Posts Tagged ‘Appeal’

Caritas Aotearoa NZ Lent Appeal funds down 30 per cent on past years

Thursday, June 25th, 2020

Amid the pandemic, Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand managed to raise some $683,000 during its 2020 Lent Appeal, a figure that is more than 30 per lower than the amounts they raised in recent years. Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand director Julianne Hickey said, in the past, the Lent Appeal raised $1million. Read more in NZCAtholic

Pell appeal judges weigh last-minute questions ahead of verdict

Monday, August 12th, 2019

The Court of Appeal has been dealing with last-minute questions about the way George Pell’s jury was empanelled as it prepares to deliver its ruling on one of the ­nation’s biggest legal cases. The three judges have been ­examining the law around how Pell was arraigned when no jury panel members were physically present in Read more

Pope Francis appeals for help for Ukraine

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

Pope Francis has called on parishes across Europe on Sunday to give donations to the victims of the conflict in Ukraine. The pontiff on Sunday announced that there will be special collections on April 24 in all European Catholic churches to “alleviate the material needs” of all who are suffering “the consequences of the violence” Read more

Sydney priest appeals assault ruling, denies smacking boy

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

A Sydney priest is appealing against being found guilty of common assault after he allegedly smacked a child who was misbehaving in church. Fr Terrence Millard denies smacking a nine-year-old boy at St John Vianney church in Greenacre last year. No conviction was recorded against the priest, but Fr Millard went on leave from the Read more

Nun, 85, who broke into US defence base wins appeal

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

A US appeals court has ruled an 85-year-old nun and two men did not commit sabotage when they broke into a defence site for storing enriched uranium for bombs. Sr Megan Rice and two men had their convictions for sabotage overturned. But their convictions for damaging government property were upheld. The court ordered they be Read more