Posts Tagged ‘Catholic Culture’

Catholic College gets new bicultural entrance

Monday, November 6th, 2023
Garin College

The new entranceway to Nelson’s Catholic College celebrates the school’s Māori and Christian heritage. Built in a style reminiscent of an open-sided whare (house), the new entrance structure helps welcome people into Garin College’s wairua (soul). It also protects the school’s “story and curriculum”, principal John Maguire says. Bicultural story That story began with the Read more

Unintended mistakes ensured parallel Māori and European churches

Thursday, December 8th, 2022
devotion to mary

The Catholic Church throughout New Zealand made serious mistakes in its approach to Māori, and using te reo during Eucharist helps us become more inclusive even in our daily lives. The comments about parish sacramental celebrations come from Palmerston North’s Bishop emeritus, Peter Cullinane, in an article published in Tui Motu. Citing examples of the Read more

Catholic culture has changed forever and that’s a good thing

Monday, May 27th, 2019
Jennifer Roback Morse

The clergy sex-abuse scandal has irrevocably changed Catholic culture. Ordinary Catholics are comfortable today doing and saying things that would have been unthinkable to them just a few short years ago. And this is a good thing. More than changes to Church governance, the policies and procedures, changes in what ordinary Catholics expect of themselves Read more

I’m pretty convinced my 2 year old godson has a vocation.

Monday, August 7th, 2017

Fr Harrison Ayre is a priest in the diocese of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. On his Twitter account he describes himself as “Priest for the theologian. canucks fan. vintage jazz enthusiast. beer snob. reader of books. He is pretty impressed with his godson’s two-year-old liturgical knowledge. Have a look and see why

10 novels every Catholic should definitely read

Monday, February 13th, 2017

Here are ten novels every Catholic should read. You’ll notice that there is no mention of Chesterton, Lewis, or Tolkien. I left their works out, because most people have already read them.   Continue reading

Catholic culture and the Nativity scene at the Vatican

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

ROME – Just as with department store windows in the United States, reminders in Rome that Christmas is coming seem to start popping up earlier and earlier ever year. Of course Italians don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, but it’s worth pointing out that Turkey Day just happened and it feels like Christmas season is here. This week, Read more