Category: Wel-com

JPD Commission salutes dedicated member

WelCom April 2018: It was with some reluctance Palmerston North’s Justice Peace and Development Commission accepted the resignation of their dedicated fellow member Dion Martin. He has served the diocese for 13 years with energy and faithfulness. The Commission felt it was fitting to recognise Dion’s immeasurable contributions and dedication to social justice causes. On Sunday 11

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‘Theologian of Aesthetics’ – introducing Dr Christopher Longhurst

WelCom April 2018: Te Pūtahi Katorika ki Aotearoa – The Catholic Institute, has a new lecturer, Dr Christopher Longhurst, STD (Doctor of Sacred Theology). Chris joined TCI following Dr Elizabeth Julian rsm’s retirement late last year. He is lecturing in Theology and Scripture. Chris holds a doctorate in Dogmatic Theology from the Pontifical University of St Thomas

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Papal medallist Stephen Hawking honoured by Vatican

WelCom April 2018: British Astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, a Member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, died in Cambridge, 14 March 2018, at 76. Hawking was an esteemed member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences. St John Paul II named Hawking a member of the Academy in 1986. Its members are chosen on the basis of their academic

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Salvation Army State of the Nation Report 2018 says more Kiwis in poverty

WelCom March 2018: New Zealand cannot separate out its poorest people and pretend they don’t matter, The Salvation Army says in its annual State of the Nation Report, released on 14 February 2018. For 10 years the Salvation Army has offered State of the Nation reports to track social and economic trends that affect our country.

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Wellington JPD Commission on the Budget Policy Statement

WelCom March 2018: Lisa Beech The Wellington Catholic Commission for Justice, Peace and Development has long sought a greater focus in government spending and policy priorities on the poverty of children and their families, provision of housing, and care for the environment. In a written submission to Parliament’s Finance and Expenditure Select Committee, the JPD Commission

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The Image of God

WelCom March 2018: In the creation story it is male and female together who are made in the image of God. Joy Cowley Pope John Paul II made the statement: ‘Men and women are equal but different.’ I think we’d all agree with that, but recognition of equality and difference have not always been part of

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Pope Francis: ‘Turn to Mary’

WelCom March 2018: A relationship with Mary, the mother of God, ‘is not optional’ for Christians, Pope Francis said, in a morning homily, Sunday 28 January ‘because Jesus points to her as a source of protection and guidance’. ‘Wherever people have opened their doors to Mary, wherever the Mother Mary is, turmoil will not prevail, fear

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First Profession of a New Zealander in Melbourne

WelCom March 2018: Sr Brigid Murphy cp The first Profession, on 10 February 2018, of Karen Englebretsen from Palmerston North is a source of great joy for the Sisters of the Cross and Passion and the wider Passionist family in Australia, New Zealand and worldwide. It was an honour for us all that Bishop Charles Drennan

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Book Review: The Rosminian Mission: Sowers of the Second Spring

WelCom March 2018: By John Michael Hill IC Published by Gracewing, 2017 Reviewed by David Mullin Fr Michael Hill IC, a Dunedin-based member of the Institute of Charity (also known as the Rosminians), presents The Rosminian Mission Sowers of the Second Spring. The origin of the book is pitched in the preface as, simply, another story

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