Posts Tagged ‘Cardinal Dew’

Cardinal Dew tells synod of need to befriend families Comments 0

Friday, October 16th, 2015

In his intervention at the synod on the family in Rome, Cardinal John Dew reinforced the message that when families are struggling, they need friends. In an interview with the Catholic News Service, Cardinal Dew said that during his intervention he quoted from a letter issued by the Oceania bishops in 1994. Cardinal Dew said Read more

Bishop Drennan plays down talk of synod factions Comments 1

Friday, October 9th, 2015

Bishop Charles Drennan of Palmerston North has acknowledged talk of factions at the synod on the family, but he has a different take on the supposed splits. In a blog post on the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference website, Bishop Drennan said there is a “marked air of openness” at the synod and no topics are Read more

Cardinal Dew to help prepare final synod document Comments 0

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

New Zealand’s Cardinal John Dew has been named to a 10-member committee responsible for drafting the final document from the synod on the family. The synod, which runs from October 4-25, has as its theme: “The vocation and mission of the family in the Church and the contemporary world.” Its final document is expected to Read more

Cardinal Dew sets out for Synod on the Family Comments 0

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

Cardinal John Dew has left New Zealand for Rome to take part in the “Synod on the Family” which will take place, 4 – 25 October. Before leaving he asked Catholics to “remember all who will participate in the  Synod  especially our own participants from New Zealand and Oceania – Sharron Cole, Bishop Charles Drennan Read more

NZ bishops quoted by Pope Francis in Laudato Si’ Comments 0

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’ quotes the New Zealand Catholic Bishops’ statement on the environment which they published in 2006. Paragraph 95 of Laudato Si’ reads: “The natural environment is a collective good, the patrimony of all humanity and the responsibility of everyone. If we make something our own, it is only to administer it for Read more

Pope’s encyclical calls for new relationship with the earth Comments 0

Friday, June 19th, 2015

In a new encyclical, Pope Francis has acknowledged “very solid scientific consensus” that humans are causing climate change that is endangering the planet. In Laudato Si’, on Care for Our Common Home, released on June 18, Francis urged the world to embark upon a revolutionary ethical rethink and change of heart in its relationship with Read more

Cardinal Dew: Inform yourselves about euthanasia Comments 0

Friday, May 15th, 2015

The Archbishop of Wellington, Cardinal John Dew, last month drew attention to a statement of claim filed in the High Court seeking a ruling to determine whether a GP can lawfully administer a lethal dose of drugs to a person who is terminally ill. He encouraged Catholics “to take some time to inform ourselves and Read more

NZ bishops support Kiwi military trainers going to Iraq Comments 6

Friday, February 27th, 2015

New Zealand’s Catholic bishops have backed the New Zealand Government’s decision to deploy military personnel to help train Iraqi forces. The bishops released a statement on February 24, the same day Prime Minister John Key officially announced the deployment of up to 143 personnel. The deployment, likely in partnership with Australia, will probably start in Read more

NZers can watch live streaming of new Cardinals receiving their red hats Comments 0

Friday, February 13th, 2015

Wellington’s Archbishop John Dew said he couldn’t understand why his cellphone kept beeping at 3am while he was holidaying in Waikanae Beach. It turned out to be a series of messages carrying prayers and congratulations after his name was included in a list of 20 new cardinals in the Catholic Church, announced by Pope Francis. Read more