Posts Tagged ‘Auckland Diocese’

Church apologises again for abuse by Fr Frank Green Comments 0

Thursday, June 6th, 2019
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The Catholic Church has again apologised to the Ledingham brothers for the abuse inflicted on them by Auckland diocese priest, the late Fr Frank Green. “We are concerned that they feel the process following their complaint was not satisfactory,” the Church says in a statement. In 2002 Mike, Gerry and Chris Ledingham went public with Read more

New GM for Auckland diocese Comments 0

Monday, February 25th, 2019

Mr James van Schie is to be the new general manager of Auckland diocese. van Schie has spent the last two and a half years as executive officer for the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference in Wellington. Immediately prior to that he was director of parish support and development for the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney. Read more

Restoration of Auckland’s St Patrick’s presbytery underway Comments 0

Monday, October 29th, 2018
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St Patrick’s Presbytery on the corner of Hobson St and Wyndham St, alongside St Patrick’s Cathedral in Auckland, is to be restored and upgraded. The 130-year-old brick building  has a Category A heritage rating, the highest possible. It is said by heritage architects to be Auckland inner-city’s oldest continually-occupied residence. An Auckland diocese spokeswoman told Read more

Maori Catholics gather for a Hui in Auckland Comments 0

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

A hui for Catholic Māori in the Auckland diocese is to be held this month (November 2017). NZ Catholic reports that the hui, “Te Iwi Māori Katorika”, is to be held at Whaiora Marae in Otara. It aims to strengthen “Mana Māori” within the Church and the diocese and to “consider what leadership structure might Read more

Residents near Monte Cecilia Park given notice to go Comments 0

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

Residents living at the edge of Monte Cecilia Park in Auckland are frustrated and confused as to why their homes are being demolished to build a car park. Fourteen households in Auckland Council-owned rental properties have been given 90 days to find new homes in the city’s tight property market. The council has said it Read more

Appeal launched to restore heritage cathedral presbytery Comments 0

Friday, September 11th, 2015

For 130 years the large two-storey brick building on the corner of Wyndham and Hobson Sts in Auckland’s central city has been home for the Catholic priests based at St Patrick’s Cathedral. This historical building is the longest, continually lived in residence in the central city. A Category A heritage building (Heritage NZ – register Read more

Catholic schools plan for Auckland Comments 0

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

Demand for Catholic education across Auckland has sparked multi-million-dollar plans for four new schools, one earmarked to take up to 1000 pupils. Kerry Coleman, Auckland Catholic Diocese general manager, said the new schools at Hillsborough, Drury, Takanini and Riverhead would each cost more than $5 million to build. Mr Coleman said the first of the Read more

Education Minister says Hato Petera is the church’s problem Comments 1

Friday, May 1st, 2015
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Education Minister Hekia Parata says the problems at Hato Petera College are a reflection of how the Catholic Church runs its Maori boarding kura. She said the issues have always been in the church’s hands – and not the government’s. Parata was responding to a call by New Zealand First’s education spokesperson, Tracy Martin, for Read more

Auckland diocese walk to raise funds for food banks Comments 0

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

Auckland Catholic diocese is raising funds for food banks by means of a sponsored walk. The 5km loop walk on Saturday, March 21 will raise funds for the Society of St Vincent de Paul, to be distributed to Auckland food banks. The 1-1.5 hour walk starts at the Pompallier Diocesan Centre in Ponsonby and returns Read more

Bishop Patrick Dunn celebrates 20 years as a bishop Comments 0

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Bishop Patrick Dunn of Auckland celebrated the twentieth anniversary of his ordination as bishop on July 25, the feast of the apostle James. On July 25, 1994, he was ordained as auxiliary to assist Bishop Denis Browne in Auckland. At a Mass at St Patrick’s Cathedral last Friday, Bishop Dunn dwelt on two things he Read more