Category: Wel-com

Sharing the gospel message

This sharing took place at the Home of Compassion soup kitchen in Wellington on 25 June among 50 Peace and Justice people of the Wellington Archdiocese.
Judette Gallares rc shared a little of her experience of the underground church in China. She r

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New leader for CWL

Tui Pasco from Invercargill has been elected the new national president of the Catholic Women’s League at its recent annual conference.
Married with four adult children and four grandchildren, Tui is currently associate principal of St Teresa’s Schoo

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French pilgrimage sparks renewed links with NZ

Thirty French pilgrims visited New Zealand last month to renew links between the French church and Aotearoa/NZ. Catholic Māori and Pakeha welcomed them, remembering with gratitude the French origins of Catholic Christianity in New Zealand, particularly th

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On the way to the Assumption a detour through the text

Mary set out at that time and went as quickly as she could to a town in the hill country of Judah. She went into Zechariah’s house and greeted Elizabeth √ñ
These are the opening verses of the gospel for the feast of the Assumption (Luke 1: 29-56) and

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Prophets versus profits

The cycle of morning readings for daily mass introduces us to the prophets of Israel. Already we have met the fiery figure of Elijah (30 times Elijah features in the New Testament), and his successor, Elisha.
Now we meet prophets whose message was r

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Middle East carnage is Hizbollah the problem?

The Islamic group, Hizbollah, is being blamed for the ghastly war in Lebanon that has brought the deaths of more than 900 Lebanese civilians and 75 Israelis. [Aid agencies say some 800,000 Lebanese have been made refugees as they flee the fighting.] If Hi

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On consuming the news a media reflection

A couple of weeks ago I was asked to reflect on the role of the media as a focus for a day of prayer for the gospel to be communicated through this country’s mass media. The following is the result.

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Motivating young people will save Timor

The people of Timor-Leste are the greatest resource the world’s youngest nation has and there is much hope for its future as the new prime minister, Jose Ramos Horta, takes office.
Jesuit priest, Fr Peter Hosking, visited Wellington last month as Ram

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Book Review: Indigenous rights and Catholic social teaching

Whenever the subject of race relations arises, it is tempting to assuage the conscience with a glance across the Tasman at Australia’s arguably worse record of the now infamous terra nullius declaration [1778] which claimed Australia for the British by ri

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