Posts Tagged ‘Bishop Steve Lowe’

Easter Trading bill will be no good for families, workers

Monday, April 15th, 2024
Easter Trading

NZ Catholic Bishop Steve Lowe (pictured) is dismayed Easter trading – and the current ban on it – is up for change. He’s concerned about the ACT Party’s Easter Trading bill, which was drawn in a ballot just before Easter. “I guess when I read about this, I groaned. I thought: ‘Here we go again’. Read more

Bishop Lowe asks prayers for Efeso Collins

Monday, February 26th, 2024
Fa’anānā Efeso Collins

“Please pray for the soul of Efeso Collins” says Auckland Bishop Steve Lowe. “We give thanks for Efeso’s ministry in our church and his mahi in the world. “Please join me in praying for his family and all those who are struggling with this sad news. Rest in peace Efeso.” Brought up a Pentecostal Christian, Read more

NZ Catholic bishops promote open informed life discussions

Thursday, September 28th, 2023
NZ Catholic bishops

In a significant move, the NZ Catholic bishops are promoting open and informed life discussion through a modernised and broadened document, Te Kahu o te Ora – A Consistent Ethic of Life. The modernisation seeks to fill a twenty-six-year gap and reflect some of the modern challenges. Dr John Kleinsman, director of the NZ Catholic Read more

Bishop Steve Lowe should have apologised

Monday, August 21st, 2023
Steve Lowe

Against a background of ongoing legal matters, Bishop Steve Lowe, the apostolic administrator of the Hamilton Diocese, is accused of not being pastoral enough in his response to a victim of clergy abuse. The Waikato Times reports a woman from within the Hamilton Catholic diocese saying that in a meeting with Lowe, she told him Read more

Synod document is the Holy Spirit speaking bishop tells Kiwis

Thursday, July 20th, 2023

The Synod’s Working Document is the Holy Spirit talking and Bishop Stephen Lowe is urging people to become familiar with it. Emphasising its importance, Lowe, President of the New Zealand Bishops Conference, describes the document as “another step towards the future”. “This working document is the product of the process of the Church listening to Read more

Bishop Steve Lowe – social media faked

Monday, July 17th, 2023
Stephen Lowe

The New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference (NZCBC) warns that two social media accounts of Bishop Steve Lowe on Facebook have been faked. Lowe serves both as the Catholic Bishop of Auckland and President of the New Zealand Bishops’ Conference. The fake social media accounts impersonating Lowe have surfaced on Meta’s Facebook and Messenger platforms and, Read more

Thanks for your donations to the national Catholic appeals

Monday, May 8th, 2023

Auckland Bishop, Steve Lowe, has thanked everyone for donating to his Catholic Caring Foundation’s flood and cyclone appeals. Lowe reports that 69 grants have been given to charities and agencies throughout greater Auckland to help families, people and communities in need. “The outpouring of generosity throughout the country and overseas has been humbling,” he says. Read more

It takes a long time to appoint a bishop

Thursday, November 3rd, 2022
appoint a bishop

It takes a long time to appoint a bishop, says Steve Lowe, Bishop of Auckland and Secretary of the NZ Catholic Bishops Conference. Lowe is responding to a piece by Luke Coppen in The Pillar, suggesting the Vatican has forgotten about New Zealand’s need to find two bishops. Coppen points out that the Diocese of Read more

I need to change. Bishop Lowe responds to “Pink Shoes into Vatican”

Monday, September 19th, 2022

Women who have for years trodden a path of service to the church but still feel disenfranchised, marginalised and unheard were honoured simultaneously on Sunday in Auckland and Wellington by an event “Pink Shoes into the Vatican.” Be the Change, Catholic Church, Aotearoa New Zealand chose Sunday – the day before the anniversary of women’s Read more

Diocesan Synod syntheses made public

Thursday, June 16th, 2022
Synod Synthesis

Catholic dioceses in New Zealand have completed their synodal consultation and submitted their diocesan synod synthesis to the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference (NZCBC), reports Mr David McLoughlin, NZCBC Communications Adviser. An unrealistic deadline for southern hemisphere countries who were enjoying a summer holiday saw Pope Francis extend the diocesan deadline by four months. “A Read more