Posts Tagged ‘Cardinal John Dew’

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

Fratelli Tutti: a call to see everyone as brothers and sisters

Thursday, October 8th, 2020
Fratelli Tutti

Pope Francis’s new encyclical Fratelli Tutti is a call for everyone to see the world as being without borders and view everyone as their brothers and sisters, says Catholic Archbishop of Wellington Cardinal John Dew. “Fratelli tutti is a profound document,” says Dew, vice-president of the NZ Catholic Bishops Conference. “It can change minds and Read more

Lockdown 2 increases demand for shelter

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

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

Wairarapa Church expected to remain open

Wednesday, September 9th, 2020
wairarapa church

Cardinal John Dew, June, announced that St Joseph’s Catholic church at Riversdale Beach would be sold along with three other churches in the Wairarapa. Since then, consultations have taken place between the cardinal and the Riversdale Beach Charitable Trust about the church’s status. According to Trustee Neil Prichard, a sale was unlikely to happen. He Read more

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

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

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

Wellington cathedral to receive $8.5 million funding

Monday, July 27th, 2020
$8.5 million funding

The Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Wellington is to receive $8.5 million in Government funding from the “shovel ready” infrastructure fund. The cathedral in Hill St, Thorndon, has been closed since 2018, and the money will go towards restoring and earthquake strengthening the building. The $8.5 funding will create almost 300 construction jobs. The  Read more

All public Masses suspended

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