Posts Tagged ‘Bishop Patrick Dunn’

Neighbouring Muslim and Christian communities grieve together Comments 0

Monday, March 18th, 2019

On Sunday afternoon the Catholic bishop of Auckland, Patrick Dunn, led a service in Sacred Heart Church that was attended by a large number of men and women from the Al-Masjid Al-Jamie mosque. The church was packed to overflowing with many dozens more outside and across the road outside the mosque. The mosque and the church 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

Hato Petera: Case for ownership “seems overwhelming” Comments 0

Thursday, October 11th, 2018
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A high court judge says the Catholic bishop of Auckland’s substantive case for ownership of the land that Hato Petera College is located on “seems overwhelming”. Late on Tuesday Judge Pheroze Jagose granted the bishop an order to the protesters to leave the land and remove their property within 48 hours. However, he declined a request Read more

Well-know priest and theolgian was a child abuser Comments 0

Thursday, July 26th, 2018
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Michael Shirres, a Catholic priest and theologian who died in 1997, has been exposed as a child abuser. He worked with Māori communities in the Far North before becoming a University of Auckland theologian. He also wrote and published books about Māori spirituality. The Catholic Bishop of Auckland, Pat Dunn, told the New Zealand Herald that Read more

Hato Petera: Minister’s decision not to close it disappoints Bishop Dunn Comments 0

Friday, November 25th, 2016
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The Auckland diocese has announcing that from 2017 Hato Petera College will operate as a College for day students only. No hostel facilities will be available. The  Bishop of Auckland, Patrick Dunn, said he was disappointed by Minister of Education’s decision not to close the school. The a co-educational Year 9-13 state integrated school is Read more

Blenheim parish welcomes Auckland diocese support after Kaikoura earthquake Comments 0

Friday, November 18th, 2016
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Auckland Bishop Patrick Dunn is anxious to assist the people who have been affected by the recent and ongoing devastating earthquake in North Canterbury and has called on Auckland Catholics to offer their support. To allow this to happen the diocese of Auckland, through its agency the Catholic Caring Foundation, has launched an appeal. Star of the Read more

Refugees – Community support to be tested Comments 0

Friday, June 17th, 2016

“It is now for us as a community to welcome those who will settle in New Zealand, and do what we can to support them as they build a new life and find peace after the trauma they’ve experienced,” says the President of the New Zealand Catholic Bishops conference. Bishop Patrick Dunn was commenting on Read more

Tokelau celebrates 150 years of Catholic life Comments 0

Friday, August 7th, 2015

Last month the Catholic Church in Tokelau celebrated 150 years of Catholic life. The celebration took place on the island of Nukunonu. It was attended by visitors from the other two islands that make up Tokelau, Atafu and Fakaofo, and from New Zealand, Australia and even further afield. Those who travelled to Tokelau for the Read more

Hato Petera ‘not for sale’ Comments 1

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Auckland’s Catholic bishop has no plans to sell troubled Hato Petera College, leased by the diocese to the school on a rolling term. Bishop Pat Dunn returned from a fortnight in Tokelau to clarify that the diocese never intended to sell the Northcote property. “He has become annoyed at the constantly repeated comments in the Read more

Bishop Dunn has serious concerns about Hato Petera College Comments 3

Friday, April 10th, 2015

The Bishop of Auckland, Patrick Dunn, has called for a full scale review of Maori education. When approached by the New Zealand Herald about the future of Hato Petera College, he said the church had serious concerns about the falling roll at the college – which is now below 100 – and wanted to do Read more