Posts Tagged ‘Archbishop Paul Martin’

More exorcisms! The Vatican acts

Thursday, November 16th, 2023

The Vatican has responded to Bishop of Christchurch Michael Gielen’s request for help dealing with unauthorised exorcisms and related spiritual abuse in the Diocese. The retired bishop of Toowoomba, Robert McGuckin (pictured), has been tasked with conducting an Apostolic Visitation to investigate the allegations. The former professor of Canon Law at the University of Notre Read more

“Extremely humble” to wear Pallium says archbishop

Monday, November 6th, 2023

Archbishop Paul Martin received his Metropolitan Archbishop’s pallium during the 5pm Mass at St Mary of the Angels church in Wellington on Sunday 5 November. Martin is the Archbishop of Wellington, New Zealand. He had been expecting to receive the pallium from the Papal Nuncio, Archbishop Novatus Rugambwa. But Rugambwa – the Pope’s diplomatic representative Read more

NZ Catholic Church Synod delegates have big responsibility on shoulders

Monday, October 30th, 2023
Synod delegates

Pope Francis is asking for synodality in all parishes, presenting the Catholic Church in New Zealand with a monumental task, none more so than for the Synod delegates. While Synodality will not happen overnight, indeed there is a part two of the Synod in October 2024, CathNews spoke with some ‘synod watching’ Catholics about tasking Read more

More than just financial compensation says survivor

Monday, August 7th, 2023
financial compensation

Financial compensation is just a starting point for a survivor of abuse at the Marylands School – he is calling for more. Darryl Smith suffered at the hands of the John of God Brothers in Australia and New Zealand. He has already undergone a redress settlement process in Australia and received compensation from the Queensland Read more

Abhorrent sexual abuse should never have happened

Thursday, August 3rd, 2023
sexual abuse

“Abhorrent and should never have happened” is how Archbishop Paul Martin describes the sexual abuse at Marylands School. Martin is responding in a media release to the Royal Commission’s interim report Stolen Lives, Marked Souls. The report into the St John of God brothers’ Marylands School in Christchurch was released on Wednesday. Martin suggests it Read more

Exorcisms suspended by Christchurch bishop

Thursday, August 3rd, 2023

Following allegations of unauthorised exorcisms, Bishop Michael Gielen has suspended all exorcisms in the Christchurch diocese and ordered a comprehensive review of the practice. Gielen is currently in Portugal at World Youth Day. The announcement arrives in the wake of a report by TV3 journalist Michael Morrah that exposed alleged unapproved exorcisms conducted by the Read more

Archbishop Martin to receive pallium in Wellington!

Thursday, July 6th, 2023
spiritual revival

In a historic development for New Zealand, Archbishop Paul Martin is set to receive his pallium in Wellington from Papal Nuncio Archbishop Novatus Rugambwa. This marks a departure from the tradition of archbishops travelling to Rome to receive the pallium directly from the Pope. Instead, Martin will receive it by mail. The pallium is a Read more

Priests are not the Church’s ‘main course’

Thursday, June 22nd, 2023

Priests are part of the church community; they ‘give savour’ to the community and are not the ‘main course’. The captivating comment that shed light on the role of priests within the Church was made on Saturday, by Monsignor Gerard Burns, the Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Wellington, during the installation ceremony of Catholic Read more

“If the Church is going to do anything it has to be us who do it”

Monday, June 19th, 2023
Archbishop Paul Martin

Newly installed Archbishop of Wellington, Paul Martin, issued a call to action to the Archdiocese of Wellington. “If the Church is going to do anything, it has to be us who do it,” he said, emphasising the importance of individual and collective responsibility in the Church’s mission. “The church doesn’t exist in some ethereal domain Read more

New archbishop keen for spiritual revival

Thursday, June 15th, 2023
spiritual revival

Archbishop Paul Martin is keen on a spiritual revival within the Archdiocese. In his first newsletter as Archbishop of Wellington, Martin highlighted the significance of a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. This is the driving force behind building a strong Christian community and spreading the Good News, he said. “If I am not in love Read more