The Southern Cross : October 2012
Page 20 June 2011 Page 2 October 2012 www.thesoutherncross.org.au INSIDE 8 Living Catholic 9 Editorial/Opinion 11-14 St Francis Xavier feature 17-21 Schools 20 Crossword 22 Public notices 23 Mass times The Southern Cross 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: Margot Tisher T: (08) 8224 1612 | E: email@example.com Print Post Approved P530028/0064 Challenge of Vatican II remains South Australian church leaders have joined with other religious and civic leaders in calling for respectful and peaceful relationships across the community in the wake of the recent protests about a film deemed to insult Islam. In a statement issued on United Nations International Day of Peace, the leaders expressed regret for any violence in thoughts and in actions, including when it was falsely attributed to religious teaching. “Violence, such as the recent film denigrating the Prophet Mohammed and the resultant outbreak of violence in Sydney and other places, is a distortion of the teachings of any faith or religion,” the statement said. Archbishop Jeffrey Driver, Chair of Leaders of Christian Churches SA, encouraged people to let go of hate- filled thoughts and actions towards one another, even – and especially – when provoked. Archbishop Wilson said recently that developing our relations with other Christians and other believers should be part of the characteristic of all our lives and the centre of our prayer. “It should also be a concern that we express in the ordinary relationships that we have with people everywhere,” he said. Archbishop Wilson spoke about ecumenism and interfaith relations as core works of the Church when he commissioned members of the Diocesan Ecumenical and Interfaith Commission (DEIC). Dr Stephen Downs is the new chairperson of the Commission, replacing Deacon Nick Kerr. Other members are Dr Marie Loller, Val De Brenni, Geraldine Hawkes, Deacon Nick Kerr, John Luttrell, Sr Bernadette Marks, Samantha Napoli, Fr Mark Sexton, Julie Staszy, Fr Michael Trainor, Dr Marie Turner and Cathy Whewell. Call for respect CULTURAL DIVERSITY: Members of Adelaide’s migrant communities celebrated the 98th World Day of Migrants and Refugees with Archbishop Philip Wilson after Mass at St Patrick’s Church, Grote St, last month. HISTORIC MOMENT: Bishops from around the world gather for the opening of Vatican II in St Peter’s Basilica, Rome, 50 years ago. Photo: Adelaide Archdiocese Archives Click here to check out the Archbishop’s Facebook page for postings on events and matters of interest.