our first Newsletter for 2017. We hope our readers had a very happy
and holy Christmas and pray that God will bless your hearts and homes
this year. The holiday season will soon be over and our educational
institutions including schools, seminaries, universities, colleges,
Parish Sacramental Programs, Catechists and parents will be back in
swing for the year ahead. With this in mind we have stocked up on all
our Catholic resources that will help those involved in bringing the
wonders of our Holy Faith to the young, and to anyone interested in
furthering their knowledge or considering joining the Catholic
Over the Christmas break those opposed to the welfare of our country
have been active, quietly preparing legislation that is in opposition,
not only to our Christian values, but to the very laws of nature. The
Rosary is our greatest and most effective weapon in this struggle but
we should not be complacent. We still need to keep ourselves informed
of what is happening. New supplies of Gabriele Kuby’s book, ‘The
Global Sexual Revolution’, and David van Gend’s book, ‘Stealing from
a Child’, have arrived. Please note that we will soon have Bill
Muehlenberg’s books, ‘Strained Relations’ and ‘Dangerous Relations’.
Let us pray and hope, since America’s new president has stopped
funding Planned Parenthood and legislation is now passing in many
states that will protect the unborn, that the hearts of our leaders
will be softened and they too will protect the lives of the unborn in
Australia. Prayer for the people involved and the continuation of
this wonderful start is of paramount importance.
This year will be the 100th Anniversary of Our Lady of
Fatima. Her message is timeless. If we want peace for the world we
must pray sincerely, especially the Rosary, do penances, accept and
offer up our sufferings and stop offending God. Our Lady promised
Jacinta, Lucia and Francisco that if people heeded her message the
world would have peace, sinners would be converted and countless
souls would be saved from the fires of Hell. There are new books
about Fatima written for the centenary and specially crafted rosaries
in stock. They can us help take advantage of the many graces Our Lady
of the Rosary will give the world if we too increase our efforts to
pray and offer sacrifices to Our Lord for sinners.
A sincere thank you is extended to all our wonderful readers, for
without your prayers and support we could not keep going. May God
keep you and your families in His heart this year.
Strained Relations: The Challenge of Homosexuality by Bill
Muehlenberg $26.95 Dangerous Relation: The Threat of Homosexuality by Bill
This book is written by a well-known American-born, Australian-based
veteran family researcher and activist whose chief concern is defending
marriage and the family. This comprehensive, detailed and thoroughly
documented volume deals with every aspect of the homosexual debate,
including detailed chapters on homosexual "marriage" and
adoption rights. The book also examines the biblical and theological
material on this subject, showing that any religion that tries to soften
God’s Will regarding homosexual acts misinterprets God’s Word. There are
over 700 footnotes, making it the most extensively researched and
referenced volume on this topic available in Australia. Much of the book
features international research and data as well, making it great value
to anyone from around the globe concerned about this issue. In ‘Dangerous
Relation: The Threat of Homosexuality’ Bill Muehlenberg furthers his
accurate research with more relevant data and the latest studies. Once
the push to redefine marriage intensified to landslide proportions the
author realised it was even more imperative that people had access to the
latest information showing the incredible dangers Australians and others
face in the light of the agenda to redefine marriage, an agenda that is
in opposition to the way God made us. Buy both books for $40.00
The Global Sexual Revolution by Gabriele Kuby $28.95
Stealing from a Child by David van Gend $29.95
Same-Marriage by Peter D Williams $5.00
Special Offer: All 5 books $90.00
Apologetics and Catholic Doctrine by Archbishop Michael
Sheehan (ed by Fr Peter Joseph) $49.95
This classic high school text has been used to teach the Faith to generations
of Catholics around the world for more than six decades. Its outstanding
clarity, persuasiveness and comprehensiveness are totally unique. It
gives Catholics the support to sustain their Faith throughout their
lifetime so they have a firm knowledge and deep understanding of
Catholicism. The structure and sequence of the argument of Sheehan's
Apologetics are clear and logical. Catholic Doctrine is explained
thoroughly. Controversial worldly objections to Christ’s teachings are
faced openly and honestly so that people understand the wisdom of the
Church. Dr Sheehan's whole text breathes a gentle, loving confidence in
the truths that Christ taught. This is book is timeless and only
available in Hardback.
Faith in the Family Catechetics Confirmation by Father Peter Murphy $5.00
Faith in the Family Catechetics Eucharist by Father Peter Murphy $5.00
Faith in the Family Catechetics Penance by Father Peter Murphy $5.00
Catholic Family Catechism Apostles Edition by Father James Tierney $5.00
Catholic Family Catechism Disciples Edition by Father James Tierney $5.00
The New Saint Joseph First Communion Catechism $8.50
The New Saint Joseph Baltimore Catechism No 1 $12.75
The New Saint Joseph Baltimore Catechism No 2 $15.50
Christ the King Lord of History Text by Anne W Carroll $37.50
Christ the King Lord of History workbook by Belinda T Mooney $35.90
This is the Faith by Canon Francis Ripley $32.00
The Penny Catechism (Tan) $5.50
Fatima for Today by Fr Andrew Apostoli CFR $28.95
Cardinal Raymond Burke has written the Foreward to this book, urging
readers to heed the urgent Marian message of Hope. 2017 is the 100th
Anniversary of Our Lady’s Apparitions at Fatima. Our Lady's call to
prayer and penance for the salvation of souls and peace in the world is
as relevant now as when first delivered to three Portuguese peasant
children in 1917. At the peak of the First World War, Our Lady warned of
another worldwide conflict, the rise and spread of Communism, and a
terrible persecution of the Church unless people repented of their sins
and returned to God. She also requested devotion to her Immaculate Heart
and a special consecration of Russia. Much of what Our Lady of Fatima
said was revealed soon after her appearances, but the third and final
"secret", which was not a message but a prophetic vision seen
by the children, was not unveiled by the Vatican until 2000. Pope John
Paul II, who read the third secret while recovering from the attempt upon
his life in 1981, believed the vision signified the sufferings the Church
had endured in the twentieth century Because of the prophetic nature of
her messages, Our Lady of Fatima has been the subject of much controversy
and speculation. In this book, Father Andrew Apostoli carefully analyses
the events that took place in Fatima and clears up lingering questions
and doubts about their meaning. He also challenges the reader to hear
anew the call of Our Lady to prayer and sacrifice, for the world is ever
in need of generous hearts willing to make reparation for those in danger
of losing their way to God.
Fatima The Great Sign by Francis Johnston $25.95
Our Lady of Fatima by William Thomas Walsh $23.95
Fatima Living the Message CD $5.00
Blessed Jacinta Marto of Fatima by Msgr Joseph A Cirrincione $5.00
Fatima’s Message for Our Times by Msgr Joseph A Cirrincione $4.50
What Happened at Fatima by Leo Madigan $7.00
The Message and Prayers of Fatima by T Tindal-Robertson and D A Foley
Fatima and the Immaculate Heart of Mary by Fr Anton Nadrah OCist $7.00
Our Lady of Fatima by Rev. L Lovasik SVD $3.00
The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima DVD $13.95
Our Lady of Fatima's Peace Plan from Heaven (Tan) $3.50
Our Lady of Fatima Novena and Prayers (Hirten) $4.00
Our Lady Came to Fatima by Ruth F Hume $14.00
·a sense of the apostolate and a sense of history,
·and a sense of urgency.
What is most needed in the world
today is to have in each parish a group of laity who are at the same
time virtuous, enlightened, determined and really apostolic.
St Pius X
The times are very evil and no one
speaks against them. There are some who rest their divine mission on
their own unsupported assertion; others on their popularity; others on
their success; and others on their temporal distinctions. I fear we
have neglected the real ground on which our authority is built — our
Blessed John Henry Newman, Tracts
for the Times. 1833
Our values are under attack and our
catechesis, far from strengthening them, serves only to weaken them
Brother Christian Moe, FSC
For news and encouragement,
contact the Cardinal Newman Faith Resources Inc.:
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Sydney Mass for Ordinariate
FOR? All Catholics can participate in liturgies of the Ordinariate (a
non-territorial diocese) of Our Lady of the Southern Cross, and
communicate at its Masses — it’s a new branch of the Roman Rite (see Handoutsn. 134).
Sunday 5th February, 2017, at 12 noon, and
hence weekly. Veni et vidi: Come and See !
Parish church of St Thomas a’Becket at Lewisham located next to
Lewisham railway station.
N.B. — Don’t confuse with
Immaculate Heart Chapel.
Father Richard Waddell VG, JCL, pastor of this Sydney community, lives
at the Presbytery, 2 Halley Street, Five Dock NSW 2046, phone 02 9713
7960, email email@example.com .
BATTLE FIELDS in 2017
SAFE SCHOOLS COALITION
Both Federal and State Governments are pouring taxpayers
money into promoting sexual immorality, i.e. child abuse, from
pre-school and all K-12.
SAME SEX UNIONS
The proposed legislation for same-sex “marriages”
contradicts God’s plan and is quite immoral. Even when discussing the
proposals, free speech is restricted and rights of assembly and
religion threatened. The verbal engineering and anti-discrimination
tribunals are a foretaste of the persecutions to come.
New books for the coming battles of 2017 and suitable as
presents for loved ones in their lay apostolate are so potent that, as
soon as CNFRI listed them, a hacker slew our website, but it is now
STEALING FROM A CHILD, The Injustice of ‘Marriage
2016, by Dr David Van Gend, Queensland family doctor. This is essential
reading for Christians in Australia. 273 pp $29.95.
LGBTQ activists (Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transsexual-Queer) felt so threatened by this book
that, the day before the book launch, the original printer refused the
job, so the heroic publisher Connor Court had to find another printer
at the last moment.
THE GLOBAL SEXUAL REVOLUTION, The Destruction of Freedom
in the Name of Freedom by Gabriele Kuby, who is a convert, a mother and a sociologist:
original German edition, 2012, of which Pope Benedict XVI wrote,
“Mrs Kuby is a brave warrior against ideologies that ultimately result
in the destruction of man.” English translation, 2015, 283 pp $28.95.
Our local battles against same-sex “marriages” and Safe
Schools Coalition immorality are against Satan’s world-wide strategy.
And our problems are not yet as bad as overseas.
STRAINED RELATIONS, The Challenge of Homosexuality by Bill Muehlenberg 2011/2014
(4“' printing). He documents its health hazards, its impermanence and
infidelities, whereas marriage is healthy, “for life” and “to the
exclusion of all others”: 256 pp.
The quote on p. 5 from a quite unexpected source is
refreshingly startling and will surprise the reader:
Even in purely non-religious terms, homosexuality
represents a misuse of the sexual faculty and, in the words of one
educator, of ‘human construction.’ It is a pathetic little second-rate
substitute for reality, a pitiable flight from life. As such, it
deserves fairness, compassion, understanding, and, when possible,
treatment. But it deserves no encouragement, no glamorization, no
rationalization, no fake status as a minority martyrdom...
And the author of this statement?
Fred Nile? Jerry Faldwell? No. It was uttered by Time magazine
on January 21, 1966. Would Time magazine ever dare to utter
such comments today? Of course not.
RECONSTRUCTION after deconstructionism
Reconstruction starts with an old principle: Quidquid
recipitur per modum recipentis recipitur, “Whatever is received is
received according to the measure of the recipient.”
Now embellish this with a new principle: “Whatever is
uttered is uttered according to the mindset of the utterer.”
In other words, when journalists, politicians, judges and
academics are atheists, unsympathetic to religion or morality, they
prove less capable of fair treatment. Schools, universities and media
have wrecked them.
This becomes evident in Royal Commissions and
Discrimination Tribunals, so don’t expect justice.
is a modern
“Politically Correct” philosophy of many academics in our universities.
It deconstructs literary works of history and
fiction, and their authors and ideas, with a ruthless skepticism
grounded in its fundamental “truth” that there is no truth, nor
could truth be known even if it exists. There’s no room for morality
except what each makes up for himself.
In other words, it’s founded on a contradiction, and is
illogical and impractical, and has nothing to offer anyone, but
skepticism, doubt, depression, despair- and ultimately suicide:
Everyone hates me, nobody loves me,
Think I’ll go and eat worms...
Deconstruction is a half-truth: it
often does make a difference to know who said what; what
authority he or it has; what are the circumstances and the author’s
background. After all, nihil eligitur nisi sub specie boni,
“nothing is chosen except under the species of good”.
Deconstruction collapses like a balloon with:
·argumentum ad hominem, “arguing to the man” by deconstructing him:
Did he have an unhappy childhood with an absent father? etc.
·re duetto ad absurd tun, by “reduction to an absurdity” of
his propositions. The rude put-down is, “You’ve just proved nothing can
be known, so there’s no point in me listening to you, and so you’d
Calling all lay apostles, priests and bishops:
For a bishop, as God’s steward,
must be blameless; he must not be arrogant or quick-tempered or a
drunkard or violent or greedy for gain, but hospitable, a lover of
goodness, master of himself, upright, holy, and self-controlled; he
must hold firm to the sure word as taught, so that he may be able to
give instruction in sound doctrine and also to confute those who
contradict it. For there are many insubordinate men, empty talkers and
deceivers, especially the circumcision party; they must be silenced,
since they are upsetting whole families by teaching for base gain what
they have no right to teach. One of themselves, a prophet of their own,
said, “Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, lazy gluttons.” This
testimony is true. Therefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be
sound in the faith,
“Cretans are always liars” means that if someone says, “I
am a Cretan,” he must be lying, but if he is not a Cretan, he is
certainly telling the truth.
Verbal tricks with ‘always’ and ‘only’ give philosophy a
bad name, which it does not deserve, because good philosophy soon
demolishes rubbish. However, our aim is less to convince an opponent
and more to protect his listeners.
“WE MUST OBEY GOD rather than men.”
Render therefore to Caesar the
things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s
History is now being repeated, here
and overseas: Nebuchadnezzar said to them, “Is it true, O Shadrach,
Meshach, and Abednego, that you do not serve my gods or worship the
golden image which I have set up? Now if you are ready when you hear
the sound of the horn, pipe, lyre, trigon, harp, bagpipe, and every
kind of music, to fall down and worship the image which I have made,
well and good; but if you do not worship, you shall immediately be cast
into a burning fiery furnace; and who is the god that will deliver you
out of my hands?”
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego answered the long, “O
Nebuchadnezzar, we have no need to answer you in this matter. If it be
so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery
furnace; and he will deliver us out of your hand, O king. But if not,
be it known to you, O king, that we will not serve your gods or worship
the golden image which you have set up.” Then Nebuchadnezzar was full
of fury, and the expression of his face was changed against Shadrach,
Meshach, and Abednego. He ordered the furnace heated seven times more
than it was wont to be heated...
This a scenario we Christians in Australia can expect from
ISIS and the Communists and even the local Greens if and when they come
Other issues over which we might expect a showdown: Homeschooling, Euthanasia, Abortion, Compulsory
Contraception for population control.
Behold, I send you out as sheep in
the midst of wolves; so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves.
Dare to be a Daniel, Dare to stand
Dare to have a purpose true And
dare to make it known.
Sunday School chorus
BE OF GOOD HEART
MY LIFE’S WORK, now drawing ever closer to the
finishing line, climaxed in the Catholic Family Catechism, the
Cardinal Newman Catechist Centre (now Faith Resources), and the Bush
Boys’ series. The focus has been the “faith once delivered to the
saints” by God-Incarnate, Whose priest I am.
My creative work in old age usually amounts to less than
two hours daily, what with answering letters, faxes and phone calls and
their exhausting of my dwindling inspiration and energy.
However, I am working on a third edition of the prayer
book, Heart Speaks to Heart, to be subtitled the Millennium
Edition. It will have some new prayers, plus upgrades of others.
NEW BOYS GO BUSH AGAIN, the long delayed sequel to New Boys in the Bush
is a FREE DOWNLOAD of 512 pages (with many pictures) and includes 78 pp
of Appendices (with many diagrams): now at www.cardinalnewman.com.au . Hopefully, it will soon be
printed as a book.
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