Posts Tagged ‘Archbishop John Dew’

Cardinal Dew says concrete actions will follow apology for abuse Comments 0

Thursday, August 30th, 2018

Cardinal John Dew says the Catholic Church will follow up Pope Francis’ apology to victims of clerical abuse with “concrete actions” to ensure children are protected and perpetrators are held to account. Dew, the archbishop of Wellington New Zealand, was speaking to The Irish Times on the fringes of a pastoral conference on The Future Read more

NZ cannot stand aloof from suffering in Middle East – Archbishop Dew Comments 4

Friday, November 21st, 2014

New Zealand cannot stand aloof from involvement in the Middle East when so many people are suffering and dying says Archbishop John Dew, President of the New Zealand Catholic Bishops’ Conference. He has written to Prime Minister John Key, offering the support of the New Zealand Catholic Bishops for the cautious and measured approach to making Read more

Archbishop Dew summarises synod on family Comments 1

Friday, October 24th, 2014

Archbishop John Dew says the discussion at and after the synod on the family is ultimately about people’s lives and it is clear that people are hurting. In a summary statement on the synod, Archbishop Dew said “if the Church is to be a mother that consoles, encourages, reaches out, supports it must listen to what Read more

Archbishop Dew describes battles at synod on family Comments 0

Friday, October 17th, 2014

On his daily blog from the synod on the family, Archbishop John Dew has painted a picture of sharp divisions among synod members. On his October 15 posting from Rome, Archbishop Dew noted that there had been vigorous arguments in the small group discussions taking place this week. “The arguments are very strong as to Read more

Archbishop Dew says family synod freedom a welcome change Comments 4

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Archbishop John Dew has contrasted the freedom of speech prevailing at the synod on the family with the atmosphere at a past synod. The Archbishop of Wellington told Vatican Radio that what is happening is very different from a synod on the Eucharist nine years ago. “ . . . I talked [then] about the possibility Read more

Archbishop Dew to attend Synod on Family Comments 0

Friday, September 12th, 2014

The Archbishop of Wellington, John Dew has been selected as a participant in the of the Third Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops. The Synod will examine the Pastoral Challenges of the Family in the context of Evangelisation. More than 250 participants, including 14 married couples from around the world, are expected to Read more

Archbishop Dew – outrage about Dirty Politics a good sign Comments 1

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

The public discomfort around the current dirty politics revelations is a good sign for our political community, says John Dew, the Catholic Archbishop of Wellington New Zealand. He was speaking in the wake of disclosures made in a recently published book, Dirty Politics which is based on information contained in emails obtained by hacking the computer of Read more

Huge crowd at child poverty forum in Wellington cathedral Comments 0

Friday, August 8th, 2014

More than 1000 people packed St Paul’s Anglican Cathedral in Wellington for a Catholic and Anglican initiative to hear politicians address child poverty. Catholic Archbishop John Dew and Anglican Bishop Justin Duckworth invited the Children’s Commissioner, Dr Russell Wills, and politicians to speak on child poverty in the lead-up to the election. At the forum Read more

Anglican & Catholic bishops organise forum on child poverty Comments 1

Friday, July 25th, 2014

The Catholic and Anglican Bishops of Wellington, New Zealand, Archbishop John Dew and Bishop Justin Duckworth, have organised Forum on Child Poverty. The aim of the forum is to highlight the issue of child poverty in New Zealand. An estimated 270,000 children (1 in 4 children) in New Zealand live in poverty. Click here  to Read more

Oceania Catholics’ strong community Comments 0

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Last month Wellington hosted the four-yearly plenary assembly of the bishops of the Federation of Catholic Bishops of Oceania (FCBCO). But it would be no surprise if anyone attending the opening Mass thought they had been carried off to the Pacific Islands, with the vibrant contribution of the Samoan and Tokelauan communities. It was one Read more