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Archbishop did not obey the Pope over property alientation Comments 0

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

Archbishop Anthony S. Apuron did not follow Pope Francis’ instruction to rescind and annul a deed restriction. The deed gives Redemptoris Mater Seminary of Guam and the Blessed Diego Theological Institute the legal right to use the Archdiocese of Agana’s (Guam) property. Archbishop Savio Tai Fai Honmore, the Vatican appointed administrator of the Archdiocese says Read more

Church doors will stay open despite theft and vandalism Comments 0

Friday, August 19th, 2016

A Taranaki priest says the church doors  will stay open despite a recent theft which fleeced a parish of more than $2,000 in electronics equipment. Father Craig Butler said while crime which targeted churches was rare, the impact was widely felt among parishioners. In June, a thief made off with five microphones and other electronic Read more

Fr Hans Zollner Pope’s Child protection “expert”: NZ has made progress but still some challenges Comments 0

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

New Zealand appeared to have made reasonable progress in its work to address sexual abuse within the church and to stop it happening in the future says Fr Hans Zollner. However he said there are still challenges to be faced such as unifying the church’s approach and dealing with complex migration issues. Zollner, who has Read more

Abuse at Nauru “at once dizzying in its scale and utterly damning” Comments 0

Friday, August 12th, 2016

“This leak has laid bare a system of routine dysfunction and cruelty that is at once dizzying in its scale and utterly damning for the Australian authorities who tried so hard to maintain a veil of secrecy, says Amnesty International’s senior director for research Dr Anna Neistat. She was referring to leaked documents published Wednesday. Read more

Hato Petera College still viable says principal Comments 6

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016
Hato Petera

Hato Petera College is financially viable and academic rates are positive says principal John Matthews. He was speaking after the first of five consultation hui arranged to discuss the future of the College. Read more on Auckland Diocese website The school’s roll stands at 49. Last year 85 enrolled were enrolled. The roll stood at 148 Read more

Former Gloriavale member: “Good and bad things and people exist in all communities” Comments 0

Friday, August 5th, 2016

Ben Canaan is disappointed there are so many sensationalised accounts of Gloriavale. He thought the documentary aire late last month A Woman’s Place, which aired in late July, “accurately portrayed” parts of the community, but did not ask the hard questions. He said good and bad things and people existed in all communities, but the Read more

Hato Petera College – Bishop Dunn initiates a consultation process Comments 0

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016
Hato Petera

The bishop of Auckland, Patrick Dunn, has announced a consultation process about the future of Hato Petera College. The Bishop said one of the options to be considered is the possible closure of the school. However he gave an assurance that the school will stay open for the rest of the year. Furthermore any decision Read more

Pope’s Astronomer, Guy Consolmagno, to speak on Waiheke Island Comments 0

Friday, July 29th, 2016

Brother Guy Consolmagno, director of the Vatican Observatory, will be speaking at an event on Waiheke Island in mid September. Consolmagno is a Jesuit brother and president of the Vatican Observatory Foundation. He’ll discuss the interface between science and humanity, our place in the universe and what it means to us if life is found Read more

Marist Family around the world celebrates 200 years Comments 0

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

The Marist Family throughout the world has just celebrated the 200th Anniversary of the Fourvière Pledge. In Lyon more than 500 young people from 46 countries gathered for a week of activities. The celebration culminated in a Eucharist celebrated in Chapel of Our Lady of Fourviere on the 23rd July It was on this day Read more

Unaccompanied child refugees bold and resolute Comments 0

Friday, July 22nd, 2016
San Felipe

Donald Trump’s promise to build a wall across all of the southern border is a distraction says Fr Tony O’Connor. Fr Tony is an expatriate New Zealand priest working in the parish of San Filipe de Jesus in a town on the border between Texas and Mexico. “This distracts from what is actually going on the border, especially Read more