Posts Tagged ‘Diocese of Hamilton’

Hamilton tries for new Catholic school at Rototuna Comments 0

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

The Hamilton Diocese has applied to the Ministry of Education to build a new state-integrated school on a 3-hectare block the church owns at Rototuna. The Diocese is keen to construct a new year 1-to-8 Catholic primary school. The government denied it permission in 2015. The Diocese will contribute at least 15 per cent of the Read more

Bishop Lowe has a natural affinity for rural communities Comments 0

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

After an earlier career in the forestry, industry the recently appointed Bishop of Hamilton, Stephen Lowe, seems a natural choice to lead this largely rural diocese. The Hamilton diocese covers the Waikato, Bay of Plenty, East Cape and King Country. “I have a love for the rural areas, both the people and the countryside,” Lowe Read more

Hamilton priest threatens legal action against Bishop Comments 0

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

A priest in the diocese of Hamilton in New Zealand, Father Alex Kapiarumala, is threatening legal action against Bishop Steve Lowe. A letter explaining that Kapiarumala no longer had permission to exercise ministry in the diocese and detailing allegations that had been made against him has been read out to congregations and put on noticeboards Read more

The holiness of papal saints Comments 0

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

‘Holiness, a message that convinces without the need for words, is the living reflection of the face of Christ’. Pope John Paul II, Novo Millennio Ineunte (At the Beginning of the New Millennium). These words have always appealed to me, challenged me and inspired me to try to be a ‘living reflection of the face of Christ’. Read more

Bishop Denis Browne celebrates a double Comments 0

Friday, July 20th, 2012

The bishop of the Hamilton diocese, in New Zealand, Denis Browne, has just celebrated a double anniversary; the jubilee of his priesthood and 35 years as a bishop. Before being appointed as the second bishop of Hamilton, in 1994, Bishop Denis was the bishop of Rarotonga from 1977 to 1983, and bishop of Auckland from 1983 Read more