Category: Wel-com

The beginning of an undying hope

WelCom May 2018: Fr James Lyons The first Easter dawned under a cloud of betrayal and great loss. During the week we now call ‘Holy Week’, nerves cracked and courage failed and, in moments of great fear and panic, friendship was forgotten. Those closest to Jesus found their loyalty strained to the limit. At his arrest

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New Lay Pastoral Leader

WelCom May 2018: Joan McFetridge The call to ministry is a gift and a challenge to each of the baptised – all deeply embedded in God’s love. How we respond to that love is our gift and vocation into ministry. At the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart on the second Sunday of Easter, 8 April, Cardinal

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Launching out into the deep

WelCom May 2018: Through our gift of Baptism we are each called to a spirituality of service as shepherds of Christ. By using our unique God-given gifts and talents our response to ministry can be expressed in many ways. For some, it is in Church leadership and pastoral service. Joan McFetridge, the founder, manager and formator

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Catholic Thinking – Catechesis and the Rite of Baptism

  WelCom May 2018: WelCom’s ‘Catholic Thinking’ series presents articles by lecturers from New Zealand’s Catholic Tertiary providers, Good Shepherd Theological College and The Catholic Institute. TCI’s Susan Wilson explores Baptism and Catechesis. Catechesis and the Rite of Baptism “Essentially catechesis is about knowing, doing and loving – these three elements come together to shape faith

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Baptism, so we can live fully new life of grace

WelCom May 2018: ‘We begin a journey of growth in faith and in Church’s sacramental life’ – Pope Francis At his general audience on 25 April 2018 at St Peter’s in the Vatican, Pope Francis spoke about Baptism. He said, ‘In our catechesis on the sacrament of Baptism, we have seen that it is the door

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College pilgrims visit Aubert sites

WelCom May 2018: Sue Seconi Seven students from Cullinane College, Whanganui, joined 10 John Paul College students visiting from Rotorua, 22 March, on a pilgrimage in to places of significance for Venerable Suzanne Aubert in Whanganui city. It was Cullinane’s first pōwhiri for manuhiri since the wharenui was opened last January. Councillor Josh Chandulal-McKay, who

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Book Review: With the End in Mind: Dying, Death and Wisdom in an Age of Denial

WelCom May 2018: By: Kathryn Mannix Published by: Harper Collins Publishers, London, SE1 9GF – ISBN 978-0-00-821088-5 Available from: Whitcoulls, $29.99 Reviewed by: Kilian de Lacy Dr Kathryn Mannix is a palliative-care physician and cognitive-behaviour therapist who has spent many years working with people who are suffering incurable, advanced illnesses. Faced with her first dead

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Laywomen among new CDF appointees

WelCom May 2018: Pope Francis has appointed women to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. They are the first female members and the first non-clerics to be appointed to the Congregation. The women are Dr Linda Ghisoni, professor of canon law at the Pontifical Gregorian University; Dr Michelina Tenance, professor of theology at the

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Establishment board begins work to restructure Catholic tertiary education

WelCom May 2018: The New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference set up an Establishment Board in 2017 to create a new structure for New Zealand Catholic tertiary education providers, Good Shepherd Theological College, Auckland and The Catholic Institute, Wellington. The chair is Sir Brian Roche and board members include: Bishop Charles Drennan, NZCBC Fr Brian Cummings from

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Why Resurrection?

WelCom April 2018: “…if Christ has not been raised, then our proclamation has been in vain… If Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins. (1 Cor 15.14,17) Fr Neil Vaney sm Resurrection in the Gospels A wise commentator observed that if Jesus had not risen from the

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