Posts Tagged ‘Bishop Peter Cullinane’

Bishop Drennan, ‘thumbs up’. Two ‘thumbs up’ to Bishop Campbell Comments 3

Thursday, October 19th, 2017
power of love

Jogging our memories, I’m sure we can recall the liturgical branding for the new translation of the Mass. “New words, deeper meaning, same Mass.” Initially prepared to go with the flow, after a little while I found the cognitive dissonance became too apparent. What we got were old words with foreign meanings and a Mass Read more

Bishop Cullinane at Workers Memorial Day Comments 0

Friday, May 8th, 2015

The Emeritus Bishop of Palmerston North, Peter Cullinane, was the keynote speaker at a gathering to mark International Workers Memorial Day. About 50 people gathered at Memorial Park in Palmerston North last week to remember those workers who have been killed whilst at work. Last year 47 people died at work in Aotearoa New Zealand; in 2013 Read more

Bishop Cullinane calls for an overhaul of English Missal Comments 24

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

The Emeritus Bishop of Palmerston North, New Zealand, in a letter to The London Tablet, says that there should be an overhaul of the English missal. Bishop Peter J Cullinane says critics describe the present translation as clunky, awkward and a too literal translation of the Latin original. However, Cullinane believes no purpose will be served Read more

Napier mourns passing of Monsignor Hannigan Comments 0

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

Napier’s longest serving priest, Monsignor Timothy Hannigan, 81, died on Sunday. Parishioners watched in shock as he collapsed at the altar during mass, moments after baptising a baby. A doctor and nurses in the church rushed to help but he died by the altar of the church where he had served for 34 years. Originally Read more

Workplace deaths not just a side issue says Bishop Cullinane Comments 0

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

Bishop Peter Cullinane was among speakers remembering those who have died at work, at a commemoration service for Workers Memorial Day in Palmerston North on Sunday 28 April. Bishop Peter said that each one of the “terrible statistics” of workplace deaths, injuries and illnesses represented the suffering of individuals and families. He said human wellbeing Read more

Bishop Peter Cullinane – 50 years of service Comments 0

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Bishop Peter Cullinane has retired after almost 32 years as the Bishop of Palmerston North. Bishop Peter was born in Dannevirke, 29 November 1936, was ordained  a priest at Brignole Sale College, Genoa, on 23 December 1961, and ordained as the first Bishop of the newly established Diocese of Palmerston North at St. Patrick’s Palmerston North, Read more

New Director of The New Zealand Catholic Institute starts work Comments 0

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

On Monday 12 March, Dr Anne Tuohy was formally welcomed to her new role as the inaugural Director of The Catholic Institute of Aotearoa New Zealand. Members of Dr Tuohy’s family, along with Bishop Peter Cullinane, representatives of the local Maori community, The Catholic Institute staff and board members, and Interim Principal Paul Ferris attended the whakatau held in the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart.

Originally from Wellington, Dr Tuohy was appointed Director of The Catholic Institute in November of last year while she was a Senior Lecturer at the Australian Catholic University’s School of Theology in Strathfield.

At the whakatau Dr Tuohy said, “I feel very honoured and a little overwhelmed at the open hearted welcome I have received from the community and would like to thank all the people who have made this exciting job a reality. I am also deeply appreciative of the love and support of my family – and in light of the recent death of my father this ‘coming home’ is for me even more timely”.

Chairperson of The Catholic Institute Council, Patrick Waite, welcomed Dr Tuohy, and Bishop Cullinane thanked Paul Ferris for his work in establishing the foundations for the Institute. There was a commissioning and anointing ceremony for Dr Tuohy, and staff members lit candles in the colours of The Catholic Institute logo.

Dr Tuohy said she looked forward to “working together to help foster and nurture the work of the Institute – work that we pray brings the ‘living water’ referred to in the reading from John’s gospel to the Catholic community of Aotearoa New Zealand”.

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Bishop Drennan succeeds Bishop Cullinane in Palmerston North Comments 0

Friday, February 24th, 2012

The Vatican Secretariat of State has today announced that His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI has accepted the resignation of Bishop Peter James Cullinane, as Bishop of Palmerston North (22 February Rome time). Simultaneously the Secretariat of State noted that Bishop Charles Edward Drennan will succeed Bishop Peter. Bishop Charles thus becomes the second Ordinary in Read more

United by passion for young people Comments 0

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

If there was one theme that permeated the National Catholic Conference for Youth and Young Adult Ministers (13-16 November) it was unity. It was expressed in the Gospel about sharing talents, in Bishop Peter Cullinane’s message that discipleship is possible only if we are united by Christ, and in keynotes addressing Christian unity and the Read more

70 attending national Catholic Conference for youth Comments 0

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

 Youth ministers, parishioners, chaplains, diocesan and school staff and members of various community groups and Catholic movement  from around New Zealand are gathered in Palmerston North from 13-16 November for the ‘Head, Heart, Hands’ National Catholic Conference for Youth and Young Adult Ministers, organised by the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference Office for Young People.  Included Read more