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Bishops feel more connected to Pope after Cardinal’s visit

  News 18 October 2013 New Zealand church people are full of hope after the visit last month of the chair of the Council of eight cardinals who are helping the pope reform Vatican administration. Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga SDB of Honduras visited Wellington unexpectedly 10 to 12 October immediately after the inaugural meeting of

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From Anglican vestry to Catholic priesthood

Archdiocesan News October 2013 Cecily McNeill Doug Shepherd, ordained to the priesthood on 24 August, was first spotted in 2005 while part of the Anglican community of Seatoun Strathmore. His vicar there, Canon Deborah Broome, says Doug had a special quality, a ‘liturgical presence’. ‘There was something in him, something about his personality – the

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Archbishop’s column: Faith is God’s precious gift

Opinion Archbishop John Dew October 2013 As the Year of Faith draws to an end, Pope Francis has chosen ‘the precious gift of faith’ as the theme for his World Mission Day message, on Sunday, 20 October. The Pope reminds us that faith is a gift we cannot keep to ourselves … it is to

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Archbishop meets young people over work

Feature October 2013 Cathy Bi, Caritas From balancing the costs of study and living to finding a job that is fulfilling, young people from around the archdiocese came together in Archbishop John Dew’s lounge during Social Justice Week, to share their stories and thoughts on work. Resident students from Kohanga – Wellington’s Catholic Tertiary Chaplaincy

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Fr Dennis Nacorda ordained

Archdiocesan News September 2013 The chapel at St Patrick’s College Silverstream was packed on Saturday afternoon 10 August when Fr Dennis Nacorda started his priestly ministry. Archbishop John Dew ordained Fr Dennis for the Archdiocese of Wellington. Quoting Pope Francis at World Youth Day in Brazil in July, Archbishop John invited Fr Dennis to ‘Warm

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Archbishop’s column: Facing a future full of hope

Opinion Archbishop John Dew September 2013 Since early May many, if not most, people in the archdiocese have responded to my invitation to discuss the future of the archdiocese. I am grateful to all parishioners, lay pastoral leaders and clergy who have generously given their energy to reimagining the archdiocese in a consultation process using

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Archbishop’s column: Shaped by God’s word daily

Opinion Archbishop John Dew August 2013 ‘Each of you should be shaped by God’s word every day.’ These words were part of Pope Benedict’s message released in October last year for World Youth Day 2013 in Brazil last month. About 200 young people gathered at Sacred Heart Cathedral on Saturday 27 July to celebrate NZWYDE

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Archbishop’s column: We are God’s people

Opinion Archbishop John Dew The recent CORE days – ‘Together We Are One – a CO-REsponsible Church’ – on 4 and 11 May both had great significance in terms of the history of the Archdiocese.Large numbers of people gathered at Bishop Viard College in Porirua, almost 163 years to the day since Bishop Philippe Viard

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Archbishop’s column: If you only knew what God is offering

Archbishop John Dew

Columns Archbishop John Dew These amazing words from John’s gospel (4:5-15) come to mind as I grapple with the challenges facing the Archdiocese of Wellington at this time. Not long ago Pope Benedict called the Church to a Year of Faith, to a New Evangelisation. He had a vision for the Church. Pope Francis, too,

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Archbishop’s column: Pope Benedict – in love with God

Archbishop John Dew

Columns Archbishop John Dew March 2013 ‘Each of us is willed, each of us is loved, each of us is necessary.’ Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation took many of us by surprise, others said that they were not surprised at all, and some even spoke of his decision to resign as ‘a noble and selfless decision’,

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