Category: Wel-com

The Simpsons on liturgy


In a recent episode of The Simpsons, Ned Flanders is confused that his sons obviously prefer the supervision of neighbour Marge Simpson to that of their own father. When he asks them why they like it so much when Marge spends time with them, his boys reply, ‘She makes us happy. And not Church happy – real happy.’

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Trafficked: victims’ stories of abuse and neglect


They did prostitution 15 hours a day, seven days a week. When they finally escaped immigration officials ‘did nothing’ to help them. Some left being told they owed thousands of dollars, others feared for the safety of their families after they escaped.

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African villagers benefit from NZ wedding


When former Sacred Heart College student, Miriam Davie, married Matt Bayliss last month, a goat, food baskets and money for charity replaced the usual raft of wedding gifts.

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Columban calls for action on behalf of earth


‘Climate change is not just one environmental problem among a host of others’ – along with the massive extinction of species – it ‘is by far the most serious environmental issue facing humankind and the planet’. And ‘what is at stake are ultimately ethical and religious issues’.

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