Posts Tagged ‘Auckland Catholic’

Fifty NZ charities make $1 billion total surplus

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Fifty New Zealand charities made a total of NZ$1billion over and above what they spent in the last financial year. A report on TVNZ’s Seven Sharp drew an analogy with the game of Monopoly, and placed some churches in the top “Park Lane” category. These included the Salvation Army with a surplus of $24 million, Read more

Confused reporting of Catholic position on SkyCity Casino deal

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

On Monday, the Chair of Auckland’s Catholic Justice and Peace Commission, Peter Garrick, had to issue a clarification of a report on National Radio about the Catholic church’s views on the Sky City International Convention Centre. The National Radio report said that a commissioner with the Justice and Peace Commission of the Catholic Church, Seamus Donegan, told the  New Read more

Little in the Budget that shows real commitment to change

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

The Budget shows a slow and steady economic recovery, but that should not be the extent of our ambition. We need more urgent attention given to poverty and recovery of social wellbeing, says the Auckland Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace. While the Government is moving towards implementation of some recommendations of the advisory group Read more

Bishop Cleary – courage under fire in France

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

A small bronze crucifix welded from World War I rifle bullet cartridges stands as a testament to the bravery and selflessness shown by an Auckland bishop who tried to rescue the wounded on the fields of France. The crucifix belonged to Bishop Henry Cleary, the Catholic Bishop of Auckland from 1910 to 1929, who took Read more