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  1. Catholic Worship Book II [Book Review].John de Luca - 2018 - The Australasian Catholic Record 95 (4):501.
    de Luca, John Review of: Catholic worship book II, Australian Catholic Bishops Conference. Full music ed., 2 vols, $295.00; people's ed., $34.95.
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  2. Reflections on the Readings of Sundays and Feasts December 2018 - February 2019.Geoffrey D. Dunn - 2018 - The Australasian Catholic Record 95 (4):472.
    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.
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    The Spirit of God and the Plenary Council.Denis Edwards - 2018 - The Australasian Catholic Record 95 (4):387.
    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 (...)
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  4. Gaudete Et Exsultate: Pope Francis and the Call to Holiness.Anthony Ekpo - 2018 - The Australasian Catholic Record 95 (4):441.
    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 (...)
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  5. Building Bridges in a Disconnected World: A Christological Perspective.Robert Gascoigne - 2018 - The Australasian Catholic Record 95 (4):424.
    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 (...)
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    Dialogue Derailed: Joseph Ratzinger's War Against Pluralist Theology [Book Review].Patricia Madigan - 2018 - The Australasian Catholic Record 95 (4):505.
    Madigan, Patricia Review of: Dialogue derailed: Joseph Ratzinger's war against pluralist theology, by Ambrose Ih-Ren Mong, pp. 325, paperback, 30; pdf, 26.50.
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  7. Prophetic Pastoral Leadership: The Adelaide Archdiocesan Pastoral Team, 1986-2001 [Book Review].James McEvoy - 2018 - The Australasian Catholic Record 95 (4):507.
    McEvoy, James Review of: Prophetic pastoral leadership: The Adelaide archdiocesan pastoral team, 1986-2001, by Paul K. Hawkes,, pp. 138; paperback, AU$23.00;1 Kindle, US$7.29.
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    Catholic Education in the Twenty-First Century: Narrative, Purpose and Ecclesial Context.Anthony Mellor - 2018 - The Australasian Catholic Record 95 (4):455.
    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.
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  9. Lost in Translation: The English Language and the Catholic Mass [Book Review].Gerard Moore - 2018 - The Australasian Catholic Record 95 (4):503.
    Moore, Gerard Review of: Lost in translation: The English language and the catholic mass, by Gerald O'Collins, with John Wilkins, pp. 122, paperback, $29.95.
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  10. Synodality: A Process Committed to Transformation.Elissa Roper - 2018 - The Australasian Catholic Record 95 (4):412.
    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 (...)
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    The Plenary Council and Canon Law.Ian Waters - 2018 - The Australasian Catholic Record 95 (4):399.
    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 (...)
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    Worker Deacons.John Francis Collins & Sandra Carroll - 2018 - The Australasian Catholic Record 95 (3):319.
    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, 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 (...)
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    The Australasian Catholic Record: Responding and Adapting: A First Effort.Austin Cooper - 2018 - The Australasian Catholic Record 95 (3):330.
    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. 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. (...)
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    Julian Tenison Woods: From Entangled Histories to History Shaper.Mary Cresp & Janice Tranter - 2018 - The Australasian Catholic Record 95 (3):286.
    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. (...)
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    Reflections on the Readings of Sundays and Feasts September - November 2018.Geoffrey D. Dunn - 2018 - The Australasian Catholic Record 95 (3):352.
    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 (...)
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    Witness, the Pedagogy of Grace and Moral Development.Daniel J. Fleming & Thomas Ryan - 2018 - The Australasian Catholic Record 95 (3):259.
    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 (...)
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    'The Joy of the Gospel': Reading Pope Francis's Evangelii Gaudium with St Augustine.Joseph Lam - 2018 - The Australasian Catholic Record 95 (3):304.
    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 (...)
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    The Catholic Hospital: Understanding the Patient's Experience.Keith McNaught & Geoffrey Shaw - 2018 - The Australasian Catholic Record 95 (3):273.
    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 (...)
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  19. No Borders and No Limits': Pope Francis on Crossing Frontiers and Encountering Christ Through the 'Other.Peter Mudge - 2018 - The Australasian Catholic Record 95 (3):339.
    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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  20. Norman Thomas Gilroy: An Obedient Life [Book Review].Geoffrey Plant - 2018 - The Australasian Catholic Record 95 (3):377.
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    The Powers of the Diocesan Administrator.Brendan Daly - 2018 - The Australasian Catholic Record 95 (2):210.
    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 (...)
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    Reflections on the Readings of Sundays and Feasts June-August 2018.Geoffrey D. Dunn - 2018 - The Australasian Catholic Record 95 (2):229.
    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 (...)
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    Safeguarding the Seal of Confession.Anthony Fisher - 2018 - The Australasian Catholic Record 95 (2):131.
    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 (...)
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  24. From Spiritual Formation to Outreach: What the Maronite People Are Saying.Margaret Ghosn - 2018 - The Australasian Catholic Record 95 (2):178.
    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 (...)
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    A Year Later.John Hill - 2018 - The Australasian Catholic Record 95 (2):152.
    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 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 (...)
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    Forming Young People for Mission in the Contemporary Church: Some Lessons From Cardinal Cardijn.Brian Lucas - 2018 - The Australasian Catholic Record 95 (2):190.
    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, (...)
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    Believing in God: Challenges of the Twenty-First Century [Book Review].James McEvoy - 2018 - The Australasian Catholic Record 95 (2):254.
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  28. Priesthood as a Sacrament.Frank O'Loughlin - 2018 - The Australasian Catholic Record 95 (2):199.
    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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    Incorporating the RCIA Process Into Catholic Secondary Colleges Through the Religious Education Curriculum.Matthew van der Velden - 2018 - The Australasian Catholic Record 95 (2):166.
    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 (...)
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    God, the Moon, and the Astronaut: Space Conquest and Theology [Book Review].Michael Cullen - 2018 - The Australasian Catholic Record 95 (1):123.
    Cullen, Michael Review of: God, the moon, and the astronaut: Space conquest and theology, by Jacques Arnould, translated by Dawn Cowlsey, pp. 148, paperback, $29.95, First published in French as La Lune dans le benitier: Conquete spatial et th ologie.
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  31. Transforming the Church Isn't Finished Yet.P. J. Cullinane - 2018 - The Australasian Catholic Record 95 (1):3.
    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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    Reflections on the Readings of Sundays and Feasts: March-May 2018.Geoffrey D. Dunn - 2018 - The Australasian Catholic Record 95 (1):89.
    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 (...)
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    Power and Leadership of Women Within the Catholic Church in Australia.Patricia Fox - 2018 - The Australasian Catholic Record 95 (1):10.
    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 (...)
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    The Mystical and the Political: Challenges for the Australian Catholic Church.Robert Gascoigne - 2018 - The Australasian Catholic Record 95 (1):20.
    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 (...)
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    Monsignor John Joseph N: Academic, War Chaplain, Parish Priest.Damian John Gleeson - 2018 - The Australasian Catholic Record 95 (1):51.
    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 (...)
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    A Theology Not Received, a Practice Out of Time.Anthony Gooley - 2018 - The Australasian Catholic Record 95 (1):35.
    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 (...)
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    Julian Tenison Woods: Lyricist and Missionary.Roderick O'Brien - 2018 - The Australasian Catholic Record 95 (1):83.
    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, (...)
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    Daniel Mannix: The Man, the Myth, the Mystery.Max Vodola - 2018 - The Australasian Catholic Record 95 (1):66.
    Vodola, Max On a wet Melbourne evening on Saturday 16 September 1916, Archbishop Daniel Mannix, coadjutor to Dr Thomas Carr, 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 (...)
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