Posts Tagged ‘Bishop’

Having a local as their bishop was a big concern for Papuans

Monday, November 7th, 2022
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After years of prayerful waiting, Catholics in Indonesia’s Papua finally have what they want — a bishop from their own ranks. Nearly 70 percent or about 3 million of the total 4.3 million population of this underdeveloped province are Christians. Around 675,000 are Catholics. Additionally, there are around 90,000 Catholics in West Papua out of Read more

Bishop robbed of cash, episcopal ring after vigil against violence

Monday, May 31st, 2021

A gun-wielding man allegedly robbed Bishop Michael Barber of Oakland of some money and his episcopal ring near the city’s cathedral, the very day the cathedral had held a vigil against gun violence. Read more

Who wants to be a bishop?

Thursday, September 27th, 2018

Just a few months ago – though it seems like years – Washington, DC was the most coveted see in America. Though not the largest or wealthiest diocese, its archbishop is often the most politically well-connected cleric in the United States. All that changed when its former archbishop, Theodore McCarrick, was revealed to be a Read more

West Papua Catholics call on their bishop to quit

Monday, September 17th, 2018

Catholics in Indonesia’s West Papua province of Manokwari-Sorong are calling on Bishop Hilarion Datus Lega to quit. They want the “foreign” bishop to be replaced by a native-born Papuan priest. Lega was born on Flores Island in Nusa Tenggara Timur, the southernmost province of Indonesia. The anger allegedly stems from a dispute between two priests that turned into an Read more

Preferred new Anglican Bishop chosen for Christchurch

Monday, August 20th, 2018

A preferred candidate has been chosen as Christchurch’s new Bishop – but their name will remain a secret until a vote by the church’s governing body. The involved and legal process to determine a new Bishop for the city began after Victoria Matthews stood down from the role in May.  Continue reading

Bishop is not a CEO. Parishes are not just local branches of the diocese

Monday, February 27th, 2017

Why is the Anglican Diocese of Christchurch worrying about how to fund rebuilding the Cathedral? After all the public land records show Diocese has $320 million “empire” of cash and properties. Why not, for example sell the Church of the Good Shepherd in Tekapo to help fund the rebuild? But a diocese, Anglican or Catholic, Read more

Hopeful signs suggest Vatican and Beijing may meet half-way

Monday, February 13th, 2017

Hopeful signs suggest the Vatican and Beijing may meet half-way on who has the right to select and appoint mainland China’s bishops. Just who should be entitled to choose bishops has been a stumbling block between the Vatican and mainland China since 1951. Cardinal John Tong, who is the head of the Catholic church in Read more

70-year-old bishop goes skiing with students from Holy Saviour school

Friday, February 10th, 2017

70-year-old Bishop Robert Deeley of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland went skiing with elementary and middle school students of Holy Savior Catholic school. “I’ve been skiing since 1974,” Deeley said. “If you live in New England, especially on a day like today, what could be more beautiful?” “It gives me a nice chance to Read more

Anglicans and Catholics in Solomon Islands prepare to welcome new bishops

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

The Catholic Church of Solomon Islands will soon witness the installation of its third archbishop. And on the same weekend the Anglicans will consecrate the fifth bishop of Temotu (Santa Cruz). Archbishop, Christopher Cardone  was appointed the Catholic archbishop of Honiara in June. The Chairman of the Installation Committee of Holy Cross Parish, Mr. Aloysius Read more

Bishop Lowe has a natural affinity for rural communities

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

After an earlier career in the forestry, industry the recently appointed Bishop of Hamilton, Stephen Lowe, seems a natural choice to lead this largely rural diocese. The Hamilton diocese covers the Waikato, Bay of Plenty, East Cape and King Country. “I have a love for the rural areas, both the people and the countryside,” Lowe Read more