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Fuelling the fire over Dili

Hanging on the wall of a conference room in the office of the Prime Minister of East Timor, Mari Alkatiri, is a satellite photo of Dili on fire. Smoke billows from scores of incandescent spots all over the city.
The image was taken from the fires of

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Support for changing smacking law

The proposal to remove the legal defence to assault on children contained in Section 59 of the Crimes Act has resulted in a polarised debate in New Zealand society.
But Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand found there is more common ground on the issue than

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Family members main elder abusers

Between three and 10 percent of the older population is abused or neglected, according to a recent Age Concern report.
The report said that referrals to agencies dealing with elder abuse and neglect were only ‘the tip of the iceberg’ and up to 45,00

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Birthing communities of saints in Aotearoa-New Zealand

Pentecost reminds us of God’s Spirit birthing the Church. Throughout the Christian world faith communities have been reliving that first out-pouring of God’s Spirit which continues to call believers to ‘go out’ and ‘to preach God’s Good News’.

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A sense of wonder and awe.
Thinking about Trinity confuses.
One in three, three in one.
Augustine and the hole in the sand.
The fish swimming in the water,
looking for the ocean,
Saint Catherine and her images –
table, f

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National youth ministry awards

The National Catholic Youth Ministry Award Scheme – the Delargey Awards – are sponsored by the National Council for Young Catholics (NCYC). NCYC is the New Zealand Catholic Bishops’ Conference Agency for Young Catholics.
The awards recognise signific

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Pope urges cooperation in two key areas

Benedict XVI has urged an ecumenical gathering to collaborate in support of families in which spouses belong to different Christian confessions.
The Pope made this proposal in Poland, last month when addressing a gathering in the Lutheran Church of t

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Modern prophet Fr Richard Rohr in Wellington

A Franciscan priest who has been hailed as a modern prophet offering hope in the midst of the bleakness of the prevailing thought and culture of attitudes of the present-day West, is coming to Wellington in October.
Fr Richard Rohr is well known to

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Icon show for Lower Hutt

The Sydney-based iconographer who created the icon of Ss Peter and Paul which dominates the nave of the Lower Hutt church, is showing some of his other work in the parish hall at the end of the month.
Michael Galovic, will exhibit his paintings of t

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Matariki Happy New Year

Matariki is our Aotearoa Pacific New Year. Matariki, the seven-star cluster also known as Pleiades, rises over the horizon in late May. At the time of the first full moon after Māori New Year begins – this year on June 27.
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