Posts Tagged ‘Cardinal John Dew’

Smiles not judgement when you walk by the poor – John Dew Comments 0

Monday, November 18th, 2019
poverty

Most poverty in New Zealand is invisible. Unlike many parts of the world, the lives of most people living in financial hardship cannot be seen from the main streets in New Zealand says Cardinal John Dew. Last week he released a letter to mark the third World Day of the Poor. He says he starts Read more

Bishop Kavanagh’s historic handling of sexual abuse referred to Rome. Comments 0

Monday, October 14th, 2019

Cardinal John Dew has referred to the Vatican the handling of historic sexual offending within the Dunedin Diocese. The period under review is when Bishop John Kavanagh was bishop. Recently Pope Francis’ published new procedures for making bishops accountable for their actions and non-actions. The new procedures give power to a Metropolitan Archbishop to refer Read more

Cardinal Dew left angered and disappointed Comments 0

Monday, October 7th, 2019
John Dew

Cardinal John Dew is left deeply disappointed and angered that Bishop Charles Drennan has had to resign. “My reaction is one of great disappointment that this happened at this time in the Church when we are really striving to do all we can to make sure people are safe, that we have safe-guarding policies, and Read more

Cardinal speaks at Maori King occasion Comments 0

Thursday, October 3rd, 2019

Wellington Cardinal John Dew emphasised Pope Francis’ solicitude for indigenous peoples at a celebration of the 13th anniversary of Māori King Tuheitia Pōtatau Te Wherowhero VII’s coronation. Cardinal Dew, who was invited to preach at the multi-denominational service part of the celebration on August 20, said a report of the meeting between Pope Francis and Read more

Cardinal Dew: The only authority is the authority of service Comments 0

Monday, July 22nd, 2019
servant leadership

The archbishop of Wellington, Cardinal John Dew, was in Australia last week to present an address on Servant Leadership in the Spirit of Pope Francis. He spoke at Our Lady of Mercy College, Parramatta on Tuesday. On Wednesday he spoke on the same topic when he presented the Helder Camara Lecture at Newman College in Melbourne. Read more

Titles Comments 0

Thursday, June 27th, 2019
Mary

Years ago, a man about to be ordained was told by an older priest, “The hardest thing you will find is to be called Father.” The new priest found this was indeed true and he dropped the title, although doing so made some lay people uncomfortable. One parishioner said calling a priest by his first Read more

“Don’t call me Father” gets mixed reception Comments 0

Thursday, June 6th, 2019
father

Cardinal John Dew’s call to drop the “Father” title has received mixed results. As reported by CathNews, Dew first raised the issue of honorifics in an internal church newsletter. Describing the “Don’t call me Father” call as ‘simple’, Dew however hopes that not using the clerical title might go some way to changing the clerical Read more

It is not just about buildings – it is about mission Comments 0

Monday, April 15th, 2019
mission

The Archbishop of Wellington cardinal John Dew wants to go further than just combining parishes and reducing the number of church buildings. He is calling for a more mission-focused church. In an extended interview, posted on Stuff about two recent memos he has recently circulated, Dew said there should be “fewer conversations about ‘the colour Read more

I now wonder why priests are called Father Comments 0

Thursday, April 11th, 2019
Father

In his recent Newsletter, the Archbishop of Wellington drew attention to an article written by a priest from France, Jean-Pierre Roche, entitled “Stop calling me Father.” In his article, Roche says that priests may be able to make some small changes to overcome clericalism if they gave up expecting to be called “Father.” “In August last Read more

Archdiocese grapples with reducing number of churches Comments 0

Monday, April 1st, 2019
number of churches

RNZ has reported that some Catholics in Wellington are unhappy with cardinal John Dew’s letter to all parishes in the archdiocese asking them to review the number of churches in their parish. The RNZ report says they accuse him of being high-handed and autocratic. But Dew denies this. He says he has simply asked congregations Read more