Posts Tagged ‘Arthur Skinner’

NZ Bishops tell Catholic Action to stop using the word “Catholic”

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

The New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference have written to the group calling themselves Catholic Action and instructed them to cease using the word Catholic in their name immediately. The bishops do not consider the language used by the group in its communications, and actions the group has taken, to be consistent with the way in Read more

St Matthews in the City does it again for Easter

Friday, March 30th, 2012

A provocative Auckland church known for stirring up debate has unveiled its new billboard in the lead-up to Easter.

The billboard erected at the front of St Matthews in the City today depicts a Facebook photo album with Jesus on the cross as the main image. Directly below, the image is “liked” by Judas Iscariot.

“We decided to make a joke about the propensity of Christians to lay blame,” said Reverend Glynn Cardy.

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St Matts billboard upholds Catholic tradition

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

St Matthew in the City is in illustrious company.  Each time its priests Glynn Cardy and Clay Nelson commission a billboard they join a long line of popes and cardinals that have used provocative art to shift our thinking. Using images to shift established thought patterns is always a fragile endeavour as no-one, not even a powerful Read more

Protester defends attack on Mary with pregnancy test kit billboard

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

The man who attacked the Mary with pregnancy test kit billboard has defended his actions. The $300 Christmas billboard was erected by the St Matthew-in-the-City Church last week to raise discussion about Mary’s circumstances coming into Christmas. Catholic Action Group member Arthur Skinner was caught, and later admitted to, slashing the board with scissors yesterday Read more