Category: Wel-com

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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How our Archdiocese parishes operate

WelCom June 2018: Cardinal John Dew, Archbishop of Wellington In our communities and workplaces there are well-established relationships within organisations. There is often a board, a chief executive and a management structure. The board’s role is governance, which involves making ‘big picture’ decisions about the direction of the organisation, strategic planning, overseeing its finances and appointing its

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World Refugee Day 20 June 2018

WelCom June 2018: On World Refugee Day, we commemorate the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees. This year, the UN World Refugee Day also marks a key moment for the public to show support for families forced to flee. In Aotearoa New Zealand our Day of Prayer for Refugees and Migrants is Sunday 17

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Catholic Thinking – Becoming an Easter People Together

WelCom June 2018: In this month’s Catholic Thinking article, Fr Bernard Teo CSsR responds to David Seymour’s End of Life Choice Bill. Dr Bernard lectures in Christian Ethics at Good Shepherd Theological College, Auckland. Becoming an Easter People Together A Catholic Response to David Seymour’s ‘End of Life Choice’ In December 2017, New Zealand tabled in

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Justice for Seafarers

WelCom June 2018: Jeff Drane sm Every year, the United Nations’ International Mariners Organisation (IMO) observes 25 June as the Day of the Seafarer. The goal is to highlight just how important seafarers are to everyone as they transport all over the world the items, commodities and components vital to our daily lives. Social justice is

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A Grand Legacy

WelCom June 2018: Annette Scullion Long-standing and recently-retired leader for New Zealand Catholic Schools Education, Sir Br Patrick Lynch KNZM QSO, was heralded at a reception in the Grand Hall of Parliament, Wellington, 2 May 2018. The occasion was the launch of his memoirs: Sir Brother Patrick Lynch – A Life in Education and New Zealand’s

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NZ Catholic Education Convention

WelCom June 2018: Te karanga ta te Karaiti: kia arohaina, kia ora, kia tina – Christ’s call: to love, to be, to do. Susan Apáthy Teachers and other Catholic education leaders will meet in Wellington this month, 13‒15 June, for the triennial New Zealand Catholic Education Convention. On offer is a full and stimulating programme of

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Budget 2018

WelCom June 2018: Support for many, but social services will continue to struggle Community social-services organisations say they welcome the Budget initiatives, announced 17 May 2018, to address poverty, health services, learning support and family violence, but that the Budget bypasses essential and intensive community-based child and family services in urgent need of more funding. “This

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