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The Southern Cross : February 2012
www.thesoutherncross.org.au Page 2 February 2012 INSIDE 9 Editorial/Opinion 17-22 Schools 24 Crossword 26 Obituary 27 Public notices 28 Mass times The Southern Cross I-ministry in Afghanistan, 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: email@example.com Advertising: Alice Jordan T: (08) 8224 1612 | E: firstname.lastname@example.org Print Post Approved P530028/0064 Principal Craig Fosdike has his heart and soul in Norwood, page 7 Correction The word 'adore' was incorrectly used in a headline in The Southern Cross in the December issue on the visit of an icon of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary of Pompeii. The word 'adore' in theological language can only be applied to God. The editor apologises for this error and any offence it may have caused. FROM AFAR: Archbishop Philip Wilson hosted a dinner with Curia Bishop Thomas Mar Anthonios from the Syro-Malankara Church on December 22. The bishop was accompanied by Fr Thomas Rajan (left). They also visited Indian families from the Syro- Malankara Church (an Eastern Catholic Church based in southern India) living in Adelaide. The grace of God Two South Australian priests, one an expert in theology and the other a key figure in the canonisation of Australia's first saint, are amongst the recipients of the 2012 Order of Australia awards. They were joined by two members of the Catholic laity in SA, Samuel Smith of Gladstone and Michael Webster of Toorak Gardens, in this year's honours list announced by the Governor- General, Her Excellency Quentin Bryce AC CVO, Chancellor of the Order of Australia, on January 26. Father Denis Edwards, who chaired the Adelaide Catholic Diocesan Ecumenical and Interfaith Commission for five years, received a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for service to the Catholic Archdiocese of Adelaide and to theological education. Fr Edwards is a senior lecturer in theology, an author and a founding member of the International Society for Science and Religion. Jesuit priest Father Paul Gardiner was recognised for his role as the Posulator of the Canonisation of Mary MacKillop, as was his predecessor in this role, Sr Maria Casey rsj. Their archival research established the historical evidence on the life of Mary MacKillop. They also negotiated the extensive procedural processes required to establish the case for canonisation to the Holy See. A former teacher of religion, Latin and history at St Ignatius' College, Riverview, Fr Gardiner also lectured in philosophy and Greek in seminaries for 15 years and held leadership roles with the Jesuits in Australia, Italy and Ireland. Now based in Penola, he is a chaplain to the Mary MacKillop Centre. Mr Smith was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia for his service to the local community, including 14 years as treasuer of the St Joseph Parish School Board and membership of the Jamestown Parish council and finance committees. Mr Webster received his medal for service to the horseracing industry and to the community. He has been a supporter and benefactor of the Adelaide Day Centre for Homeless Persons since 1985 and a member of St Ignatius Parish, Norwood for more than 30 years. Nationally, two eminent Catholics were appointed Officers of the Order of Australia (the second highest award after Companion of the Order of Australia). They are Victorian businessman and philanthropist Mr Fergus Ryan, who is deputy president of the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family, and Fr William Uren SJ, who was recognised for his distinguished service to the Church and to education -- "as a philsopher and bioethicist, as a social commentator, a scholar and mentor". Timor-Leste human rights advocate Pat Walsh was appointed a member of the Order of Australia for service to the international community in the Asia-Pacific region. The former Catholic priest has recently written a book on the reconciliation process in Timor- Leste, At the Scene of the Crime, and will feature in next month's Southern Cross. SA priests in Australia Day honours