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'Ilu. Revista de Ciencias de las Religiones     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
ACME : Annali della Facoltà di Studi Umanistici dell'Università degli Studi di Milano     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Acta Philosophica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Acta Universitatis Carolinae Theologica     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Advances in Medical Ethics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
African Journal of Business Ethics     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Agora     Full-text available via subscription  
Ahkam : Jurnal Ilmu Syariah     Open Access  
Aisthema, International Journal     Open Access  
Aisthesis     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Aisthesis. Pratiche, linguaggi e saperi dell’estetico     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Ajatus : Suomen Filosofisen Yhdistyksen vuosikirja     Open Access  
AJIS : Academic Journal of Islamic Studies     Open Access  
Akademos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
al-Afkar : Journal For Islamic Studies     Open Access  
Al-Banjari : Jurnal Ilmiah Ilmu-Ilmu Keislaman     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Al-Fikra     Open Access  
Al-Jami'ah : Journal of Islamic Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Al-Tijary : Jurnal Ekonomi dan Bisnis Islam     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Al-Ulum     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Albertus Magnus     Open Access  
Algemeen Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Wijsbegeerte     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Alpha (Osorno)     Open Access  
Alter : Revue de phénoménologie     Open Access  
American Journal of Semiotics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
American Journal of Theology & Philosophy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 41)
American Society for Aesthetics Graduate E-journal     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
An-Nisbah : Jurnal Ekonomi Syariah     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Analecta Hermeneutica     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Anales de la Cátedra Francisco Suárez     Open Access  
Anales del Seminario de Historia de la Filosofía     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Análisis     Open Access  
Análisis : Revista de investigación filosófica     Open Access  
Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Analytic Philosophy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Ancient Philosophy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Angewandte Philosophie / Applied Philosophy     Hybrid Journal  
Annales Universitatis Mariae Curie-Sklodowska, sectio I – Philosophia-Sociologia     Open Access  
Annali del Dipartimento di Filosofia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Annals of the University of Bucharest : Philosophy Series     Open Access  
Annuaire du Collège de France     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Anthropological Measurements of Philosophical Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Anuari de la Societat Catalana de Filosofia     Open Access  
Anuario Filosófico     Full-text available via subscription  
Appareil     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Apuntes Filosóficos     Open Access  
Apuntes Universitarios     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Araucaria. Revista Iberoamericana de Filosofía, Política y Humanidades     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Archai : revista de estudos sobre as origens do pensamento ocidental     Open Access  
Archiv fuer Rechts- und Sozialphilosphie     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Areté : Revista de Filosofia     Open Access  
Argos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Argumentos - Revista de Filosofia     Open Access  
Assuming Gender     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Astérion     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
At-Tabsyir : Jurnal Komunikasi Penyiaran Islam     Open Access  
At-Taqaddum     Open Access  
At-Turats     Open Access  
Attarbiyah : Journal of Islamic Culture and Education     Open Access  
Augustinian Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Augustiniana     Full-text available via subscription  
Augustinianum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Australasian Catholic Record, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Australasian Journal of Philosophy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 65)
Australian Humanist, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Australian Journal of Parapsychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Axiomathes     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Bajo Palabra     Open Access  
Balkan Journal of Philosophy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
BELAJEA : Jurnal Pendidikan Islam     Open Access  
Between the Species     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Beytulhikme An International Journal of Philosophy     Open Access  
Bijdragen     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Binghamton Journal of Philosophy     Full-text available via subscription  
Bioethics Research Notes     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
BioéthiqueOnline     Open Access  
Biology and Philosophy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
BMC Medical Ethics     Open Access   (Followers: 23)
Bochumer Philosophisches Jahrbuch für Antike und Mittelalter     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Bohemistyka     Open Access  
Bollettino Filosofico     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
British Journal for the History of Philosophy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 45)
British Journal for the Philosophy of Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39)
British Journal of Aesthetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
British Journal of Music Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Budhi : A Journal of Ideas and Culture     Full-text available via subscription  
Bulletin d'Analyse Phénoménologique     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Bulletin de Philosophie Medievale     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Bulletin of Symbolic Logic     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Bulletin of Yaroslav Mudryi NLU : Series : Philosophy, philosophy of law, political science, sociology     Open Access  
Business and Professional Ethics Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Business Ethics Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
C@hiers du CRHIDI     Open Access  
Cadernos Benjaminianos     Open Access  
Cadernos do PET Filosofia     Open Access  
Cadernos Nietzsche     Open Access  
Cadernos Zygmunt Bauman     Open Access  
Cahiers de philosophie de l’université de Caen     Open Access  
Cahiers Droit, Sciences & Technologies     Open Access  
Cakrawala : Jurnal Studi Islam     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Canadian Journal of Philosophy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21)
Chiasmi International     Full-text available via subscription  
Chisholm Health Ethics Bulletin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Chôra : Revue d’Études Anciennes et Médiévales - philosophie, théologie, sciences     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Christian Journal for Global Health     Open Access  
Chromatikon     Full-text available via subscription  
Church Heritage     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Cilicia Journal of Philosophy     Open Access  
Cinta de Moebio     Open Access  
Circe de clásicos y modernos     Open Access  
Clareira - Revista de Filosofia da Região Amazônica     Open Access  
Claridades : Revista de Filosofía     Open Access  
Coactivity: Philosophy, Communication / Santalka: Filosofija, Komunikacija     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cognitio : Revista de Filosofia     Open Access  
Cognitive Semiotics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Collingwood and British Idealism Studies     Full-text available via subscription  
Colombia Forense     Open Access  
Comparative and Continental Philosophy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Comparative Philosophy     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Con-Textos Kantianos (International Journal of Philosophy)     Open Access  
CONJECTURA : filosofia e educação     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Constellations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Contagion : Journal of Violence, Mimesis, and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Contemporary Chinese Thought     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Contemporary Political Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 46)
Contemporary Pragmatism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Continental Philosophy Review     Partially Free   (Followers: 24)
Contrastes. Revista Internacional de Filosofía     Open Access  
Contributions to the History of Concepts     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Controvérsia     Open Access  
CoSMo | Comparative Studies in Modernism     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cosmos and History : The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
CR : The New Centennial Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Creativity Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Critical Horizons     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Croatian Journal of Philosophy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Cuadernos de Bioetica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cuadernos de Filosofía Latinoamericana     Open Access  
Cuestiones de Filosofía     Open Access  
Cultura : International Journal of Philosophy of Culture and Axiology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cultural-Historical Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Dalogue and Universalism     Full-text available via subscription  
Dao : A Journal of Comparative Philosophy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Décalages : An Althusser Studies Journal     Open Access  
Design Philosophy Papers     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Diagonal : Zeitschrift der Universität Siegen     Hybrid Journal  
Diakrisis Yearbook of Theology and Philosophy     Open Access  
Dialectic : A scholarly journal of thought leadership, education and practice in the discipline of visual communication design     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Dialektiké     Open Access  
Dialogue Canadian Philosophical Review/Revue canadienne de philosophie     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Diánoia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Dimas : Jurnal Pemikiran Agama untuk Pemberdayaan     Open Access  
Diogenes     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Dios y el Hombre     Open Access  
Dirosat : Journal of Islamic Studies     Open Access  
Disputatio     Open Access  
Dissonância : Revista de Teoria Crítica     Open Access  
Doctor virtualis     Open Access  
Doxa : Cuadernos de Filosofía del Derecho     Open Access  
EarthSong Journal: Perspectives in Ecology, Spirituality and Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Economica : Jurnal Ekonomi Islam     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Edukasi : Jurnal Pendidikan Islam     Open Access  
Eidos     Open Access  
Ekstasis : Revista de Hermenêutica e Fenomenologia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
El Banquete de los Dioses     Open Access  
Elenchos     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Eleutheria     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Elpis - Czasopismo Teologiczne Katedry Teologii Prawosławnej Uniwersytetu w Białymstoku     Open Access  
Empedocles : European Journal for the Philosophy of Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
En Líneas Generales     Open Access  
Endeavour     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Éndoxa     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Enrahonar : An International Journal of Theoretical and Practical Reason     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Entelekya Logico-Metaphysical Review     Open Access  
Environmental Ethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Environmental Philosophy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Episteme     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Episteme NS     Open Access  
Epistemología e Historia de la Ciencia     Open Access  
Epistemology & Philosophy of Science     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Epoché : A Journal for the History of Philosophy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Erasmus Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Ergo, an Open Access Journal of Philosophy     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Erkenntnis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Escritos     Open Access  
Essays in Philosophy     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Estética     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Estudios de Filosofía     Open Access  
Estudios de Filosofía     Open Access  
Estudios de Filosofía Práctica e Historia de las Ideas     Open Access  
Estudos Nietzsche     Open Access  
Ethical Perspectives     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Ethical Theory and Moral Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Ethics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 57)
Ethics & Bioethics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ethics in Progress     Open Access  
Ethics, Medicine and Public Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Éthique en éducation et en formation : Les Dossiers du GREE     Open Access  

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  • Volume 96 Issue 3 - Limits of authority and menaces to truth: Some
           thoughts of Joseph Ratzinger on politics and liturgy
    • Abstract: Biliniewicz, Mariusz
      Joseph Ratzinger has never produced one theological opus that would encompass his whole theological vision and its corollaries in particular matters. However, despite this, during his long and prolific theological career, in his many publications and interventions he has touched upon nearly every conceivable theological topic. Although these topics are often very diverse, they are also interrelated by the general intellectual framework on which Ratzinger operates. By analysing his insights about particular issues that, at first glance, may appear to have little relationship with each other, it is possible to find some interesting connections that point to the existence of a greater vision. This article will examine the questions of power, authority and truth in Ratzinger's theology and will link the notions of politics and liturgy to demonstrate the existence of such a single, holistic approach. Questions that will be asked in this short study include: How does Ratzinger understand authority and power in general' What are some limits of power that, according to him, both secular and ecclesiastical authorities must recognise and respect' What are some threats to the correct understanding of legitimate authority in the church and in politics today' How do all these issues relate to the main principles of his theology as a whole'

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  • Volume 96 Issue 3 - A theological ethics approach to understanding the
           'Amoris Laetitia' position on marriage/divorce/remarriage
    • Abstract: McGavin, PA
      The hardest thing in appropriating [a] holistic natural law perspective is to recognise the invisible mean of judgement, which alone contains the limits of all things ... The notion of mean and limits - so fundamental to ethics - calls for inner understanding that the nature of the mean cannot be defined 'a priori', because it involves an exercise of judgement, ethical judgement.

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  • Volume 96 Issue 3 - Editorial board
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  • Volume 96 Issue 3 - The modern Catholic homily
    • Abstract: Kelly, Michael A
      It was a surprise to many to read that Vatican II's document on the priesthood, 'Presbyterorum Ordinis', declared that 'priests, as co-workers with their bishops, have as their primary duty the proclamation of the Gospel of God to all'. Most would have thought that the primary duty of priests was the celebration of the sacraments, the pastoral care of the people of God, and leadership of the Christian community. This had probably been the dominant thinking since the Council of Trent, which, while never articulating a theology of priesthood, did focus on the power ('potestas') of the priest to confect the Eucharist, to absolve the penitent and to anoint the sick and dying, but it did begin a renewal of Catholic preaching.

      PubDate: Fri, 9 Aug 2019 13:18:25 GMT
       
  • Volume 96 Issue 3 - Dorothy Leigh Sayers: Work, wit and wisdom
    • Abstract: Cooper, Austin
      The Oxford or Tractarian Movement (1833-45) and later Ritualists and Anglo-Catholics schooled numerous converts in elements of the Catholic faith. Foremost among them was John Henry Cardinal Newman (1801-1893), one of the original founders of the Oxford Movement. Converts numbered in the hundreds and included another cardinal, Henry Edward Manning (1808-1892), the second Archbishop of Westminster (from 1865), the religious foundress Cornelia Connelly (1808-1879), the priest novelist Robert Hugh Benson (1871-1914) and later literary figures such as G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936), Evelyn Waugh (1903-1966) and Mgr Ronald Knox (1888-1957). American historian, Patrick Allitt, has argued that on both sides of the Atlantic converts dominated Catholic intellectual life between 1840 and 1960. While such 'Tractarian' converts have indeed greatly influenced Catholic life, many 'Tractarians' who never converted have also had a considerable impact on English-speaking Catholicism. C.S. Lewis is an obvious example. But there have been others, including author Charles Williams (1886-1945), poet T.S. Eliot (1888-1965) and theologians John Macquarrie (1919-2007) and Michael Ramsey (1904-1988). The author Dorothy L. Sayers also deserves to be counted among their number.

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  • Volume 96 Issue 3 - Australia's violent foundation and the myths that
           conceal it: A Girardian perspective on the formation of Non-Indigenous
           identity
    • Abstract: Young, Xavier
      Rene Girard developed an anthropological theory that at the foundation of all cultures are scapegoated victims and that the violence committed against these victims is hidden or justified in myths. In this article I re-examine some of the texts that formed the identity of Non-Indigenous (NI) Australians as well as texts written before NI identity was formed, and I use Girard's theory to uncover and understand the violence that developed and was hidden at our culture's foundation. Applying Girard's theory in this context provides some insight into effective ways of moving toward justice between NI and Indigenous Australians.

      PubDate: Fri, 9 Aug 2019 13:18:25 GMT
       
  • Volume 96 Issue 3 - Moving a seminary: A personal recollection part 2: The
           Strathfield/Homebush story
    • Abstract: Lucas, Brian
      The Seminary of the Good Shepherd commenced at Homebush in 1996, following the closure of St Patrick's College at the end of 1995.

      In his quinquennial report for the years 1993-98, Cardinal Clancy made some comments on the move. He explained that the transition from one site to another provided a unique opportunity to examine past traditions. The timing coincided with the decision of the Holy See to commission a general review of seminaries, and that was undertaken by Bishop Geoffrey Robinson. His Eminence wrote.

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  • Volume 96 Issue 3 - The holy spirit and lay ecclesial ministry:
           Reflections for the 2020 plenary council
    • Abstract: Trinidad, Julie
      In this article, I argue that the growing phenomenon of lay ecclesial ministry is a hope-filled work of the Spirit leading the church into deeper reception of conciliar renewal. The upcoming plenary council's consideration of future directions for the church in Australia will have implications for the development of ecclesial ministry models. The experience of lay ecclesial ministry points to the future of how emerging models might look and function. In this article, I draw on the pneumatology of German theologian Walter Kasper. For Kasper, the Spirit brings about the new, opens up the future and makes space for the flourishing of life. Kasper's theology of the Spirit can be illustrated in the changing face of ministry since Vatican II. In the light of this I propose a number of implications for deeper reception of lay ecclesial ministry in and for the life and mission of the Catholic Church in Australia.

      PubDate: Fri, 9 Aug 2019 13:18:25 GMT
       
  • Volume 96 Issue 3 - Reflections on the readings of sundays and feasts
           September-November 2019
    • Abstract: Dunn, Geoffrey D
      In chapter 14 of Luke's Gospel we have several stories about table fellowship put together and several sayings of Jesus that are added as maxims to conclude the stories, even though originally they were probably used in a different context. We find the first maxim about those who exalt themselves being humbled and those who humble themselves being exalted attached to different material in Matthew 23. We have just heard the first of those two table fellowship stories, which are found in Luke only, but the third is going to be left out of our liturgy readings entirely.

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  • Volume 95 Issue 4 - General index
    • PubDate: Thu, 13 Jun 2019 14:58:31 GMT
       
  • Volume 95 Issue 4 - Prophetic pastoral leadership: The Adelaide
           archdiocesan pastoral team, 1986-2001 [Book Review]
    • Abstract: McEvoy, James
      Review(s) of: Prophetic pastoral leadership: The Adelaide archdiocesan pastoral team, 1986-2001, by Paul K. Hawkes, (Calwell, ACT: Inspiring, 2018), pp. 138; paperback, AU$23.00;1 Kindle, US$7.29.

      PubDate: Thu, 13 Jun 2019 14:58:31 GMT
       
  • Volume 95 Issue 4 - Books received
    • PubDate: Thu, 13 Jun 2019 14:58:31 GMT
       
  • Volume 95 Issue 4 - Dialogue derailed: Joseph Ratzinger's war against
           pluralist theology [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Madigan, Patricia
      Review(s) of: Dialogue derailed: Joseph Ratzinger's war against pluralist theology, by Ambrose Ih-Ren Mong (Cambridge: James Clarke, 2017), pp. 325, paperback, 30; pdf, 26.50.

      PubDate: Thu, 13 Jun 2019 14:58:31 GMT
       
  • Volume 95 Issue 4 - Lost in translation: The English language and the
           catholic mass [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Moore, Gerard
      Review(s) of: Lost in translation: The English language and the catholic mass, by Gerald O'Collins, with John Wilkins (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press Academic, 2017), pp. 122, paperback, $29.95.

      PubDate: Thu, 13 Jun 2019 14:58:31 GMT
       
  • Volume 95 Issue 4 - Reflections on the readings of sundays and feasts
           december 2018 - february 2019
    • Abstract: Dunn, Geoffrey D
      As with the last two years' 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: Thu, 13 Jun 2019 14:58:31 GMT
       
  • Volume 95 Issue 4 - Catholic education in the twenty-first century:
           Narrative, purpose and Ecclesial context
    • Abstract: Mellor, Anthony
      Melbourne trams are always an education. On a cool mid-winter evening, I travelled the short distance from the city centre to the Australian Catholic University precinct. I had already formulated my thoughts for this article, when I overheard the following conversation between three young people in their late teens or early twenties as we approached ACU's St Patrick's campus.

      PubDate: Thu, 13 Jun 2019 14:58:31 GMT
       
  • Volume 95 Issue 4 - Gaudete et Exsultate: Pope Francis and the call to
           holiness
    • Abstract: Ekpo, Anthony
      Did anything happen at Vatican II' anything of significance' These and similar questions have been posed by the historian John O'Malley, who has offered a historical-theological reflection on the teachings of the Second Vatican Council and its attendant reception over the years. The council has certainly provoked remarkable commentaries and reactions from scholars who have approached it from various viewpoints, namely, theological, historical, ecclesiological, canonical, moral and pastoral. At the end of the council, what emerged as the Vatican II documents are far from forming a neat and tight theological treatise. Some theological issues were discussed briefly in the documents, but a richer theological interpretation and synthesis were left to be fleshed out by post-conciliar scholars. For any reflection on the council to be taken seriously, it has to feel the pulse and take stock of the church's selfunderstanding in today's world. Fifty-three years after the end of the council, the questions are no longer so much about what happened at Vatican II, but about what is happening now. 'How is the council being received today' Is the council, in its simplicity and depth, still relevant after fifty-three years''

      PubDate: Thu, 13 Jun 2019 14:58:31 GMT
       
  • Volume 95 Issue 4 - Catholic worship book II [Book Review]
    • Abstract: de Luca, John
      Review(s) of: Catholic worship book II, Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (Northcote VIC: Morning Star, 2016). Full music ed., 2 vols, $295.00; people's ed., $34.95.

      PubDate: Thu, 13 Jun 2019 14:58:31 GMT
       
  • Volume 95 Issue 4 - Building bridges in a disconnected world: A
           Christological perspective
    • Abstract: Gascoigne, Robert
      In his exchanges with French sociologist Dominique Wolton, Pope Francis constantly emphasises the imperative to build bridges and gives this a Christological foundation: 'We must build bridges in the image of Jesus Christ, our model, who was sent by the Father to be the Pontifex, the bridge-builder. In my view, that is where the foundation of the Church's political action is to be found'. Responding to the challenge to deepen networks of solidarity in a disconnected world, Christians find the foundation, model and inspiration of their commitment in Christ. Yet the specific invocation of Christ in this ethical task provokes a number of challenges: How does this appeal to a particular person and object of faith reconcile itself with universalist languages of solidarity and human dignity' How should it respond to those who argue that Christians have 'a conflict of interest' when they seek to contribute to debates concerning the common good' Does the appeal to Christ's particularity risk the degradation of Christian faith to a civilisational weapon in disconnected times, a form of closure against other traditions'

      PubDate: Thu, 13 Jun 2019 14:58:31 GMT
       
  • Volume 95 Issue 4 - Synodality: A process committed to transformation
    • Abstract: Roper, Elissa
      The contemporary Catholic Church is experiencing a breakthrough into a fuller stage of self-understanding, and of self-appropriation as the Body of Christ, known as 'synodality'. It is an opening to the possibility of a new experience of transformation on all levels of being Church. Synodality is being promoted and provoked by the papacy of Pope Francis, which has been accompanied by the progressive uncovering of sexual abuse within the Church, prevalent and deeply wounding. Both synodality and the scandal of abuse demand the transformation of all members, processes and structures of the Church.

      PubDate: Thu, 13 Jun 2019 14:58:31 GMT
       
  • Volume 95 Issue 4 - The plenary council and canon law
    • Abstract: Waters, Ian
      The Australian hierarchy was established by Pope Gregory XVI in 1842. Since then, there have been six national Catholic councils held in Australia. The first two, celebrated in 1844 and 1869, are known as the First Provincial Council of Australia and the Second Provincial Council of Australia, as until 1874 the Australian dioceses were all in the one ecclesiastical province with Sydney being the sole metropolitan see. In 1874, a second province - Melbourne - was established, and the national councils since then - four of them, celebrated in 1885, 1895, 1905 and 1937 - have been called plenary councils, the term used in the Catholic Church in recent centuries for councils whose participants are from more than one ecclesiastical province; in the past, terms such as regional councils or national councils have been used. As we all know, another plenary council for Australia is planned to commence in 2020.

      PubDate: Thu, 13 Jun 2019 14:58:31 GMT
       
  • Volume 95 Issue 4 - The spirit of god and the plenary council
    • Abstract: Edwards, Denis
      Amid the wide consultation that is essential to the Australian Plenary Council 2020, it is also important to ask what theology can offer. In my view, a fundamental part of theology's contribution is an understanding of the Holy Spirit that can encourage the practice of genuine openness to the Spirit. It is already clear that this council will be an event of the Spirit. It will be an event in which the Spirit is invoked and in which the Spirit acts. The question is: will we, who make up the church in this land, be open to the Spirit, and be faithful to the Spirit, in our contributions, responses, and actions'

      PubDate: Thu, 13 Jun 2019 14:58:31 GMT
       
  • Volume 95 Issue 3 - Witness, the pedagogy of grace and moral development
    • Abstract: Fleming, Daniel J; Ryan, Thomas
      Three recent phrases of Pope Francis warrant attention and guide this article. First, there is his call for 'witnesses of God's love' in his tribute to modern martyrs. The second is 'the pedagogy of grace' and the work of the Spirit explained in 'Amoris Laetitia'. Third, from the same document, we find his discussion of accompaniment in the process of moral discernment within the church. With these as guideposts and drawing on recent studies in moral philosophy and psychology, this article unfolds in five steps: (1) setting the scene; (2) witness in relation to moral understanding and intersubjectivity; (3) intersubjectivity and conscience; (4) a pedagogy of grace: Holy Spirit and nonbelievers; and (5) a pedagogy of grace in relation to moral development.

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  • Volume 95 Issue 3 - The Catholic hospital: Understanding the patient's
           experience
    • Abstract: McNaught, Keith; Shaw, Geoffrey
      Organisations ubiquitously seek feedback from their customers, for a vast range of reasons. The data may assist in improving services, responding to concerns, celebrating excellent service, or determining that desired standards are being achieved. Australian hospitals utilise a range of techniques to collect patient feedback, and to use that patient feedback as part of continuous improvement. Whilst every hospital in Australia is expected to provide excellent medical care and treatment, private hospitals regularly purport to offer some form of 'distinctive care', and options for patients that do not usually exist in public hospitals. Most often, private hospital patients are contributors to private health insurance, which is expensive, and additional 'out of pocket' expenses are the norm. Patients, therefore, often have particular expectations of a private hospital, which may include their choice of doctor, surgeon or anaesthetist; a private room and ensuite bathroom; a high standard of food choices; being kept well-informed with regard to their treatment; flexible hours and arrangements for visitors; a longer stay; and personalised care.

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  • Volume 95 Issue 3 - Julian Tenison Woods: From entangled histories to
           history shaper
    • Abstract: Cresp, Mary; Tranter, Janice
      Entanglements were part of Julian Edmund Tenison Woods' life from the time of his birth in London on 15 November 1832. His mother, Henrietta Tenison, daughter of a Church of Ireland rector, had several relatives in the Anglican clergy, including Thomas Tenison, Archbishop of Canterbury, and Edmund Tenison, Bishop of Ossory. Julian's father, James Dominic, was the son of a Cork businessman and studied law in Ireland. He was Catholic, but not practising during his working years. James and Henrietta married in London, raising their family there. James joined 'The Times' as parliamentary reporter; their home was a centre for Irish writers, newspaper men and those in the medical and legal professions. His brother, Nicholas, following duty as surgeon with the East India Company Civil Service, joined the Woods household with his two daughters after his wife's death. Stories of India and his uncle's collections of 'curiosities of various kinds' fascinated Julian and 'served to form [his] taste for natural history'.

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  • Volume 95 Issue 3 - Worker deacons
    • Abstract: Collins, John Francis; Carroll, Sandra
      The publication of the 'Norms for the Formation of Permanent Deacons and Guidelines for the Ministry and Life of Permanent Deacons' by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, in August 2016 (henceforth 'Norms and Guidelines'), has renewed focus on the role of permanent deacon. This article uses a heuristic structure to discuss the role of the permanent deacon in the Catholic Church in Australia. It then provides a historical perspective and background on the worker priest movement from the mid-twentieth century to explore the possibility of its application to the contemporary role of permanent deacon.

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  • Volume 95 Issue 3 - 'The joy of the Gospel': Reading Pope Francis's
           Evangelii Gaudium with St Augustine
    • Abstract: Lam, Joseph
      The election of Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio on the evening of 13 March 2013 stunned as many Vatican observers as had the resignation from the Chair of St Peter announced by Pope Benedict XVI during the ordinary consistory of cardinals at the Vatican on 11 February that year. While the Vaticanisti expected a younger pope, the seventy-six year old Archbishop of Buenos Aires emerged from the conclave as the 266th pope and successor of the ageing German pope. However, the real surprise was Bergoglio's choice of name, which also signalled a new direction for the church's government and pastoral focus. In calling himself Francis, he evoked the way of simplicity that derives from the Gospel. While Benedict's teaching draws much from the Augustinian well, Francis, however, is more attached to Franciscan spirituality and practice. A look at Francis's first apostolic exhortation, 'The Joy of the Gospel', where he quotes Augustine only twice may cement this view. Nevertheless, in spite of these minimal references, Francis holds the Bishop of Hippo in high regard. This is very evident in his homily at the beginning of the last Augustinian general chapter held in Rome, on 28 August 2013. Reflecting on Augustine's restless heart (cor inquietum), Francis pointed to two elements of the Augustinian heart. On the one hand, Augustine's restlessness was a craving for God's tender and forgiving love that can only be found in the encounter with Jesus Christ. On the other hand, the love Augustine found stirred in him a new unrest urging him to proclaim the Gospel of loving kindness with courage and without fear. It is not an exaggeration that Augustine was also the bearer of the honorary title, doctor caritatis. In this joyful unrest Augustine was spiritually close to St Francis, who became the disciple of God's humble love for the poor. As for Augustine, who to my knowledge was the first Latin author who designated God as humble (Deus humilis), St Francis's love for creation is grounded in God's humility. The central theme of Pope Francis's apostolic exhortation Evangelii Gaudium is the proclamation of God's tender love, a love that constantly renews the lives of the faithful. Therein, Francis takes up the perennial divine quality. Yet, Francis would not be himself if he had not supplemented it with his own emphasis.

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  • Volume 95 Issue 3 - The Australasian catholic record: Responding and
           adapting: A first effort
    • Abstract: Cooper, Austin
      More than a century ago The Australasian Catholic Record entered the Australasian scene, serving the church and over time quietly but substantially meeting changing circumstances. The journal was first established in 1895 by the then Archbishop of Sydney, Patrick Francis Cardinal Moran (1830-1911). With a typical Moran flourish it announced that this 'tiny barque' now departs the shore with the task of confronting the enemies of the church, 'Irreligion, Immorality and Anarchy'. The manifesto was something of a war cry. In undertaking this objective the journal intended following the example of publications such as The American Catholic Quarterly Review, The Dublin Review (UK) and The Irish Ecclesiastical Record.

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  • Volume 95 Issue 3 - 'No borders and no limits': Pope Francis on crossing
           frontiers and encountering Christ through the 'other'
    • Abstract: Mudge, Peter
      In one of his most significant addresses before he was elected pope, the then Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio stated in his 'Pastoral Letter for the Year of Faith': 'Among the most striking experiences of the last decades is finding doors closed'. This seminal letter fuses many of the themes that have appeared in Pope Francis's later writings and addresses, following his election as the 266th pope, on 13 March 2013.

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  • Volume 95 Issue 3 - Norman Thomas Gilroy: An obedient life [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Plant, Geoffrey
      Review(s) of: Norman Thomas Gilroy: An obedient life, by John Luttrell, (Strathfield: St Pauls, 2017), pp. 437, hardback, $45.00, paperback, $27.95.

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  • Volume 95 Issue 3 - Reflections on the readings of Sundays and Feasts
           September - November 2018
    • Abstract: Dunn, Geoffrey D
      We see in Mark's Gospel an interest in Jesus reaching out beyond the Jewish people to bring the good news to other peoples as well. One of the issues associated with that is the extent to which these other people need to adopt Jewish ways in order to become followers of Jesus. That is why, even though we are in a section of Mark's Gospel that deals with Jesus and the disciples, we have today's passage about Jesus and the Jewish religious leaders, the Pharisees.

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  • Volume 95 Issue 3 - Books received
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  • Volume 95 Issue 2 - Safeguarding the seal of confession
    • Abstract: Fisher, Anthony
      In 1834 convicts of the Norfolk Island penal colony conspired to overpower the troops and take possession of the island. A gang on its way to work turned on their guards. Others, having feigned illness and been transferred to hospital, broke their chains and came to their assistance. But the third wave, of farm workers with farm implements, arrived too late to be of any help. In the fiasco that followed several were killed and after a trial in Sydney thirty-one men were sentenced to death.

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  • Volume 95 Issue 2 - A year later
    • Abstract: Hill, John
      Sixty years ago, in 1958, a novel was published posthumously in Italy, 'Il Gattopardo', by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa.It was a masterpiece that soon became a bestseller and the basis of Visconti's cinema classic. It recounts the impact on a Sicilian aristocratic family of Garibaldi's invasion (at the head of 'I Mille') in 1860, with Sicily's incorporation into the Kingdom of Sardinia and, subsequently, the formation of the Kingdom of Italy. In particular, it portrays the reaction to all this on the part of Don Fabrizio, Prince of Salina, as the state he knows - the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies - collapses around him, and a new state, run by 'new men', compels his adjustment to a new reality.

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  • Volume 95 Issue 2 - Incorporating the RCIA process into catholic secondary
           colleges through the religious education curriculum
    • Abstract: van der Velden, Matthew
      In the context of twenty-first-century Australia, Catholic secondary colleges are facing an ever-dwindling number of student enrolments coming from a Catholic background. Students that identify themselves as members of the Roman Catholic Church occupy a wide spectrum of positions along the faith and sacramental journey of the Catholic tradition. In Catholic colleges around Australia, there are a number of Catholic students, sometimes referred to as 'cradle Catholics', who received all of the sacraments of initiation during their childhood, through either sacramental programs attached to their Catholic primary schooling or catechesis sessions provided by their parish. However, there are also a large number of Catholic students who have not received all of the sacraments of initiation, often only receiving baptism as an infant. Additionally, at Catholic colleges there can also be a large number of students who are members of other faith communities, such as Anglicans and members of other Protestant Churches, whose baptism is recognised by the Roman Catholic Church, yet are unable to fully participate in the sacramental opportunities provided by their school, such as the Eucharist and reconciliation. The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a powerful process for supporting students such as these to access a more fully formed Catholic faith and sacramental life.

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  • Volume 95 Issue 2 - From spiritual formation to outreach: What the
           Maronite people are saying
    • Abstract: Ghosn, Margaret
      In the process leading up to the first Maronite diocesan assembly, a survey was sent to all Maronite parishes and schools in order to provide valuable feedback on what issues were foremost in the minds of the people. This was then to form the basis for the diocesan assembly to be held 12-14 April 2018. The survey sought to ascertain the demographics of those who participated, and parish attendance patterns and participation at parish and diocesan levels. It assessed social services that were accessed, youth needs and family concerns, and offered opportunities for any further feedback. This article examines the responses of the survey and what they reveal about Maronite parishes across Australia, their areas of strength and areas needing improvement, the role of committees, and the needs and vision of the parishioners.

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  • Volume 95 Issue 2 - Forming young people for mission in the contemporary
           church: Some lessons from cardinal Cardijn
    • Abstract: Lucas, Brian
      This article will consider some of the issues relating to engagement by young people with Catholic Church structures. Within that context, and within the context of a contemporary theology of mission, it will examine the contribution that Cardinal Cardijn's 'see, judge, act' methodology offers to formation of young people for mission. In particular, it will outline some of the ways in which Catholic Mission in Australia has engaged with young people, including the immersion program for senior students. Finally, it will propose a way in which that program might strengthen links to the traditional Cardijn groups (YCS and YCW).

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  • Volume 95 Issue 2 - Priesthood as a sacrament
    • Abstract: O'Loughlin, Frank
      In this article I want to look at the priesthood specifically as a sacrament of the church. Much of what is presented here would also apply, mutatis mutandis, to the episcopate and some of it to the diaconate, the other two forms of the sacrament of orders.

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  • Volume 95 Issue 2 - The powers of the diocesan administrator
    • Abstract: Daly, Brendan
      I am from Christchurch Diocese, a suffragan diocese of Wellington Archdiocese, a metropolitan see. During the past forty years, one diocesan bishop has resigned and was replaced by his coadjutor. This former coadjutor died soon afterwards. The next bishop resigned and was simultaneously replaced by the appointment of his auxiliary. The next two bishops died and created vacant sees. Usually there are significant time gaps between vacant sees, resulting in each vacancy being a new experience for the key people involved.

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  • Volume 95 Issue 2 - Books received
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  • Volume 95 Issue 2 - Believing in god: Challenges of the twenty-first
           century [Book Review]
    • Abstract: McEvoy, James
      Review(s) of: Believing in god: Challenges of the twenty-first century, by Neil Brown, (Strathfield, NSW: St Pauls, 2016), pp. 156, $24.95.

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  • Volume 95 Issue 2 - Decree: Concerning the recognition of catholic school
           parents Australia as a private association of Christ's faithful, and its
           juridical personality
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  • Volume 95 Issue 2 - Reflections on the readings of Sundays and feasts
           June-August 2018
    • Abstract: Dunn, Geoffrey D
      Older Catholics would have grown up hearing about the sacrifice of the Mass, while in the last fifty years we have increasingly spoken of the celebration of the eucharist. Of course, the eucharist is sacrifice, but it is other things besides, like meal and celebration, and the word 'sacrifice' is easy to misinterpret. For many of us the word 'sacrifice' conjures up thoughts of the killing and slaughter of animals or even people. It is true that the word can mean this, but it has a much broader meaning. To sacrifice something is to remove it from the realm of the everyday and hand it over or dedicate it to some other purpose. Thus, a bloodless sacrifice, like the libation or pouring out of wine, is the offering up of something for someone else's use rather than one's own. Naturally, the killing of a living victim ensures that one cannot change one's mind later on and take it back, especially when the burnt sacrificial animal has often then been eaten by those who had participated in or witnessed the ritual slaughter.

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  • Volume 95 Issue 1 - Guidelines for articles submitted
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  • Volume 95 Issue 1 - Books received
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  • 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).

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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'.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Volume 94 Issue 4 - General index
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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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'.

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  • 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.

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  • 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: Thu, 13 Jun 2019 14:58:31 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: Thu, 13 Jun 2019 14:58:31 GMT
       
  • Volume 94 Issue 3 - Books received
    • PubDate: Thu, 13 Jun 2019 14:58:31 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, 13 Jun 2019 14:58:31 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, 13 Jun 2019 14:58:31 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, 13 Jun 2019 14:58:31 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, 13 Jun 2019 14:58:31 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, 13 Jun 2019 14:58:31 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, 13 Jun 2019 14:58:31 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, 13 Jun 2019 14:58:31 GMT
       
  • Volume 96 Issue 2 - The cost of Catholicism: Catholic leadership and
           colonial chaplains in Western Australia, 1852-86
    • Abstract: O'Brien, Odhran
      There was a significant monetary cost associated with establishing Catholicism in colonial Western Australia. The bishops and clergy funded the development of the local Catholic Church through donations from European benefactors, offerings from the congregation, and sponsorship from the Colonial and British Governments. As donations from Europe were variable and the resident Catholic population were largely poor, the government grants were the most reliable income for the Diocese of Perth. The government issued grants to support the establishment of congregations, schools, and social welfare institutions. The development of congregations in new settlements was the Catholic Church's core ministry and the government issued stipends to Catholic chaplains to administer spiritual care to settlers and convicts in particular districts. Government grants were based on the census results and the Catholic Church was required to establish local church congregations and recruit clergy, and demonstrate an ability to contribute towards the maintenance of both. From 1852 to 1886, Bishops Joseph Serra, Rosendo Salvado and Martin Griver took charge of establishing congregations, managing clergy and lobbying the governors and other civil officials to fund colonial chaplaincies. The government also expected that the chaplains would promote moral and social order among the ex-convicts transported from Britain.

      PubDate: Tue, 11 Jun 2019 17:34:21 GMT
       
  • Volume 96 Issue 2 - God's word 2019: Daily reflections, liturgical diary;
           365 days with the lord 2019: Liturgical biblical diary [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Hart, Sarah L
      Review(s) of: God's word 2019: Daily reflections, liturgical diary, by Strathfield, NSW: St Pauls, 2018), pp. 464, $16.95; 365 days with the lord 2019: Liturgical biblical diary, by Makati City, Philippines: St Pauls, 2018), pp. 400, $22.95.

      PubDate: Tue, 11 Jun 2019 17:34:21 GMT
       
  • Volume 96 Issue 2 - 'Like waterloo survivors': Ex-priests and the
           nineteenth-century Australian press
    • Abstract: Fowler, Colin
      In an April 1892 edition of the 'Freeman's Journal' the editor wearily commented: 'The lecturing "ex-priests" are in Australia like Waterloo survivors. A fresh one turns up almost every month'. He was comparing the appearance in Sydney of yet another wandering and lecturing ex-priest to the seemingly endless parade of Waterloo veterans turning up since the 1815 battle. As for Waterloo veterans, in 1892 they were well beyond turning up-in February of that year, reporting from the Dublin 'Freeman's Journal', the Sydney Freeman's had announced that the last of the veterans had died, and then in May that the 'very last' had expired. In the April item the editor may have been hoping that the latest ex-priest would be the last, or better still, the very last. That latest, Michael McKernan, was the first local priest to hit the lecture circuit.

      PubDate: Tue, 11 Jun 2019 17:34:21 GMT
       
  • Volume 96 Issue 2 - Bishop Charles Davis's musical contribution to the
           early Australian catholic church
    • Abstract: Pender, Graeme
      This article will explore the musicianship of Bishop Charles Henry Davis, osb (1815-1854), coadjutor to Australia's first Catholic Archbishop, John Bede Polding, osb. It will focus on his musical contribution to the early Australian Catholic Church-his ability to improvise, compose, conduct and perform during his short time as bishop at St Mary's, Sydney (1848-54).

      PubDate: Tue, 11 Jun 2019 17:34:21 GMT
       
  • Volume 96 Issue 2 - Theologising with a pure heart according to Joseph
           Ratzinger
    • Abstract: McGregor, Peter John
      In his commentary on the first chapter of 'Gaudium et Spes', Joseph Ratzinger writes the following: '[The] organ by which God can be seen cannot be a non-historical "ratio naturalis" which just does not exist, but only the ratio pura, i.e. purificata or, as Augustine expresses it echoing the Gospel, 'the cor purum'. The question that this article addresses is: What does it mean to theologise with a cor purum' An answer to this question will be attempted via the work of Ratzinger. In order to arrive at an answer, three particular questions must be addressed: For Ratzinger, what is theology, what is the heart, and what is a pure heart'

      PubDate: Tue, 11 Jun 2019 17:34:21 GMT
       
  • Volume 96 Issue 2 - Moving a seminary: A personal recollection part 1: The
           manly story
    • Abstract: Lucas, Brian
      A future biographer of Cardinal Edward Clancy, Archbishop of Sydney from 1983 to 2001, will no doubt give some attention to his major property developments. These included the complete rebuilding of the school and presbytery at St Mary's Cathedral, restoration works at, and the completion of, the cathedral with the southern spires, and the renovation and redevelopment of the parish site at St Patrick's, Church Hill.

      PubDate: Tue, 11 Jun 2019 17:34:21 GMT
       
  • Volume 96 Issue 2 - Reflections on the readings of Sundays and feasts
           June-August 2019
    • Abstract: Dunn, Geoffrey D
      It is not specified in Mark's Gospel where the ascension of Jesus takes place, although the last location specified is Jerusalem. Nor are we given a time frame for how long after the resurrection it occurred. In Matthew we also have no time frame, but the ascension is located in the north, in Galilee. In the second half of Luke (Acts of the Apostles) we are told that the ascension took place forty days after the resurrection, and in the first half (Gospel of Luke) we are told that it took place at Bethany, a small village just outside of Jerusalem. In the last words Jesus speaks to his followers he connects his ascension back to his death and resurrection. He also connects the mission of the church, in bringing the message of forgiveness to the world and the giving of the Spirit at Pentecost, to his death and resurrection.

      PubDate: Tue, 11 Jun 2019 17:34:21 GMT
       
  • Volume 96 Issue 2 - Books received
    • PubDate: Tue, 11 Jun 2019 17:34:21 GMT
       
  • Volume 96 Issue 2 - Newman college: A history, 1918-2018 [Book Review]
    • Abstract: O'Brien, Odhran
      Review(s) of: Newman college: A history, 1918-2018, by Brenda Niall, Josephine Dunin, and Frances O'Neill (Parkville, VIC: Newman College, 2018), pp. 270, hardback, $70.00.

      PubDate: Tue, 11 Jun 2019 17:34:21 GMT
       
  • Volume 96 Issue 2 - Courage and conviction: Unpretentious christianity
           [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Connolly, Noel
      Review(s) of: Courage and conviction: Unpretentious christianity, by Anthony J. Gittins (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical, 2018), pp. 240, US$24.95.

      PubDate: Tue, 11 Jun 2019 17:34:21 GMT
       
  • Volume 96 Issue 2 - Bridging troubled waters: Australia and asylum seekers
           [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Cullen, Michael
      Review(s) of: Bridging troubled waters: Australia and asylum seekers, by Tony Ward (North Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2017), pp. xv + 252, $39.95.

      PubDate: Tue, 11 Jun 2019 17:34:21 GMT
       
  • Volume 96 Issue 2 - The church in the modern world: Gaudium et Spes then
           and now [Book Review]
    • Abstract: McEvoy, James
      Review(s) of: The church in the modern world: Gaudium et Spes then and now, by Michael G. Lawler, Todd A. Salzman, and Eileen Burke- Sullivan (Collegeville, MN: Michael Glazier, 2014), pp. 205, $24.95.

      PubDate: Tue, 11 Jun 2019 17:34:21 GMT
       
  • Volume 96 Issue 2 - The Bible in Australia: A cultural history [Book
           Review]
    • Abstract: Heather, Bede
      Review(s) of: The Bible in Australia: A cultural history, by Meredith Lake (Sydney: NewSouth, 2018), pp. 439, $39.99.

      PubDate: Tue, 11 Jun 2019 17:34:21 GMT
       
  • Volume 96 Issue 2 - Australia: The Vatican museum's indigenous collection
           [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Lucas, Brian
      Review(s) of: Australia: The Vatican museum's indigenous collection, by Katherine Aigner (Edizioni Musei Vaticani and Aboriginal Studies Press, 2017), pp. 396, $40.00.

      PubDate: Tue, 11 Jun 2019 17:34:21 GMT
       
  • Volume 96 Issue 2 - Disturbing the dust: Notes from the margins [Book
           Review]
    • Abstract: Plant, Fr Geoffrey
      Review(s) of: Disturbing the dust: Notes from the margins, by Tony Herbert, SJ (North Sydney: Jesuit Mission, 2017), pp. 256, $38.95.

      PubDate: Tue, 11 Jun 2019 17:34:21 GMT
       
  • Volume 96 Issue 2 - Continental ambitions: Roman catholics in North
           America: The colonial experience [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Daniel, Michael E
      Review(s) of: Continental ambitions: Roman catholics in North America: The colonial experience, by Kevin Starr (San Francisco: Ignatius, 2016), pp. 605, hardback, $59.99.

      PubDate: Tue, 11 Jun 2019 17:34:21 GMT
       
  • Volume 96 Issue 2 - Regulating charities: The inside story [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Lucas, Brian
      Review(s) of: Regulating charities: The inside story, by Myles McGregor-Lowndes and Bob Wyatt (New York: Routledge, 2017), pp. 300, hardback, $221.00; ebook, $63.00.

      PubDate: Tue, 11 Jun 2019 17:34:21 GMT
       
  • Volume 96 Issue 1 - Values, virtues and catholic identity
    • Abstract: Baker, Frances
      'Catholic identity' is a phrase with which we have become quite familiar in the last few years, not least with the development of the Enhancing Catholic School Identity (ECSI) collaborative research project between the Catholic Education Commission of Victoria Ltd (CECV) and the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. Several tertiary institutions including Australian Catholic University and the University of Divinity offer a range of units and seminars that focus on enhancing Catholic institutional identity.

      PubDate: Mon, 11 Mar 2019 23:56:09 GMT
       
  • Volume 96 Issue 1 - Is it justifiable to compel performance by a doctor in
           violation of conscience': A recent view examined
    • Abstract: Tobin, Bernadette
      Two years ago, a group of philosophers and bioethicists published what they called a 'Consensus Statement on Conscientious Objection in Healthcare'. The statement, called the Brocher Statement because the group met at a foundation of that name in Geneva, sets out ten points that should 'inform, at the level of legislations and institutional policies, the way that conscientious objections in healthcare is regulated'. The statement proposes a very low threshold for compelling the performance of a practice in violation of conscience, whether of an individual or of an institution, in healthcare. In so doing, it reflects the position advanced ten years earlier by the influential Australian philosopher, Julian Savulescu. Himself one of the group who proposed this 'Consensus Statement', Savulescu had claimed that '[a] doctor's conscience has little place in the delivery of modern medical care. What should be provided to patients is defined by the law and consideration of the just distribution of finite medical resources, which requires a reasonable conception of the patient's good and the patient's informed desires. If people are not prepared to offer legally permitted, efficient, and beneficial care to a patient because it conflicts with their values, they should not be doctors'. Such a policy would, I submit, fail to accommodate the legitimate scope for conscientious decision-making, which is at the heart of medical professionalism.

      PubDate: Mon, 11 Mar 2019 23:56:09 GMT
       
  • Volume 96 Issue 1 - What price loyalty': Australian Catholics in the
           first world war
    • Abstract: Kildea, Jeff
      I am grateful to the Catholic Theological College for inviting me to give the Cardinal Knox Lecture for 2018, the centenary year of the end of the First World War, and to reflect on the way the Catholic Church in Australia related to and was affected by that war, a war that began in the same year that Cardinal Knox, in whose honour we meet tonight, was born.

      PubDate: Mon, 11 Mar 2019 23:56:09 GMT
       
  • Volume 96 Issue 1 - Nuclear-free New Zealand and catholic moral theology
           interwoven by the David Lange Oxford union address
    • Abstract: Longhurst, Christopher Evan
      At the forefront of almost all governmental and ecclesiastical policies on peace and war is the question of what to do about nuclear weapons. While this question remains unresolved in the world today, New Zealand's response in the 1980s has recently gained traction again as the new Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty was passed in July 2017. New Zealand proposed its answer in 1987 when it enacted its 'Nuclear Free Zone, Disarmament and Arms Control Act'. The impetus for that legislation was the popular support for Prime Minister David Lange's Oxford Union address in 1985. Lange's speech moved the nation's position beyond the political sphere into social, ethical and religious circles. This paper revisits that speech and the rationale behind New Zealand's decision in light of fundamental Catholic moral theology. It highlights common moral ideals between the New Zealand Catholic Church and government, points of agreement between the Catholic Church's moral teaching and New Zealand's nuclear-free policy, from the time of New Zealand's nuclear-free movement as early as the late 1950s, through David Lange's Oxford Union address, and the government's enactment of its nuclear-free legislation in 1987, up until today. Specifically, it seeks to exhibit how the logic of Prime Minister Lange's position corresponds to Catholic moral thought, evidencing an example of political - religious unity and a common church - state purpose for those people who are interested in moral, social, and political - religious cohesion. No critical analysis of arguments for and against nuclear weapons is intended, but rather simply the evidence of a positive co-relation between New Zealand's government and the Catholic Church on the nature and potential use of nuclear weapons.

      PubDate: Mon, 11 Mar 2019 23:56:09 GMT
       
  • Volume 96 Issue 1 - Beauty as a formative principle of moral living
    • Abstract: Nagle, Cormac
      This article outlines the following concepts: beauty in a philosophical sense: why we respect persons, creation, the environment, even animals that externally present as ugly, noting their magnificent structure, their survival apparatus; why we are asked to look for integrity beyond the external and seek and value internal beauty in others and in the creation, leading to the theological question: what role does beauty play that so delights us in beautiful persons, beautiful creatures, and objects in forming our moral life'

      PubDate: Mon, 11 Mar 2019 23:56:09 GMT
       
  • Volume 96 Issue 1 - Metaphors and doing theology: With some
           interpretations of pope Francis's manner of doing theology
    • Abstract: McGavin, PA
      In recent years a large component of my reading has involved difficult texts on theological method, epistemology, and neuro-psychology. What I present in this article in significant respects is a simplified conflation of this reading that contributes some original elements in a paradigmatic approach to 'doing theology'. For this reason, I generally do not engage in specific citations within my text, and instead include at the end of the article some remarks on some of my reading. My main purpose is to use a manner of speaking or writing - using extended metaphors - to make it more accessible to readers who want to 'do theology' in their own lives and in their ministries, rather than grapple with more formal presentations of what is treated.

      PubDate: Mon, 11 Mar 2019 23:56:09 GMT
       
  • Volume 96 Issue 1 - A not-so-unexciting life: Essays on Benedictine
           history and spirituality in honor of Michael Casey, OCSO [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Ranson, David
      Review(s) of: A not-so-unexciting life: Essays on Benedictine history and spirituality in honor of Michael Casey, OCSO, edited by Carmel Posa, SGS (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical, 2017), pp. 426, paperback, $64.95.

      PubDate: Mon, 11 Mar 2019 23:56:09 GMT
       
  • Volume 96 Issue 1 - Peter Lombard on the doctrine of creation: A
           discussion of sentences Bk II, D. 1, C. 1-3
    • Abstract: Zimmerman, Brandon
      The purpose of this brief study is to ascertain Peter Lombard's understanding of what the Christian doctrine of creation means and his judgment about whether pagan philosophers were able to reach this doctrine through the light of natural reason. Lombard's views on creation set the foundation for thirteenth-century discussions of creation, since all the scholastic masters of Oxford and Paris commented on Lombard's 'Sentences' and thus recorded their agreement or disagreement with him. Lombard's views are of especial importance for understanding Aquinas's teaching on creation, since Aquinas's first detailed discussion of creation takes place in his Sentences Commentary, bk II, d. 1, q. 1, in which he forcefully presents the essence of creation as demonstrable through philosophy, though knowable more perfectly through faith, and reinterprets the essential meaning of creation using Avicenna's metaphysics. My study thus complements the studies of Timothy Noone, Stephen Baldner, William Carroll, Mark Johnson, John F. Wippel, and Lawrence Dewan on how Aquinas's understanding of creation and of whether Plato and Aristotle taught the doctrine of creation differs from that of the immediate Latin scholastic tradition, though I will not be able to show here how Aquinas adapts some of Lombard's ideas and suggestions even as he moves quite far beyond them in metaphysical sophistication. Additionally, the medieval reception of Plato and Aristotle will be touched upon.

      PubDate: Mon, 11 Mar 2019 23:56:09 GMT
       
  • Volume 96 Issue 1 - Reflections on the readings of Sundays and feasts:
           March-May 2019
    • Abstract: Dunn, Geoffrey D
      We continue where we left off from last Sunday with Jesus establishing the ethical foundations of the new Israel. Hypocrisy is really one of the most distasteful of human characteristics and in today's gospel passage Jesus confronts it head on. Hypocrisy is the real 'fake news', for it is nothing other than a sham and a pretence that we are something that we really are not, a contrivance that we are better than others when we are not, a sanctimonious false virtue that we have the right to point out the faults of others while leaving our own failings untouched. When we are the victim of someone else's hypocrisy we feel the injustice and unfairness, we feel the betrayal and deception, we feel the put-down and rejection.

      PubDate: Mon, 11 Mar 2019 23:56:09 GMT
       
  • Volume 96 Issue 1 - Guidelines for articles submitted
    • PubDate: Mon, 11 Mar 2019 23:56:09 GMT
       
  • Volume 96 Issue 1 - Books received
    • PubDate: Mon, 11 Mar 2019 23:56:09 GMT
       
 
 
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