Posts Tagged ‘ecumanism’

The age-old Anglican virtue of patience needed to create unity

Monday, August 21st, 2017

Archbishop Joshua Idowu-Fearon, the secretary general of the Anglican Communion has just completed  seven-day tour of the church in Aotearoa New Zealand. He says that on first impression the three tikanga church has modelled an age-old Anglican virtue  of patience; something, he fears, that is in danger of being lost. He has that impression, he Read more

60 years a priest: “The less you say the more you say”

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Father Don Morrison recently celebrated 60 years of priesthood. He told those gathered to honour the occasion that his first posting was to Pahiatua where the then parish priest advised him that “the less you say, the more you say.” “As a Martinborough parishioner, where Fr. Don celebrates vigil Mass on a Saturday evening, I Read more

Lutherans and Catholics a step closer to unity

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

The movement towards healing the 500 years of separation between Lutherans and Roman Catholics takes a step closer in New Zealand next week. On Sunday 4 June Lutheran Bishop Mark Whitfield and Cardinal John Dew will open a formal dialogue for the two Christian denominations with a combined ecumenical service in Sacred Heart Cathedral to Read more

Napier churches celebrate 30th Anniversary of their Covenant

Monday, May 29th, 2017

Four Napier churches have been celebrating the 30th anniversary of their Covenant. 30 years ago an ecumenical covenant was established between four inner-city churches of Napier to forge a stronger Christian church for the city through working together. The churches involve St Paul’s Presbyterian Church, St Patrick’s Catholic Church, Trinity Methodist Church, and the Waiapu Read more

After 67 years Catholics included in WWII honours board

Monday, May 1st, 2017
honours board

It has taken 67 years but at last an honours board immortalising 23 of the the district’s World War II soldiers has been placed in St Alban’s, a little Anglican church in Pauatahanui, Porirua. The project first saw the light of day in 1950, but it did not come to fruition because the Reverend Maurice Pirani, the Read more

Ribat not sharing communion with Protestants painful

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

Sir John Ribat, the newly appointed cardinal from Papua New Guinea says both Catholics and Protestants have to live with they pain they have because they cannot share Holy Communion during Mass. “But that for the moment this is what they all have to live with as they push towards full Christian Unity.” he added Read more

Anglican and Catholic parishes working together…Cardinal Dew

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016
anglican and catholic

Cardinal John Dew, the Archbishop of Wellington, says  it’s everybody’s task to build up relationships that can help achieve full, visible communion between the Anglican and Catholic churches. In an interview on Vatican Radio he said Anglican and Catholic parishes in New Zealand are already working together in many practical ways including support for refugees Read more

Archbishop Loy Chong leads an ecumenical first celebrated in Suva

Friday, October 28th, 2016

In the first ecumenical service of its kind in Fiji, the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Suva, Reverend Dr Peter Loy Chong, presided at a liturgy conducted with the leaders of the major Christian churches in Fiji. The service marked the inductions of the new leadership team of the Fiji Council of Churches. (FCC) The liturgy Read more

Anglicans and Catholics in NZ akin to an extended family – Cardinal Dew

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016
Anglicans and Catholics

Cardinal John Dew, the Archbishop of Welllington, says Anglicans and Catholics around New Zealand enjoy a supportive, affirming relationship at all levels, “from bishops to priests, to diocesan staff, to organisations to parishes and communities.” He said the relationship was “akin to an extended family.” Dew and Bishop Ross Bay, the Anglican bishop of Auckland Read more

Cardinal Dew on pilgrimage with 36 Anglican and Catholic bishops

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

For the next two weeks  Cardinal John Dew will be away on an IARCCUM (Anglican Roman Catholic Commission for Unity and Mission) Pilgrimage. Cardinal John will first go to Canterbury, in England where he will join the IARCCUM Pilgrims; 36 Anglican and Catholic bishops, representing 19 different regions. The bishops will begin the first leg Read more