Category: Wel-com

Bishops reject part-time priests proposal

Bishop Julian Porteous of Sydney says the Pope would never allow part-time priests, as Fr Hodgens suggests.
The Catholic Weekly reports that Bishop Julian Porteous said part-time priesthood represents a radical departure from the concept of priestly

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League congratulated for speaking up for social justice

The voice of mature women needs to be heard and the experience behind it valued, Wellington Central MP Marian Hobbs told the Wellington branch of the Catholic Women’s League recently.
This was in praise of the league’s persistence in speaking up for

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St Pats staff donate shaving rights

The devastation wrought by a recent fire at Nukutere College in Rarotonga, was a catalyst for a major Lenten fundraising drive at St Patrick’s Kilbirnie.
Nukutere College is a Catholic College and it operates under the New Zealand Education system.

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Pregnancy Assistance – out of love for babies

The St Vincent de Paul’s new pregnancy assistance programme has been in demand since it started a couple of months ago.
The programme took over where Pregnancy Help left off, offering help to mothers on low incomes with clothing, bedding and nappies

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Sixteen new Catholics at Waitara’s Easter

Two events added more than the usual interest to our Holy Week Triduum liturgies at St Joseph’s, Waitara.
Doreen and Dennis Hanover had designed an innovative tomb to fit neatly beneath the altar.
The sombre red and black colours of Good Frida

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New refugee arrivals for Porirua and Palmerston North

Refugees from Congo (Democratic Republic of Congo), Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Burundi, Laos, Sudan and Burma, are due to arrive in Wellington and Palmerston North this month under New Zealand’s refugee quota programme.
The Burmese group is the largest t

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Resurrection is for living

As we prepare to celebrate the risen Christ next weekend, it is timely to consider how those early communities that formed each account of Jesus’ death and resurrection might have gone about discussing and then recording their memories. Here Br Kieran Fen

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Palm Sunday of Christ’s Passion

It’s Holy Week this week and the people of Guatemala will be making their usual large processions. Figures of Christ or Mary are carried on large platforms through the streets carpeted with flowers and coloured sawdust. Crowds of people process or watch t

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Easter renaissance

Do we wake each morning with a sense of newness? Do we see each morning as a promise of Christ’s glorious rising? Will next Sunday, Easter Sunday 2006, be different for us this year? Will we truly be able to say, from our hearts and in a sense with all ou

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