WelCom March 2018: Pope Francis sent a message to the second Pacific Climate Change Conference held at Te Papa Tongarewa in Wellington, 21‒23 February. Cardinal John Dew read out Pope Francis’ message to the 400 participants from all around the Pacific. The conference organisers, Victoria University Wellington and Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme had invitedRead more »
The Synod of the Archdiocese of Wellington took place from 15-17 September in Wellington. The outcomes of the Synod were promulgated by Cardinal John Dew on Sunday 5 November, and were published in WelCom on that day. The Synod Outcomes Booklet is available via the link below.
Synod Outcomes Booklet
(contains the Decree of Promulgation, the Directions and Priorities for the Archdiocese of Wellington, practical ideas from the Synod, information about developing a pastoral plan based on the Synod outcomes).
Synod Member’s Booklet
(Contains summaries of the responses to the Participation Booklet)
WelCom March 2018: Pope Francis has appointed Fr Michael Dooley as the new Bishop of the Dunedin Diocese. Bishop-Elect Michael will be the seventh Bishop of Dunedin and succeeds Bishop Colin Campbell who has served in this role for almost 14 years. The President of the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference Bishop Patrick Dunn congratulated Bishop-ElectRead more »
WelCom March 2018: The closing date for submissions Justice Committee on David Seymour’s End of Life Choice Bill has been extended until Tuesday 6 March 2018. If you haven’t already done so, you can make a submission about the Bill online, by email, or by letter to reach the Justice Committee by the closing date. WebRead more »
I am always amused when at Christmas and Easter so many people say, “This is of course your busy time of the year.” I am amused because for me it is not. I celebrate the liturgies, prepare many homilies, but I never see it as busy. I see it as an incredible privilege to beRead more »