Posts Tagged ‘Bishop Charles Drennan’

NZ Bishop: No hierarchy of age – listen to young people and learn Comments 0

Monday, February 11th, 2019
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Bishop Charles Drennan of the Palmerston North Diocese in New Zealand says “We are a communion of people. There is no hierarchy of age in the Church, yet so much of our formal written expression and documentation of who we are is produced by older men (cf. Joel 2:28). “Even the recent final document of Read more

21 New Zealanders to attend World Youth Day in Panama Comments 0

Monday, November 19th, 2018
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A contingent of 21 New Zealanders will attend the international celebration for 2019 World Youth Day (WYD2019) in Panama. The event in January next year will be attended by thousands from around the world. Bishop of Palmerston North, Charles Drennan, who will be accompanying the New Zealand pilgrimage to Panama, commented “it’s my first World Read more

Clericalism renders the baptised subservient to preening priests Comments 0

Thursday, October 18th, 2018

Once every five years the priests in New Zealand meet nationally for a professional development week. This time it was in Christchurch. And the experience was seismic. No priest or Bishop could have left that week unshaken. The two input speakers – each very different from the other – shook us to the core. Take Read more

Bishop Drennan delivers Keynote address to Sydney clergy Comments 0

Thursday, August 16th, 2018

Bishop Charles Drennan of the Diocese of Palmerston North was this year’s keynote speaker at the Archdiocese of Sydney’s clergy formation conference. The topic given to Bishop Charles was: “Icons of Christ: developing personally and professionally as leaders of local faith communities for the new evangelisation. Bishop Charles noted that leadership is currently a hot Read more

Bishop Drennan in India “not as a traveller but as a volunteer and friend” Comments 0

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

For over 25 years the bishop of Palmerston North, Charles Drennan, has volunteered for a month at the Raphael Ryder Cheshire Centre in Dehra Dun, India where he works with tuberculosis patients, special needs adults and children whose parents had leprosy. Drennan left for his most recent visit at the beginning of November. “Sometimes I’m asked Read more

Bishops send Catholic Worker Movement representative to Rome Comments 0

Friday, November 4th, 2016
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Forrest Chambers is in Rome to participate in the World Meeting of Popular Movements  from 2 to 4 November. On Saturday 5, the Holy Father Francis will receive the participants in audience in the Paul VI Hall. The attendees will include Don Luigi Ciotti, founder of the Abel group which fights against abuse by the Mafia Read more

NZ Bishop advised teaching on Marriage cannot be changed Comments 2

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

Bishop Charles Drennan, the New Zealand delegate at the Synod on Families, has been sent a letter from an expert on the Council of Trent expressing the view that the church cannot change its teaching on the dissolubility of marriage. The moral theologian is responding to an argument put forward by Cardinal Walter Kaspar proposing that it is Read more

A new booklet about Parihaka is Bishop Drennan’s initiative Comments 0

Friday, July 10th, 2015

The Parihaka story is set to be shared in schools across the country. The 26-page booklet was the brainchild of the Bishop of Palmerston North Diocese Charles Drennan, who wanted to ensure the Maori account of the injustices suffered by the people of Parihaka were acknowledged. The resource contents were put together by Caritas Aotearoa Read more

Bishop joins protest against Trans Pacific Partnership Comments 0

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

The Bishop of Palmerston North, Charles Drennan, was among a number of politicians, lecturers and religious leaders who spoke to a crowd of about 500 gathered in the city’s Square at the third anti Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) event to be held in the city in the past year. Drennan said there was growing Read more

Je ne suis pas Charlie Comments 2

Friday, February 13th, 2015

Terrorism and fanaticism can never be justified. But should our reaction to the slaying of staff at the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo be limited to abhorrence? Stamping of feet and shouting of slogans – unity – is a woefully inadequate response. We are not Charlie We are not Charlie, and we need to explain Read more