WelCom December 2018: We come to another December, another Advent, and another Christmas and another New Year. Have all the plans we made at this time last year come to fruition? Probably not. Events will have got in the way, unexpected challenges, plans changed, things happened in our lives that were totally surprising and unasked forRead more »
Sacred Heart Cathedral
Sacred Heart Cathedral was closed on Thursday 12 July and will remain closed until further notice. A peer reviewed seismic assessment has advised that the Category I heritage listed building is ‘’earthquake prone’’, as at roof level the ceiling diaphragms are insufficient to carry loads under the current building codes. The Cathedral currently presents a risk to occupants in an earthquake.
WelCom December 2018: Following last year’s Synod, Cardinal John Dew reached out to parishes across the Archdiocese to lend a hand with the annual Care Appeal during Advent. The response was overwhelmingly generous. ‘With your help, the appeal raised a record $65,750 to fund Catholic Social Services’ projects within the Archdiocese,’ says Cardinal John. The AppealRead more »
WelCom December 2018: The New Zealand Catholic bishops and religious orders have welcomed the inclusion of faith-based institutions in the New Zealand Government’s expanded inquiry into the historical abuse of children. On Monday 12 November 2018, the prime minister Jacinda Ardern stated that Cabinet agreed to expand the inquiry to include faith-based institutions. The inquiry willRead more »
We are living in an unprecedented time in the history of the Church. There are major challenges for anyone in leadership today, from Pope Francis to anyone who leads in the Church in any way. I fully acknowledge that all leaders must be accountable to the people they serve, and that there should always beRead more »