Category: Wel-com

Papal letter to People of God resonates

WelCom October 2018: Last month, WelCom published in full an unprecedented letter from Pope Francis to the people of God, following the release in August of the Pennsylvania grand jury report on sexual abuse by priests and others in the Church and the cover-ups that have enabled this behaviour to continue. In his letter, 20 August

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When the well seems dry

WelCom October 2018: Joy Cowley Our awareness of God grows in the context of human experience, and as our understanding of ourselves deepens, so does our spiritual life. We don’t live faith backwards: God always takes us forward to a larger place. We can look back on our lives and see times when we were very

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Retreat Cluny Centre: The Gospel of our Lives

WelCom October 2018: Joan McFetridge Who could not be attracted to a retreat subtitled: ‘Wisdom is life experience well digested, where one story must end for another to begin. Our lives are literally gospel or good news’? In August this year, Joy Cowley, writer and spiritual-retreat director, and Alan Roberts, parish priest and spiritual-retreat director, led

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October is Stewardship Month in the Archdiocese

WelCom October 2018: Lorraine McArthur Stewardship is about each one of us putting the Gospel into action. In 2016 Cardinal John Dew announced that the Archdiocese would reflect on a dedicated Stewardship theme every October. The theme for October 2018 is ‘The Call to Holiness’. Pope Francis, in Gaudete et Exsultate, Rejoice and be Glad! speaks

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The Name of God: (3)

WelCom October 2018: This article is the third and final part of a series by Fr James Lyons about the Sacrament of Reconciliation. The name of God is Mercy. There can be no other name. St John tells us that God is Love. If love is the essence of God’s being, then mercy is God’s primary

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Catholic Thinking – What’s Happening in Intercession?

WelCom October 2018: In WelCom’s Catholic Thinking series, lecturers from Good Shepherd College – Te Hēpara Pei and The Catholic Institute of New Zealand – Te Pūtahi Katorika ki Aotearoa, share their views about a range of topics on theology, mortality, ethics and faith heritage. This month, Sr Elizabeth Snedden rscj discusses intercession. Intercession is defined

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New acting academic dean for TCI

WelCom October 2018: The Catholic Institute of Aotearoa New Zealand (TCI) has announced the appointment, from 1 October, of Dr Zachariah Duke, as Acting Academic Dean, Lecturer in Theology and as a Research Fellow with The Nathaniel Centre. TCI Director, Gerald Scanlan, said, ‘we’re delighted to have Zachariah join our team and welcome his wealth of

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Gospel Reading: Sunday 7 October 2018

WelCom October 2018: Mark 10: 2-16 2 Some Pharisees approached him and asked, ‘Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?’ They were putting him to the test. 3 He answered them, ‘What did Moses command you?’ 4 They replied, ‘Moses allowed us to draw up a writ of dismissal in cases of divorce.’

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The Big Sing Finale Concert

WelCom October 2018: Congratulations to St Patrick’s College Wellington’s choral group ‘Con Anima’ who gained a bronze award at the 2018 national choral singing competition Finale, The Big Sing. The Finale was held at the Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington on Saturday night, 1 September. The Big Sing Finale is a celebration of choral singing from

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Life Teen President visits NZ

WelCom October 2018: Isabella McCafferty Randy Raus, US-based CEO and President of Life Teen International, visited dioceses around New Zealand in September. He came to share his experiences about the movement of Life Teen and meet with a variety of people involved in youth ministry. Life Teen International provides resourcing and support for parish-based youth ministry

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