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CLC World Assembly

WelCom December 2018: “Contemplatives in action” Gary Finlay Have you heard about the Christian Life Community? Known in many parts of the world as CVX from its name in French and Spanish, CLC is a lay, Ignatian, apostolic movement with its headquarters in Rome. CLC members pursue a way of life based on the Spiritual Exercises

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Dignity of those who gave their lives in WW1 remembered

WelCom December 2018: A respectful silence then a peel of many bells marked the beginning of a special Eucharist in memory of those who served in WW1. Two retired priests from the Archdiocese – Frs Julian Wagg and Frank Whitaker – concelebrated Mass on Armistice Day, Sunday 11 November, at St Joseph’s Church, Mt Victoria. Along

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New President for Vinnies

WelCom December 2018: The St Vincent de Paul Society in Aotearoa New Zealand has elected Marlena Hoeft-Marwick as its new National President. Marlena, a Vincentian since primary school, says her leadership style will be one of truly listening to the membership and then working collaboratively and decisively to put plans into action. ‘It is time to

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World Day of the Poor observed in many ways

WelCom December 2018: On Sunday 18 November the second World Day of the Poor was observed around the globe. Pope Francis established the World Day of the Poor to encourage the whole Church to reach out to those in need and let the poor know their cries have not gone unheard, the Pope said in his

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What Does ‘Hope’ Really Mean? Part 2

WelCom December 2018: “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.” – 1 Peter 1:3 This is the second half on an article by Bishop Peter J

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Gospel Reading: Sunday 2 December 2018

WelCom December 2018: First Sunday of Advent – Luke 21:25-28, 34-36 25 ‘There will be signs in the sun and moon and stars; on earth nations in agony, bewildered by the turmoil of the ocean and its waves; 26 men fainting away with terror and fear at what menaces the world, for the powers of heaven

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Catholic Thinking – Biblical Compassion: the key to our lives

WelCom December 2018: Catholic Thinking presents a range articles about theology, mortality, ethics and faith heritage written for WelCom by lecturers from New Zealand’s Catholic Tertiary Education providers: Good Shepherd College – Te Hēpara Pai and The Catholic Institute of New Zealand – Te Pūtahi Katorika ki Aotearoa. This month’s article is by Fr Kevin Waldie

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Vatican tells US bishops not to vote

WelCom December 2018: The Vatican has told US Catholic bishops not to vote on proposed new steps their Conference has developed to address the clergy sex abuse crisis. The directive came from the Vatican’s Congregation for Bishops the evening before the US Bishop’s annual meeting began, said US Conference of Catholic Bishops president Cardinal Daniel DiNardo.

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Global leader in contemplative prayer dies

WelCom December 2018: Trappist priest, Thomas Keating, who was a global leader in both Christian contemplative prayer and interreligious dialogue, has died aged 95. He died at St Joseph’s Abbey, Massachusetts, US, where he had been abbot from 1961 to 1981. In the early 1980s Keating began his role as one of the chief architects of

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Youth Synod document: A listening church

WelCom December 2018: The Catholic Church and all its members must get better at listening to young people, taking their questions seriously, recognising them as full members of the church, patiently walking with them and offering guidance as they discern the best way to live their faith, the Synod of Bishops on Young people, the Faith

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