Category: Wel-com

Top NZ Mercy chosen to head international body

Denise Fox rsm, has been elected as the new president of Mercy International Association. This association is an organisation of the leaders of Mercy congregations, institutes and federations throughout the world, founded to serve the Sisters of Mercy, th

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Every child counts

A new coalition of organisations working to have children placed at the centre of public policy development has been launched. The “Every Child Counts” campaign is drawing together research and statistics on children’s welfare in New Zealand.

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No relief in the Budget for children

The government’s Budget, delivered last month, shows no mercy for the families with children suffering from poverty-related illnesses such as meningococcal disease.

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Wel-com appoints a theology graduate as its new editor

The Wellington Archdiocese has appointed Cecily McNeill as the editor of its monthly newspaper, Wel-com.
Cecily graduated from Australian Catholic University last year with a Master of Arts degree, in theology which she had studied over the previous

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Protest vigil in support of Palestinians

On the eve of 14 May a candlelit vigil in Wellington’s Civic Square picketed celebrations marking the establishment of the modern state of Israel.
This is the day Israel declared its independence in 1948. Palestinians mark this day as Al Nakba – th

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NZ agencies join world campaign against poverty

Caritas has joined other development agencies work for an end to poverty in the New Zealand response to the global campaign Make Poverty History.
The coalition campaign includes encouraging people to wear white armbands as a protest against poverty.

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Archbishop’s vision for Catholic schools

Archbishop John Dew made a plea last month to Catholic schools, parishes and families to work together. This is the way the early Christian community, represented in the Acts of the Apostles lived, doing everything in common.
He told a conference of

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Former All Black captain laid to rest

St Teresa’s Church, Karori, was packed on the 14 May for the Funeral Mass for former All Black Robert Charles (Bob) Stuart. Family, friends, parishioners were there and many people representing the variety of pursuits with which Bob had been associated du

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Southern band raises the roof and some funds for youth

Island Bay rocked on Mothers’ Day last month when the St Francis de Sales parish youth group hosted a concert to hear the resident band currently known as The Flock.
The band performed hit songs from the pop/rock of Oasis to John Mayer and Jack Johns

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