Posts Tagged ‘Cardinal Dew’

Cardinal confirms, no one to appoint as Parish Priest Comments 0

Thursday, March 14th, 2019
Parish priest

The lack of vocations to the priesthood is the reason Ohariu Catholic parish no longer has a resident parish priest. “I simply do not have anyone suitable to appoint as Parish Priest”, the Archbishop of Wellington told a 400 strong crowd, meeting at the Uniting Church, Dr Taylor Tce in Johnsonville. The Archbishop apologised for Read more

Bishops delighted Cardinal Dew appointed to Congregation for Divine Worship Comments 0

Friday, November 4th, 2016

The New Zealand Bishops were informed of Pope Francis’ decision to appoint Cardinal Dew to the Congregation for Divine Worship during their Conference meetings last week. The bishops welcomed this appointment and the opportunity this provides for Cardinal Dew to work collegially with fellow bishops in the important area of liturgy and worship. Cardinal Dew Read more

Positive Kiwi reaction to Pope’s family exhortation Comments 0

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

Four Kiwis who went to last year’s synod on the family have welcomed Pope Francis’s wide-ranging new apostolic exhortation on marriage and the family. In a statement released through the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference, Cardinal John Dew, Bishop Charles Drennan, Dr John Kleinsman and Sharon Cole spoke on Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love). Read more

VIP farewell for Br Sir Patrick Lynch Comments 0

Friday, April 8th, 2016

Politicians, cardinals, bishops and educationalists gathered in Wellington on April 3 to farewell Br Sir Patrick Lynch. Br Sir Patrick is leaving the New Zealand Catholic Education Office after 22 years at the helm. Speakers at the function included Education Minister Hekia Parata and Cardinal John Dew. Ms Parata praised Br Sir Patrick’s “immense contribution Read more

Wellington archdiocese gets structural revamp Comments 1

Friday, March 18th, 2016

Wellington archdiocese’s departments are being re-organised to be better aligned to Cardinal John Dew’s priorities for the archdiocese. In a letter to parish priests and other parish bodies dated March 3, Cardinal Dew wrote about a consultation process with archdiocese departments last year. This has resulted in renaming departments as vicariates, so as to better Read more

Family prayer challenge posed by Cardinal Dew Comments 1

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

Cardinal John Dew of Wellington has told Catholic educators that a major challenge today is helping families to pray together. In a homily at a teachers’ commissioning Mass at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart last month, Cardinal Dew said “prayer must be learned and discovered in families”. “I believe one of our major challenges Read more

NZ lumped in with Germany in terms of synod offerings Comments 1

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

The head of the Polish bishops’ conference has lumped New Zealand in with the German bishops in terms of contributions at last year’s synod on the family. Archbishop Stanislaw Gadecki discussed the synod in a recent interview with EWTN Germany. The archbishop was asked about if there had been a “German-Polish” war at the synod. Read more

Cardinal Dew is at a meeting in Rome this week Comments 0

Friday, November 27th, 2015

Cardinal John Dew left for Rome on Thursday. On Sunday (Rome time) he will be installed as the titular parish priest of Sant’ Ippolito. All cardinals are made nominal parish priest of a Roman parish. Next week he will be at the Plenary Assembly of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples. Msgr Gerard Burns Read more

Cardinal slams synod commission which includes NZ prelate Comments 0

Friday, October 16th, 2015

A South African cardinal has admitted signing a letter to Pope Francis criticising the make-up of a commission which includes New Zealand’s Cardinal John Dew. Cardinal Wilfred Napier of Durban told Crux that he shares concerns about “the choice of the people that are writing up the final document” for the synod. Pope Francis appointed Read more

Kiwi prelates’ synod speeches see daylight briefly Comments 0

Friday, October 16th, 2015

Summaries of family synod interventions by Bishop Charles Drennan and Cardinal John Dew were posted to the Polish bishops’ conference website last week, but were subsequently removed. Summaries of interventions by several dozen synod fathers were posted. This appeared to be in violation of rules at the synod. The Vatican is only releasing short summaries Read more