September 20th 2003


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COVER STORY: Wind turbines : coming to a farm near you

EDITORIAL: Changes needed to preserve our democracy

CANBERRA OBSERVED: Carr for Canberra?

WA Government stands up to National Competition Policy

STRAWS IN THE WIND: Rank and bile membership / ALP middle class

ETHANOL DEBATE: Eminent doctors and scientists call for ethanol biofuel blends

COMMENT: Behind the fall of Pauline Hanson

LETTERS: After Anderson (letter)

LETTERS: Missing history (letter)

AGRICULTURE: The issues behind the rural crisis

MILK: Calls to re-regulate WA's dairy industry

ECONOMICS: US prosperity and growth in the 1990s

ASIA: Taiwan and United Nations membership

BOOKS: Hitler and Churchill : Secrets of Leadership, by Andrew Roberts

BOOKS: The Homosexual Agenda, by Alan Sears and Craig Osten

BOOKS: Return of the Heroes : The Lord Of The Rings, Star Wars, Harry Potter And Social Conflict

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LETTERS:
Missing history (letter)


by John Barich

News Weekly, September 20, 2003
Sir,

Anthony Cappello's review of Fitzgerald's The Pope's Battalions - a poor attempt at documenting Bob Santamaria's lifetime work - pinpoints some key inaccuracies and misjudgements.

A close examination of the book shows some further inaccuracies - e.g., Archbishop Pell was not Bishop of Ballarat, there was never a Bishop O'Carroll in Ballarat and the DLP did not even have 25,000 members nationally let alone in WA.

The book also contains at least 38 misconceptions and 12 or so major omissions. For instance, the only mention of the relationship between the Jesuits and the Movement is a reference to Fr Lalor, while Fr Smith, Fr Fahey and Fr Muirhead are not mentioned at all and Fr Duffy's book on the DLP is used as a reference without explaining the Jesuits' fundamental role in the development of the NCC through the Institute of Social Order, Belloc House and Social Survey.

John Barich,
Claremont, WA




























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