Posts Tagged ‘Auckland Diocese’

Bailed former priest’s news coverage unfairly skewed

Thursday, September 16th, 2021
Sateki Raass

The Auckland diocese is questioning the fairness of a Stuff report concerning the housing of bailed former priest, Sateki Raass. Communications spokesperson for the diocese, Lyndsay Freer suggests Stuff reporter, Steve Kilgallon seems to have unfairly skewed supplied answers to questions. On Sunday 12 September Stuff reported the Catholic Church planned to accommodate a priest Read more

Auckland Catholic Cathedral’s former choir director’s abusive past

Thursday, April 22nd, 2021
James Tibbles

Auckland’s St Patrick’s Catholic Cathedral was unaware that its former choir director’s abusive past had led him to resign from two previous jobs. James Tibbles, a well-known early music specialist, was the choir director and organist at St Patrick’s from 2014 until last December. At that time the church said he had resigned “to pursue Read more

Ashes on Second Sunday of Lent!

Thursday, February 25th, 2021

Large congregations of Auckland Catholics are likely to finally receive their Ash Wednesday ashes on the second Sunday of Lent! Auckland diocese spokeswoman Dame Lyndsay Freer said many of Auckland’s 189,000 Catholics had not received the ashes as they usually would on Ash Wednesday. This was because of the Covid alert level 3 then alert Read more

3000 attend episcopal ordination of Michael Gielen

Monday, March 9th, 2020
Gielen

Michael Gielen was ordained and installed as auxiliary bishop of Auckland on Saturday. More than 3,000 filled the Vodafone Events Centre. The events centre was needed because so many people wanted to attend, the cathedral was not big enough. Bishop Michael was ordained to be his long-needed assistant by Bishop Pat Dunn, Bishop of Auckland. Read more

Jocelyn Franklin served the church in New Zealand for 70 years

Thursday, October 10th, 2019
franklin

Jocelyn Franklin, who died on 3 October aged 93, has been described as a legend in the Catholic Diocese of Auckland and indeed throughout the country, having worked tirelessly for the Church for nearly 70 years. She converted to Catholicism at the age of 20 and was chosen by Bishop (later Cardinal) Reginal Delargey in the Read more

Church apologises again for abuse by Fr Frank Green

Thursday, June 6th, 2019
fr frank green

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

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

Monday, October 29th, 2018
st patrick's presbytery

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

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017
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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

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