Posts Tagged ‘Cardinal John Dew’

Archdiocese to review its stock of churches and presbyteries Comments 0

Monday, February 18th, 2019

Cardinal John Dew, the Archbishop of Wellington, has directed every parish in the archdiocese to review its stock of churches and presbyteries. The review will identify how many churches the parish needs to cater for its Mass count, taking into account the availability of priests and lay pastoral leaders, and the ideal location of the Read more

New Zealand to be represented at Vatican safeguarding conference Comments 0

Monday, February 11th, 2019
safeguarding conference

A representative from the New Zealand Catholic Bishops will attend the summit on safeguarding in the Vatican later this month. Cardinal John Dew, Archbishop of Wellington and vice-president of the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference (NZCBC), will attend the meeting which will take place 21 – 24 February 2019. Because of recent eye surgery, Bishop Read more

Cardinal Dew: Leadership in times of change Comments 0

Monday, July 16th, 2018

The archbishop of Wellington, Cardinal John Dew, was the keynote speaker at the Proclaim 2018 conference in Brisbane. He spoke on the topic of Leadership in a Time of Change. The cardinal said New Zealand Catholics looking for answers to “renewal” took heart from Pope Francis. “The Pope is encouraging us to go out of our buildings Read more

Cardinal John Dew walking the Portuguese Camino Comments 0

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018

In his latest newsletter Cardinal John Dew writes: Dear Friends Today we finish our meeting of the Bishops Conference in Auckland and I fly out of New Zealand for five weeks. As many of you know I walked the Camino eight years ago, leaving St Jen Pied de Port in France, up over the Pyrenees and Read more

It was a great privilege to work with Bill English – Cardinal Dew Comments 0

Monday, April 9th, 2018

Cardinal John Dew is one of a number of New Zealanders representing a broad spectrum of society who have praised former Prime Minister Bill English since he announced his retirement from politics earlier this year. He recently told an Australian Catholic journalist that it had been a great privilege to work with English. In an interview with Read more

Bishop Martin tells ordination crowd Christchurch is now home Comments 0

Monday, March 5th, 2018
Bishop Paul Martin Bishop of Christchurch

An optimistic crowd on Saturday packed a very hot Christchurch Boys’ High School auditorium for the ordination of Bishop Paul Martin SM. Martin, ordained the tenth Bishop of Christchurch on 3 March 2018, by Cardinal John Dew, succeeds Bishop Barry Jones, who died in February 2016. In a ceremony involving Latin, Māori and English, Pope Francis’ Read more

Synod ’17: “Haere, tukuna – Go, you are sent” Comments 0

Monday, September 18th, 2017

How can our faith communities respond to Synod ’17’s command “haere, tukuna – go, you are sent”? This was the question 350 Catholics from the Wellington Archdiocese explored last weekend at Synod ’17. The weekend – a culmination of months of prayer, planning, discussion, submissions, inspiration and hard work – was an inclusive and culturally Read more

Cardinal Dew joins church leaders lamenting US withdrawal from Paris Accord Comments 0

Thursday, June 8th, 2017
paris accord

The archbishop of Wellington Cardinal John Dew has joined with the leaders of other churches in New Zealand lamenting the withdrawal of the United States from the Paris Accord on climate change. “The decision of President Trump to withdraw from the Paris Agreement shows no concern for the rest of the world, nor for life Read more

The second Reformation – joyfully together again Comments 0

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Hundreds packed Wellington’s Sacred Heart Cathedral on Sunday to witness what could be described as a second Reformation. The crowd was witnessing New Zealand’s formal commitment to healing the divisions of the Reformation: the 500 year-long separation of Lutherans and Catholics. The atmosphere was joyful, positive and affirming as Lutheran Bishop Mark Whitfield and Cardinal Read more

Introducing Synod 2017: Go you are sent Comments 1

Monday, May 29th, 2017

Synod 2017: Go you are sent An invitation to a workshop for Synod 2017 saw over 300 parishioners from the Wellington Archdiocese’s North Island parishes working together on Sunday. This was the second Synod workshop for the Archdiocese. South Island parishes met in Nelson last week. After opening the workshop with prayer and reflection, Cardinal Read more