For some time the tertiary chaplaincy has been wrestling with the idea of change. It’s a process that involves a loss of the familiar and fear of what is to come. But these are things the chaplaincy team is ready to face. After an extensive consultative pRead more »
Last night a recent 20-year-old reflected with some of us on the problem of her developing smile lines (if only everyone could see their futures so clearly). I would like to say to her, ‘but developing smile lines is perhaps our first priority in chaplainRead more »
The Vatican II document, Dogmatic Constitution on the Church (1964), commonly known by its opening words, Lumen Gentium (light of all nations) has a great deal to say about the role of the laity by virtue of their baptismal call.
The document is the
A painful process of reconciliation has been completed in the tiny, newly independent nation of Timor Leste in an attempt to heal the effects of 30 years of human rights atrocities.
Last October the East Timorese Commission for Reception, Truth and R
I believe that women religious have a prophetic role. In the Church in Aotearoa New Zealand today, it is the prophetic role of women religious to persist, no matter the consequences, in calling for ecclesial reform so that women may participate fully in tRead more »
It is just 16 weeks before the next Synod of the Archdiocese of Wellington. I ask for your prayers for the success of the synod and for the ongoing planning to enrich the life of our Church. We are ‘salt and light together’.
In this column I want to
The appointment of Cushla Quigan as the first lay pastoral leader to minister in a pastoral area raises many questions for all of us .Why do we need a lay pastoral leader?
Who is Cushla Quigan? And, how did she get there? What will she do?
Today [5 February 2006] Cushla Quigan is being installed and prayed for as the pastoral leader of this parish. She has responded to God’s call – she will work in collaboration with Monsignor Charles Cooper here and in San Antonio’s, Eastbourne.
Sunday 5 February 2006 was highly significant in the history of the archdiocese when Cushla Quigan was installed as lay pastoral leader in the parish of Petone. Cushla’s appointment is a first for the archdiocese.
Cushla, accompanied by her family, t
The Uniting Church celebrates three significant women in the apostle Paul’s ministry tomorrow. Without the work of Prisca, Dorcas and Phoebe in Rome, Corinth and Joppa, it is likely that Paul would have had a much more difficult job gaining a hearing amonRead more »