February 17th 2007


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EDITORIAL: The Qantas buyout - how to avoid tax

SCHOOLS: Education or political indoctrination?

CANBERRA OBSERVED: Eight months for Howard to claw his way back

WATER: PM puts water on the agenda, but ...

BUSHFIRES: Fuel-reduction burn-offs needed - ACT Coroner

STRAWS IN THE WIND: Double double, toil and trouble / Choosing a new battlefield / Immigration mess / A fire sale for DFAT?

INTELLIGENCE CORNER: The next socialist Shangri-La / Downplaying the Islamist threat / Beware the Bear

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS: Pakistan feels jilted by US-India nuclear deal

SPECIAL FEATURE: The legacy of B.A. Santamaria

MARRIAGE AND FAMILY: Rights and wrongs in relationship recognition

PREGNANCY COUNSELLING: Health Minister Abbott's initiative attacked

OPINION: My unhappy memories of Julia

SCIENCE: WA bid to host $2 billion radio telescope

Milton Friedman let off far too lightly (letter)

Free-market capitalism and Christianity (letter)

The enemy in our midst (letter)

Nativity film defended (letter)

CINEMA: Heroism amidst inhumanity - Blood Diamond

CINEMA: Enchanting story for all ages - Miss Potter

AS THE WORLD TURNS: Those with superior intelligence need to learn to be wise

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Nativity film defended (letter)


by Les Fern

News Weekly, February 17, 2007
Sir,

I wish to comment on the rather harsh view expressed by Mrs Mary Lou Corboy towards Damian Wyld's review of the film, The Nativity Story (Letters, News Weekly, February 3, 2007).

She takes exception to the "few minor errors", especially the showing of both mother and child crying at birth. So what?

She calls this a major error and a denial of one of the most profound doctrines of the Catholic faith!

She may think so, but I am sure the producers of this film made a genuine mistake and did not intend to mislead any Catholics into doctrinal error.

So, please, Mrs Corboy, let's keep this error in its proper perspective and realise that, overall, this Nativity film tells a truly beautiful story.

Les Fern,
Nightcliff, NT




























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