Posts Tagged ‘All Saints’

All Saints accepts an olive branch over hearing costs

Monday, February 28th, 2022

The Anglican church has been granted a $48,000 fees waiver to avoid another divisive hearing with the Palmerston North City Council over plans to preserve the historic All Saints’ church building. The Anglican Diocese of Wellington was declined consent to earthquake strengthening and to alter the front of the building after a resource management hearing Read more

The Beatitudes: The path to sainthood

Monday, November 4th, 2019

You are called by God to be a saint! And that all important calling from the Lord is not just to be seriously considered on All Saints Day – but every day! It is no coincidence that the Catholic Church proclaims the Gospel passage of the Beatitudes on the Solemnity of All Saints. For in Read more

Halloween’s Catholic roots

Friday, November 1st, 2013

We’ve all heard the allegations: Halloween is a pagan rite dating back to some pre-Christian festival among the Celtic Druids that escaped church suppression. Even today modern pagans and witches continue to celebrate this ancient festival. If you let your kids go trick-or-treating, they will be worshiping the devil and pagan gods. Nothing could be Read more

The saints were, yes, funny

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012
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Last week we celebrated the Feast of All Saints. To which many non-believers, and believers, may say: Big deal. Who would want to be anything like those gloomy, morose, unsmiling people that we see portrayed in Christian art? But here’s a surprise: even the briefest glance at their biographies reveals joyful and energetic men and Read more

Millions of Filipino Catholics flock to cemeteries

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

Millions of Filipino Catholics started flocking to cemeteries on Thursday to pay respects to their dead as the country observed All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day. The annual tradition that combines Catholic religious rites with the country’s penchant for festivity is popularly called “Undas” or Day of the Dead, a major family affair in Read more