Posts Tagged ‘Bishop Colin Campbell’

Colin Campbell appointed interim seminary rector

Thursday, April 20th, 2023
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Retired Catholic Bishop of Dunedin Colin Campbell has been appointed as the Interim Rector of Holy Cross Seminary in Auckland. Campbell is taking over from Father Mathew Vadakkevettuvazhiyil, who has left the seminary. Bishop Emeritus Campbell accepted the interim role until a permanent appointment is made, expected at the end of 2023. The appointment has Read more

Synod final document translated into English

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

Bishop Michael Campbell of Lancaster, England, has published an unofficial English translation of the synod on the family’s final document No official English translation of the Italian language document has been published as yet by the Vatican. The synod’s final report has three parts – “The Church listens to the family”, “The family in the Read more

Dunedin diocese changes its mind about school in Arrowtown

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

Plans for a controversial new $5 million Catholic school at Speargrass Flat near Arrowtown have been dropped in favour of a more central location. Speargrass Flat residents went to the High Court in a bid to stop the school, appealing an Environment Court ruling which upheld Queenstown council’s granting of resource consent. They lost an appeal Read more

UK cardinal tells priests not to treat synod as a battle

Friday, April 10th, 2015

Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster has told priests not to regard this year’s synod on the family as a “battle”. Speaking at a Chrism Mass at Westminster Cathedral during Holy Week, Cardinal Nichols warned such hostilities can cause “collateral damage”. His comments came a week after he rebuked the 461 priests in England and Wales Read more

Dunedin diocese keeps school attendance dues increase low

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Dunedin diocese has kept the increase in attendance dues per student at Catholic schools next year to $10 per annum for both primary and secondary schools. According to The Tablet, 2015 attendance dues for primary students (year 1 to 8) will be $420 per annum, while for secondary students (years 9 to 13) it is Read more

New Centre for Life opened in Dunedin

Friday, November 15th, 2013

Family Life International New Zealand’s new John Paul II Centre for Life in Dunedin was officially opened on Sunday the 10th of November by Bishop Colin Campbell who is the Centre’s Patron. Before the blessing ritual, Bishop Campbell expressed his enthusiasm for the Centre, and for pro-life work in general. He reminded the crowd of the Read more

Bishop Campbell’s stand on abortion clinic brings offensive emails

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

Bishop Colin Campbell has received some offensive emails after he sent out a letter, to be read at Masses on Sunday, in which he asked Catholics in his Diocese to oppose the opening of an abortion clinic in Invercargill. Bishop Campbell said he had received supportive emails, “But I have received some nasty emails too, and some are Read more

Appeal against Catholic school in Arrowtown dismissed

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

An Arrowtown residents’ appeal against an Environment Court decision which permits St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School to build in Arrowtown has been rejected by High Court Justice Christine French, in a judgment released on Friday last. The Catholic Bishop of  Dunedin, the Most Reverend Colin Campbell, purchased a property on Speargrass Flat Road, Arrowtown, in 2006. Read more

Bishop Campbell expresses sympathy to Easy Rider families

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

On behalf of the Catholic Diocese of Dunedin, which includes Southland and Otago, Bishop Colin Campbell has expressed sympathy for the victims of the Easy Rider boating tragedy and their families. The Easy Rider, a fishing boat with nine people on board, sank just off Stewart Island in Foveaux Strait early last  Thursday morning, 16 March. Read more

Bishop Campbell risks Rome’s displeasure

Friday, October 21st, 2011

Dunedin’s Bishop Campbell could be in line for a “rap over the knuckles” from the Pope for criticising the new translation of the prayers, responses and music used at Mass, a Dunedin academic says. Bishop Campbell has made a  public criticism of changes endorsed Pope Benedict. University of Otago Associate Prof Greg Dawes, an authority Read more