Category: Wel-com

CWL conference abuzz with ideas

The Catholic Women’s League will be asking parliament to ban the advertising of prescription drugs on TV, regulate the advertising of instant finance and debt rescheduling loans, reprint the booklet Considering an Abortion – what are your options, increas

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Peace celebrated in Lower Hutt

Peace Together is the theme of a celebration of peace which uses the image of people as pieces in a jigsaw in the Hutt later this month.
Initiated by the Inter-Faith Council in the Hutt Valley, the ecumenical initiative recognises the United Nations

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Archbishop’s column: opening our ears to justice

Today’s gospel [Mk 7:31-37] shows us Jesus teaching through miracles. The deaf man’s ears are opened so that he can hear the word of God and his speech impediment is removed so that he can proclaim the gospel message.
The writer of Mark tells us the

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The church in the modern world

The Communio adult education series resumes from 5 October in the Hutt Valley, when Monsignor John Broadbent concludes his popular survey of the history of the church.
This series of six presentations covers the church’s reactions to the modern worl

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Child advocacy group targets business

The child advocacy group Every Child Counts is forging links with the business sector in a bid to widen their campaign to get children on top of the government’s policy priorities list.
The organisation was formed in 2004 to lobby the pre-election go

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Ten years of evangelisation in the monastery

On Saturday 26 August the Malta-based international evangelising organisation, ICPE, celebrated 10 years in New Zealand. We reprint Fr Brian Wysocki’s homily for the event.

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The gospel according to whom

People often ask me who wrote the gospels. This is never an easy question because it involves the past and the present as well as people’s sensitivities. I could begin by saying that the Holy Spirit is the author of all the New Testament; together with th

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Funeral Taiwanese style

Fr Larry Barnett offers this as the first of an occasional series of columns from his mission in Taiwan. Larry is a Columban missionary from Takaka.
Last week I wore gumboots to a funeral. It wasn’t the first time. In fact, with the frequent wet weat

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Dear God are you listening?

I was taught that you are loving, compassionate and merciful, that you create only goodness and that you want nothing but the best for us. Right now none of this makes sense to me.
Someone I love is dying? That someone is my dad.
My dad is not j

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Liturgy and justice

Recently I was able to celebrate Sunday liturgy with a different community and had a good faith experience. So what did I find? Here is just a brief comment on the word of God, the prayers of the faithful, and the music.
Reflecting on the bread of l

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