Posts Tagged ‘Coronaviris’

What a difference the internet makes Comments 0

Monday, March 30th, 2020
online mass

If it wasn’t for their internet where would we be during the big lockdown? Many Catholic churches big and small around New Zealand are streaming daily Mass online. Many faith groups are having zoom and skype meetings. And many virtual communities are forming to meet and pray online. On its website, The Diocese of Auckland Read more

We do not have to leave the house to find God Comments 0

Monday, March 30th, 2020
find god

At the heart of our faith is the fact that in Jesus, God comes to us. We do not have to leave home to find God. “In these days, in Jesus, God is coming to us, seeking to encounter us in the confines of our own homes,” said the Catholic Bishops of New Zealand in Read more

Pastoral care practice must not risk COVID-19 transmission Comments 0

Saturday, March 28th, 2020
pastoral care

The archbishop of Wellington Cardinal John Dew said consideration must be given to the Covid-19 level 4 regulations when practising pastoral care. He said there is a need to be pastorally close to the sick person and their family but not risk further virus transmission. “The regulations around movement are to absolutely minimise the possibility Read more

Coronavirus: Pope tells priests to meet infected patients as he avoids crowds Comments 0

Thursday, March 12th, 2020

Pope Francis has encouraged priests to go out and ‘meet the coronavirus sick’ as he avoids crowds amid an outbreak that has killed more than 4,000 people. The 83-year-old pontiff has come down with a cold and cancelled appearances at the Vatican to avoid interacting with worshippers during the crisis. His message came after a Read more