Posts Tagged ‘Dame Lyndsay Freer’

Lyndsay Freer changed Catholic communications for the better

Monday, May 2nd, 2022
Catholic Communications

The Catholic Church has “lost the plot” and needs to rethink its media strategy according to Emeritus Bishop of Auckland Patrick Dunn. Dunn made the comment at a farewell lunch for Dame Lyndsay Freer, who for so long was the voice and face of Catholic Communications in New Zealand, and latterly communications spokesperson for the Read more

Months after Catholic funeral gang members charged

Thursday, September 30th, 2021

Several months after attending a Catholic funeral service, Police have laid charges against several gang members because of their behaviour during the funeral procession to St Joseph’s Catholic Church, Grey Lynn. The funeral was for gang member Taranaki Fuimaono, 43, who died in police custody and was facing drug charges. The massive gathering forced authorities Read more

Public express concern for Church burying gang member

Monday, June 21st, 2021

The Auckland Catholic diocese responded to a small number of calls concerned about St Joseph’s Catholic Church, Grey Lynn, allowing a Catholic funeral to a gang member and alleged criminal. Family and friends were joined at the Church last Friday by hundreds of other mourners from patched gangs including the Rebels, King Cobras, Hells Angels, Read more

Ashes on Second Sunday of Lent!

Thursday, February 25th, 2021

Large congregations of Auckland Catholics are likely to finally receive their Ash Wednesday ashes on the second Sunday of Lent! Auckland diocese spokeswoman Dame Lyndsay Freer said many of Auckland’s 189,000 Catholics had not received the ashes as they usually would on Ash Wednesday. This was because of the Covid alert level 3 then alert Read more

Pope Francis gives New Zealand Catholics a voice again

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013
John Murphy together

As a somewhat old-fashioned, traditional type, I welcomed the engaging presence and comment of Dame Lyndsay Freer to my radio and TV during the recent papal conclave. Long before the advent of television, St Thomas Aquinas said, “faith comes from hearing“, and the Catholic Church in New Zealand, once again, at least for a limited Read more