Archives: ADW Posts

Forum on Housing

Housing is a very big issue in New Zealand at present, and not just in Auckland. Wellington also has people without homes or in temporary or unsuitable accommodation.  We need to keep bringing this issue to the fore in ways which reach people and influence those who can do something about it. For this reason

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Tindall funding now open

The 2017 Tindall Funding Round for the Archdiocesan Allocation Committee is now open. Parish Groups, Agencies and Church Organisations which provide a helping hand by supporting Families and Social Services are now able to apply for the annual Tindall Funding through the Archdiocesan Allocation Committee. The priority is to fund Catholic and community organisations who

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Bishops Submission to End of Life Inquiry

The New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference made a submission to the Parliamentary Health Select Committee which has been tasked by the House of Representatives to “investigate fully public attitudes towards the introduction of legislation which would permit medically-assisted dying in the event of a terminal illness or an irreversible condition which makes life unbearable.” The

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O’Shea Shield – inspiring!

Last weekend the annual O’Shea Shield Competition was held at St Bernard’s College, Lower Hutt.  Seventeen Catholic Colleges from the Wellington and Palmerston North dioceses participated in this wonderful event of Debating, Oratory, Scripture Reading in both Te Reo and English, Impromptu Speech, Religious Drama, and Religious Questions. Congratulations to St Bernard’s, who won the

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Our housing crisis is at a tipping point

Catholic Cardinal John Dew and Anglican Archbishop Philip Richardson are speaking out about the housing crisis in New Zealand: “We are at a tipping point. Families are paying to live in places that are simply not fit to live in, places that make them and their children sick…ensuring everyone has a dry, warm, safe and

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Easter and the Lampedusa Cross

“Jesus Christ,” said Pascal, “will be in his death throes till the end of the world.” As we have drawn closer to Holy Week and therefore Good Friday, I have been thinking a lot about the LAMPEDUSA CROSS which Pope Francis gave to the 19 Anglican and 19 Catholic Bishops last October when we were

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Change of date for Synod

The Archdiocesan Synod is now to be held on the weekend of 15-17 September. It was originally to take place on 22-24 September, but since the convocation of the Synod the Prime Minister has announced that the General Election will take place on 23 September. It would have been impractical for the Synod to be

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The New Zealand Way

Last week there was an International uproar – and there still is. It was over the President of the United States and his ban on people from seven Muslim majority countries entering the United States. Hundreds of thousands of innocent people are suffering due to war and conflicts overseas, and are looking for refuge. The

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Supporting refugees in Wellington

The Archdiocese of Wellington is currently preparing again to welcome former refugees who are resettled in Wellington. Through a partnership with Red Cross and the Anglican Diocese of Wellington, in 2016 we worked to stock and prepare 89 homes for 311 refugees.  Pictured are the Abduljawad family from Syria who were supported into their new

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Prayer for Synod 2017

  GO, YOU ARE SENT God, whose power is at its best in weakness: You have entrusted us, in our frailty, with the awesome privilege of being your presence in our world. You say to each of us: Go, you are sent. In naming and sending, you honour our ability to serve. Yet we know

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