Posts Tagged ‘Cardinal John Dew’

Kavanagh name removed from college

Monday, March 21st, 2022
Kavanagh College

Survivor trauma, systemic failures and a failure to act on a complaint of sexual abuse are the reasons Dunedin bishop, Michael Dooley is changing Kavanagh College’s name to Trinity College. The change takes place on January 1, 2023. The move by Dooley comes after a report shows former Dunedin bishop, John Kavanagh, did not act Read more

It is not a holy war

Monday, March 21st, 2022

Archbishop of Wellington Cardinal John Dew says Pope Francis is deeply concerned about the invasion being justified as a holy war. In recent weeks, the Russia’s Patriarch Kirill has used religious language to justify his support for Russia’s military aggression. Even Kirill’s own supporters are looking elsewhere, says Dew. “The invasion has created new ecumenical Read more

Responding to the open letter to the NZ bishops

Thursday, March 17th, 2022
vaccine mandate

On Monday 28 February CathNews NZ reported on an open letter written to you by a group of anonymous Catholic men, which asks you to advocate to the government that they review and remove Covid-19 vaccination mandates. Although we have not been able to find the text of the letter on any public website or Read more

Avoid church and other high risk places

Thursday, March 3rd, 2022

Churches are among the high risk places to avoid at present, say public health professor Nick Wilson and epidemiologist Michael Baker (pictured). As daily Omicron cases soar throughout the country, avoiding high risk places means steering clear of bars, restaurants, cafés, gyms, churches and protests. Retail shops, offices, lifts, stairwells, malls, community pools, public transport Read more

Vaccine mandate review: open letter to NZ bishops

Monday, February 28th, 2022
vaccine mandate

New Zealand’s Catholic bishops have been asked to help persuade the government to review the Covid vaccine mandate. In their over 3000-word letter, a group identifying simply as “catholic men” tell the bishops not to “try to combine faith … with the making of distinctions between classes of people”. They say “practical reason makes evident Read more

Catholic Church says it’s too early to involve police in historic abuse findings

Thursday, February 10th, 2022

The Catholic Church in New Zealand says it’s too soon to bring the police into the historic abuse in care findings Church investigations have uncovered. A more thorough investigation will have to be undertaken first in relation to the 1680 recorded instances of alleged abuse reported since 1950 – of which 592 alleged abusers were Read more

Lack of staff limit clergy moves in Palmerston North diocese

Thursday, February 10th, 2022

Cardinal John Dew, apostolic administrator of Palmerston North diocese, announced clergy appointments in the diocese, saying he is limiting the changes because of “staffing challenges” that will impact the provision of Masses and pastoral care. “I hope this gives everyone the bigger picture. Changes will need to be made when it comes to local planning Read more

NZs Lutheran and Catholic churches make baptism agreement

Thursday, October 21st, 2021
NZ Catholic Newspaper

The Lutheran and Catholic churches in New Zealand have approved a statement recognising the unity of each other’s baptisms. The baptism agreement is the first major work of New Zealand’s Roman Catholic-Lutheran Dialogue Commission. The Commission has held regular meetings since being created by Lutheran Bishop Mark Whitfield and Cardinal John Dew in 2017 during Read more

Cardinal calls on Vatican over bishop’s response to sex complaint

Monday, October 11th, 2021
NZ Catholic

Stuff reports Cardinal John Dew is seeking the Vatican’s permission to investigate the way a Catholic bishop responded to complaints of a sexual nature against former priest Sateki Raass. Dew, who is the Metropolitan Archbishop of New Zealand, addressed the letter to the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples, which oversees ‘mission territories’, including New Read more

Dew seeks clarity on 100 person limit, stops short of vaccine mandate

Thursday, October 7th, 2021

The Archbishop of Wellington, Cardinal John Dew has a dual concern, people’s safety and respecting the wish of some to return to Mass. In a letter, Tuesday, to priests and lay pastoral leaders, Dew approved the celebration of weekday Masses. He also says the archdiocese is seeking to clarify whether the lifting of the 100-person Read more