Posts Tagged ‘Bishop Patrick Dunn’

Come one and all! Catholic Covid-relief fundraiser for India this Sunday

Monday, June 14th, 2021

An Auckland parish is holding a Covid-relief fundraiser concert next Sunday, 2o June. The funds raised by the Otahuhu Catholic Parish and School communities will be sent to help those affected by the Covid-19 pandemic in India, says Lyndsay Freer, Media and Communications Officer for the Catholic Diocese of Auckland. “Standing together in solidarity in 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
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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

New GM for Auckland diocese

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”

Thursday, October 11th, 2018
Hato Petera

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

Thursday, July 26th, 2018
child abuser

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