Posts Tagged ‘Cardial John Dew’

Wellington cathedral to receive $8.5 million funding Comments 0

Monday, July 27th, 2020
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The Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Wellington is to receive $8.5 million in Government funding from the “shovel ready” infrastructure fund. The cathedral in Hill St, Thorndon, has been closed since 2018, and the money will go towards restoring and earthquake strengthening the building. The $8.5 funding will create almost 300 construction jobs. The  Read more

At Waitangi Cardinal Dew calls for tolerance and inclusion Comments 0

Monday, February 10th, 2020
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Cardinal John Dew preached a message of religious tolerance, inclusion and acceptance when giving the homily on Waitangi Day. Dew, the Archbishop of Wellington, urged New Zealanders to recommit to protecting the beliefs of followers of all religions and of non-religious people. Preaching at the interdenominational church service at Waitangi on Thursday, Dew recalled the Read more

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand celebrates its jubilee Comments 0

Thursday, July 4th, 2019
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Last Thursday, Cardinal John Dew and new Apostolic Nuncio to New Zealand Novatus Rugambwa celebrated a special Mass to mark the jubilee year of Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand. Fifty years ago, the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference/He Huinga o ngā Pīhopa Katorika o Aotearoa, established national bodies for Catholic overseas aid, justice and peace, and Read more

Strangers pray on the floor of the House Comments 0

Thursday, March 21st, 2019
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On Tuesday the speaker of New Zealand’s parliament, the right honourable Trevor Mallard, invited a multi-faith group into the House to join him as an imam led them in prayer. It was the first time Parliament had opened with a Muslim prayer, to the best knowledge of the Speaker’s Office. The interfaith group included representatives Read more

Lectio Divina: next Sunday’s Mass readings will be different Comments 2

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

This coming Sunday parishioners at Catholic churches in New Zealand will notice the Liturgy of the Word is a little different: the Gospel will be prayed using an ancient process called Lectio Divina (Holy Reading). “This Lectio Divina initiative is a way the Archdiocese is responding to the plea of Pope Francis to make the Read more