 - Books: Stimulating reading from Freedom Publishing
It is the story of a woman who overcame a background of poverty and deprivation to build the worlds largest religious media empire.
223 - Sep 2006 - News: The Church Around the World
Bishop Tong mentioned that international media coverage also helped to persuade Communist Party leaders that the ordinations should be stopped.
224 - Sep 2006 - Editorial: 2006 Fighting Fund launched, Peter Westmore
Christianity as a system of belief which underpins social values is facing an uphill battle against rampant secularism which controls the commanding heights in the media the education system and the economy.
225 - Aug 2006 - Letters: Receive EWTN around Sydney by satellite for $495, Ernesta Sculli
Eternal Word Television Network is the largest religious media network in the world a fact that its founder Mother Angelica attributes to Divine Providence and the Holy Spirit working through the efforts of thousands of inspired volunteers.
226 - Aug 2006 - Canberra-Goulburn: Archbishop Coleridge: Benedict's first Australian appointment, Anh Nguyen
He has shown himself already to be a confident and accomplished media performer which will no doubt be a great asset for him in achieving his aims for the archdiocese.
227 - Aug 2006 - News: The Church Around the World
Vatican official calls for a recovery of the sacred The new secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship Sri Lankan-born Archbishop Albert Malcom Ranjith Patabendige Don told I Media in June that Vatican II had hoped to reinvigorate the sense of an active encounter with God through the liturgy.
228 - Jul 2006 - Reflection: US bishop: making saints should be the goal of Catholic schools, Bishop Robert Finn
We live in an age of relativism where respect for life the true meaning of marriage and the evils of materialism and sexual gratification are twisted and glorified not only in the media but even among so-called professed believers.
229 - Jul 2006 - Books: Theology of the Body for Beginners, by Christopher West, Jacinta Cummins
This book will be most useful to anyone seeking a fuller appreciation of sexuality as taught by the Church rather than the sexual misinformation so often peddled by the media and at many educational institutions.
230 - Jul 2006 - Letters: Degrees of Homosexuality, Vincent Bemowski
In the United States these warnings apply particularly to those in the entertainment field the media and the majority of politicians in the morally challenged Democratic Party who not only approve of all forms of homosexuality but also support the right to kill through abortion and euthanasia.
231 - Jul 2006 - Vatican concern at Islamic persecution of Christians, Zenit News Agency
The Catholic media can play an important role in educating Christians including those living in Islamic countries.
232 - Jul 2006 - Editorial: Strong Church leadership: new approach, Michael Gilchrist
Caution and sensitivity should be the watchwords with adverse reactions and hostile media coverage to be avoided.
233 - Jun 2006 - Editorial: Pentecost: Church needs a spiritual kick-start, Michael Gilchrist
As the secularist elites in government academia the media and the arts continue to marginalise or trivialise Christianity Christians must stand up.
234 - May 2006 - Letters: Lay led liturgies in Rockhampton diocese, Jessie Roger
What a consolation to know there is a member of the hierarchy trying to preserve the teaching of the Church and doing something useful to help others know what the church really is not what the secular media concoct against it at every opportunity.
235 - May 2006 - Letters: Bigotry, Maureen Federico
The recent political debate on the abortion drug RU486 along with the attacks on Tony Abbotts religious beliefs should be a wake-up call that anti-Catholic bigotry is alive and kicking in some political circles and the major media.
236 - May 2006 - Vocations: Can religious life be rebuilt in Australia?, Sr Mary Augustine OP
So the fact that our community is still only four in number having only two young sisters and that we do not have schools impressive buildings and property of our own nor a high profile presence in the media all of this may be seen as evidence that we have failed.
237 - May 2006 - Benedict's first twelve months: 'We Are Church' delivers its verdict, Michael Gilchrist
But IMWAC soldiers on periodically issuing wish lists of reforms and grandiose media releases like 1998s A Pope for the Time to Come: Bishop of Rome and Universal Pastor.
238 - May 2006 - Papacy: Benedict completes his first twelve months as Pope, Fr Ephraem Chifley
Astounding showmanship and a gift for the unsettling gesture made him almost immediately a media star.
239 - Apr 2006 - Letters: National suicide, Greg O'Regan
Given the pace at which her fellow parliamentarians deserted her and the space and time gratuitously given by the media to the manufactured instant ire of Islamists there are regrettably many who are content to allow our society to suicide.
240 - Apr 2006 - Letters: Action needed, Kevin McBride
They may not wish to be unpopular or singled out for ridicule by the media.
241 - Apr 2006 - Conscience: Dissenters' appeal to Rome 'a real hoot' says Cardinal Pell, Michael Gilchrist
Another of the signatories Fr Eric Hodgens offered a series of dissenting views in the January 2005 edition of Online Catholics which were later widely reported in the secular media e.
242 - Apr 2006 - Editorial: New cardinals: Benedict XVI signals his intentions, Michael Gilchrist
One of the candidates predicted by the media Archbishop Michael Fitzgerald President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue not only was not designated a cardinal but was removed from his office and sent to Egypt as a nuncio.
243 - Mar 2006 - Media: Archbishop Hickey presents the Christian message on TV, Daniel Tobin
Sheen Society in Perth the presence of an easily identifiable man of the cloth on a major media outlet has made many people sit up and listen.
244 - Mar 2006 - Editorial: The challenge facing Pope Benedict, Peter Westmore
John Paul II attempted to overcome the influence of the secular culture by speaking directly to the faithful through an exhausting program of missionary journeys to every corner of the world by-passing the filter of the mass media.
245 - Feb 2006 - Books: The Pope Benedict Code, by Joanna Bogle, Michael Gilchrist
Available from AD Books) Joanna Bogle has been one of the most outspoken defenders of Christian truth in the United Kingdom expressing herself fearlessly in newspaper articles lectures and media appearances.
246 - Feb 2006 - The Church of England: beyond satire?, Rev Peter Mullen
First the 1960s saw the popularisation of radical theology largely through the media of paperback books and television documentary programs.
247 - Feb 2006 - Priestly vocations: the key role of bishops, John Mallon
The mainstream media was baffled to see the seminarians from the North American College in Rome cheering wildly at the election of Benedict XVI who is just as much their hero and champion as John Paul II.
248 - Feb 2006 - Catechesis: Latest research on Catholic school leavers, Michael Gilchrist
In his study Br Saker acknowledged that parents peers teachers the media and societal values all play a part in determining students religious beliefs.
249 - Dec 2005 - Editorial: Christmas: time for Christians to stand up!, Michael Gilchrist
Yet the secular media and other influential bodies in our community fail to reflect this promising trend.
250 - Nov 2005 - Letters: Myths exploded, Nola Viney
Regarding the article by John Young (April AD2000) titled Exploding myths about the pre-Vatican II Church I know that I am out of focus media-wise with my response in applauding it.
251 - Nov 2005 - Sister Miriam Duggan: the Church's response to AIDS, Anh Nguyen
Many Africans are moving to the cities where their cultural values have been eroded families have been scattered due to wars while the media has brought permissive anti-family Western values into Africa.
252 - Nov 2005 - News: The Church Around the World
In an interview with the I Media news service the Chilean-born prelate said last September that the Pope could act soon to liberalise Church regulations allowing all priests to use the Tridentine rite.
253 - Oct 2005 - Books: Your Life is Worth Living: The Christian Philosophy of Life, by Fulton J. Sheen, Michael Gilchrist
Available from AD Books) These days vague fuzzy ambiguous euphemistic expressions are the order of the day in the media and even in some Church circles.
254 - Oct 2005 - Letters: Anti-Christian media, Frank Bellet
The arch-enemies of Christianity in general and the Catholic Church in particular (and this includes much of the media) found they could not destroy the Church through bullying or persecution since that was merely fertiliser for the faith so over 50 years ago they devised a more cunning strategy.
255 - Sep 2005 - BOOKS: The Myth of Hitler's Pope: How Pope Pius XII Rescued Jews from the Nazis, Thomas E. Woods Jr
The mainstream media which has gone out of its way to showcase condemnations of this great pope while ignoring cogent and persuasive defences would be left gasping in shock scarcely knowing how to react.
256 - Sep 2005 - Education: Catholic schools of the future, Br John Moylan CFC
This includes of course teaching by word and example with proper priority and emphasis those doctrines most under siege by the media and dissident Catholics.
257 - Sep 2005 - Canadian Bishops' cave-in to 'renegade Catholicism' under fire
Media attacks Sure enough the bishops who dared to act were blasted by the press for their actions editorials cropped up in many papers decrying the bishops for daring to do what faithful Catholics regard as taking the faith seriously.
258 - Sep 2005 - News: The Chuch Around the World
In the Presidents statement made to members of the Texas media he said that Both sides ought to be properly taught so people can understand what the debate is about.
259 - Aug 2005 - Media: Our Lord's name: responding to media blasphemy, Andre Van Der Linden
This action against the Seven Network (Prime) seemed to strike a chord with the news media.
260 - Jun 2005 - Poetry: Sonnet on the Election of Pope Benedict XVI, Bruce Dawe
Sonnet on the Election of Pope Benedict XVI for Joseph Ratzinger With the vast ambiguous secular eye of the world media focussed myopically on your election when were there ever greater expectations everywhere for a pontificate?
261 - Jun 2005 - Books: John Paul the Great, edited by William Oddie, John R. Barich
The Church and the world are groaning under a media-driven misunderstanding of sexuality therefore the Popes Theology of the Body as suggested by Christopher West provides the answer to the main crisis of our times.
262 - Jun 2005 - Letters: Papal election, Frank Bellet
There is so little genuine and healthy humour in all forms of the media these days it was a refreshing change to read or listen to the unintentional humour in articles and comments (from experts) leading up to the election of the new Pope.
263 - Jun 2005 - The previous Pope Benedict and his quest for world peace, R.J. Stove
Among the millions of largely inane words which Benedict XVI - formerly Cardinal Ratzinger - has already inspired from mainstream media commentators quite the most ludicrous have been assertions that he will rule as a so-called hard-line conservative.
264 - Jun 2005 - The Catholic Church's dissenters miss the boat, Chris Hilder
With the passing of Pope John Paul II and the election of Pope Benedict XVI it has been interesting to watch the same old dissenters appearing in the media - and none more so than the ubiquitous Paul Collins.
265 - Jun 2005 - Habemus Papam: Benedict XVI charts course as successor to John Paul II, Michael Gilchrist
Most often mentioned in media reports has been Benedict XVIs firm but realistic commitment to ecumenism: Expressions of good feelings are not enough.
266 - May 2005 - 'Santo Subito': the impact of John Paul II, Peter Westmore
Perhaps the most extraordinary moment came with the cry of Santo subito (Sainthood immediately!
267 - Apr 2005 - News: The Church Around the World
Bishop Manning: need to promote priestly vocations Bishop Kevin Manning of Parramatta responded in March to earlier media comment on the issue of Catholic priests marrying.
268 - Apr 2005 - Editorial: Pope's suffering a potent Easter witness, Michael Gilchrist
In recent weeks his pain-wracked face and barely audible voice have been featured analysed and discussed in the media.
269 - Mar 2005 - Letters: Leadership needed (letter), Tom King
Without any intention of devaluing the sacrifice and sorrow compounded I am compelled to reflect upon the equivalent loss of life that has occurred on our Australian doorstep so to speak without any interest being shown by the media or indeed most of our Church fraternity.
270 - Mar 2005 - Church's future lies with orthodoxy, not dissent, Fr Paul Stuart
The following is a rebuttal by Fr Paul Stuart former Director of Vocations and Dean of Students at the Corpus Christi Seminary Melbourne Archdiocese of the dissenting views of Fr Eric Hodgens in the January 2005 edition of Online Catholics which were widely reported in the media including The Australian Sydney Morning Herald and Melbourne Age.
271 - Mar 2005 - Cinema: Hollywood's Kinsey whitewash, Bill Muehlenberg
This film is Hollywood and the media elite at their worst.
272 - Mar 2005 - News: The Church Around the World
Founded in Australia in May 2000 the Caring Foundation is modelled on the US-based Vitae Caring Foundation which aims to reduce the number of abortions by using mass media education.
273 - Mar 2005 - Editorial: Pray for John Paul II ..., Peter Westmore
Despite media speculation that he would step down and as this issue of AD2000 goes to press John Paul II reaffirmed his commitment to continue to serve the Church as Pope.
274 - Feb 2005 - Education: State Aid: answering the critics' arguments, Fr Matthew Kirby
The State Aid issue was revisited in the media during the recent Federal election often in misinformed distorted commentaries.
275 - Feb 2005 - The Church in Australia 2005: can the tide be turned?, Michael Gilchrist
This means that only holy orthodox priests possessed of intellect courage people management and communication skills and mass media confidence should be considered for the episcopate.
276 - Feb 2005 - Appeal: Missionaries' vital role in helping tsunami victims, Peter Westmore
While media reports have concentrated on government and NGO fund-raising campaigns to help the victims of the Indonesian tsunami in which up to 200000 people are believed to have died in countries bordering the Indian Ocean and even more are destitute and homeless Christian missionaries on the ground are playing a key role in providing food and shelter to the victims and will play a crucial role in re-establishing businesses and communities long after the overseas agencies and governments have left.
277 - 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.
278 - Dec 2004 - Letters: Election result (letter), Maureen Federico
Hopefully now we can be spared the endless effusions of the major media pundits about the children overboard or military personnel in Iraq along with their insulting comments on John Howard.
279 - Dec 2004 - Society: American surveys show advantages of sexual abstinence education
Social institutions that teach abstinence values can play an important part in helping teens to resist media and peer pressure the report concluded.
280 - Dec 2004 - Archbishop Fulton Sheen: 25th anniversary, Martin Tobin
He also used the newsprint media with a similar effect in his God Love you column which appeared in the Catholic press throughout the US and the Bishop Writes syndicated column for the secular press.
281 - Dec 2004 - News: The Church Around the World
Archbishop Chaput: moral values key to US election Archbishop Charles Chaput of Denver said the 2004 elections demonstrated the importance of religion for most Americans even though pollsters and the news media dont take faith seriously and if they do they tend to fear and deride it.
282 - Dec 2004 - US and Australian election results: the cultural revolution challenged, Michael Gilchrist
Here prominent politicians like Tony Abbott Christopher Pyne and John Anderson and Major-General Michael Jeffery the Governor- General attracted the ire of feminists and media pundits for suggesting there were too many abortions.
283 - Nov 2004 - News: The Church Around the World
It had caused much noise in the media as among those being beatified was Emperor Charles the last Habsburg ruler an idealistic and devout young man who died in 1922 leaving a young widow and eight children.
284 - Oct 2004 - The Pope's Encyclical on the Eucharist, Sr Mary Augustine OP
We can add to this bleak state of affairs the even bleaker fact that the Churchs Eucharistic teaching is not one with which most of us have been regaled from pulpit sanctuary or the Catholic media.
285 - Sep 2004 - Letters: 'King Arthur' an anti-Catholic movie, Fr Brian Harrison
You wont read this in media reviews of the movie but King Arthur is in fact a viciously anti-Catholic diatribe.
286 - Sep 2004 - Sydney Catholic Adult Education Centre courses prove popular, Peter Holmes
and my favourite This is the real faith for real people Students are already looking at enrolling for new courses like Christian Prayer Vatican II for Today and Music Media and Evangelisation which will be offered in Term Four of 2004.
287 - Sep 2004 - Iraqi bishop: positive developments despite the violence and bloodshed, Bishop Rabban Al-Qas
Western media In his view what the Americans did was truly a liberation the liberation of Iraq.
288 - Aug 2004 - Books: Interview with the author of 'The Da Vinci Hoax', Carl E. Olsen
Is there really an anti-Catholic spin in the media today?
289 - Aug 2004 - Letters: Relearning needed, Anne Lastman
There would be some immediate reaction to the viewing but without any on-going changing of hearts attitudes and lifestyles very little would radically change.
290 - Aug 2004 - The Catholic Church and the Greens: why?, Tony Kearney
These include the constant erosion by sections of the media of family values the obscenely high payments made to leaders in business and sport and the facilitating of the killing of Australias most valuable yet most endangered species voiceless and defenceless unborn babies.
291 - Aug 2004 - Carnivale Christi: Whatever happened to beauty in art?, Paul Fitzgerald
The fact that an exhibition of insulting sacrilegious highly pornographic art was put on in Melbourne by the photographer Serano without any media outcry demonstrates the depraved outlook of much of our media.
292 - Jul 2004 - Letters: Courageous lead (letter), Tom King
The courageous lead provided by Tony Abbott in placing on the public media agenda the shameful subsidising of wholesale abortion that falls outside the parameters of medical and legal constraints has floundered because the Christian Churches are manifestly incompetent and disinclined to act as advocates for the slaughtered innocents.
293 - Jul 2004 - Eucharistic Adoration: heart of evangelisation, Fr Sebastian Camilleri OFM
Questions on abortion artificial birth control homosexuality promiscuity sexual abuse social injustice family breakdown etc and the Churchs teaching on them are aired almost daily in print and electronic media.
294 - Jul 2004 - Editorial: Separation of Church and State?, Michael Gilchrist
The South Australian Premier it was reported had just called for the immediate resignation of Dr Ian George the Anglican Archbishop of Adelaide over alleged mishandling of child sexual abuse claims.
295 - Jun 2004 - Books: The Free Press, by Hilaire Belloc, John Ballantyne
In the new redesigned and fully referenced edition of The Free Press an incisive essay on the manipulation of news and opinion Belloc makes the point that the Press of his day - what we now call the media - was anything but free.
296 - 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.
297 - Jun 2004 - Society: Why Chesterton is needed now more than ever, Dale Ahlquist
Chesterton accurately predicted such monumental events as the rise and fall of Soviet communism the outbreak of violence against the Jews in Europe the beginning of World War II on the Polish border the rise to dominance of the media the entertainment industry and even professional sports.
298 - Jun 2004 - Theology of the Body: Why the silence on the Church's moral teachings?, Audrey Dillon
For many their only encounter with the Churchs teachings on sexuality is via the distorted and often hostile lens of the media.
299 - Jun 2004 - Abortion: 'Pro-choice' issue emerges in US presidential campaign, Michael Gilchrist
Senator Kerrys defiance of his Church in the midst of a Presidential campaign has made the Churchs pro-life stance newsworthy in the secular media and forced both bishops and politicians to grapple with the issue.
300 - May 2004 - Art: Beauty is very much an attribute of God - Sister Wendy, Sarah Macdonald
I am caught between immediate recognition of the art nun and a realisation that our only acquaintance has been solely via the small screen in my living room.
301 - May 2004 - Australian Bishops' ad limina: strong leadership needed to confront secularism
It is the Bishops particular task to ensure that within civil society - including the media and entertainment industry sectors - the values of marriage and family life are supported and defended.
302 - Apr 2004 - Reflection: Right is right, even if nobody does it (G.K. Chesterton), Fr F.E. Burns
One after another the presenters and recipients of awards spoke passionately about Australian culture our accent the need to preserve them and the great job local films and media do to keep them alive.
303 - Apr 2004 - Letters: Taking a stand in the culture war, Robert and Carmel Garrett
The ongoing search for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq made me think and then realise that in Australia these weapons have been in the hands of the media since the introduction of television in 1956.
304 - Apr 2004 - News: The Church Around the World
In February the British media published details of a report by the Institute for Public Policy Research that recommends drastic changes to religious education in schools.
305 - Apr 2004 - Editorial: The Passion of the Christ: 'Why do you seek the living among the dead?', Michael Gilchrist
Unprecedented media attention has been focused in recent weeks on the central symbol of Christianity - the cross - even if much of the coverage has been uncomprehending.
306 - Mar 2004 - Books: Archbishop Fulton Sheen : A Man for All Media, by Gregory Joseph Ladd, Michael Gilchrist
SHEEN: A Man for All Media by Gregory Joseph Ladd (San Francisco Ignatius Press 2001 144pp $49.
307 - Mar 2004 - World AIDS Day: A Cardinal, AIDS and the BBC, Msgr Peter J. Elliott
But this will not surface in our media.
308 - Mar 2004 - News: The Church Around the World, AD2000
Perth Record Mass media should support family says Pope World Day for Communications The mass media should serve the needs of the family Pope John Paul II argued in his message for the 38th World Day for Communications.
309 - Feb 2004 - Books: Anti-Catholicism in America: The Last Acceptable Prejudice, by Mark S. Massa SJ, Michael Daniel
Available from AD Books) We live in a society which not only proclaims freedom from discrimination for all its citizens but has gone to the extent of enshrining this principle in law; however all too often sections of the media make statements about Catholics or the Catholic Church they would not dare make about any other group in society.
310 - Feb 2004 - Melbourne and Sydney initiatives to educate adults in the Catholic faith, Peter Holmes
Participants were asked to select from a variety of electives exploring how the rubber of the Churchs teaching hits the road in areas such as: Drugs Stress and Depression Bioethics Sharing the Faith Modern Music Mass Media Premature Parenthood Public Speaking Camps and Retreats for Young People and Street Kids.
311 - Dec 2003 - INTERVIEW: New Melbourne and Sydney Religious Education texts, Msgr Peter Elliott
A media beat-up in the Melbourne Age headed Back to the Dark Ages?
312 - Nov 2003 - Social Justice Statements: in whose name should they be published?, Richard Egan
The alignment of the present Social Justice Statement with the elitist opinion common in certain academic media and judicial groups that Australians are unreconstructed racists in need of lecturing on how to be more welcoming from those more enlightened than themselves does its authors no credit whatever.
313 - Oct 2003 - Liturgical Time Bombs In Vatican II, by Michael Davies, Michael Gilchrist
The huge fallaway in Mass attendances in Western countries like Australia and the US since the late 1960s can be attributed to a number of factors not least the weakening of family structures (with so many absent fathers) the cultural revolution and the increasing impact of the secular mass media.
314 - Oct 2003 - Letters: Clerical celibacy (letter), Gerard Wilson
Many of us with a keen interest in intelligently defending the Church against the constant attacks in the media and elsewhere but do not have the time to find and read the appropriate literature can profit enormously from such articles.
315 - Oct 2003 - After 25 years: the impact of John Paul II's pontificate, Michael Gilchrist
But in his travels and use of the media this pope has brought a lot of attention to his role in helping and encouraging the Church around the world.
316 - Oct 2003 - Editorial: The role of the Catholic in public life, Peter Westmore
A recent statement by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith on homosexual marriage has been widely criticised in the media.
317 - Sep 2003 - Letters: Hidden agenda (letter), Dr Arthur Hartwig
And they are aided and abetted by the major media.
318 - Sep 2003 - Catholic summer conferences in the United States: signs of hope, Richard Egan
Catholics in the United States could be forgiven for an urge to keep a low profile in the light of the furious and sustained media onslaught over the scandal surrounding the failure of some bishops to deal effectively with known paedophile clergy.
319 - Aug 2003 - Priests 24/7 : A video documentary, Michael Gilchrist
Available from Catholic bookshops) John Santamaria Executive Producer of a new video documentary on the Catholic priesthood - titled Priests 24/7 - explained that his project was a reaction to the constant adverse media coverage of a few bad apples among Australias thousands of priests.
320 - Aug 2003 - Letters: Martyrdom ignored, Tom King
During the recent past with the exception of time devoted to the lynching of Peter Hollingworth the Iraq operation and the SARS outbreak have captured the minds and resources of the Australian media.
321 - Aug 2003 - Catalyst for Renewal Address: The legacy of Vatican II, Archbishop George Pell
Vatican II was also followed by a dramatic downsizing in some Western countries such as Holland and French-speaking Canada and a collapse of faith and practice which was also unequalled for hundreds of years; in fact the immediate parallels are the aftermath of the French Revolution of 1789 or the exodus into Protestantism in the 16th century.
322 - Jul 2003 - Brisbane Synod ends: Archbishop Bathersby to announce pastoral programs, AD2000 REPORT
the ongoing decline of Sunday Mass attendance now 13 percent in Brisbane the continuing shortage of priests and miniscule seminary numbers and public pressures particularly from the media burdening the task of evangelisation.
323 - Jul 2003 - Catholic Literature: Hilaire Belloc's 50th anniversary: is he 'yesterday's man'?, Br Christian Moe FSC
To me this judgement is incontestable: any familiarity with the content of the media - aural print video cinema electronic - demonstrates the thesis.
324 - Jun 2003 - Letters: Abortion (letter), Betty Griffin
Many people are rightly concerned about disasters overseas but why the deafening silence on the part of our media leaders and families regarding this tragedy in our midst?
325 - Jun 2003 - Letters: Brisbane Synod (letter), Alistair Barros
Among these is a pro-active presence in the media through a regular newspaper commentary by the Archbishop flanked by a public advisory group.
326 - Jun 2003 - Laity: The role of lay Catholics in a time of crisis, Mary Ann Glendon
Here I must part company with many of my fellow Catholics who have profusely thanked the media for bringing a serious problem to public attention.
327 - Jun 2003 - News: The Church Around the World, AD2000
During an interview with the Roman news agency I Media Cardinal Alfonso Lopez Trujillo President of the Pontifical Council for the Family responded to the criticisms remarking that the Lexicon was designed to help politicians to open their eyes about so-called solutions that in reality complicate the problem.
328 - May 2003 - Cardinal Nguyen Van Thuan (1928-2002): How faith survived in a Communist prison, Cardinal Francis Xavier Nguyen Van Thuan
Not arms not threats not the media.
329 - May 2003 - Why priestly vocations are up in Perth Archdiocese, Debra Warrier
We are thinking of schools were thinking of tertiary organisations special groups the media priests out there evangelising to non-believers.
330 - May 2003 - Surge in priestly vocations confounds secular culture, Joanne Grainger
The recent media frenzy regarding sex abuse scandals has been almost gladiator like.
331 - May 2003 - News: The Church Around the World
Since Father Anatrella has taught clearly that homosexuality is a psychological disorder and has criticised efforts to label resistance to homosexuality as homophobia his contribution has been a primary focus of media editorial criticism.
332 - Apr 2003 - Books: A Long Way From Rome, edited by Chris McGillion, John Barich
Most contributors seem to have a phobia about Humanae Vitae the Statement of Conclusions and clergy sex abuse but not about the scourges of abortion (100000 a year) or divorce (almost one million children out of touch with their fathers) sexually transmitted diseases AIDS a sex crazy media and the pornography industry.
333 - Apr 2003 - Letters: Shooting the messenger, Alan Gill
Recent issues of AD2000 have contained trenchant criticism of media reporting (misreporting?
334 - Mar 2003 - Letters: New springtime (letter), Errol P. Duke
And no this is not a situation of media hype.
335 - Mar 2003 - The media and evangelisation, Moira Kirkwood
The recent malicious attacks on Archbishop Pell have highlighted the need for a pro-active Catholic media role.
336 - Feb 2003 - Letters: Media distortions (letter), Nell & Rinion Aslikar
Media distortions Surely we have had enough of the medias lies horror stones and accusations falsely levelled against clergy nuns and Church members.
337 - Feb 2003 - Perth Rosary Tape authors' successful US visit, Colleen McGuiness-Howard
The audience of several hundred included Church dignitaries and representatives from the US Congress the European Union and many involved in the music and media industries.
338 - Feb 2003 - Confronting today's persecution of the Catholic Church, Bishop Luc Matthys
The relentless and continued reporting in news media of criminal behaviour by a few clergy has become more than an attack.
339 - Feb 2003 - Vocations: Sydney seminary growth based on orthodoxy, fidelity, Fr Julian Porteous
While the vast majority of priests faithfully serve the Church and their people the constant media scrutiny the accusations of serious sexual impropriety and the steady stream of negative comments cannot but undermine the morale of both clergy and laity.
340 - Dec 2002 - Books: Bio-Engagement: Making a Christian Difference through Bioethics Today, Bill Muehlenberg
It also provides chapters on Christian leadership in public policy developing a Christian world view mobilising churches to engage in the issues and dealing with the media.
341 - Dec 2002 - Letters: Visionary (letter), Tom King
Contemplate for just a moment the effect the on-going sensationalised media reports and vague allegations directed towards the living or the dead (both are considered fair game) is having on young impressionable Catholic children who are developing in trendy educational environments.
342 - Dec 2002 - Letters: Anti-Catholicism (letter), Glenn Talaue
Shadbolt PP under the heading of War declared writes: In America the Catholic League uses a website to monitor anti-Catholicism in the media and organise Catholic resistance.
343 - Dec 2002 - Letters: Clergy support (letter), Peter R. McNamara
I was fearful the media had won the day and that Australian Catholics had taken to the catacombs until they felt it safe to come out and stick up for their clergy.
344 - Dec 2002 - Brisbane Synod 2003: a leadership challenge, Peter D. Howard
Informed observers hope that foci and strategies will now be directed to solve the ever-deepening crises with a real dialogue on vocations and formation for the priesthood and a stress on fidelity to truth - in formation and methodology for teachers and catechists in Catholic school religious education curricula parishes and the Catholic media.
345 - Dec 2002 - Books: Biography of Archbishop Pell launched in Melbourne: author interviewed
How well do you think Archbishop Pell handles the pressures of the media?
346 - Dec 2002 - News: The Church Around the World, AD2000
In an interview with the Roman news agency I Media Msgr Roland Minnerath a member of the Commission had said that the groups report does not exclude that we could have some future development in the Churchs position regarding women and the diaconate.
347 - Dec 2002 - New Vatican Instruction on priesthood: the challenge to be another Christ, AD2000 Report
It was introduced to the media in October at a press conference chaired by Cardinal Dario Castrillon Hoyos the Prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy and is largely devoted to the distinction between the roles of the priest and the lay faithful while encouraging priests in their efforts to follow the example of Jesus Christ offering their lives in service to the Church.
348 - Nov 2002 - Letters: Headline (letter), Michael Starr
Even the secular media regularly employ the phrase Christian and Catholic as though the former excluded the latter.
349 - Nov 2002 - Letters: Media war declared (letter), Fr M. Shadbolt PP
In America the Catholic League uses a website to monitor anti-Catholicism in the media and organise Catholic resistance.
350 - Nov 2002 - Sydney Archdiocese courses on 'Catechism', Fr John Flader
The medias impact on peoples lives illustrates how strongly a new social reality demands fresh ways of presenting the faith (No 22).
351 - Nov 2002 - Independent inquiry exonerates Archbishop George Pell, Peter Westmore
The Inquiry conducted by a former Victorian judge Alec Southwell QC has dismissed allegations of sexual abuse against Archbishop George Pell leading to his immediate resumption as Archbishop of Sydney.
352 - Oct 2002 - Books: The Courage to be Catholic, by George Weigel, Michael Novak
As readers of the print media know but consumers of TV news do not it was not a paedophilia scandal.
353 - Oct 2002 - Letters: Shepherds (letter), Br Con Moloney CFC
Even to the casual observer it should be evident that some sections of the media are taking every opportunity to attack the leaders of the Catholic Church especially our Holy Father and our bishops.
354 - Oct 2002 - Letters: Justice? (letter), Godwin Brown
Under Catholic Church protocols the highest ranking cleric in the country - Archbishop Pell a courageous defender of the Faith - is denied these fundamentals of justice and the media runs riot.
355 - Oct 2002 - Letters: "The Pell Show" (letter), Stephen Hitchings
The media respond with a storm of indignation.
356 - Oct 2002 - Letters: Archbishop Pell (letter), Eamonn & Patricia Keane
While not wanting to cloud over the vile nature of sexual abuse we are nevertheless convinced that the media-led attack on the good name of Archbishop Pell is an assault on the Catholic Church in general.
357 - Oct 2002 - Commission for Australian Catholic Women justifies its existence, Michael Gilchrist
CACW has also issued a series of media releases reporting on regular meetings around Australia between Commissioners and small groups of interested people.
358 - Oct 2002 - News: The Church Around the World, AD2000
And we are not to be too discouraged by our weaknesses our shame or the changes which the media think are obvious for the Church of the future.
359 - Oct 2002 - Power without responsibility: the vendetta against Dr Pell, Peter Westmore
The decision by the Melbourne Age to publish allegations by an unnamed person concerning improper conduct over 40 years ago by Archbishop George Pell when he was a 19-year-old seminarian in Melbourne highlights a very dangerous trend in Australian society: the power of sections of the media to aggressively impugn the good reputation of a distinguished person on the basis of mere assertion.
360 - Sep 2002 - Letters: Media complaints (letter), Michael Daniel
The following recent case study may provide encouragement for AD2000 readers contemplating complaining about offensive media presentations.
361 - Sep 2002 - Australian Rosary CD wins international recognition, Colleen McGuiness-Howard
During their brief stay Brenda and Jenny will be interviewed by various groups and media including a yet-to-be-confirmed appearance on Mother Angelicas EWTN.
362 - 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.
363 - Sep 2002 - Is the self-destruction of Anglicanism to continue?, Nigel Zimmerman
Immediately following the announcement of the new Archbishop leading Anglo-Catholics and Evangelicals expressed their concern at such an appointment.
364 - Aug 2002 - Books: Dynamics Of World History, by Christopher Dawson, Michael Lynch
Available from AD Books) As Catholics face the onslaught of the media in this country over abuse allegations a book just republished by ISI Books can engender new hope and optimism not only about the outstanding intellectual and cultural insights of a great Catholic historian but also because of the main theme of his work.
365 - Aug 2002 - Sexual abuse, celibacy and vocations: a response to the Church's critics, Fr Paul Stuart
Myths These scandals have given rise to a plethora of media articles that argue the rule of celibacy for Catholic priests is the main culprit for causing priests to offend sexually.
366 - Aug 2002 - News: The Church Around the World, AD2000
In an interview with the Roman news agency I Media Archbishop Javier Lozano Barragan pointed out that more than one-fourth of all AIDS treatment facilities in the world today are operated under the auspices the Catholic Church.
367 - Jul 2002 - Letters: 60 Minutes attack (letter), Sam Lynch
It is incumbent upon ordinary Catholics to come to Dr Pells defence and demand that our media (the media that we all pay for!
368 - Jul 2002 - Tablet article prompts critical response from Archbishop Pell, Michael Gilchrist
In a letter sent to the editor of The Tablet Margaret Rodgers CEO Anglican Media Sydney identified in Ms Woodings article laughable errors of fact about Archbishop Jensens views and also of policies of the Diocese of Sydney.
369 - Jul 2002 - '60 Minutes': Archbishop George Pell puts the record straight, Archbishop George Pell
We reproduce here for the record the text of Archbishop George Pells media statement of 3 June the day after the 60 Minutes TV program presented a distorted picture of his handling of clerical sex abuse cases in Victoria.
370 - Jul 2002 - News: The Church Around the World, AD2000
Blessed too is that politician who is not afraid of truth and who does not allow himself to be conditioned by the media.
371 - Jul 2002 - Editorial: Archbishop Pell: the '60 Minutes' beat-up, Michael Gilchrist
In fact as Archbishop Pells media statement of 3 June (see pages 6-7 for the full text) set out the claims lacked substance.
372 - Jun 2002 - Books: 'Socrates Meets Jesus', by Peter Kreeft, Arthur N. Ballingall
Whatever else may be said about todays media attention to critical thinking is seldom to the forefront - least of all Socratic-style thinking.
373 - Jun 2002 - Letters: Radio apostolate (letter), Maureen Federico
This should not surprise anyone as Christianity lacks the usual trendy appeal and the aforementioned groups constantly hassle every avenue to get into the media.
374 - Jun 2002 - How John Paul II's 'new springtime' came to an American parish, Elizabeth A. Wittman
His sermons have been timely; for instance when the papal document Dominus Iesus made the news Father spoke at all the weekend Masses explaining the Popes teaching in a reasonable clear way so as to counter the spin the national media had put on it.
375 - Jun 2002 - Moral leadership of American hierarchy under scrutiny at Rome meeting, Philip Lawler
Cardinal Roger Mahony - widely believed to be the anonymous prelate who spoke to the Los Angeles Times - informed the media that there was no discussion of Cardinal Laws status.
376 - May 2002 - Books: Pedophiles and Priests: Anatomy of a Contemporary Crisis, by Philip Jenkins, David Ross
But did the news media get the story right?
377 - May 2002 - Books: Beyond Gay, by David Morrison, John S. Webster
Available from AD Books) Hardly a week goes past without a report in the media which endorses or presents homosexuality in a favourable light.
378 - May 2002 - Letters: Priestly formation (letter), Cyril Drew
I regret that while he is apparently not disturbed by the small number of clergy who have character-assassinated bishops and priests in the secular media - most especially Archbishop Pell - he is disturbed by my article.
379 - May 2002 - US research puts clerical sex-abuse in perspective, Philip Jenkins
Every day the news media have a new horror story to report under some sensational headline: Newsweek typically devoted a recent front cover story to Sex Shame and the Catholic Church: 80 Priests Accused of Child Abuse in Boston.
380 - May 2002 - Catholicism in Australia: facing the challenges of Western secularism, Archbishop George Pell
It is even possible that a higher percentage of those disinterested in religion work in the media.
381 - May 2002 - News: The Church Around the World
Archbishop Chaput on clerical misconduct Palm Sunday homily read in each Denver parish In a Palm Sunday homily read out in each parish Archbishop Charles Chaput of Denver commented on the recent media coverage of clerical sexual misconduct.
382 - May 2002 - Liturgy: New edition of the Roman Missal released: vernacular translations to come, Michael Gilchrist
During the media presentation Cardinal Medina Estevez explained that the new Missal not only contained some new prayers but allowed for adaptation of the liturgy to the circumstances of different countries at the discretion of bishops conferences while setting out principles to guide and limit any such adaptation.
383 - Apr 2002 - Letters: Ambassador (letter), Tom King
It has been the failure of some local Church leaders to challenge the media and public misconceptions that most clergy and religious are sexual deviates and potential child abusers that has prompted many good and dedicated priests nuns and brothers to opt for obscurity of dress and behaviour rather than being the visible disciples of Christ who once commanded community respect.
384 - Apr 2002 - Events: Carnivale Christi 2002 - Young Catholics restoring Sydney's Christian culture, Helen Ransom
Inspired by the success of last years inaugural 3-week event - which attracted over 4000 spectators and 200 performers (and media interest as far as Rome) - Carnivale Christi 2002 organisers are aiming to again light up Sydneys often grimy cultural atmosphere using two vital ingredients: the Church and her (very enthusiastic) youth.
385 - Mar 2002 - Letters: Human Rights (letter), Sr M.B. Eanswythe OSB
Both electronic and print media constantly report massive downsizing as causing unemployment.
386 - Mar 2002 - News: The Church Around the World
Under his leadership a young public-relations professional has been imported to manage media relations.
387 - Feb 2002 - Catholic schools and 'youth spirituality', John Kelly
That eel-like phenomenon known in academia as post-modern thinking whose influence is strong in contemporary media poses no doubt its own challenges.
388 - Feb 2002 - The Church in South Korea: dynamic and fast-growing, Pat O'Brien
For five years running he was voted by the media as the South Korean of the year.
389 - Feb 2002 - News: The Church Around the World
Catholic World News Media blind spot on bioethical issues Archbishop Foley cites stem cell research and euthanasia Medical breakthroughs are not always respectful of human life and journalists need to say so warned an international conference on Health and Power last November an initiative of the Pontifical Council for Health Care Workers.
390 - Dec 2001 - Books: AD Books 'Top Ten'
Essence of Feminism (Kirsten Birkett) Mathias Media 6.
391 - Dec 2001 - Tenth Synod of Bishops' statement, Michael Gilchrist
Next Bishops should foster the first task of lay people namely to bear witness to the Gospel in the world through their commitment to family social cultural and political life and through their presence at the heart of what Pope John Paul II has called the modern areopagus public square particularly through their work in the media or in encouraging respect for Gods creation and in organised apostolates in the important struggle for justice and solidarity.
392 - Nov 2001 - News: The Church Around the World
Although the Roman news agency I Media has been able to ascertain that the Pope will deliver his statement from Rome no details have been made available regarding the form of the ceremony at which the document is made public.
393 - Oct 2001 - Books: 'The One Minute Philosopher' by Montague Brown, Catherine Sheehan
Available from AD Books) In todays world we are faced with a torrent of rhetoric from politicians academics and the media.
394 - Oct 2001 - Eternal Word Television Network's missionary outreach, Michael Daniel
EWTN courtesy of the shortwave was set to become our major media entertainment.
395 - Oct 2001 - News: The Church Around the World
The bishops media blitz began on 4 September.
396 - Sep 2001 - Why today's secular culture is anti-Catholic, James Hitchcock
In our post-modern secular culture certain people now control the media academia and other avenues of influence and use their positions in these to impose their truth on us.
397 - Sep 2001 - News: The Church Around the World
Catholic World News Archbishop Chaput on stem cell research Denounces media disinformation Archbishop Charles Chaput of Denver has recently denounced the fact that much of the massive media coverage has fallen short of reasonable journalistic standards in the debate over the federally-funded embryonic stem cell research.
398 - Aug 2001 - After 14 years: why does AD2000 continue?, Michael Gilchrist
He is adept at using the media.
399 - Aug 2001 - Melbourne's new Archbishop receives Pallium from John Paul II, AD2000 Report
In his media statement on 23 June Archbishop Hart confirmed these expectations: I will work hard to promote unity of faith in the Catholic tradition with Jesus Christ as its centre.
400 - Jul 2001 - Letters: Mass media (letter), Errol P. Duke
The mass media is largely to blame for this prevailing attitude.
401 - Jun 2001 - Archbishop Pell installed in Sydney, Michael Gilchrist
Considering the medias obsessive focus on the Archbishops allegedly hardline approach towards homosexuality - highlighted by the subsequent prominence given to the gay demonstration prior to the installation ceremony - Dr Pells choice of the Gospel of St Johns account of Our Lords treatment of the woman caught in adultery was pointed.
402 - May 2001 - Letters: Destruction (letter), John D. Pratt
The repulsion the world feels for the iconoclastic actions of Afghanistans Taliban Government has been well expressed by the media.
403 - May 2001 - Letters: Paul Collins (letter), Arnold Jago (Dr)
Paul Collins recently queried by the Churchs Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has received generous media coverage (e.
404 - May 2001 - Why John Henry Newman converted to Catholicism, Michael Davies
He was determined to prove that the Church of England held a middle way (the via media) between the extremes of Popery and Protestantism and to recapture some of the Catholic doctrines and forms of worship which had been lost at the Reformation.
405 - May 2001 - News: The Church Around the World
John Paul II on necessity of individual confession Priests should be generous ministers of the Sacrament of Penance During his annual meeting with members of the Apostolic Penitentiary the penitentiary fathers of the patriarchal basilicas of the city and the participants in the annual course on the internal forum John Paul II emphasised that Jesus is the sole and necessary mediator of eternal salvation and deriving from this was the necessity with regard to eternal salvation of those means of grace instituted by Jesus which are the Sacraments.
406 - May 2001 - Vatican signals continuation of reform process, AD2000 Report
Not surprisingly the announcement of Archbishop Pells appointment to Sydney has sent shock-waves through the Church and even the secular media.
407 - May 2001 - Editorial: A crucial appointment to Sydney, Michael Gilchrist
They might perhaps have concurred with Cardinal Clancys gracious words at the media conference in Sydney on 27 March following the announcement: I do not know what Melbourne think of all this.
408 - Mar 2001 - Books: Why I Am A Priest: Thirty Success Stories, ed. Boadt, Hunt, Katie Lindorff
Available from AD Books) With the media constantly portraying priests as pedophiles or as anti-gay anti-contraceptive out-of-date old men Why I Am a Priest comes as a breath of fresh air.
409 - Mar 2001 - Letters: Misguided compassion (letter)
Our vulnerable young people are at risk of being seduced when the media promotes the gay lifestyle as just another way of expressing ones sexuality.
410 - Mar 2001 - Letters: Anti-Catholicism (letter), Frank Bellet
As far as claiming to be Catholics - during my 33 years in the media I invariably found that the most vicious bigotry came from lapsed Catholics apparently hung-up over the Churchs laws on contraception promiscuity or homosexuality.
411 - Mar 2001 - New cardinals to continue John Paul II's agenda, AD2000 Report
In this regard some in the media had been earlier suggesting a red hat might come to Melbourne given the prominence of Archbishop George Pell.
412 - Feb 2001 - Books: 'The Essence Of Feminism' by Kirsten Birkett, Catherine Sheehan
The Essence Of Feminism Kirsten Birkett (Matthias Media 2000 141pp RRP $18.
413 - Feb 2001 - Letters: Christian art (letter), Kim Portelli
Together with my 21-year-old sister we have begun our own business - Christian Art and Wisdom and Other Fine Things - whose main aim is to promote high quality traditional religious art media and the family.
414 - Feb 2001 - Letters: Anti-Catholicism (letter), Kevin Tighe
As we know he is not alone; the electronic and print media are full of examples of anti-Catholicism - ranging from the fairly innocuous jibe to full blown bigotry.
415 - Feb 2001 - Letters: Recipe for decline (letter), K. Logan
How can Catholics overcome the propaganda of our secular culture professionally promoted by the media when the local churches will not accept their responsibility and are silent concerning Catholic truth on these matters?
416 - Feb 2001 - News: The Church Around the World
Fathers Michael Shadbolt and Herman Hengel criticised the medias obsession with ridiculing or destroying the reputation of the Catholic Church.
417 - Dec 2000 - Books: 'Anti-Catholicism in American Culture', edited by Robert Lockwood, Michael Daniel
Available from AD Books) Anti-Catholicism in American Culture an anthology of essays on this topic explores the phenomenon of no popery in the American context from an historical perspective and the manner in which the Catholic Church is often treated by todays media.
418 - Dec 2000 - The 'new breed' of orthodox seminarians, Carter H. Griffin
Even our cherished heroes of youth are systematically exposed to the mockery of an unrestrained media thirsty for scandal and gossip.
419 - Nov 2000 - Reflection: Brother Andrew (1928-2000): returning to spiritual basics, Brother Andrew
The crippling political attention to be paid to governments and media approval in order to preserve funding and image - with consequent great loss of the freedom and spontaneity given by the Gospel of Jesus.
420 - Nov 2000 - Science and Christianity: can they co-exist in the new millennium?, Stephen Hitchings
One of the prime exemplars of this philosophy is Paul Davies the famous Australian physicist best- selling author and multi-media personality.
421 - Sep 2000 - News: The Church Around the World
When the Committee completes its recommendations for membership they are expected to embrace a wide mix of characteristics backgrounds and skills according to a Bishops Conference media release.
422 - Aug 2000 - 'We Shall Overcome': 'liberal' Catholicism after Vatican II, Norm Yodgee
But of all the student- backers the media outlets made the greatest impact with their sustained savage criticism of the Administration and with their approval of draft dodging.
423 - Aug 2000 - News: The Church Around the World
Cardinal Schnborn noted the irony of the fact that a sort of public confession is quite popular in the mass media.
424 - Jul 2000 - Educating Catholics in a secular culture: a Canadian Internet initiative, J. Fraser Field
Our current issues section deals with multiculturalism homosexuality environmentalism feminism parenting persecution of Christians marriage and family medical ethics euthanasia population control sex and the media.
425 - Jul 2000 - Italians in Australia: Celebrating cultural and Catholic identity, AD2000 Report
Mr OGrady offered the perspective of an Australian living in Italy and how difficult it was for Italian events to be featured on the Australian media.
426 - Jul 2000 - Australian bishops' response to 'Woman and Man' report, Michael Gilchrist
The media release stated that the full text of the bishops response to Woman and Man including details of the Commission for Australian Catholic Women would be published as the Social Justice Statement for this year expected to be published in early September.
427 - Jun 2000 - New Primate: Anglican divisions intensify, Rev David Robarts
The new Primate may be seen as the luminary of liberals and is one who knows how to use the media to advantage.
428 - May 2000 - Letters: 'Day of Pardon' (letter), Paul MacLeod
The media (including some Catholic media) have referred to the Day of Pardon at St Peters on the first Sunday of Lent as an apology by the Pope and/or the Catholic Church.
429 - Apr 2000 - Should the Church apologise?, Fr Colin Barker
The whole idea of chivalry respect for women protection of those who need protection is inspired by these concepts mediated to us through Christianity to say nothing of Catholic respect for the Blessed Virgin Mary.
430 - Mar 2000 - Books: 'Building Family Prayer and Traditions' by Steve Givens, Catherine Sheehan
Linking family prayer traditions to feasts such as Christmas and Easter also helps counter the pressure from the secular media to reduce these occasions to materialistic and meaningless holidays instead of Holy days.
431 - Feb 2000 - Tom Monaghan: the tycoon who sold his assets to serve the Church, Patrick Ward
Monaghan has targeted four key areas: Catholic education at primary secondary and tertiary levels; Catholic media including Catholic radio stations; pro-life politics; and Legatus an association of Catholic business leaders.
432 - Feb 2000 - Defending the faith against secularism and relativism, Bishop Kevin Manning
Popular journals newspapers and media have described Pope John Paul IIs theology as disturbing old- fashioned theocratic right-wing rigid and anachronistic and question whether he is fit to lead the Church into the new Millennium.
433 - Feb 2000 - Editorial: Australian Catholic Bishops' Conference, Michael Gilchrist
A media release dated 26 November at the conclusion of the conference indicated the bishops were setting up a committee of six bishops and lay men and women to prepare a response to Recommendations drawn from the Woman and Man report.
434 - Dec 1999 - News: The Church Around the World
Chicagos Cardinal George addresses homosexuals Calls for observance of Church teaching Media reports of the appearance of Cardinal Francis George of Chicago at the recent conference of the National Association of Catholic Diocesan Lesbian amp Gay Ministries failed to report his surprising intervention at the beginning of the conference according to a national Catholic newspaper.
435 - Nov 1999 - Religious Education: 'Gospel of life' in Melbourne's new RE curriculum, Msgr Peter J. Elliott
Children and young people see the sanctity of life violated every day through the mass media.
436 - Nov 1999 - St Vincent's drug injecting rooms: 'monumental spiritual blindness', Fr John Walter PP
Immediate remedies for social ills - what works - have replaced the quest for the common good.
437 - Sep 1999 - News: The Church Around the World
Chicagos Cardinal speaks out on moral issues Abortion and contraception linked Cardinal Francis George Archbishop of Chicago said he was surprised at the reaction of local media after his participation in a peaceful prayer service before an abortion clinic held a few weeks ago.
438 - Sep 1999 - Heroin injecting room in Catholic health centre?, Dr Joseph Santamaria
In the statement given to the media the medical director claimed that there had been wide consultation on the issue and that the decision was carefully considered before it was announced.
439 - Aug 1999 - News: The Church Around the World
Franciscan University of Steubenville Father Michael Scanlan to remain as President Following concerns expressed at news Father Michael Scanlan TOR was to resign on 30 June as President of Franciscan University of Steubenville (Ohio) the university issued a media release (22 June) indicating Fr Scanlan would be continuing as President for at least the coming academic year 1999-2000.
440 - Jul 1999 - Religious education reform in the Melbourne Archdiocese under attack, John S. Webster
Since his installation as Archbishop of Melbourne Dr George Pell has attracted intermittent criticisms in the media e.
441 - May 1999 - News: The Church Around the World
Dublins Archbishop on contraception Remarks on family planning attacked in Irish mass media Archbishop Desmond Connell of Dublin prompted a storm of protest and criticism following his address early in March at St Patricks College Maynooth in which he defended the teaching of Pope Paul VIs encyclical Humanae Vitae while pointing out the negative effects of the widespread acceptance of contraception: Approval of contraception logically extends the blessing of moral approval to the sexual revolution which has resulted in the chaos of broken families co-habitation promiscuity uncertainty about the limits that define the nature of the family.
442 - Apr 1999 - How an American diocese promotes individual confession
Bevilacqua officially launched a media campaign on 24 November to bring Catholics back using radio and TV ads and bill-boards.
443 - Apr 1999 - What the census statistics on religious affiliations reveal, Michael Gilchrist
One is constantly aware of how the mass media advertising and entertainment industries and higher education sectors treat religious issues to appreciate the strength of No Religion in pivotal opinion-shaping sectors - which in turn impact on the political processes.
444 - Mar 1999 - News: The Church Around the World
A good deal of publicity ensued in the local Ballarat media and Bishop Peter Connors subsequently called for public meetings to determine the views of Catholics on the matter.
445 - Feb 1999 - 'Absolute Truth': another media 'job' on the Catholic Church, Michael Gilchrist
During Pope John Paul IIs concluding address on 14 December 1998 to members of the Australian Conference of Bishops on their ad limina apostolorum visit to Rome late in 1998 (see pp 3-5) the Holy Father had occasion to comment on the role of the mass media: Unfortunately the teaching of the Magisterium is sometimes met with reservation and questioning a tendency sometimes fuelled by media interest in dissent or in some cases by the intention to use the media as a kind of strategem to force the Church into changes she cannot make.
446 - 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.
447 - Dec 1998 - Intercommunion: why Catholics need not 'apologise', Kevin Myers
Following publication of the Irish and British Bishops statement on the Eucharist and intercommunion (see November AD2000) there have been critical responses from other Church representatives media commentators and from within the Catholic Church - many suggesting that the statement is too hardline and will set back ecumenical progress.
448 - Dec 1998 - Cardinal Ratzinger presents John Paul II's latest encyclical, Michael Gilchrist
In the weeks following its presentation Faith and Reason prompted relatively little media coverage or controversy - as had been the case with Veritatis Splendor and Ordinatio Sacerdotalis.
449 - Sep 1998 - Archbishop Pell: 'Humanae Vitae' teachings 'are not an optional extra', Michael Gilchrist
The responses in the Melbourne media to the Archbishops counter-cultural pastoral letter were predictably negative although a positive outcome of this was that Dr Pell in claiming a right of reply was able in effect to produce a supplementary pastoral letter courtesy of The Age newspaper.
450 - Jul 1998 - Inclusive language: 'eventually all nonsense implodes upon itself', Gerald Wilson
Inclusive language that form of gender neutral language designed to include women by eliminating male nouns and pronouns and also male generic terms where both men and women are meant has made significant inroads into secular usage in the media and academia if not in popular everyday usage.
451 - Jun 1998 - New Texts the key to reshaping religious education, Msgr Peter J. Elliott
It is to be hoped that in spite of peer-group pressures and media propaganda many more young Catholics will leave school practising their faith or at least they will know the religion they have for a time abandoned which means they will know how to return at the right moment in their journey.
452 - Dec 1997 - Cardinal John O'Connor: what Catholics believe, Cardinal John O'Connor
Not: Who does the world say that I am the media the philosophers or psychologists or nuclear physicists or the government or the university or the man or woman next door; but Who do you say that I am?
453 - Dec 1997 - Cardinal O'Connor of New York in Australia as the Pope's representative, Michael Gilchrist
Media conference Prior to the Cathedral Mass and a number of civic engagements the Cardinal appeared at a media conference at the Archdiocesan Offices accompanied by Archbishop George Pell of Melbourne.
454 - Aug 1997 - Participation of Women in the Catholic Church in Australia: an update, Michael Gilchrist
The mass media - and even some Catholic papers - have tended to focus attention on those speakers most critical of the status quo as if these were representative views worthy of support.
455 - Jul 1997 - Which Catholic women will the Australian bishops listen to?, Michael Gilchrist
There was no indication as to the proportions of loyalists and dissenters among the presenters although the media typically gave support and prominence to the latter.
456 - Sep 1996 - Editorial: Archbishop Pell’s appointment to Melbourne, B.A. Santamaria
Pell) to the position of Archbishop consequent on the retirement of his predecessor Archbishop Little because of ill-health has been widely reported and commented upon by the secular media.
457 - Feb 1996 - An agnostic medical student on euthanasia: 'Why taking a life is unacceptable', Matthew Bailey
The question of whether or not to legalise euthanasia continues to be hotly argued across the Australian mass media.
458 - Nov 1995 - Evangelium Vitae - Catholicism, the media and the 'culture of death', Bishop George Pell
This push has been assisted by the ready availability of the mass media.
459 - Aug 1995 - Fr Paul Collins: seeking a new green constituency?, Michael Gilchrist
Despite being discredited however Ehrlich has continued to enjoy easy access to the media along with others of his viewpoint.
460 - Apr 1995 - New Melbourne R.E. Guidelines: an improvement on the old, Michael Gilchrist
135); A personal moral decision must be guided by an informed conscience; Appreciate and articulate key Catholic beliefs on sexuality and marriage (with reference to Humanae Vitae and Familiaris Consortio) and critically evaluate the way in which the media portrays sexuality and marriage.
461 - Oct 1994 - An Anglican Bishop responds to Bishop Spong - defending Christian revelation, Bishop David Silk (Anglican Bishop of Ballarat)
But the academic does not commonly have as a primary responsibility the conducting of a funeral service the absolving of a penitent or the defending of the Churchs tradition and position in the media.
462 - Aug 1994 - How dissent operates in the Church, Bishop George Pell
17) was - like so many others in recent weeks who have dissented via the media over Ordinatio Sacerdotalis Veritatis Splendor and the new Catechism - no single-issue protester.
463 - Jun 1994 - Fr Hubert Jedin's 1968 'Letter to the German Bishops', Fr Hubert Jedin
Todays modern communications media are incomparably more powerful than those of the 16th century.
464 - Mar 1994 - Townsville Mass attendance document - 'Where have all the parishioners gone?'
Next after acknowledging a few possible contributing factors such as the effects of the media peer pressure drugs alcohol etc.
465 - Nov 1993 - Thomas More Centre Lecture: Janet Smith champions Church's moral teaching, Dr Janet Smith
Dr Smiths visit coincided with release of the new Papal Encyclical Veritatis Splendor and as a result she received considerable media coverage including a front-page spread in The Australian and an interview on ABC-TVs 7.
466 - Jul 1993 - Brother Andrew speaks out on the Catholic crisis, Brother Andrew
Rather the sad result is too often the slavery and sheep-like acceptance that we have - powerfully beamed at us by the mass media and education policies.
467 - Oct 1992 - Why is Archbishop Weakland invited to Australia?, AD2000 Report
media justifying abortion and advocating the admission of active homosexuals to the priesthood.
468 - Jun 1992 - Did 'the Enlightenment' K.O. Christianity?, David Quinn
This type of Christianity certainly has a strong presence in the mass media.
469 - Apr 1992 - Sexist language: theological mumbo-jumbo, Frank Mobbs
Yet I fail to see that by using such Latin words as media forum and referendum I am subtly enforcing imperialism.
470 - Mar 1992 - Sin: Shakespeare got it right, Susan Moore
Santamarias remarks on sexual licence in his discussion of contemporary obliviousness to Hell (Viewpoint AD2000 February 1992) referred me immediately to Shakespeare.
471 - Oct 1991 - The priesthood: one layman's view, B.A. Santamaria
The laymans task is to understand the teachings of the Gospel (as interpreted authoritatively by Pope Council and Bishop); to break the teaching down into relevant social and political principles to break these down further into specific programs and policies and thereupon to propose the latter within the realms of politics economics industry agriculture teaching media universities.
472 - Nov 1990 - Can Australia's seminaries turn the tide?, Michael Gilchrist
Ambiguity If the image of the modern priest and seminarian as presented in promotional videos publicity brochures and media reports is predominantly one of mateship searching relevance and trendiness - generally nebulous - how many young men are likely to commit themselves to six or seven years of intensive elective study for such future ambiguity not to mention making the considerable sacrifice of celibacy into the bargain?
473 - Aug 1990 - Christians and the 'Green' prophets of doom: the need for scepticism, Bill Muehlenberg
Green or environmental issues are today occupying more attention than any others in media political and even religious circles.
474 - Feb 1990 - 'Holland of the Pacific'?: Catholicism in New Zealand, John Kennedy OBE
That brings in the media and the Church usually emerges in a poor light.
475 - Dec 1989 - Challenging the atmosphere and agenda of secularist Australia, Karl Schmude
Yet while bureaucracies are apt to stifle the spiritual life and undermine the organic bonds of popular religious culture there exists another feature of contemporary society which can serve as a countervailing force - namely the media of mass communications.
476 - Sep 1989 - Three problems for Catholic schools, Michael Gilchrist
It is also true that Catholic education is not confined to the school; far more crucial is the role of the family not to mention the local parish and the mass media.
477 - Mar 1989 - Who do they think they are?, B.A. Santamaria
To a substantial degree they their disciples and supporters are in effective control of what one of their associates the feminist theologian Rosemary Ruether has called the switch-points - that is to say the effective as distinct from the nominal government of the Church over the seminaries the education offices the teachers colleges the schools the media.
478 - Sep 1988 - Decline and fall of the Catholic priesthood, Gary Scarrabelotti
With the dieback of the priesthood in our parishes the liturgy of the Catholic Church has been transposed into a mind-numbing act of entertainment something which could not have been better contrived in the studios of the media networks.
479 - Jul 1988 - Growth of a 'new church': the Dutch experiment, Michael Gilchrist
By the 1960s the Dutch mass media Catholic included would be exposing members of the Church to alternative lifestyles including demands for acceptance of contraception euthanasia homosexuality and abortion on demand.
480 - Jul 1988 - 'Humanae Vitae' twenty years after, B.A. Santamaria
It was released on 27 July and presented to the media in Rome on 29 July.
481 - Apr 1988 - Books: The Desolate City: The Catholic Church in Ruins, by Anne Roche Muggeridge, Michael Gilchrist
Hans Kung one of the few revolutionaries even to have his wrists slapped continues to offer anti-Papal diatribes before admiring crowds at Catholic venues to draw media applause and to receive high fees and embraces from Notre Dames Richard McBrien.
482 - Apr 1988 - A kingdom divided in itself, B.A. Santamaria
Theological campaign The crisis in the field of moral teaching - as distinct from that of dogma - is most clearly epitomised by the positions of the same Charles Curran who obviously played a major part in the concerted operation to destroy Humanae Vitae immediately after its publication in 1968.