ASSERTIONS AND REFUTATIONS: AN ASSESSMENT OF DR TRACEY ROWLAND’S ‘NATURAL LAW: FROM NEO THOMISM TO NUPTIAL MYSTICISM’

One might expect Tracey Rowland to be in line in with the teaching of Pope Benedict XVI in what she says about Natural Law. When one examines an article she wrote that was published in the theological journal Communio one finds that such is not the case. This analysis of her article will show that she persistently contradicts Papal Teaching. (Frank Calneggia)

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THE CHURCH’S REVIVAL OF THOMISM: AN EXAMINATION OF THE PORTRAYAL OF THOMISM IN DR TRACEY ROWLAND’S “RATZINGER’S FAITH: THE THEOLOGY OF POPE BENEDICT XVI”

Tracey Rowland’s book bears the august name of Pope Benedict XVI, which gives the impression that what she says about Faith and theology in her book will be in line with Papal Teaching. Early in the book she hastens to sketch a picture of the Papal revival of Thomism that began with Pope Leo XIII, but leaves out of consideration the relevant teaching of Leo XIII and his successors. At the centre of this scene she places an unrecognizable figure whom she says is Fr. Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange O.P., one of the great leaders of the Papal revival of Thomism in the twentieth century. Given this peremptory attitude it is necessary that what Rowland says about Thomism be examined to see if it conforms to reality. This is done simply by quoting from the actual work of Fr. Garrigou-Lagrange in whatever philosophical, theological or historical context Rowland portrays him in her insinuations and statements about him. The additional benefit deriving from the exposition of his work is that readers unfamiliar with Fr. Garrigou-Lagrange will gain some appreciation of the thought of this brilliant and faithful teacher of the philosphical and theological doctrines of St. Thomas Aquinas. (Frank Calneggia)

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LUTHERAN - ‘CATHOLIC’ JOINT DECLARATION ON THE DOCTRINE OF JUSTIFICATION: AN ANALYSIS

On the 31 October, 1999, Cardinal Edward Cassidy and a representative of the Lutheran World Federation, bishop Christian Krause, signed a document in Augsburg, Germany. The title of this document was the Official Common Statement by the Lutheran World Federation and the Catholic Church. This is obviously a gravely faulty misnomer. The document was signed by two individuals, not by the Catholic Church!
This Common Statement was based on previously drawn up “agreements reached in the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification”. Both this Joint Declaration and this Common Statement have been analysed by the Australian Marian Academy of the Immaculate Conception. This analysis is presented here for wider study. (Frits Albers)

Part I: Reaching a Consensus with Lutherans on the Doctrine of Justification
Part II: Explicating this Consensus on the Doctrine of Justification
Part III: Significance and Scope of the Consensus and Common Statement
Part IV: Cardinal Cassidy’s attempts at squaring-off the Joint Declaration with Catholic Teaching

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VATICAN II

The neo-Modernists’ concepts and constructs of the Holy Catholic Church were caught out in the fine filter of the Second Vatican council. Yet their advocates are everywhere in charge: so much so that by far the great majority of bishops in the Church are looking over their shoulders to see how much dilution and even pollution of Catholic doctrine they can syphon off from the Modernists and transfer into their (arch)dioceses. The result is a frozen wasteland across the face of the earth: a veritable doctrinal and religious ice-age.
With this analysis, the Australian Marian Academy of the Immaculate Conception is offering its readers and all concerned Catholics a serious study of what went wrong in the post-conciliar turmoil, and where the true greatness of Vatican II shines out. (Frits Albers)[In the Postscript the author spells out in a succinct manner the thoughts developed in each of the five chapters.]

Preface and Introduction
Chapter One: The pre-Vatican II Catholic Scene
Chapter Two: The Filter
Chapter Three: The Bypass
Chapter Four: Wide is the Road that Leads to Perdition, and Many Take it
Chapter Five: The Good Will Be Martyred
Postscript: Some Thoughts on the study Vatican II

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ON CONSCIENCE AND CONSCIENCE FORMATION

This timely study throws abundant light on both the nature and operation of a human faculty that has become thoroughly darkened in Catholics by the inroads of modernism. This study is carried out from the perspective of what human reason can discover for itself without Divine Revelation. (Frits Albers)

Introduction: Conscience and the Australian Bishops
Conscience in the Light of Thomistic Philosophy

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THE HUMAN MIND

This penetrating analysis shows how the human mind is obliged to give glory to God by seeking Truth, both Natural and Supernatural. It also shows what happens to the human mind when used deliberately to obfuscate or destroy Catholic Truth, in itself, and in the minds of others. (Frits Albers)

Introduction
Two Dispositions of the Human Mind Toward God
One Example of Darkening of the Human Mind taken from Modern History

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GENESIS 1

This article solves the apparent dilemma of either a ‘six day creation’ or a ‘millions of years of evolution equals creation’ by studying God’s Creative Act from a philosophical perspective to show that neither of the horns of this topical dilemma is right. (The AMAIC Executive)

Part I: The Nature of God’s Creative Act
Part II: Genesis 1 as a Book

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