Posts Tagged ‘Bishop Patrick Dunn’

Lyndsay Freer changed Catholic communications for the better

Monday, May 2nd, 2022
Catholic Communications

The Catholic Church has “lost the plot” and needs to rethink its media strategy according to Emeritus Bishop of Auckland Patrick Dunn. Dunn made the comment at a farewell lunch for Dame Lyndsay Freer, who for so long was the voice and face of Catholic Communications in New Zealand, and latterly communications spokesperson for the Read more

Stephen Lowe new bishop of Auckland

Saturday, December 18th, 2021
Stephen Lowe

Pope Francis has appointed Bishop of Hamilton Stephen Lowe as the new Catholic Bishop of Auckland. The appointment was announced in Rome at midnight New Zealand time and means the dioceses of Hamilton, Palmerston North and Christchurch are without bishops pending Pope Francis announcing new appointments. Bishop Lowe replaces Bishop Pat Dunn, who has served Read more

Tough pastoral issue looming for NZ Bishops

Thursday, June 24th, 2021
NZ Herald

The End of Life Choice Act will create a tough pastoral issue for New Zealand’s Catholic bishops says Bishop Patrick Dunn (pictured). The Act comes into force on 7 November. The big pastoral issue revolves around whether or not to give the last rites to people who choose assisted suicide or euthanasia. The last rites Read more

Parish and schools outreach to COVID affected India

Thursday, June 17th, 2021

Standing together in solidarity with those in India affected by Covid is what an Auckland parish and school is doing with a COVID fundraiser. Otahuhu Catholic Parish and School communities is sending help to those affected by the Covid-19 pandemic in India, says Lyndsay Freer, Media and Communications Officer for the Catholic Diocese of Auckland. Read more

Christians unite against COVID vaccine conspiracy theories

Thursday, March 4th, 2021
conspiracy theories

The Catholic bishop of Auckland, Patrick Dunn is urging Catholics in the diocese to cooperate with policies in place and for the community to combat COVID-19. “In particular we recognise the importance during this Alert Level 3 period of not gathering in our churches, staying home unless essential, and not leaving the borders of the Read more

Give up gossip, take up gratitude for Lent

Thursday, February 18th, 2021
Bishop Patrick Dunn

If we’re looking for something to do for Lent, we could do as Pope Francis suggests and take up gratitude, says Auckland’s Catholic bishop, Patrick Dunn. And if we’re looking for something to give up, the pope suggests the Lenten season could be a time to give up gossip, Dunn added, in an on-line address Read more

Ash Wednesday on Sunday! COVID continues to disrupt

Monday, February 15th, 2021

Ash Wednesday on Sunday is a possibility. Cardinal John Dew and Bishop Patrick Dunn identified the option in messages to pastoral leaders and people in their respective dioceses. “If the Alert Level changes back to Level 1 on Wednesday night, we will look at having the belling and distribution of the ashes at Masses next Read more

If there are weaknesses tell us what they are say religious leaders

Thursday, May 21st, 2020
weaknesses

Two of New Zealand’s religious leaders agree that the progress made in getting on to of SARS-CoV-2 should not be put at risk. But they are asking the government to just let them know about any perceived weaknesses in the practice of religion so that they can fix them. The president of the New Zealand Read more

Masses continue: parishioner with Covid-19 presented minimal risk

Monday, March 16th, 2020
Covid-19

On Saturday The Catholic Bishop of Auckland, Bishop Patrick Dunn, confirmed he had been advised that a parishioner at St Mary’s Church in Papakura was diagnosed with the Covid-19 coronavirus. Dunn said the 5 pm Vigil Mass at St Mary’s on Saturday and the 8.30 am and 10.30 am Masses on Sunday would go ahead Read more

Neighbouring Muslim and Christian communities grieve together

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