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Who said Francis did not smile when he met Trump? Comments 1

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Proir to the meeting between Pope Francis and President Trump Bishop Steve Lowe of the Hamilton Diocese, said he was optimistic about the meeting even if they did not agree on the common issue. It seems Lowe’s optimism was not misplaced. According to a statement released by the Vatican Press Office, the discussions, which lasted about Read more

Church leaders discuss concerns with the Prime Minister Comments 0

Monday, May 22nd, 2017
church leaders

Cardinal John Dew was one of a group of church leaders who met with the Prime Minister and Government ministers to ask for more action in the areas of immigration, housing and social investment. Their views are influenced by the experience of their church congregations and church based social agencies in most New Zealand communities. Read more

Alternative liturgies for Wellington city centre church Comments 2

Thursday, May 18th, 2017
city centre

A change in city centre ministry could be on the cards for Wellington’s St Mary of the Angels parish. The possible additions to the current outreach at the newly earthquake strengthened Church, are the result of an Alpha Leadership Course and meeting of Marist city centre ministers held recently in London. The changes are floated Read more

Innovative Kaitaia healthcare business in line for two awards. Comments 0

Monday, May 15th, 2017

Navilluso Medical, a healthcare company is a finalist in the Callaghan Innovation Māori Innovation Award and in the Kiwibank Hi-Tech Innovative Services Award. The company was established by Kaitaia GP, Dr Lance O’Sullivan and his wife Tracy O’Sullivan Both nominations are due in large part to iMOKO™, a healthcare software program which utilises technology to deliver high Read more

Health Select Committee: 77% of Submissions Oppose Euthanasia Comments 0

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Analysis of 21,277 submissions to the Health Select Committee’s investigation into end of life issues shows that 16,411 opposed the legalisation of euthanasia, while 4,142 supported legalisation. Matthew Jansen, Secretary of the Care Alliance, said the submissions reflect the depth and breadth of public attitudes about euthanasia. The Health Select Committee investigation began in response Read more

Internationally respected theologian and anthropologist receives an award Comments 0

Monday, May 8th, 2017
Gerald Arbuckle

A New Zealand Marist priest has received an award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to academic research and teaching in the fields of theology and anthropology over many decades. The Australian Institute of Theological Education (BBI) presented a Lifetime Achievement Award in Practical Theology to Dr Gerald Arbuckle. Arbuckle is an internationally respected theologian Read more

Christian-Atheist lay preacher leads charge against Bibles in Schools. Comments 0

Thursday, May 4th, 2017
bible in schools

The Secular Education Network (SEN) is launching a fresh challenge against Bible in Schools programmes. David Hines, spokesperson for SEN, has been described in the media as a”retired Journalist and lay preacher. An introduction to a 2012 YouTube video says Hines Was a Methodist minister for 10 years, from 1961. He resigned and became a Read more

Millennials world-wide flocking to C3 church – started by a couple from Masterton Comments 1

Monday, May 1st, 2017
C3 Church

The C3 church was begun by a couple from Masterton. It has gone from one small church to more than 450 churches in 64 countries, including New Zealand. Christian City Church, better known as C3, has its origins in a church started up in Sydney by a New Zealand couple Phil and Chris Pringle in 1980. Read more

Bolger’s faith helped him negotiate turbulent waters Comments 0

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Jim Bolger, former New Zealand Prime Minister, says his faith helped him negotiate his way through the turbulent waters of the 1990s. Bolger was interviewed by Guyon Espiner as part of the RNZ series The Ninth Floor in which Espiner conducts extended interviews with former New Zealand Prime Ministers. “That was the value system that I grew Read more

Split Enz bass player helps his old school establish School of Imagination Comments 0

Thursday, April 20th, 2017
school of imagination

Mike Chunn, the original bass player in Split Enz, and an alumnus of Sacred Heart College, has been one of the driving forces behind the establishment of the School of Imagination at the college. He was present at the recent official opening of a digital recording studio will allow the teaching of NCEA Level 3 Read more