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Wellington Catholic Education Centre Graduates

The first three graduands of the Diploma in Pastoral Leadership were among students of a variety of archdiocesan certificate and diploma programmes at their graduation ceremony on 1 December.
The diploma is a requirement of the lay leadership traini

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Feminists and popes converse in history

Feminists and popes in conversation was the tenor of a talk from Sophie McGrath to the colloquium in Palmerston North last September.
Dr McGrath took as her basic premise that ‘most feminists and popes were people of goodwill dedicated to promoting t

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Ends and means: the basis of personal and social ethics

The possibility of finding a positive vision in Christianity in terms of sexual morality when all we hear in the religious context is ‘no’ against society’s ‘yes’ was explored by Gerald Gleeson.
Dr Gleeson told the Palmerston North colloquium to cel

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Marist brothers, young adults, life’s mystery

The importance of wasting time together for building relationships has been a great discovery for the Marist Young Adult Ministry known as The Grove.
This five-year-old project sets out to have Marist Brothers and young adults living together in a su

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The Philippines: the US war on terror’s second front

Four New Zealanders, part of an International Solidarity Mission to the Philippines, said they could not visit some of the places on their itinerary because of an escalation in violence there.
After the 9/11 attacks on the United States in 2001 Presi

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Cultural diversity in Karori Mass

Unity in diversity was the undoubted theme of the Multi-cultural Mass celebrated at St Teresa’s, Karori, on Sunday, 30 October.
About 500 people gathered in the parish church to celebrate the richness of a community encompassing many of the languages

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Young Vinnies visit aged

Senior students from Chanel College in Masterton have been visiting in some of the city’s resthomes. The eight students have been making the visits weekly.

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Archbishop pleads for marginalised Catholics

The Synod of Bishops has ended in Rome with bishops taking up the challenge of Archbishop John Dew to re-think the Church’s rule that bars divorced Catholics who remarry from receiving communion.

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Guy Fawkes or Parihaka?

A Wellington priest has suggested commemorating Parihaka on 5 November as a more relevant milestone in New Zealand’s history.
Fr Gerard Burns of St Anne’s Newtown told his congregation last month that Guy Fawkes was suspect as an event for Catholics

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Brigidines consolidate in face of shrinking numbers

The sisters of the Order of St Brigid have adopted a new model of working which better suits their diminishing numbers.
The new model allows for all sisters to take a leadership role depending on the particular need.

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