Newsletter No. 178, March, 2022
Endeavour Forum Inc. NGO in special consultative status with ECOSOC of the UN
Important Upcoming Events & Notices
Vale Dr Daphne Hennelly(February 17, 1922 – October 21, 2021)
Dr Daphne Violet Hennelly (née Bousfield) was one of Endeavour Forum's long-time stalwart contributors. She went to her eternal reward on October 21, 2021. She was passionately pro-life and pro-family, and supported Babette Francis in her many endeavours, including writing book reviews for this publication over many years.
Daphne was the loving mother of Paul, Christine, Michael, Stephen, Monica, Rosemary and Clare. She had 17 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She passed away within months of what would have been her 100th birthday.
In the eulogy, delivered by her son Stephen at her requiem at St Patrick's Church, in the Melbourne suburb of Mentone, there was recorded a long list of Catholic charities and kindred organisations to which she contributed.
Daphne trained as a medical doctor in London, and in 1947 married John Calvert-Smith, a solicitor, in England. Three years later, they migrated to Australia, and began a family. Tragedy struck in 1959, when her husband died suddenly from a brain aneurism. Left with five young children, Daphne married again, this time to James Hennelly (since deceased), and bore two more children. While raising this large family, she re-entered the medical profession, and enjoyed a prodigious involvement in music, sport, travel and photography along the way.
Daphne practised medicine until the age of 85, when a mild stroke restricted her activities. She was a strong supporter of conventional vaccines, but was aware of their limitations and the advantages of natural immunity. Although working with unwell patients, she never even needed or received a flu vaccine. She would have been appalled at the coercion, discrimination and farcical outcomes of an obsession with one particular ailment, and the neglect of so many other areas of healthcare, which have occurred in the past two years.
Like many other elderly people in their last days, Daphne suffered from the deprivations inflicted on Victorians by state government lockdowns, including the loss of her beloved music events. As her son's eulogy concluded, "Mother, you came from a strong and principled generation. We respect you enormously. And we love you dearly. God bless you."
May she rest in peace. Amen.
Forging a new militant ecumenicalism
The problem comes when Christians do not realise that they are in a spiritual conflict, or do not want any part of it. The proclamation of the gospel of Jesus Christ is a declaration of war against the world and the domain of darkness. Every Christian who proclaims this message of salvation is engaged in a spiritual battle.
If we think that as long as we "stick to the gospel" or "focus
on Jesus", and avoid all those controversial topics like God, sin,
salvation, idolatry, sexual immorality, heaven and hell we are
playing it safe, we are fooling ourselves. We have now moved
into a new phase where the gospel itself is "hate speech",
because the gospel proclaims that Jesus saves sinners. What
message could be more offensive to this generation?
Excerpt from Rev. Dr Andrew Matthews, Nails and Goads (NSW), February 11, 2022.
reviewed by John Morrissey
Four recent book releases from the U.S.
Notice re correspondence
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