Category: Wel-com

Easter Sunday trading – Caritas says no

Decisions affecting people’s working lives should consider their impact on workers, particularly the poorest and most vulnerable, Caritas has told a government select committee looking at Easter Sunday trading.
Lisa Beech told the Commerce Select Com

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Lay pastors move into hospital chaplaincy

In today’s church the laity are being called upon increasingly to extend their ministry into areas traditionally performed by the clergy. One of these areas is the hospital chaplaincy.
In Wellington, Margaret Luping has just been appointed the first

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The universe story a challenge for the church

Christians need to look beyond the Christian story for ways to address the issue of depleting oil supplies and climate change which will radically change the way we live in the next decades.
Marist Fr Peter Healy who runs seminars on ecological spiri

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Responding to the call for ecological conversion

The idea that some four-year-olds in Australia have never seen rain is behind the creation of a new Catholic agency to focus on environmental issues across the Tasman.
Col Brown of Catholic Earthcare Australia was keynote speaker at four seminars or

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Archbishop launches synod booklet

Archbishop John Dew will launch the synod booklet, the front cover of which appears on this page, for the North Island part of the diocese on at a promulgation mass on 20 September at Sacred Heart Cathedral. He will launch the booklet for South Island par

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Wel-com in winning class

At the recent Australasian Catholic Press Conference awards, Wel-com won the best feature award for a series of three articles on inter-church marriages mostly written by Sally and John Faisandier.
The judge’s citation said that the series provided

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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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