Archives: ADW Posts

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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New Tūranga Māori for Archdiocese

Cardinal John Dew has appointed Deacon Danny Karatea-Goddard as Tūranga Māori for the Archdiocese of Wellington. “Danny has made a wonderful contribution to Māori pastoral care and bicultural relations in the Diocese of Palmerston North’, said Cardinal John. “He has been called back to his roots in Wellington by his whanau, and we are very pleased

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O Holy Night…

I am not a singer, but I do love music and when it comes to Christmas time the Christmas Carol I love the most is “O Holy Night.” It is not one that we sing very often as congregations, it seems to be more likely that someone with a wonderfully gifted voice sings it as

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Many ways to lead

“It is my conviction that slight shifts in imagination have more impact on living than major efforts at change… deep changes in life follow movements in imagination.” Twenty years ago the late Marilyn Prior and I used the above quote in a series of workshops we did all over the Archdiocese and around the country

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New appointment for Cardinal John Dew

Cardinal John Dew is one of 27 new members Pope Francis has appointed to the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments. The Congregation handles matters relating to the public prayer of the Church and the sacraments. It has the final say on translations of the Roman Missal and other liturgical books. As well as

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