It is now two months since the life of Brother Roger of Taize came to a tragic end. I have not had the opportunity to write about him before this, but have wanted to do so. I believe he has had an enormous impact on the world and still has a great deal toRead more »
In this, the second of our series on the 40-year-old document of Vatican II which has arguably the most impact on the laity, Judy McCormack looks at the impact of the document on marriage and family life.Read more »
Catholic sexual ethics and a truly human civilisation – John and Kerry Kleinsman look at the Church’s attitude towards married sexual love in a summary of an address to the Palmerston North colloquium in September.Read more »
The 2005 general election brought out a particular brand of focus on the individual which Paul Green of the Palmerston North Justice and Peace Commission found was endemic to the common good espoused in Catholic social teaching.
He looks here at the
Fr Rodney Smyth sm of Blenheim has been following the work of the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission which has been meeting over the past 35 years and has found their reflections and statements to be of real quality. ARCIC’s latest documentRead more »
When interchurch couples are preparing for marriage, the Roman Catholic partner is required to make the following promise:
√ñI sincerely undertake that I will do all that I can within the unity of our partnership to have all the children of our marria
‘It seemed Pope John Paul II was challenging us to refocus our thinking and our teaching. If not, why did he keep coming back to the same point?’
The Challenge of John Paul II was
‘to look more deeply at the human being, whom Christ has saved i
In the philosophical environment in which we live there is a conflict not between morality and immorality but between two competing moralities.
Dr John Owens, who is a priest of the Society of Mary and lectures in philosophy at Good Shepherd College
The Church is most credible when it is a listening church, engaging in dialogue and allowing society to see the face of Jesus.
The bishops’ conference secretary, Anne Dickinson, told the colloquium this was evident in the work of the Sisters of Com
The idea of producing ‘perfect’ children through genetic modification or being able to demand that an elderly person who is no longer seen as productive in society be helped to die is appalling, says Dr Anna Holmes.
Dr Holmes has worked as a medical