Academic journal article Journal of the Australian Catholic Historical Society

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Academic journal article Journal of the Australian Catholic Historical Society

In This Edition

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Vatican II was seen by Karl Rahner and others as heralding the 'world Church' after 1500 years of a 'European Church'. For John Paul II the Council was 'this great patrimony' of the 20th century to the Church. Forty years have now passed since the Council, in which great energy and hopes were invested. Dr Richard Lennan's paper examines how the Council has been received in Australia and sees a need for Australians to 're-engage' with the 'letter and spirit of the Council'.

Religious broadcasting has been a regular feature of ABC radio since its inception in 1932. Dr Alison Healey reviews and analyses the history of this broadcasting. She notes the important role of the churches and the rather uneven involvement of the Roman Catholic Church, especially before 1950.

That governments in New South Wales refused funding to charitable homes for children for most of the twentieth century has been overshadowed by the long-running and dramatic campaigns for 'State Aid' to Catholic schools. …

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