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  • Volume 95 Issue 1 - Guidelines for articles submitted
    • PubDate: Tue, 6 Mar 2018 17:27:14 GMT
       
  • Volume 95 Issue 1 - Books received
    • PubDate: Tue, 6 Mar 2018 17:27:14 GMT
       
  • Volume 95 Issue 1 - God, the moon, and the astronaut: Space conquest and
           theology [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Cullen, Michael
      Review(s) of: God, the moon, and the astronaut: Space conquest and theology, by Jacques Arnould, translated by Dawn Cowlsey (Adelaide: ATF, 2016), pp. 148, paperback, $29.95, First published in French as La Lune dans le benitier: Conquete spatial et th ologie (Paris: Cerf, 2004).

      PubDate: Tue, 6 Mar 2018 17:27:14 GMT
       
  • Volume 95 Issue 1 - A theology not received, a practice out of time
    • Abstract: Gooley, Anthony
      In this article I want to suggest that significant aspects of the theology of holy orders newly recovered at the Second Vatican Council have not been fully received into the life of the church. As a consequence of this, I will argue, a certain habit of mind or thinking about the place of the presbyter in the parish persists from the preconciliar era. This habit of mind is not well suited to the demands of the current era, and I will make suggestions that could be taken up at the plenary council in 2020.

      PubDate: Tue, 6 Mar 2018 17:27:14 GMT
       
  • Volume 95 Issue 1 - The mystical and the political: Challenges for the
           australian catholic church
    • Abstract: Gascoigne, Robert
      The sexual abuse crisis and the forthcoming plenary council of the Australian Catholic Church are both a provocation and an opportunity to reflect on the condition of the Catholic Church in Australia and to suggest how it might respond to new and challenging circumstances in ways that can inspire its future life and mission. In this article I want to consider some of the characteristics of the era of Australian Catholicism that is now in the recent past, as well as some of the key features of what could be a new identity for the Catholic Church in Australia. After some historical reflections on the phenomenon of 'Catholicism' and its ambivalent legacy, I advocate a new crystallisation of Catholic identity based in the relationship between the mystical and political, specifically in terms of solidarity and hope in the face of human suffering. The broader political context of these reflections is the threat to humane international relationships posed by radical populism.

      PubDate: Tue, 6 Mar 2018 17:27:14 GMT
       
  • Volume 95 Issue 1 - Power and leadership of women within the catholic
           church in Australia
    • Abstract: Fox, Patricia
      The first time I heard the words 'Never waste a catastrophe!', they were spoken with an Australian accent during a hearing at the United Nations, in New York, May 2013. The topic was 'Sustainability and the Future of the Planet'. The speaker was describing how a recent catastrophic drought in Australia had provided an unexpected opportunity: it had enabled the disastrous state of the entire Murray-Darling River System to begin to be restored to health. He argued that such had been the political stasis on this critical issue that only a mammoth disaster such as this was able to begin the processes necessary to unlock it.

      PubDate: Tue, 6 Mar 2018 17:27:14 GMT
       
  • Volume 95 Issue 1 - Transforming the church isn't finished yet
    • Abstract: Cullinane, PJ
      In his encyclical Evangelii Gaudium, Pope Francis sets his hopes, dreams and expectations for the church squarely within the gospel. He says, for example:

      I dream of a 'missionary option', that is, a missionary impulse capable of transforming everything, so that the Church's customs, ways of doing things, times and schedules, language and structures can be suitably channeled for the evangelization of today's world rather than for the Church's own self-preservation.

      PubDate: Tue, 6 Mar 2018 17:27:14 GMT
       
  • Volume 95 Issue 1 - Monsignor John Joseph N: Academic, war Chaplain,
           Parish priest
    • Abstract: Gleeson, Damian John
      In 1924, after a hiatus of a decade, the Australasian Catholic Record was re-established under the driving force of Monsignor John Joseph Nevin, the then vice-president of St Patrick's College, Manly. Mgr Nevin was ACR's principal editor up until 1937 and with the exception of a trip to Ireland and Europe in 1927, he contributed articles and answered questions on topics ranging across canon law, marriage, and moral theology in virtually every quarterly issue of ACR for more than two decades. At Manly, he educated thousands of seminarians for dioceses across New South Wales and beyond, and was the college's president from 1929 to 1942. As such, Mgr Nevin was probably the most formidable Catholic clerical academic in New South Wales in the interwar period, yet we know little of this prodigious writer and intellectual who was a key adviser, not just to the Sydney hierarchy, but to a wide range of bishops. Apart from Dr Kevin Walsh's splendid history of St Patrick's College, Manly, church historians have not sought to consider the significant career of Mgr Nevin and his influence on several generations of clergy and bishops.

      PubDate: Tue, 6 Mar 2018 17:27:14 GMT
       
  • Volume 95 Issue 1 - Daniel Mannix: The man, the myth, the mystery
    • Abstract: Vodola, Max
      On a wet Melbourne evening on Saturday 16 September 1916, Archbishop Daniel Mannix (1864-1963), coadjutor to Dr Thomas Carr (1839-1917), attended the opening of the parish bazaar at St John's Parish, Clifton Hill. Mannix was on his way to another function when he made the unscheduled stop at Albert Hall on Queen's Parade.2 After opening the bazaar, Mannix spoke for a few minutes about an issue of great significance, the proposal by the Hughes Government for compulsory military service. Mannix spoke about achieving an honourable peace without conscription, describing conscription as 'a hateful thing' and opining that 'the present war would not have achieved such disastrous proportions if conscription had not prevailed in Europe'. Mannix insisted that Australia had done her fair share and that conscription in Australia would cause more evil than it would avert.3 In speaking on conscription, Daniel had entered the lion's den. Mannix later reflected that the speech at Clifton Hill was his 'original sin'.

      PubDate: Tue, 6 Mar 2018 17:27:14 GMT
       
  • Volume 95 Issue 1 - Julian tenison woods: Lyricist and missionary
    • Abstract: O'Brien, Roderick
      Among the treasures at the Congregational Archives of the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart in North Sydney is a booklet, a hymnal: a collection of hymns and sacred songs attributed to Fr Julian Tenison Woods.1 The purpose of this short article is to introduce one of those hymns, and provide some information about poetry and songs in Woods's life and mission. I am grateful to the archivist for making this booklet available. Introducing this particular hymn, 'Longing to Go', also gives us some insight into Woods's spirituality regarding death and regarding mission.

      PubDate: Tue, 6 Mar 2018 17:27:14 GMT
       
  • Volume 95 Issue 1 - Reflections on the readings of sundays and feasts:
           March-May 2018
    • Abstract: Dunn, Geoffrey D
      In the past two weeks we have heard of covenants God made with people: the covenant with Noah symbolised by the rainbow and the covenant with Abraham symbolised by the stars in the night sky. God made fantastic promises and it would seem that God asked for little in return. Perhaps that is unfair. Noah had to suffer seeing the rest of humanity destroyed and Abraham endured the torment of preparing his son for sacrifice. They both offered a significant display of faith and their descendants enjoyed the benefits.

      PubDate: Tue, 6 Mar 2018 17:27:14 GMT
       
  • Volume 94 Issue 4 - General index
    • PubDate: Wed, 7 Feb 2018 12:04:57 GMT
       
  • Volume 94 Issue 4 - Luther@500: Reformation and reconciliation
    • Abstract: Zweck, Dean
      'Luther@500' was the title for the first ever international conference on Luther in the southern hemisphere. It was held in Melbourne in the middle of 2016 as one of many events around the world in the lead-up to the major commemoration on 31 October 2017. It is significant that the conference venue was the Catholic Leadership Centre, that Catholic clergy were involved in the welcome and the daily prayers in the chapel, that some of the conference attendees were Catholic scholars and priests, and that a lay Catholic Luther scholar, Franz Posset, was invited to give one of the major papers. Fifty or sixty years ago no-one would have thought such a thing possible, or, for that matter, that within one's lifetime the pope would go into a Lutheran cathedral (Lund) or a Lutheran parish church (Rome) to pray with Lutherans, or that there would be Lutheran-Catholic commemorations of the Reformation in 2017 all around the world, some of them held in Catholic cathedrals.

      PubDate: Wed, 7 Feb 2018 12:04:57 GMT
       
  • Volume 94 Issue 4 - The reformation as 'tragic necessity' revisited
    • Abstract: Emilsen, William W
      On the cusp of the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965) the distinguished American Lutheran historical theologian, Jaroslav Pelikan (1923-2006), then at the University of Chicago, published a groundbreaking volume titled The Riddle of Roman Catholicism (1959). In this book Pelikan gave a sympathetic yet critical examination of the evolution of Roman Catholicism, its distinctive beliefs and, most importantly, he offered a discussion of the theological issues Protestants face in their conversations with Roman Catholics on Christian unity. The Riddle of Roman Catholicism met an obvious need. It was quickly reprinted by Abingdon Press in the United States and published by Hodder and Stoughton in Great Britain the following year. It was also widely acclaimed in both the Protestant and Catholic presses. The Christian Century magazine, representing the voice of mainstream Protestantism in America, published excerpts from the book claiming that it 'sets the stage for realistic discussion of Christendom's sad divisions'. The Presbyterian theologian and ecumenist from Princeton, John A. Mackay, reviewed it in Theology Today as an 'outstanding book', 'the most significant to appear on Roman Catholicism in many years'. Daniel Walther, professor of church history at the Seventh-day Theological Seminary at Andrews University in Michigan extolled Pelikan's book as 'a significant omen of the new Protestant approach', one that attempted 'to end the "hot war" between the confessions'. Catholic scholars, too, were receptive. Bonaventure Schepers's review in the Thomist, for example, thanked Pelikan for his 'courage and honesty' and invited the journal's readers 'to rejoice with us at the appearance of his important work'. Gustave Wiegel's lengthy review in the Jesuit review, America, named it as 'probably the most important' of the many interesting Protestant studies of Roman Catholicism at the time. Although Pelikan was still a relatively young scholar at the time, The Riddle of Roman Catholicism established him as a serious thinker on the topic of Christian unity.

      PubDate: Wed, 7 Feb 2018 12:04:57 GMT
       
  • Volume 94 Issue 4 - Luther's reformation and sixteenth-century Catholic
           reform: Broadening a traditional narrative
    • Abstract: Andrews, Robert M
      A way of dealing with historical episodes, the consequences of which continue to challenge us, is to ask a counterfactual-a 'what if'' question. Martin Luther's life (1483-1546), his critique of the Catholic Church, his challenge to the social and political hegemony of European Catholicism, the resultant splintering of an ecclesial unity assumed by the medieval mind to be practically impenetrable, is one such historical episode. My counterfactual is as follows: What would have been the consequences to European Catholicism had Luther not rebelled against the church' As this article will later discuss, Luther famously spent many hours in the confessional during his time as an Augustinian friar. Luther's superior, spiritual guide, and confessor, Johann von Staupitz (ca. 1463/68-1524)-whose motto was 'I am yours, save me'-often assured Luther that his sins were forgiven, that Christ's work had been done, and that he consequently had no need to despair of the mercy of God. It was advice that Luther ultimately found unsatisfactory. 'I did not love, no, rather I hated the just God who punishes sinners', Luther famously said in 1545, reflecting on his time as a monk, articulating a conscience that found solace only outside of Roman communion.

      PubDate: Wed, 7 Feb 2018 12:04:57 GMT
       
  • Volume 94 Issue 4 - Teaching reformation history
    • Abstract: Laffin, Josephine
      On 31 October 2017 it will be five hundred years since Martin Luther posted his Ninety-Five Theses on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, the date traditionally hailed as the start of the Lutheran Reformation. Another anniversary is a personal one: it is twenty-five years since I began teaching Reformation history. It seems an appropriate time, therefore, to pause and reflect on the significance of this task.

      PubDate: Wed, 7 Feb 2018 12:04:57 GMT
       
  • Volume 94 Issue 4 - Luther@500: Catholic interest in Martin Luther
    • Abstract: Posset, Franz
      The 500th anniversary of Luther's Reformation has been commemorated and celebrated in a decade-long undertaking between 2007 and 2017. At its beginning in 2007, the Catholic-Ecumenical publisher Paulist Press (USA) issued a volume within its series of the Classics of Western Spirituality, titled Luther's Spirituality, which was edited and translated by Lutheran theologians Philip D. Krey and Peter D. S. Krey, with a preface by Lutheran theologian Timothy J. Wengert. It contains numerous text selections. Toward the end of the 'Luther Decade', the two compilers offered another anthology, The Catholic Luther: His Early Writings, published by the same press in 2016, with a foreword by Catholic ecumenist Wolfgang Th nissen, director of the Ecumenical Institute in the Archdiocese of Paderborn, Germany. These are welcome ecumenical signposts.

      PubDate: Wed, 7 Feb 2018 12:04:57 GMT
       
  • Volume 94 Issue 4 - Lutheran-catholic dialogue in the family
    • Abstract: Gosden, Dale
      Upon sharing the news with my lifelong friend that I was joining the seminary to become a Lutheran pastor, his response was as honest as it was poorly timed. 'It's going to be hard for you to find a girl who wants to marry you now.' This, of course, had been a significant reason behind my hesitation to become a minister in the first place, so at least I felt he understood my fears, even if I didn't appreciate him articulating them. My response was spoken partially in faith and partially out of the need to convince myself with some positive self-talk: 'I guess I'm just trusting that God is going to have to find me a pretty special girl'.

      PubDate: Wed, 7 Feb 2018 12:04:57 GMT
       
  • Volume 94 Issue 4 - The commemoration of the reformation and the path to
           unity
    • Abstract: Kelly, Gerard
      The tumultuous events of the sixteenth century irrevocably changed the shape of the Western Church and thus Christianity more generally. The division that ensued affected not just the institutional life of the church, but also towns and villages, families and neighbours. For generations, people lived with the consequences of this division, often within the intimacy of their own family life. Fortunately, this has changed. The twentieth century is rightly referred to as the ecumenical century. We are able to point to milestones on the way to unity, beginning with the Edinburgh Missionary Conference in 1910, and then the First World Conference on Faith and Order in 1927, and the formation of the World Council of Churches in 1948. After the conclusion of the Second Vatican Council in 1965, the Catholic Church began to participate in ecumenical gatherings. Its entry brought a new way of ecumenical dialogue, and the era of the bilateral dialogue began, alongside the existing multilateral dialogue. Today the Catholic Church at the international level has been and/or continues to be in dialogue with the Anglican Communion, the Lutheran World Federation, the World Methodist Council, the World Alliance of Reformed Churches, the Baptist World Alliance, the Disciples of Christ (known in Australia as the Churches of Christ), Pentecostals, Evangelicals, and three families of Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Churches. In Australia the Catholic Church is currently engaged in dialogue with the Anglican Church, the Lutheran Church and the Uniting Church. The Catholic Church participates in a multilateral way through both the Joint Working Group with the World Council of Churches and as a member of the Faith and Order Commission of the World Council of Churches.

      PubDate: Wed, 7 Feb 2018 12:04:57 GMT
       
  • Volume 94 Issue 4 - Autonomy trumps all': A kantian critique of
           physician-assisted death
    • Abstract: Dinh, Hoa Trung
      At the forefront of the current debate on 'assisted death' is the autonomy argument. Advocates of assisted death often appeal to respect for autonomy as a trump card that can override all other considerations: the value of human life, the prohibition of killing in the medical tradition, and other social responsibilities. For Kant, who invented the concept of autonomy and regarded it as the manifestation of human dignity, the concept of killing oneself is rationally indefensible and totally at odds with the exercise of autonomy. This article discusses the origin of respect for autonomy in health ethics, and provides a Kantian critique of physician-assisted death.

      PubDate: Wed, 7 Feb 2018 12:04:57 GMT
       
  • Volume 94 Issue 4 - Reflections on the readings of Sundays and feasts:
           December 2017-February 2018
    • Abstract: Dunn, Geoffrey D
      As with last year's reflections, it is my intention to give a distinctly patristic flavour to what I write, drawing upon the rich tradition of the church in the youthful flush of its earliest centuries, a time also of great challenge, to see the enduring relevance and beauty of the insights of the earliest Christian preachers, commentators and authors.

      PubDate: Wed, 7 Feb 2018 12:04:57 GMT
       
  • Volume 94 Issue 3 - Books received
    • PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 94 Issue 3 - Neither jew nor Greek: A contested identity [Book
           Review]
    • Abstract: Heather, Bede
      Review(s) of: Neither jew nor Greek: A contested identity, by James D. G. Dunn, Grand Rapids and Cambridge: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2015, pp. 946, $62.19.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 94 Issue 3 - It is right and just: Responses of the Roman Missal
           [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Daniel, Michael E
      Review(s) of: It is right and just: Responses of the Roman Missal, by John M. Cunningham, Strathfield, NSW: St Pauls, 2017, pp. 63, paperback, $9.95.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 94 Issue 3 - Aapologia pro Beata Maria Virgine: John Henry Newman's
           defence of the Virgin Mary in Catholic doctrine and piety [Book Review]
    • Abstract: O'Brien, Odhran
      Review(s) of: Aapologia pro Beata Maria Virgine: John Henry Newman's defence of the Virgin Mary in Catholic doctrine and piety, by Robert M. Andrews, Palo Alto, CA: Academica, 2017, pp. 164, hardback, US$76.95.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 94 Issue 3 - Intentional faith communities in catholic education:
           Challenge and response [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Carroll, Sandra
      Review(s) of: Intentional faith communities in catholic education: Challenge and response, by Gerald A. Arbuckle, Strathfield, NSW: St Pauls, 2016, pp. 218, $29.95.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 94 Issue 3 - Dethroning mammon: Making money serve grace [Book
           Review]
    • Abstract: Percy, Anthony
      Review(s) of: Dethroning mammon: Making money serve grace, by Justin Welby, London: Bloomsbury, 2016, pp. 169, paperback, $17.99.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 94 Issue 3 - Vatican II notebook: A council journal, 1962-1963
           [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Minns, Denis
      Review(s) of: Vatican II notebook: A council journal, 1962-1963, by M.-D. Chenu, critical edition and introduction by Alberto Melloni, translated by Paul Philibert, Adelaide: ATF Theology, 2015, pp. xi + 163, hardback, $34.95, paperback, $29.95.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 94 Issue 3 - A history of philosophy without any gaps [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Zimmerman, Brandon
      Review(s) of: A history of philosophy without any gaps, by Peter Adamson, vol. 1: Classical philosophy, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014, pp. xxii + 346, paperback, US$19.95; vol. 2: Philosophy in the hellenistic and Roman worlds, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015, pp. xxvi + 428, hardback, US$35.00; vol. 3: Philosophy in the islamic world, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016, pp. xxiv + 511, hardback, US$39.95.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 94 Issue 3 - The seal of confession
    • Abstract: Waters, Ian
      One of the most universally acclaimed films of 2014 was Calvary, a parable of the betrayal of the Irish people by the Irish Catholic Church. The context for the film was the Irish Catholic Church, which had previously defined Ireland's soul, and had recently been revealed to have consciously and methodically covered up atrocities perpetrated in church institutions.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 94 Issue 3 - More pluralist than thou: How archbishop mannix
           tolerated greater political disagreement than cardinal gilroy
    • Abstract: Henderson, Gerard
      The internet age has led to a veritable explosion of knowledge-both contemporary and historical. It's just that, in free societies, there has never been a time where information is so unreliable and so in need of checking.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 94 Issue 3 - Shifting sands or stumbling blocks' Ethical
           foundations in a pluralist society
    • Abstract: Mackinlay, Shane
      The opening of the legal year is marked by many events, including a range of religious celebrations. These celebrations are part of a long tradition, dating back nearly eight hundred years. The first religious ceremony recorded as marking the start of the legal year was a Mass celebrated in Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris in 1245. Then, it would have been a completely obvious thing to do, as it was unquestioned that those holding civic authority did so only because it had been entrusted to them from God, and that they exercised it on his behalf. A range of powerful symbols made this relation very evident. The religious character of weighty ceremonies such as coronations was complemented by the integral place of faith in the broader culture; religious belief was not so much chosen as an expression of individual commitment, but was simply one characteristic among many others of national culture and identity.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 94 Issue 3 - That was then, this is now: The understanding of
           authority and obedience by a selected group of women religious in
           Australia
    • Abstract: Joyce, Rosemarie
      Since the middle of last century, there has been a gradual change in Australian society with regard to how one understands and practises authority and obedience. In the past, those who were in positions of authority, be it church or civil, could expect to be revered and their decisions to be obeyed even if there was no personal agreement with the decision in question. But the situation has changed and continues to change. Many would agree that those who exercise authority today have to earn the respect they require to be shown and that they do not always have the unilateral right to make decisions that affect the general community!

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 94 Issue 3 - Invoking the patronage of saint Bede in New South
           Wales
    • Abstract: Fowler, Colin
      At the laying of the foundation stone of the Pyrmont church in February 1867 it was announced that the new mission district would be placed under the patronage of the Venerable Bede (673-735). There is no documentation relating to the choice of this patron. However, it may be supposed that the decision was made deliberately to honour the archbishop. The name of this eighth-century English monk had been given to the young John Polding as his personal patron, when he received the Benedictine habit in 1810.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 94 Issue 3 - Does 'Evangelium vitae' 73 apply to assisted dying
           legislation'
    • Abstract: Corby, Paschal M
      Following acts to legalise forms of assisted dying in other countries, the Australian state of Victoria is poised to do the same. In June last year, the Legal and Social Issues Committee of the Parliament of Victoria tabled the report resulting from its inquiry into end of life choices, which recommends the passing of laws that would make it legal for a terminally ill patient at the end of his or her life to ask a doctor to help him or her die. This proposal is currently before a ministerial advisory panel consisting of clinical, legal, health administration and palliative care experts, with the task of drafting a bill to be presented in parliament sometime later this year, to be decided by a conscience vote of its members.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 94 Issue 3 - Planning for pastoral ministry with
           Sudanese-Australian Catholics: Perspectives from Sydney archdiocese and
           parramatta diocese
    • Abstract: Benjamin, Anne
      South Sudanese Catholic communities have been a significant part of the Australian church for nearly two decades, yet it appears little has been published on their pastoral needs. This article responds to this gap in the literature and focuses on current pastoral needs of Australian Sudanese Catholics that emerged from a study recently completed for the Sydney archdiocese and Parramatta diocese. As such, it provides the pastoral context and offers a platform from which appropriate pastoral initiatives might be developed.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 94 Issue 3 - The care of ageing persons: A trinitarian perspective
    • Abstract: Goh, Michelle
      Christian discipleship is to live faithfully Jesus' commandment of love-of God and of our neighbour (Matt 22:36-40; Luke 10:27; John 13:34). The commandment to love especially those who are poor or in need was emphasised by Jesus in his actions and his teachings. Jesus' parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:29-37) has traditionally been an influential model of care and compassion. We are given an example of how we ought to extend ourselves to care for each other, especially those who are helpless, suffering or isolated.1 It is increasingly recognised that elderly persons are amongst those who are in need in modern society. This article discusses how the trinitarian perspective of God can enrich our care and service of ageing persons beyond the Good Samaritan paradigm.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 94 Issue 3 - Reflections on the readings of Sundays and feasts:
           September-November 2017
    • Abstract: Dunn, Geoffrey D
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 94 Issue 2 - Imagining the ecumenical: A personal journey [Book
           Review]
    • Abstract: Kelly, Gerard
      Review(s) of: Imagining the ecumenical: A personal journey, by John D'Arcy May, Northcote, VIC: Morningstar, 2016, pp. 192, paperback, $24.95.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 94 Issue 2 - Books received
    • PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 94 Issue 2 - Maintaining a convinced and pondered trust: The 2015
           Gasson lectures; The people's quest for leadership in church and state
           [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Lucas, Brian
      Review(s) of: Maintaining a convinced and pondered trust: The 2015 Gasson lectures, by Frank Brennan, Adelaide: ATF Theology, 2015, pp. xvii + 131, paperback, $24.95; The people's quest for leadership in church and state, by Frank Brennan, Adelaide: ATF Theology, 2015, pp. xvii + 88, paperback, $24.95.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 94 Issue 2 - Swifty: Aa life of yvonne swift [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Lucas, Brian
      Review(s) of: Swifty: Aa life of yvonne swift, by Edmund Campion, Sydney: NewSouth, 2016, pp. 124, hardback, $34.99.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 94 Issue 2 - Laudato si': An integral ecology and the catholic
           vision [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Rue, Charles
      Review(s) of: Laudato si': An integral ecology and the catholic vision, by Anthony J. Kelly, Adelaide: ATF, 2016, pp. 207, paperback, $24.95.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 94 Issue 2 - Martin Griver unearthed [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Daniel, Michael E
      Review(s) of: Martin Griver unearthed, by Odhran O'Brien, Strathfield, NSW: St Pauls, 2014, pp. 261, hardback, $39.95; paperback, $35.95.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 94 Issue 2 - The breath of the spirit in the church: The sensus
           fidelium and canon law [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Lucas, Brian
      Review(s) of: The breath of the spirit in the church: The sensus fidelium and canon law, by Anthony Ekpo, Strathfield, NSW: St Pauls, 2014, pp. 260, paperback, $24.95.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 94 Issue 2 - Religion and violence: A dialectical engagement
           through the insights of Bernard Lonergan [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Collins, John
      Review(s) of: Religion and violence: A dialectical engagement through the insights of Bernard Lonergan, by Dominic Arcamone, Eugene, OR: Pickwick, 2015, pp. 281, paperback, $45.95.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 94 Issue 2 - Newman and his family [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Cooper, Austin
      Review(s) of: Newman and his family, by Edward Short, London: Bloomsbury, 2013, pp. xviii + 425, paperback, $45.00.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 94 Issue 2 - Reflections on the readings of Sundays and feasts June
           - August 2017
    • Abstract: Dunn, Geoffrey D
      One of my philosophy professors told me there were two sets of alternatives at the heart of philosophy, which is another way of saying that there are two fundamental choices between two different ways at the heart of understanding life. The years have proven, at least as far as I am concerned, just how insightful this observation was. The two sets of alternatives are one and many, and being and flux. The solemn feast of Pentecost, the last day of our Easter season, gives us the opportunity to reflect on the first set: one and many. When we look out at the world, are we the kind of persons who see what we have in common with others and see what unites us, or are we the kind of persons who first notice the differences between us and other people: either our gender, or our skin colour, or our language, or our religion, or our social status, or our nationality, or our education, or our occupation' There are so many things that make us different from one another that it is a rare person who is able to focus on what makes us one.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 94 Issue 2 - Contemporary psychology's use in eastern-christian
           pastoral ministry: Psychotherapeutic approaches to the cure of souls
    • Abstract: McDonnell, Justin
      The psychologist wishes to balance man psychologically. The spiritual father aims at his divinisation ... the psychologist employs the method of questioning and listening and tries to make man aware of his problem and to mature psychologically. The spiritual father, illumined by the grace of God, locates the problem-which is the darkness of the nous-and tries to lead man to the theoria of God by the means of the Orthodox method of purification and illumination. The psychologist acts anthropocentrically using thoughts and ideas. The spiritual father acts in a theocentric way. He uses the therapeutic method, but also the mysteries through which the heart receives the grace of God.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 94 Issue 2 - The economics behind the social thought of Pope
           Francis
    • Abstract: Duncan, Bruce
      Tracing the sources for the economic thinking embedded in the writings of Pope Francis is not straightforward, especially in his major documents, the apostolic exhortation Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel) of 2013 and the full encyclical Laudato Si': On Care for Our Common Home of 24 May 2015. Many hands were involved in drafting Francis's documents, and there were extensive consultations with experts in critical areas, going back decades. This article gives only passing reference to the critical matters of climate change and sustainability, and instead concentrates on the economic aspects in the writings of Pope Francis.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 94 Issue 2 - Euthanasia-the right to die well and beautifully':
           A theological plea
    • Abstract: Lam, Joseph
      Peter Fitzsimons is a competent journalist who does not shy away from expressing his personal opinion on controversial social and ethical issues. In a Sydney Morning Herald online comment published on 11 December 2016, he not only praised the courage of the premier of Victoria, Daniel Andrews, but also appealed to members of the New South Wales parliament to follow Andrews' lead to legalise euthanasia. Anticipating the eventual collapse of his own health in the future, Fitzsimons insisted that lawmakers should respect his autonomy and his choice of a peaceful and dignified death. As far as I can see, however, respect for a person's autonomy is not the main problem here. Rather, the key difficulty rests with Fitzsimons's reasoning. He argued:

      Let's say that at the age of 80 or so, I decide that my meaningful life is over, and all that awaits me is-I know, I know, too much detail- incontinent pain for the next five years. And let's say that I don't want that, and would rather pass away peacefully, and with dignity, in a medically supervised manner. My question to the opponents of euthanasia: if I choose to do that, what business is it of yours'

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 94 Issue 2 - Personal charisms and the charism of office: A
           possible convergence
    • Abstract: Ekpo, Anthony
      The church is a sacrament of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, a fruit of Pentecost (Acts 2:1-3). The church came to birth through the instrumentality of the Holy Spirit and is forever sustained and renewed through the influence of the same Spirit. It is in the Spirit-the breath of God that cannot be domesticated by anyone-that the church lives, moves and has its being. Without the Spirit, therefore, the church would not be the living Body of Christ; it would rather be a corpse, which, left to its own devices, could only putrefy and decay. Hence, the church is the workshop of the Holy Spirit, and through his graciousness, the church and its members are blessed with myriads of pneumatic enablement that have been called charisms. Charisms 'are the manifold ways in which the graciousness of God is manifested in the lives of individual Christians, especially by making them effective instruments of grace to others in the body of Christ'.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 94 Issue 2 - The deacon and new evangelisation
    • Abstract: Gooley, Anthony
      For the Year of Mercy the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization invited the deacons of the world to attend a jubilee in Rome. The Jubilee for Deacons included a conference component to reflect on the theme of the deacon and the new evangelisation. I was invited to give a paper during the conference and what follows is an extended version of the one that I presented on 29 May, in the Church of Santa Maria sopra Minerva. I have kept some of the tone of a live presentation in this article.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 94 Issue 2 - 'Weakness, and wounded and troubled love' in amoris
           laetitia: Pope Francis as pastor
    • Abstract: Ryan, Tom
      'Accompanying, Discerning and Integrating Weakness' is the 'contested' chapter 8 of Pope Francis's postsynodal allocution 'The Joy of Love' (Amoris Laetitia). This collegial document can be approached from various perspectives, for example, in its historical and theological context; in its significance for moral theology; in its reception within local churches. The aim here is pastoral, namely, to clarify the chapter's content and, specifically, its implications for the faithful and those engaged in pastoral ministry.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 94 Issue 1 - The fourth dimension: Why time is of the essence in
           sacramental theology
    • Abstract: Wright, Claire Louise
      If the sacraments are, as Louis-Marie Chauvet argues, the major symbolic expressions of 'the body as the point where God writes God's self in us', few concepts could be more central to sacramental theology than time, the medium in which human, ecclesial, cultural and cosmic 'bodies' have their being and expression. Christian narratives, traditions and rituals are founded in history and the shared memory of culture. As Miroslav Volf notes, the 'sacred memory' of the death and resurrection of Christ defines the identity of Christians as 'the pulsating heart that energizes and directs their actions (in the present) and forms their hopes (for the future)'. Indeed, all human experience, identity and meaning-making are mediated by an awareness of time, the flow and relativity of chronos and the moment(ousness) of kairos. As Chauvet puts it, the 'sensible mediation' of history (together with language, body and desire) comprises 'the very milieu within which human beings attain their truth and thus correspond to the Truth which calls them'.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 94 Issue 1 - Death and displacement: Catholic missionaries in New
           Guinea in World War 2
    • Abstract: Nolan, Malachy J
      When Japanese forces invaded New Guinea during the Second World War, there was a large missionary presence in the territory that had been built up in the preceding fifty years. The territory was previously a German possession but had been administered as a trust territory of Australia under a League of Nations mandate after the First World War. Geographically, it consisted of the northern part of the eastern half of the New Guinea mainland; the large islands of New Britain and New Ireland, which lay to the north-east; and the Bougainville portion of the Solomon Islands, further to the east. There were missionaries from both Protestant and Catholic Churches and, because of history, many of these were of German background.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 94 Issue 1 - The search for the missing Gallipoli grave
    • Abstract: Tyquin, Michael
      We all associate war with death-and remembrance. But amidst the slaughter of World War One, and, for Australians, the Gallipoli campaign, it is easy to forget the anguish of those who did not fight. These were the parents, siblings, lovers and friends of soldiers who went to war and who never came home. This is the story of a father who went to extreme lengths to find the last resting pace of his young son who was killed on Gallipoli in 1915.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 94 Issue 1 - Trent and modernity
    • Abstract: Thornhill, John
      The evolution of Catholic culture in the modern era, with its maturing historical awareness, brings a new self-understanding better able to enter into a productive relationship with an emerging world culture. This sums up the main argument of this article.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 94 Issue 1 - 'Everything is interconnected': The trinity and the
           natural World in Laudato Si'
    • Abstract: Edwards, Denis
      All those who read Laudato Si' are struck by the way Pope Francis says over and over again that everything is interconnected, or that everything is interrelated. In this article I will seek to explore the significance of this theme. In particular, I will ask about its theological meaning, attempting to bring out two aspects of Pope Francis's thought: (1) the insight that interrelationships of the natural world can be seen as a pale reflection of the dynamic relations of trinitarian life; (2) the conviction that ecological conversion-learning to relate to the natural world, as well as to other humans and to God-is essential to the very nature of the human made in the image of the dynamically relational God.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 94 Issue 1 - Reflections on the readings of Sundays and feasts
           March-May 2017
    • Abstract: Dunn, Geoffrey D
      Lent is a time of preparation for Easter. It developed during the fourth century as a time when sinners, who could no longer participate as full members of the church due to the serious and public nature of their offences, prepared for reconciliation with the church through penance, and adult catechumens, who were seeking to join the church as new members, prepared for initiation into the church. The season is a time of renewal of relationships for the community, of renewal of our relationship with God and of renewal of our relationships with others. The central theme is conversion: a conversion as radical as reorienting one's whole life according to the gospel of Jesus, and as total as requiring the surrender of life. We surrender our old way of life and allow the Spirit to conform us to the new way of life as a disciple of Jesus. The Year A readings have a particular focus on the initiation of catechumens, who, at the start of Lent, celebrate the rite of election and enter the final period of purification and enlightenment before initiation at Easter. On the Third, Fourth, and Fifth Sundays the elect celebrate the scrutinies, when the community examines their readiness for initiation. The symbols of the Easter liturgy feature in the readings of these three Sundays: water, light, and life.

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  • Volume 94 Issue 1 - An exploration of the eucharistic spirituality of the
           eastern fathers of the church
    • Abstract: Thorp, Luke
      If one were to undertake an enquiry as to what constituted early Christian eucharistic spirituality in the church, both East and West, in the first seven centuries, an immediate problem would be encountered-in fact, several problems. The first would be that for the Christians of the first seven centuries, spirituality and theology were synonymous. One did not exist without the other; they were part of a seamless garment. The second issue would be that the term 'eucharistic spirituality' is a relatively modern one and difficult to retroactively apply to a previous age. The third issue that one would encounter would be the fact that any spirituality or theology is never formed in a vacuum: time, place, people and experience all play a role in developing unique spiritual expressions. The legacy that Ignatius of Antioch leaves us in relation to the Eucharist differs markedly from that of either Maximus the Confessor or John Chrysostom. While it might seem trite to suggest this, it is important for a twenty-first century mindset to be reminded of it in order to better appreciate and enter more fully into a eucharistic spirituality.

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  • Volume 94 Issue 1 - Tradition: God's future, our past, and the challenge
           of the present
    • Abstract: Lennan, Richard
      Among courses that I teach is one entitled simply 'Tradition'. A standard response from colleagues and students when they hear the name of the course is to quote, perhaps even sing, the opening chorus from Fiddler on the Roof. While conclusions drawn from such a small sample are not necessarily definitive, it may be that the lyrics from Fiddler on the Roof encapsulate perfectly the perception of 'tradition' that prevails in our culture and church.

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  • Volume 94 Issue 1 - Responding to the gospel in the marriage relationship
    • Abstract: O'Loughlin, Frank
      Over recent years there has been a great deal of discussion and disagreement about the nature of marriage and family both in the public sphere and within the church. Almost every aspect of human relationships and sexuality has come up for discussion. The two synods on marriage and the family that took place in Rome in 2014 and 2015 have been a watershed for Catholics in these discussions. Similar discussions will need to continue for some time yet if we are to come to greater clarity and depth in our understanding of the many issues involved. In this article I am seeking to put forward elements of the Christian tradition concerning marriage that, I hope, may be helpful background in these current discussions.

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  • Volume 94 Issue 1 - Letters from the marist missionaries in Oceania
           1836-1854 [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Roddy, Mary
      Review(s) of: Letters from the marist missionaries in Oceania 1836-1854, by ed. Charles Girard, Adelaide: ATF, 2015, pp. 753, hardback, $105.00; paperback, $79.95; pdf, $50.00.

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  • Volume 94 Issue 1 - Pioneer priests of Australia 1800-1870 [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Daniel, Michael E
      Review(s) of: Pioneer priests of Australia 1800-1870, by Ted Cooper, Strathfield, NSW: St Pauls, 2015, pp. 135, paperback, $22.95.

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  • Volume 94 Issue 1 - Books received
    • PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 94 Issue 1 - Guidelines for articles submitted
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  • Volume 93 Issue 4 - General index
    • PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 93 Issue 4 - Books received
    • PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 93 Issue 4 - Santamaria: A most unusual man [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Easson, Michael
      Review(s) of: Santamaria: A most unusual man, by Gerard Henderson, South Carlton, VIC: Miegunyah, 2015, pp. 452, hardback, $59.99.

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  • Volume 93 Issue 4 - Nostra Aetate (1965): Historical genesis, key
           elements, and reception by the church in Australia
    • Abstract: Canning, Raymond
      I was born on 15 September 1947. That same year, on 5 August, the International Council of Christians and Jews, meeting in Switzerland, had issued what have become known as 'The Ten Points of Seelisberg'.1 As grief and shame over the Shoah took root, the necessity for a radical change of theological, cultural and political attitudes on the part of Christians became clear. These Ten Points articulate key dimensions of that growing perception. They can therefore be understood as forming an initial basis for the Christian-Jewish dialogue that was already gathering momentum.2 They also represent a first step in the process that led, eighteen years later, to Nostra Aetate, the document on the Catholic Church's relation to non-Christian religions that would emerge from the Second Vatican Council in late 1965. At various stages during the council years, it had appeared that the bishops' engagement with the new demands and manifold ramifications of Christian-Jewish relations expressed at Seelisberg might fail to produce any new official statement of Catholic Church teaching on the matter. Would the council after all remain silent on this crucial question' Yves Congar expressed the sentiments of many when, faced with this prospect in May 1965, he wrote in his council diary: 'For myself, however, I am in no way in favour of the pure and simple withdrawal of the text. Twenty years after Auschwitz it is impossible for the Council to say nothing'.3 And, as we now know, with the declaration Nostra Aetate the 'something' the council did succeed in saying, however small it may have appeared at that time, continues to resonate more than fifty years later.

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  • Volume 93 Issue 4 - Mercy, happiness and human growth in the teaching of
           pope Francis
    • Abstract: Lam, Joseph
      On 11 April 2015 Pope Francis called for a special of Year of Mercy, which subsequently was symbolically inaugurated with the opening of the Holy Doors of the Basilicas of St Peter and of St John in Rome on 8 December. According to the Argentinian Pontiff, upon whose episcopal ministry is placed the maxim miserendo atque eligendo, mercy is the key element leading to the rediscovery of the spiritual joy that appears to have faded away in the life of the church. To counter this pessimism, Francis reminds his flock of the affectionate and tenderhearted look of God, whose merciful and loving gaze enriches and liberates the life of every Christian: 'Thanks solely to this encounter or renewed encounter with God's love, which blossoms into an enriching friendship, we are liberated from our narrowness and self-absorption'. Yet, Francis in his major teaching documents seems to caution against the concept of happiness, even though his description of the effects produced by the mercy and joy of the Gospel leads to human growth, within which human happiness is understood as a right. He has called for an integral development that includes society's most neglected members,6 and that respects and includes all forms of existence. Nonetheless, it is not a soft choice, as if mercy opens the door to all forms of pleasure as long as they make people happy.

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  • Volume 93 Issue 4 - On faith and reason: Synthesis as a principle of
           catholic social teaching in 'Ludato Si'
    • Abstract: Stollenwerk, Daniel J
      Like so much of Catholic social teaching before it, Pope Francis' Laudato Si' points to synthesis-a synthesis of reason and faith, science and religion, technology and ethics, practicality and beauty-as the key to not only care for our common home, but also the alleviation of poverty, and a sustainable and integral, ecological and human development. What the social teachings of the church have slowly established as a principle for development, education and ecumenism, Pope Francis specifically applies to today's ecological and humanitarian crisis. This article will look at the principle of synthesis as crucial to understanding Laudato Si' and its place in recent Catholic social teaching.

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  • Volume 93 Issue 4 - Reflections on the readings of Sundays and feasts
           November 2016 - February 2017
    • Abstract: Dunn, Geoffrey D
      As a seminary student I was taught that a homily ought to end with a eucharistic link. Mature reflection leads me to conclude that the entire homily is itself the eucharistic link. It joins together the interplay of the life of the assembly and the Scriptures, on the one hand, and the great prayer of thanksgiving on the other. My reflections are missing the element of the life of the assembly, which can be supplied only by individual preachers in touch with their communities, but hopefully they provide something of the reason why, on this particular occasion, the assembly can move on to offer God thanks.

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  • Volume 93 Issue 4 - The spirituality of Mother Teresa
    • Abstract: Chidiac, Anthony
      Saint Teresa of Calcutta made a significant impact on Christian spiritual thought and practice in the twentieth century by dedicating her entire life to serving the poorest of the poor. Her spirituality is based on the premise that through serving the marginalised and disenfranchised in our society we are in essence ministering to Christ and consequently helping to 'quench his thirst'. Her effective work made her one of the most highly respected and venerated figures of recent times, and it made her a readily acknowledged saint by Christians and non-Christians alike. She generated a tremendous amount of publicity by her determination to help the poor and to love the unwanted, the most vulnerable in society. At times she was criticised unfairly by some people regarding her conservative stance on issues, her fundraising activities and her effectiveness in dealing with the issue of poverty. Nevertheless strong yardsticks of her success are the countless awards she received and her ability to establish a dynamic congregation of 4500 dedicated nuns, active in over 130 countries, who continue to make a real difference to our world.

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  • Volume 93 Issue 4 - A judge, the church and the Royal commission
    • Abstract: Kunc, Francois
      When I told another lawyer that I was coming here tonight he sent me an email commiserating that 'the art of after dinner speaking is doubly difficult for judges who are expected to be witty and entertaining, but not say anything controversial-or maybe nothing at all'. I also had the pleasure of spending some time recently with your Bishop Peter, who admonished me to 'keep it light'.

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  • Volume 93 Issue 4 - Pope Francis and the changing, unchanging church
    • Abstract: Lennan, Richard
      When Pope Francis appeared on the papal balcony for the first time, I was sitting in a television studio in Boston, doing some commentary for a local cable-news network. As an 'expert analyst', I'm afraid that I was, to quote a memorable expression from Paul Keating, 'a bit of a fizzer'. Not only did I have no idea who Jorge Maria Bergolio was, I managed to confuse Buenos Aires, where Bergolio had been archbishop, with Rio de Janiero, where he had not been archbishop, and also muddled Argentina, Bergolio's homeland, with Brazil, not Bergolio's homeland. While I do not expect to be invited back to comment on the next conclave, it is not my spotty performance or even the whiz-bang technology of a modern television studio that most stays with me from that afternoon in March 2013. Rather, what is most vivid in my memory is a comment from one of the news anchors, a comment he repeated a number of times, both on-air and off-camera: 'He's so old', he said of the new pope. 'Why would they choose someone so old''

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  • Volume 93 Issue 3 - Books received
    • PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 93 Issue 3 - Enjoy the good news: A new testament guide [Book
           Review]
    • Abstract: Lucas, Brian
      Review(s) of: Enjoy the good news: A new testament guide, by Alan Hogan, Adelaide: ATF Theology, 2016), pp. 216, paperback, $33.95.

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  • Volume 93 Issue 3 - Thinking about political things: An Aristotelian
           approach to Pacific life [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Owens, John F
      Review(s) of: Thinking about political things: An Aristotelian approach to Pacific life, by Andrew Murray SM (Adelaide: ATF Press 2016), pp. 193, paperback, $24.95.

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  • Volume 93 Issue 3 - The comic book bible [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Daniel, Michael E
      Review(s) of: The comic book bible, by Toni Matas, Strathfield, NSW: St Pauls, 2015, hardback, pp. 168, $24.95.

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  • Volume 93 Issue 3 - Report of Rosendo Salvado to propaganda fide in 1883
           [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Long, Kevin
      Review(s) of: Report of Rosendo Salvado to propaganda fide in 1883, translated and edited by Stefano Girola, introduction by John Molony, Northcote, VIC: Abbey Press, 2015, pp. 307, $34.95.

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  • Volume 93 Issue 3 - Religious vocations today
    • Abstract: Rymarz, Richard
      The most striking feature of any study on vocations in the Catholic Church is the steep decline in many aspects of religious life in recent decades. No group in the world has done more high-quality empirical research on the question of religious life and vocations than the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA), and all who work in this area are in their debt. Based at Georgetown in Washington, DC, CARA provides the figures detailed in Table 1 for the United States of America.

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  • Volume 93 Issue 3 - The word of god, Jesus Christ, and the Eucharist:
           Christian Hope in a secularised world
    • Abstract: Moloney, Francis J
      In 1996 the American sociologist, Rodney Stark, published a provocative sociological study called The Rise of Christianity. He wrote this book because his reading of the work of the historians of early Christianity showed that their history was good, but their sociology was nonexistent. He minimalised many theories about the rise of Christianity. Theologians and church historians regularly point to the transforming effect of the purity of the doctrine, the teaching of the resurrection, the blood of the martyrs, a sacramental life, and other such central Christian beliefs and phenomena as the reasons for its rapid spread in the Roman Empire. Stark questions this, insisting that the fundamental motivation for the phenomenon was that the Christians cared for one another, especially their women.

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  • Volume 93 Issue 3 - The mission of the kingdom of god: Ultimate source of
           meaning, value and energy for Jesus
    • Abstract: Gleeson, Brian
      Among peoples today, the phenomenon of faith takes many different forms. Beyond the different religious expressions of faith within the great world religions, there exists a variety of other forms and objects of faith. Terence Tilley discusses these around his 'working definition of faith' as a relationship-'the relationship between one and the irreducible energizing source of meaning and centre of value in one's life'. Metaphorically speaking, those dominant sources of meaning, value, and energy for their devotees are their 'gods'. Among those that Tilley identifies are the following: the family, the nation, secular humanism (the good of humanity), truth, justice, money, success, pleasure, the body beautiful, power. He suggests that 'discovering our gods' involves asking such questions as these: For what do we live' What energises our life' What would we die for' Why would we die for that'

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  • Volume 93 Issue 3 - From wandering to journeying: Thoughts on a synodal
           church
    • Abstract: Coleridge, Mark
      Many thanks indeed, Master, for your words of welcome. When I was in your position, I never thought I'd be back to give the Knox Lecture. But I was pleased to be invited and glad that I was able to accept, and I'm delighted to be back among the community of Catholic Theological College. I had a hand in designing the new college in East Melbourne, but I never had the chance to work there. So it's good to be back-at least close by-after all these years during which so much water has flowed beneath the bridge. It's also good to honour the memory of Cardinal James Knox, founder of CTC, and to pray that he will find eternal rest beyond the travails of this life, both in Melbourne and beyond.

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  • Volume 93 Issue 3 - Reflections on the readings of Sundays and feasts
           September-November 2016
    • Abstract: Craig, Barry M
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  • Volume 93 Issue 3 - Steering wheel or spare tyre': The obligation of
           the priest to pray
    • Abstract: Daly, Brendan
      People place great value on the prayers of priests, and often ask priests to pray for them or family members. St Monica told her son St Augustine just before her death not to worry about burying her in Ostia, away from her native land. Then she said, 'Lay this body anywhere, and do not let the care of it be a trouble to you at all. Only this I ask: that you will remember me at the Lord's altar, wherever you are'.1 She realised the value of the prayers of a priest.

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  • Volume 93 Issue 3 - Thinking being: Introduction to metaphysics in the
           classical tradition [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Zimmerman, Brandon
      Review(s) of: Thinking being: Introduction to metaphysics in the classical tradition, by Eric D. Perl, Leiden: Brill, 2014, pp. 215, $141.

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  • Volume 93 Issue 3 - The blessing of mercy: Biblical perspectives and
           ecological challenges [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Ranson, David
      Review(s) of: The blessing of mercy: Biblical perspectives and ecological challenges, by Veronica M. Lawson, Northcote, VIC: Morning Star, 2015, pp. 86, $19.95.

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  • Volume 93 Issue 3 - From north to south: Southern scholars engage With
           Edward Schillebeeckx [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Lennan, Richard
      Review(s) of: From north to south: Southern scholars engage With Edward Schillebeeckx, edited by Helen F. Bergin, OP, Adelaide: ATF Theology, 2013, pp. 163, epub, $31; hardback, $50; paperback, $37.95; pdf, $19.95.

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  • Volume 93 Issue 3 - Australian religious thought: Six explorations [Book
           Review]
    • Abstract: Coleridge, Mark
      Review(s) of: Australian religious thought: Six explorations, by Wayne Hudson, Clayton, VIC: Monash University Publishing, 2016, pp. 352, paperback, $39.95.

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  • Volume 93 Issue 3 - Lay people in the church: A critical study of the
           theology of the laity in the documents of the federation of Asian bishops'
           conferences with special reference to John Paul's apostolic exhortation
           [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Chia, Edmund Kee-Fook
      Review(s) of: Lay people in the church: A critical study of the theology of the laity in the documents of the federation of Asian bishops' conferences with special reference to John Paul's apostolic exhortation, by Peter Nguyen Van Hai, Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2015, pp. 290, US$76.95.

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  • Volume 93 Issue 3 - Triplex munus in the 1983 code: A blessing or a
           curse'
    • Abstract: Ekpo, Anthony
      The Code of Canon Law is intended to be a canonical reception of the ecclesial and theological insights of the Second Vatican Council. In other words, the Code puts into canonical terms the ecclesial and theological discoveries and rediscoveries of Vatican II. In doing that, the Code also inherited and appropriated the terminological, theological, intratextual and intertextual difficulties evident in the final texts of Vatican II, which were left to theologians to interpret and synthesise in the ongoing reception of the council's theology. Triplex munus is one such difficulty that made its way into the text of the Code. The Latin triplex munus ('threefold office') or tria munera ('three offices') is a phrase or rubric used retrospectively by theologians to refer to the priestly, prophetic and kingly offices of the post-resurrection Jesus. This trilogy constitutes the overarching framework of the conciliar documents, particularly Lumen Gentium. This rubric is also one of the most influential structural principles underlying the ecclesiology and theology of the Code, even if it is applied somewhat inadequately in a certain sense.

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  • Volume 93 Issue 2 - Books received
    • PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 93 Issue 2 - Child, arise! the courage to stand: A spiritual
           handbook for survivors of sexual abuse [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Cashen, Paul
      Review(s) of: Child, arise! the courage to stand: A spiritual handbook for survivors of sexual abuse, by Jane N. Dowling (Melbourne: David Lovell, 2015), pp. 260, $29.95.

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  • Volume 93 Issue 2 - A public god: Natural theology reconsidered [Book
           Review]
    • Abstract: Jacobs-Vandegeer, Christiaan
      Review(s) of: A public god: natural theology reconsidered, by Neil Ormerod (Minneapolis, MN: Fortress, 2015), pp. 196, paperback, $69.99, ebook, $51.72.

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  • Volume 93 Issue 2 - Words from the wound: selected addresses, letters and
           homilies of archbishop mark coleridge [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Daniel, Michael E
      Review(s) of: Words from the wound: selected addresses, letters and homilies of archbishop mark coleridge, by Mark Coleridge, edited by Anthony Ekpo and David Pascoe (Strathfield: St Pauls Publications, 2014), pp. 342, $24.95.

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  • Volume 93 Issue 2 - The Vietnam war and the cross: A narrative for peace
    • Abstract: Dinh, Hoa Trung
      Every war is sustained by a narrative that explains the conflict and the necessity of the use of force. A war narrative gives the assembly a common identity, a sense of solidarity, and a mandate for action. This paper examines the ethical significance of war narratives, with particular reference to the Vietnam War, and how war narratives can continue to foster enmity for decades after the fighting. The paper discusses two war narratives that played vital roles in the Vietnam conflict: the Revolution narrative, and the Republic narrative. Drawing from the works of Jon Sobrino and Jurgen Moltmann, who identify the crucified Christ with the victims of violence, this paper demonstrates that the cross can offer a new vision for peaceful coexistence beyond war and animosity.

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  • Volume 93 Issue 2 - Reconciliation: From sectarianism to ecumenism
    • Abstract: Roche, Marcia
      Sectarianism has been defined as 'adherence or excessive devotion to a particular religious denomination or sect'.1 However, as Kildea notes, dictionary definitions of the term fail to square with its 'distinctive' meaning in the Australian context.2A more accurate representation of the Australian connotation is conveyed by Hogan, who says that it refers to 'the hostility between different churches or "sects" which has manifested itself in the wider arena of social and political conflict'.3 The social, political and economic discrimination and exclusion that has existed in Australia between Catholics and Protestants was most intense from the beginning of European settlement until the 1960s, when the Catholic Church's endorsement of ecumenism offered a means of positive engagement with members of other Christian denominations.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:42 GMT
       
 
 
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