Category: Wel-com

Housing the greatest issue facing New Zealanders say Bishops

NauMai September 2017: WELCOM CELEBRATES MĀORI LANGUAGE WEEK – TE WIKI O TE REO MĀORI, 7‒11 SEPTEMBER | 7‒11 MAHURU 2017. KIA ORA TE REO MĀORI Catholic Social Teaching, based on the dignity of the human being, asserts that everyone deserves respect and protection – everyone has the right to food and shelter. ‘Too many New Zealanders are facing

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Step out and Vote

WelCom invited the leaders of the parliamentary parties of the 51st Parliament to respond to the 10 issues in the NZ Catholic Bishops’ 2017 Election Statement.

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Challenge 2000: Marist Challenge House Opening

NauMai September 2017: WELCOM CELEBRATES MĀORI LANGUAGE WEEK – TE WIKI O TE REO MĀORI, 7‒11 SEPTEMBER | 7‒11 MAHURU 2017. KIA ORA TE REO MĀORI “Tēnā tū mai rā” “Ae! Tū mai rā Ki te ako, ki te aki, ki te awhi e Ki te rangatahi ki te rangatira Ki te oranga o Te Rongo

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Cardinal John’s Column – Message for Synod ‘17

WelCom September 2017: In the last few weeks, each time I have heard it said that the General Election is only ‘eight weeks away, seven weeks away, six weeks away’, I have been sent into a bit of a panic. The panic has not been because of the General Election looming, but because it actually meant the

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Summary of Responses to the Synod

WelCom September 2017: Go, you are sent…to the peripheries of society There are a wide variety of people on the peripheries of society, ranging from rough sleepers to struggling families and others who are disadvantaged in some way. Respondents showed great concern coupled with some nervousness about how to respond. Go, you are sent…to develop a spirituality

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Day of Prayer for Care of Creation

The Season of Creation begins on 1 September, the Day of Prayer for Creation instigated in 2015 by Pope Francis. It ends on 4 October, the Feast Day of St Francis of Assisi, the Catholic Church’s patron saint of animals and the environment.

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Bishop Charles and Caritas team hear Papua concerns

WelCom September 2017: On a pastoral visit to Indonesia’s Papua region in July, Bishop Charles Drennan together with Cathy Bi-Riley and Taneora Ryall from Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand learned first-hand about social, political and environmental issues affecting local and indigenous peoples. They met with a range of representatives from the Catholic and ecumenical community including Jayapura Bishop Leo

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Health Select Committee Report states 80 per cent are opposed to euthanasia and assisted suicide

WelCom September 2017: The recently released and long-awaited Health Select Committee Report into euthanasia and assisted suicide has revealed 80 per cent of the more than 21,000 submissions received from members of the public and organisations are opposed to euthanasia and assisted suicide. It expresses significant public concerns around the unintended consequences of any such legislation while also

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