Posts Tagged ‘Bishop Barry Jones’

Bishop Jones saddened by Fitzmaurice’s sentencing

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Christchurch’s Catholic Bishop, Barry Jones, says everyone who has been involved in the fraud committed by John Fitzmaurice have been extremely saddened. Bishop Jones expressed “disappointment” that his once-trusted priest had been jailed, having pleaded to the court for him to receive home detention. He was also saddened to lose the services of “a very able and Read more

Super Cathedral in Christchurch a “pipe dream”

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

The possibility of Catholic and Anglicans sharing a  common super cathedral in Christchurch is being described as nothing but a pipe dream, by  Mike Grimshaw, an Associate Professor of Sociology at Canterbury University.  “It would be the first ecumenical cathedral in the world, but ‘there is no way it would work”. “High Anglicans might be happy Read more

Traditionalist group with NZ community gets canonical recognition

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

A traditionalist religious order with a community in Christchurch has been formally recognised as a diocesan institute within the Catholic Church. The Congregation of the Sons of the Most Holy Redeemer, based on a tiny windswept island in the Orkney Isles, Scotland, was formerly part of the breakaway Society of St Pius X. In a Read more