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Second lay leader installed

‘Here I Am, Lord’ sang the congregation with a spirit of expectation, challenge, promise and purpose as the archdiocese’ second lay pastoral leader, Barbara Rowley, and Archbishop John Dew processed in St Bernadette’s, Naenae, for her installation on 1 Oc

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Synod booklet is promulgated

The proceedings of the Pentecost Synod 2006 have been finally decreed in ceremonies in Wellington and Nelson.
The booklet contains future statements and propositions from Synod 2006 and some stories from the appreciative inquiry process which took pl

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Schools the face of church for many

For two-thirds of Catholic families in Queensland, the school their children attend is the only face of the church, according to a Queensland study from 2002.
And the executive director of schools for the Parramatta diocese in New South Wales, Anne

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Relationship education a gap in the curriculum

Critical thinking about God, and relationship teaching were two major gaps in Catholic school religious modules, identified at the Catholic Education Convention last month.
But at least one RE teacher says this gap may have been filled at her school

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Pope should not have spoken against Islam – survey

A narrow majority of Christians say the pope should not have quoted a derogatory remark about the Prophet Muhammad that has sparked Muslim protests around the world, a survey of London Tablet readers has revealed.
Fifty-three percent of Tablet reader

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Benedict’s faux pas – what to make of it

The pope’s lecture at his former university of Regensberg has caused a furore in the Muslim world and left many Catholics wondering how a world leader could make such a gaffe. We reprint here two views – one, a leading article which appeared in The Times

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The advent of a new priesthood

Few nowadays need convincing that we are running out of priests. But we do have to admit that it has taken us a long time to acknowledge this reality perhaps because the notion of a church without a priest was too hard to face and, as a result, we have be

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Are we really celebrating eucharist?

For centuries, Christians have gathered to keep alive the vision, the words, the actions of one person – Jesus Christ. The celebration of what we call the Mass or the Eucharist has given meaning to a particular part of church and human history.
How f

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Let my people in, Iraqi bishop begs NZIS

Christians in Iraq are often the targets of terrorism but when they flee the violence, they struggle to be accepted as citizens in other countries.
The auxiliary bishop of Iraq, Bishop Mar Ishlemon Warduni, was in Wellington for the first time last

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