In these days of uncertainty and hope about the future of our church, Wel-com went in search of some models of parish that are working well in their communities. Marcia Morrison has been working in Feilding parish for the past several years and gives someRead more »
Irish missionary, Sr Miriam Duggan, told a gathering in Sacred Heart Cathedral last month of how a behaviour change programme based on abstinence has turned the fortunes of AIDS victims in Uganda.
About 80 people turned out in Wellington on 26 Septem
In a class project, the pupils at St Anthony’s Pahiatua, drew up what qualities they would want in a parish priest.
They then asked their parish priest about his life, his interests, what he did in his spare time etc.
The information was collat
Parishes throughout the diocese and across the country embraced this year’s Social Justice Week theme Celebrating Cultural Diversity with a range of events that focused on bringing people together from different cultural backgrounds to learn more about eaRead more »
Former Wel-com editor, Marilyn Pryor, has won a major award for excellence in religious journalism.
The award was announced at the recent Australasian Press Association Conference in Melbourne and presented to Marilyn’s husband, Geoff, and her famil
For the first time World Youth Day will be held in the southern hemisphere in 2008.
Pope Benedict XVI told the tens of thousands of young people gathered in Cologne for World Youth Day last month that he would travel to Sydney to meet the world’s you
Race Relations Commissioner Joris de Bres congratulated participants at a cultural diversity day in Palmerston North last month on ‘continuing to challenge yourselves’ through Social Justice Week.
The day brought together some 80 people from a varie
A chance challenge to a swimming race started Chanel College Masterton Principal Jo Matthews on the path that lead to a silver medal at the World Masters’ Games in Canada last month.
Jo won silver in her age group in the 200 metres butterfly which m
A brother of the Society of Mary convicted last month of sexually abusing boys in his care some 20 years ago, has expressed concern about the welfare of the young men involved.
Brother Andrew Cody has begun a two and a half year jail sentence after a
In 1995, the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference recognised the patience of Māori people in working to have historic injustices righted.
They acknowledged that over 150 years after the signing of the Treaty, the patience of many Māori was ‘bein