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The Southern Cross : December 2011
www.thesoutherncross.org.au Page 2 December 2011 INSIDE 9 Editorial/Opinion 17-23 Schools 24 Crossword 25 Obituary 26 Public notices 26-27 Mass times The Southern Cross Adelaide adores Pompeii Madonna, page 5 The Southern Cross As a condition of every contract of publication, the Publisher may in its absolute discretion at any time before publication and without assigning any reason, refuse to accept for publication or to publish any copy or other material whatever submitted to it for publication. If any copy is refused by the Publisher, any payment made will be refunded to the customer who will have no other claim of any nature whatever against the Publisher. Produced by Solstice Media Ltd., Suite 4, Cinema Place, Adelaide, SA 5000 (off Vaughan Pl). Printed by Lane Print Group for the publisher on recyclable paper. ABN 63105598187 The official publication of the Catholic Archdiocese of Adelaide 39 Wakefield Street, Adelaide SA 5000 | GPO Box 1468, Adelaide SA 5001 Editor: Jenny Brinkworth T: (08) 8210 8117 Senior Journalist: Rebecca DiGirolamo T: (08) 8210 8154 (Mon-Wed) Production Supervisor: Rosie McMutrie T: (08) 8210 8160 E: firstname.lastname@example.org Advertising: Alice Jordan T: (08) 8224 1612 | E: email@example.com Print Post Approved P530028/0064 During his visit to the United States last month, Archbishop Philip Wilson conferred the Ministry of Reader at Blessed John XXIII National Seminary in Weston, Massachusetts. During the Mass, 18 seminarians from 12 dioceses and one religious order were installed into this ministry. "We are pleased that Archbishop Wilson was able to officiate at this important event for our seminarians during his trip to the United States," said Rev. William B. Palardy, Rector of Blessed John XXIII Seminary. "These ministries mark the formative progression of our seminarians as they prepare for priestly ordination." Fr Palardy and Archbishop Wilson both attended the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. "Having known Archbishop Wilson for more than 20 years, I was eager to see him again and introduce him to our seminary community," said Fr Palardy. "Archbishop Wilson's homily during the Mass was inspiring, and on the following day his presentation on the Catholic Church in Australia was most informative, interesting and thought-provoking. "The Archbishop's presence among us was a highlight of our year and provided a vibrant example of the Catholicity of our Church." BISHOP TO BISHOP: Archbishop Wilson hosted a meeting with the new Eparch of the Greek-Melkite Church of Australia and New Zealand, Bishop Robert Rabbat, during his visit to Adelaide last month. The Lebanese-born bishop was enthroned at the Melkite Cathedral of St Michael the Archangel and All Holy Angels in Sydney in October. Bishop Rabbat, a former rector of the Cathedral of the Annunciation in Newton, Massachusetts, has degrees in chemical engineering, mathematics and communication. Ordained a priest in Beirut in 1994, he has served at parishes in Indiana and Illinois and as editor of the Melkite magazine, Sophia. The Southern Cross team wishes you all a very happy and safe Christmas and New Year. There will be no January issue but we will be back at the begining of February with our first issue for 2012. Deadline for advertisements and editorial submissions is January 13. Christmas solidarity Koala turning wheels of fortune page 7 Links to US seminarians