Posts Tagged ‘Church History’

A history of Popemobiles

Monday, December 16th, 2019

Popemobile” is not an official term, but it came into vogue in the 1970s with the creation of a series of white all-terrain vehicles with bubble tops. Through the years, dozens of vehicles have been specially tailored by carmakers like Cadillac, Mercedes and Jeep for the needs of the pontiff. Read more Related Posts:Are NZ Read more

Who nominated these seven sins and the deadly ones?

Thursday, October 4th, 2018

Did you know that the list of the seven deadly sins has changed over the centuries?  Here’s a quick glance over the history of the seven deadly sins and how we ended up with the list we know today! Read more Related Posts:Nigerian Imam reaches out after deadly church attackWar’s deadly distractionsMetropolitan Epiphaniy of Kyiv: Read more

PNG & SI Dioceses established 50 years ago

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

On Sunday 27th Sept  Catholic bishops from the dioceses of Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands launched the celebration of 50 years since the establishment of the dioceses of Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands. The launching of the jubilee attracted Catholic faithful in Port Moresby who packed the Mary Help of Christians’ shrine Read more

Religious historian Owen Chadwick dies, aged 99

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

Distinguished English religious historian Owen Chadwick has died, aged 99. Rev. Chadwick was best known for his work on the Victorian Church of England, Cardinal John Henry Newman and Michael Ramsey. He wrote a textbook called “The Pelican History of the Church: The Reformation (1964)”, which an obituary in The Guardian described as “the first Read more

NZ’s first mission station uncovered

Friday, February 14th, 2014

The site of New Zealand’s first mission station and its first classroom have been discovered by archaeologists after two years of research and fieldwork. Artefacts from the Hohi Mission Station at Kerikeri have uncovered details about the daily lives of the first permanent European settlers, researchers said. University of Otago Anthropology and Archaeology Associate Professor Read more

Dawson’s Christendom and Catholic intellectual life

Friday, June 14th, 2013

Although largely ignored in its day, Christopher Dawson’s Christendom trilogy is the masterwork of one of the 20th century’s greatest thinkers. As it turned out, the Christendom trilogy served as the last great work of English-Welsh historian and man of letters Christopher Dawson (1889-1970).  Sort of.  The trilogy derived, originally, from lectures Dawson had delivered while teaching Read more

New Book – The French Catholics in the Bay of Islands

Friday, October 21st, 2011

The book  is a series of essays by a number of eminent authors, including Anne Salmond, Henare Tate, Jessie Munro, Peter Lineham and more. It presents very human stories of conflict, ambition, struggle, success and failure, shedding new light on Māori-Pakeha relations at the time of Treaty-making at Waitangi and of the founding of the New Zealand we know today

These are stories centered on the enduring French and Catholic influence in Kororāreka Russell and the Bay of Islands, specifically the work of Bishop Pompallier and of the Marist missionaries whose South Seas headquarters and printery were then here.

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