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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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Cardinal John attends IARCUUM meetings in Canterbury, UK, and Rome

Anglican and Catholic bishops from 19 regions of the world where Anglicans and Catholics live side by side will be meeting together from 30 September to 7 October, under the auspices of the International Anglican and Roman Catholic Commission for Unity and Mission (IARCCUM).  An Anglican and Catholic bishop from each region will be participating.

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Our Common Home

We live in a Common Home. We share this world with people all over the world and with animals, birds and fish of incredible colours, trees and shrubs and flowers of spectacular colour and form. In his Encyclical Laudato Si’ of last year, Pope Francis wrote: “If we approach nature and the environment without an

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Tindall Funding Now Available

Are you a group committed to social, pastoral, charitable and educational needs in our region? Apply for Tindall funding now – see Tindall Foundation Grants 2016  

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St Catherine’s College wins O’Shea Shield for fourth consecutive year.

St Catherine’s College Wellington has won the highly-prized O’Shea Shield competition for speech and drama for the fourth year in a row. Runners up were St Patrick’s College Wellington. This year’s O’Shea Shield competition was held in New Plymouth over the weekend of 14‒15 May. Hosted by Sacred Heart Girls’ College, the annual event featured

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Media Statement: Catholic Church responds to sentencing of Peter Hercock

Media Statement May 3 2016 Catholic Church responds to sentencing of Peter Hercock Former Catholic priest Peter Hercock has been sentenced to six years and seven months in jail for charges of rape, attempted rape and indecent assault against teenage girls in the 1970s and 1980s. Cardinal John Dew said that while justice had finally

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