Posts Tagged ‘Cathedral’

Cathedral Café serves breakfast made with love

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

While the promise of a hearty breakfast for unbeatable value is enough to tempt anyone’s taste buds, the volunteer-driven Community Café at the Taranaki Cathedral Church of St Mary’s also serves up morning meals made with love. Everyone is invited to dine at the Café from 7.30 to 10am every Tuesday for a suggested one dollar donation Read more

Banners slashed at Auckland cathedral

Friday, April 1st, 2016

Large promotional banners on walls outside the presbytery of St Patrick’s Cathedral in Auckland were slashed last week. In September 2015, an appeal was launched to restore the cathedral’s presbytery. This aimed to raise at least $3 million. As part of the appeal, the outside walls were covered with promotional banners. However they have been victim to Read more

Hardline abortionists try to desecrate Catholic cathedral

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

A mob of abortion supporters tried to desecrate a Catholic cathedral in Argentina last week. Feminists approached the cathedral in Mar del Plata screaming “the Church is a piece of trash, you’re a dictatorship”. Stones and bottles were thrown at Catholics praying the Rosary in front of the cathedral. The activists, who were among tens Read more

US cathedral removes doorway showers that soaked homeless

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

San Francisco archdiocese has removed watering devices that drenched homeless people in the doorways of the city’s cathedral. The archdiocese installed the devices at St Mary of the Assumption Cathedral in response to needles, faeces and other dangerous items regularly being left there. But the system lacked a permit and may have violated other laws. Read more

Former monk builds stunning cathedral out of junk

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

With its giant spires and magnificent dome to rival that of St Peter’s Basillica, Mejorada del Campo’s impressive cathedral looks like it has been skilfully crafted by a team of architectural experts. It’s impossible to believe that it has been single-handedly built by a former trappist monk who had never laid a brick in his Read more

One Cathedral to unite them all

Friday, February 8th, 2013

Two of the highest profile buildings badly damaged in the Christchurch earthquake of February 2011 were the two Cathedrals. The Anglican gothic building in the centre of Cathedral Square was a city landmark. The rebuilding project has been marked by controversy; the Dean has resigned and a group of architects has taken the Diocese to Read more

Fate of Christchurch’s Catholic cathedral slowly becomes clearer

Friday, November 9th, 2012

While still awaiting several engineering reports, and with new ones being requested, work on finalising the future of the Catholic Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament continues. The Cathedral Management Board has met with Don Miskell, principal of Boffa Miskell, the lead company in a consortium of businesses that will design the central city rebuild, and Read more

Televised Christchurch Cathedral debate confirmed

Friday, March 9th, 2012

A television debate on the future of Christchurch Cathedral will take place next week without anyone from the church agreeing to appear. The debate was called by Aaron Keown, a Christchurch city councillor who wants the public to hear all the facts before the symbol of Christchurch city was demolished and lost forever. The church Read more

La cathédrale de Christchurch sera démolie – Cathedral to be demolished

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

La cathédrale anglicane de Christchurch, gravement ébranlée par le séisme qui avait frappé la ville le 22 février 2011, sera finalement déconstruite, en dépit des comités de soutien qui avaient lutté contre cette décision. La sentence est tombée par une annonce de Victoria Matthews, qui dirige l’évêché et qui a tenu à préciser que cette Read more

Bishop wants a beach in Cathedral Square

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

Christchurch’s Cathedral Square could be transformed into an artificial beach with large movie screens.

Bishop of Christchurch Victoria Matthews said the proposal could help make the earthquake-damaged Square “welcoming and engaging” again.

She spoke about the idea during the visit of the Australian governor-general to Christchurch.

“One conversation that’s just beginning is to do a Re:Start here [in the Square] and having a giant movie screen, [and] artificial beach and trying to bring people into a place that has actually caused fear to make it welcoming and engaging again,” Matthews said.

The project would be similar to City Mall’s Re:Start shopping area, she said.

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