Category: Wel-com

Synod 2006 what now?

Participants at the recent Archdiocesan Pentecost Synod are being exhorted to keep the spirit of the synod alive by sharing the knowledge gained there as widely as possible. John Butterfield from the synod planning committee explains what has been happeni

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Compassion sister honoured

Sr Margaret Anne Mills DOLC has been made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the Queen’s Birthday Honours this year for services to the community.
Sr Margaret Anne counts the honour as for the community. ‘You never do anything on your ow

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Book review: Pakeha and the treaty

Patrick Snedden brings huge experience of working with Māori and from his Pakeha past to this succinct volume – a must-read for all Pakeha who care about the future of our nation.
In an easy style, Pat ranges from the seaside family holidays of his c

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Archbishop’s column: World Youth Day

‘You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you, and then you will be my witnesses√ñ. to the ends of the earth’ (Acts 1:8)
Over the next two years we will hear the above quotation from the Acts of the Apostles many many times, we will see it

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World Youth Day prayer

God our Father,
we consecrate to you the World Youth Day in Sydney in 2008.
Guide and protect Pope Benedict
and all the leaders of the church.

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Robert Ngaia humble leader

The Kapiti Coast community farewelled a humble leader on 9 May, when hundreds of mourners gathered at Waikanae Catholic Church to pay their respects to Robert Herata Ngaia. Māori and Pakeha, civic leaders, army buddies and taxi drivers, church colleagues

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A broken body; a broken people

Br Kieran Fenn fms reflects on the gospel reading for Corpus Christi (18 June) in light of the church’s exclusion from the eucharist of some of its members.
This year’s gospel reading for Corpus Christi was Mark’s account of the eucharist (14:12-16;

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Iraq war recalls US in Japan

With the 61st anniversary of the United States bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan coming up on 6 and 9 August, John Maynard of Wellington Catholic Peacemakers remembers seeing the devastation of Nagasaki city more than 50 years after the bombing.<

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The rising great compassion

While Sunnis were fighting Shi’as and Arab Palestinians were fighting Jewish Israelis and US Christians were fighting Iraqi Muslims, I was sitting in a Buddhist monastery on the top of a mountain in Taiwan. From the mountain top, the city in the distant v

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Restoring earth’s sacredness

A day of dialogue, input, and reflection has been designed to help participants explore the eternal questions of life:
> Who am I?
> Where am I?
> What is it all about?
This time in our history puts before us huge questions about the w

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