Category: Wel-com

Pope urges cooperation in two key areas

Benedict XVI has urged an ecumenical gathering to collaborate in support of families in which spouses belong to different Christian confessions.
The Pope made this proposal in Poland, last month when addressing a gathering in the Lutheran Church of t

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Modern prophet Fr Richard Rohr in Wellington

A Franciscan priest who has been hailed as a modern prophet offering hope in the midst of the bleakness of the prevailing thought and culture of attitudes of the present-day West, is coming to Wellington in October.
Fr Richard Rohr is well known to

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Icon show for Lower Hutt

The Sydney-based iconographer who created the icon of Ss Peter and Paul which dominates the nave of the Lower Hutt church, is showing some of his other work in the parish hall at the end of the month.
Michael Galovic, will exhibit his paintings of t

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Matariki Happy New Year

Matariki is our Aotearoa Pacific New Year. Matariki, the seven-star cluster also known as Pleiades, rises over the horizon in late May. At the time of the first full moon after Māori New Year begins – this year on June 27.
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A clean start for cleaners

The plight of some of the lowest paid workers, cleaners, and the country’s reliance on them in the event of an epidemic was highlighted last month when the CleanStart campaign was launched in 10 cities across New Zealand and Australia.
In Wellington

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Cleaners and God a theological reflection

The first theological questions asked by Catholic social teaching (CST) are: What is the situation of commercial cleaners? What is their reality?
While there might be various answers to these questions CST looks particularly to the social location o

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NZ co-hosts in 2008 World Youth Day

New Zealand young people have won the right to be official co-hosts for the 2008 World Youth Day in Sydney.
Last month Chris Duthie-Jung from the archdiocesan youth office and Palmerston North’s youth advocate David Mullin attended the international

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Archbishop’s column: Synod 2006 salt and light together

There are 19 days until our Pentecost Synod.
Before I share with you some of the thoughts I will be sharing with the synod participants in a letter I am addressing to them, there are two other things I want to say.
Firstly, THANK YOU. There have

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CEC nets calls in record numbers

The Catholic Enquiry Centre made the highest number of enrolments in its course for at least 20 years last year.
Retiring director, Fr Paul Shannahan sm, says 2,200 people were sent a course of booklets with information about the Catholic faith last

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New cathedral organist

Sacred Heart Cathedral has a new organist, at last. The cathedral has been without an organist since Thomas Wilson left two years ago. Michael Stewart (above) has an extensive curriculum vitae for his 28 years. He already has one CD to his credit and anot

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