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Apostolic Nuncio to depart New Zealand for new post in Uruguay

WelCom August 2018: Annette Scullion New Zealand Apostolic Nuncio, Archbishop Martin Krebs, bids farewell to Aotearoa-New Zealand this month as the Pope’s representative to New Zealand and neighbouring Pacific Island nations. WelCom interviewed Archbishop Krebs before his departure. Q. Please describe the role of Apostolic Nuncio. The role is two-fold to promote identity and openness. I

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2018 Māori Pastoral Care Appeal

WelCom August 2018: He aha te mea nui o te ao? He tangata, he tangata, he tangata What is the most important thing in the world? It is the people, the people, the people The 2018 Māori Pastoral Care Appeal for the Archdiocese of Wellington takes place on Sunday, 26 August and at Vigil Masses on

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Mass for People affected by Divorce or Separation

WelCom August 2018: Pope Francis is asking us to ensure everyone feels included in our parishes. When a marriage fails and peoples’ circumstances change, those affected can feel like they are no longer welcome in our communities and at Mass. This should not be the case. Cardinal John warmly invites all who are affected by divorce

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Christ’s Call: to love, to be, to do

WelCom July 2018: Ko Tā Te Karaiti Karanga: kia aroha, kia tūturu, kia ora Joy and Hope Resonate at Triennial Education Convention Annette Scullion Following on closely from the release of Pope Francis’ latest document Gaudete et Exultate (On the Call to Holiness) this year, the NZCEO Education Convention drew from the wellspring of the Pope’s

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Catholic agencies claim progressive voice at select committee hearing on End of Life bill

WelCom July 2018: Representatives of the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference (NZCBC) presented serious reservations over David Seymour’s ‘End of Life Choice’ bill, to the Justice Select Committee on Monday 11 June. Speaking were Bishop Charles Drennan and Dr Caroline Newson, who works in acute psychiatry medicine; and representing the Bishops’ bioethics agency, the Nathaniel Centre,

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O’Shea Shield 2018 – ‘Youth – Faith – Joy’

WelCom June 2018: “The major award – the O’Shea Shield – was shared by Sacred Heart College Lower Hutt, and St Catherine’s College. The fact that winning the O’Shea Shield was a shared result, and that the Bishop Viard Memorial Trophy for Runners-up was shared by three schools: St Patrick’s College, Wellington; St John’s College, Hastings;

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NZ Catholic Bishops concerned at proposed abortion legislation changes

WelCom June 2018: The Law Commission is reviewing New Zealand’s abortion law at the request of the Justice Minister, the Hon Andrew Little. In February 2018, the Minister advised that the Government is considering how to ensure New Zealand’s abortion laws are consistent with treating abortion as a health issue. The Law Commission has asked for

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Te Rūnanga website refreshed

WelCom June 2018: Te Rūnanga o te Hāhi Katorika ō Aotearoa have refreshed their website’s face, name and content. Te Rūnanga is the national Māori advisory group appointed by the bishops. It advises the bishops on the pastoral care of Māori. Rūnanga members are appointed to represent the six dioceses of New Zealand. The revised website

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Eight Days of Prayer for Christian Unity

WelCom May 2018: ‘Your Right Hand, O Lord, Glorious in Power’ – Exodus 15:6 Over the eight days leading up to Pentecost Sunday the Church invites us into a time of PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY. From 13‒20 May we are invited and strongly encouraged to pray, as Jesus himself prayed, ‘May they all be one’ (John

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Mary Month of May – Ko Maria te Marama o Haratua

WelCom May 2018: May is the month dedicated to Mary, the month during which we celebrate the two great feasts of the Ascension and Pentecost and the inauguration of the new memorial feast, Mary, Mother of the Church, on the Monday after Pentecost, dedicated to Mary as the Mother of the Church. Mary, Mother of the

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