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New bishop for Dunedin

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-Elect

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Submissions to the Justice Committee on the End of Life Choice Bill

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. Web

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Submissions on the End of Life Choice Bill

WelCom February 2018: Parliament’s Justice Committee is calling for submissions on David Seymour’s End of Life Choice Bill. The Bill seeks to legalise euthanasia and assisted suicide in New Zealand. Submissions close midnight on February 2018. The Justice Committee will use the submissions to report back so that MPs are informed when voting at the Bill’s

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Ambassadors for Christ

WelCom February 2018: “Lent is the season that calls us to account for our ambassadorial duties.” Fr James Lyons Ambassadors are not chosen lightly and they are very aware of their privileged responsibility. They do their best to serve well the country they represent. The annual season of Lent opens with Ash Wednesday and the announcement

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New Year Honours for Catholic Community

WelCom February 2018: Among the 2018 New Year honours recipients recognised for significant community contributions are well-known writer and children’s author Joy Cowley and Fr Barry Scannell sm for his role in saving Wellington’s much loved inner-city church, St Mary of the Angels. Joy Cowley receives top award Joy Cowley has joined the select group of

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A letter from Prime Minister Ardern to WelCom

WelCom December 2017: Following New Zealand’s 2017 general election on Saturday 23 September 2017, WelCom’s editorial team published a letter in our October edition to the Prime Minister about our hopes for this country’s future, from a Catholic voter’s point of view. At that time we didn’t know who the incoming Prime Minister was. After her

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First World Day of the Poor

WelCom November 2017: “Let us love, not with words but with deeds” – 2017 World Day of the Poor, theme The World Day of the Poor is a new celebration on the Catholic calendar. Pope Francis created it at the end of his 2015‒2016 Jubilee Year of Mercy. In the document concluding the Jubilee year, Misericordia

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Dialogue for Unity as Reformation Remembered

WelCom November 2017: In June this year, Cardinal John Dew and Bishop Mark Whitfield of the Lutheran Church of New Zealand led an ecumenical service at Sacred Heart Cathedral attended by Catholic, Lutherans and several other Christian denominations, formally opening the New Zealand dialogue between the Catholic and Lutheran Churches. On Sunday, 29 October, Cardinal

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Pope’s statement on liturgical text translations welcomed

WelCom November 2017: At their recent meeting in Wellington, the New Zealand Catholic Bishops discussed Pope Francis’ Motu Proprio ‘Magnum Principium’ (the great principle), which lays out the procedure for preparing translations of liturgical texts from Latin into local languages. The Bishops released the following statement on 26 October 2017. During our recent meeting in Wellington,

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‘New Government Must Respond to Tides of Change’

WelCom November 2017: On St Francis Day, 4 October 2017, Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand presented its fourth annual State of the Environment for Oceania report, Turning the Tide. Launched at Te Ngākau Tapu Church in Porirua, this year’s report focuses on our changing relationship with the ocean. It was observed that now is a moment in

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