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 fRead more »
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 suggestionsRead more »
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
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
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
It is now two months since the life of Brother Roger of Taize came to a tragic end. I have not had the opportunity to write about him before this, but have wanted to do so. I believe he has had an enormous impact on the world and still has a great deal toRead more »
In this, the second of our series on the 40-year-old document of Vatican II which has arguably the most impact on the laity, Judy McCormack looks at the impact of the document on marriage and family life.Read more »
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.Read more »
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
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 documentRead more »