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World Youth Day – back to the future

Wellington’s pilgrimage started long before our feet left NZ soil (Archdio pilgrimage prep nights, an ANZAC Day dawn parade, individual reflections and 18 months of fundraisers); long before we followed St Paul’s footsteps through Turkey; long before we f

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Mercy justice CD wins secular award

Mercy Sisters around the world are ecstatic that their latest digital production has won at the Australian Teachers of Māories of hope in situations of injustice and gives scriptural reflection and suggestions

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Commissioning signals the start of formal lay ministry

It was a significant and joyous moment when Jackie Jansen, the first graduate from the lay formation programme, Launch Out, was commissioned by Archbishop John Dew at St Peter and Paul’s parish church, Lower Hutt.
In his homily Archbishop John acknow

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Catholics told to scan the margins for credibility signs

The church needs to listen to the people on its fringes to make itself credible in today’s world, says one speaker at the recent colloquium to mark the Palmerston North diocese’s 25th birthday.
The four-day colloquium drew speakers from New Zealand a

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New diplomat keeps mum on controversial survey

The apostolic nuncio, Archbishop Charles Balvo, says he is unable to comment on a reported Vatican move to screen prospective seminarians for homosexual orientation.
The publication of the document which purports to have all seminarians checked to ma

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Sex and the city (of God)

Catholic sexual ethics and a truly human civilisation – John and Kerry Kleinsman look at the Church’s attitude towards married sexual love in a summary of an address to the Palmerston North colloquium in September.

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Election 2005 – how has the common good fared?

The 2005 general election brought out a particular brand of focus on the individual which Paul Green of the Palmerston North Justice and Peace Commission found was endemic to the common good espoused in Catholic social teaching.
He looks here at the

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Mary Grace and Hope in Christ

Fr Rodney Smyth sm of Blenheim has been following the work of the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission which has been meeting over the past 35 years and has found their reflections and statements to be of real quality. ARCIC’s latest document

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