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The Southern Cross : November 2011
Digital version online at www.thesoutherncross.org.au $2 inc. GST November 2011 TheSouthern Cross Part of your Catholic family since 1867 Design the Archbishop's Christmas card -- competition details, page 6. Love song MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN: Australian composer and music liturgist Michael Mangan has written an anthem dedicated to married couples. Prior to the launch of the anthem at the Teams Oceania Conference, he rehearsed to his wife Anne Frawley-Mangan at Our Lady of Dolours Church, Kingswood. Full story, page 6. Photo: Benon Koebsch College Tours Tues 8 November 9:15am Thurs 10 November 6:00pm College Tours www.loreto.sa.edu.au Call for unity in address to Pope Archbishop Philip Wilson highlighted the challenge of achieving unity within the Church in his address to Pope Benedict XVI as head of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference during last month's Ad Limina visit to Rome. "Different voices are heard among us, voices that interpret the past differently -- especially the Second Vatican Council -- and voices therefore that understand differently how we should move into the future," he said. "In such a situation, the ministry of unity which is ours as bishops -- and supremely yours as Pope -- is not always easy. "Often it is the way of the Cross. In coming to Rome, we recommit ourselves to this way, the way of Peter and Paul, the way of Easter." In the Australian bishops' first meeting with Pope Benedict since his installation in 2005, Archbishop Wilson looked back over the years since the last Ad Limina visit in 2004 and referred to the two great graces given by God to the Church in Australia -- World Youth Day in Sydney in 2008 and the canonisation of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop last year. "How are we to build upon these two great graces in order to build the future of the Church in Australia at a complex and challenging time?" he asked. Archbishop Wilson went on to say that to "start afresh from Christ" the bishops had decided to call the whole Church in Australia to celebrate "A Year of Grace" from Pentecost 2012 to Pentecost 2013. "Through this time we will seek to contemplate the face of Jesus and to listen to his voice at a new depth, in the belief that only he can lead us into the future, that only he can make us one in faith, in hope, in love. Continued on page 3. Jenny Brinkworth