Posts Tagged ‘Cardinal John Dew’

New Zealand Catholics wish Pope Francis a speedy and full recovery

Thursday, July 8th, 2021

The Vatican is describing Pope Francis recovery from colon surgery as “regular and satisfactory.” Spokesman Matteo Bruni said in a statement that the 84-year-old pope was eating regularly and that he was no longer receiving medication intravenously. The final results of a biopsy on the removed part of the colon confirmed that the pontiff had Read more

Cardinal Dew leads the way: Get vaccinated

Thursday, June 10th, 2021

Cardinal John Dew was among a dozen senior Catholics from around the Wellington region who had their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine on Wednesday. New Zealand’s Catholic Church leaders are campaigning for people to line up for the Covid-19 vaccine programme. The leaders are particularly focusing on ethnic and religious communities fearful of getting Read more

All New Zealand Catholics will get a say in upcoming synod

Thursday, June 3rd, 2021

The NZ Catholic Bishops’ Conference says the views of all New Zealand Catholics will be sought during an expanded Synod of Bishops’ process announced by the pope. “Pope Francis has frequently called for the bishops, priests and people to walk together in a common mission of the Church,” says Conference president Cardinal John Dew. “He Read more

International recognition for Kiwi-hatched idea

Monday, May 10th, 2021
Flashes of Insight

An idea hatched in Wellington last year and tested during COVID lockdown received international recognition on Saturday when Flashes of Insight was featured in the influential “Letter from Rome”. A weekly ‘must-read’ for informed Catholics, the Letter shapes and unravels the burning issues of the day in the Vatican and the Church. The conversation on Read more

Ash Wednesday on Sunday! COVID continues to disrupt

Monday, February 15th, 2021

Ash Wednesday on Sunday is a possibility. Cardinal John Dew and Bishop Patrick Dunn identified the option in messages to pastoral leaders and people in their respective dioceses. “If the Alert Level changes back to Level 1 on Wednesday night, we will look at having the belling and distribution of the ashes at Masses next Read more

Cardinal prays for new Palmerston North bishop, soon

Thursday, February 11th, 2021

Catholics of Palmerston North may soon celebrate the appointment of a new bishop. In a post on the Metropolitan Cathedral’s page, Cardinal John Dew says he hopes and prays there will soon be good news for the people of Palmerston North who have managed their diocese so well without a diocesan bishop. As well as Read more

Christchurch bishop Paul Martin appointed Coadjutor Archbishop of Wellington

Saturday, January 2nd, 2021
archbishop paul martin

Pope Francis has appointed the Bishop of Christchurch, Paul Martin SM, as the Coadjutor Archbishop of Wellington. The appointment was announced in Rome overnight and comes into effect immediately. Archbishop of Wellington, Cardinal John Dew says he is delighted with the appointment, which comes at a time of a heavy workload in the Wellington Diocese. Read more

Parishioners mourn orders to close three out of five Catholic churches.

Thursday, December 3rd, 2020

Many in the Wairarapa Catholic community are mourning orders to close three of its five Catholic churches. Earthquake-prone building regulations, ageing populations and shrinking Mass attendance have all had a part to play in deciding to close the buildings. Cardinal John Dew, of the Wellington Catholic Archdiocese, said at least one Sunday Mass or Vigil Read more

Church determine to listen, learn and reflect on abuse survivors’ evidence

Monday, November 30th, 2020

The Catholic Church is determined to listen, learn, and reflect on abuse survivors ‘ evidence at the Royal Commission into Abuse in Care. The comment came in a statement from Catholic Bishops and religious leaders on the morning of the first day of the Royal Commission into abuse in faith-based care. “The bishops and congregational Read more

Palmerston North still waiting for new bishop to replace Charles Drennan

Monday, November 9th, 2020

Palmerston North is still without a new Catholic bishop, a year after the resignation of Charles Drennan. Drennan, the former bishop of the Palmerston North diocese, resigned in October last year after an investigation into a complaint made by a young woman about behaviour of a sexual nature. Cardinal John Dew of Wellington has been Read more