“The world is a joyful mystery." Laudato Si 12
“We journey through this land seeking God" LS 244
“The climate is a common good…” Laudato Si 23
Photo of the ADW Thinking Stone - carved in Oamaru stone by Master Carver, Lou Kereopa, it is rich in Christian Māori symbolism

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Cardinal John Dew

3 days ago

When I am away from the Archdiocese I enjoy seeing the good things which continue in my absence, so I was very pleased to hear the details of a recent Ecology Justice and Peace gathering. After the 2017 Archdiocesan Synod I asked the Commission to review its mandate, and they proposed a new name, mandate and structure. The new structure included four sub-committees, which has hugely increased participation. Last weekend the Commission held a formation day for all Commission and Committee members, the first time they had all had a chance to get together. They heard and shared about all the work that has been done this year, including work on integral ecology, poverty, bicultural relationships and parish engagement. The day was facilitated by Sr Regina Daly, and included a stirring talk from Professor Anne Tuohy on Biblical prophecy. From their faces I can see from a distance that it was an enjoyable occasion. ... See MoreSee Less

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