Posts Tagged ‘Cardinal John Dew’

Lockdown 2 increases demand for shelter Comments 0

Monday, September 21st, 2020
housing

Catholic emergency housing providers in Auckland are struggling to cope with increased demand for shelter as the COVID lockdown continues to wreak havoc on employment. Monte Cecilia Housing Trust chief executive officer Bernie Smith puts the increased demand down to reduced working hours and increasing unemployment. Smith told NZ Catholic the Catholic housing trust received Read more

3 Wairarapa churches up for sale Comments 0

Thursday, September 10th, 2020
churches for sale

After many months of deliberation, the fate of five Wairarapa church buildings owned by the Catholic church has been decided. Three will be put up for sale. Cardinal John Dew announced in June that only Featherston’s St Teresa of Avila and Masterton’s St Patrick’s Church would be kept. The following properties will be up for Read more

Catholic Church re-affirms support after publication of details about Royal Commission inquiry Comments 0

Thursday, August 20th, 2020
royal commission

The Royal Commission into Abuse in Care has published documents giving the details of its investigation into the Catholic Church. They include the Church’s part in faith-based redress for survivors – which will form part of the commission’s Inquiry into the historic abuse of children in the state and faith-based care. Cardinal John Dew, Vice-President Read more

Covenant renewed at unique place within the Catholic Church Comments 0

Monday, July 27th, 2020
covenant

On Sunday 26th July a Covenant (Kawenata) was signed at Pukekaraka, Ōtaki. The original agreement set up an inalienable relationship. The present Covenant renews the original agreement. It recalled the partnership established when local Māori invited the Catholic church to come and live there. It marks the “sharing of these lands in perpetuity for the Read more

All public Masses suspended Comments 0

Sunday, March 22nd, 2020

New Zealand’s Catholic Bishops have announced the suspension of all celebrations of Mass until further notice. The move come in response to the strong Government restrictions on public gatherings to counter the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. Bishop of Auckland Patrick Dunn, President of the NZ Catholic Bishops Conference, said the bishops met this morning to carefully Read more

A time of solidarity and reflection – Cardinal Dew Comments 0

Monday, March 16th, 2020
Covid-19

There’s a whole range of things that people can do, both to prevent the Covid-19 virus from taking hold, but also to be supportive of people who might contract the disease.” Cardinal John Dew the archbishop of Wellington told Vatican News. He said this is a time when people need to be ready to help Read more

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