Posts Tagged ‘Catholic Church in New Zealand’

Te Whāriki – an idea for Church reform in Aotearoa

Thursday, July 21st, 2022

Te Whāriki is a contemporary response to the need to reform the institutional Church in Aotearoa. “It is an urgent task,” the founding group says. “Although Pope Francis’ 2023 synod holds some hope for nurturing a church that is responsive to the needs of all, we don’t feel confident that the people can get the 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

Catholic Ecology, Justice and Peace group writes open letter to bishops

Thursday, March 17th, 2022

Members of the Wellington Archdiocese Ecology, Justice and Peace (EJP) Commission are advocating the present state of the Covid-19 pandemic requires a continuation of the restrictions outlined in their November 2021 pastoral letter. They have written an open letter to the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference. The Wellington EJP letter is a response to an 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