Posts Tagged ‘Family Life’

Large family celebrate parents’ diamond wedding anniversary Comments 0

Monday, April 8th, 2019
large family

Ann and Bryan Watt celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary in Wainuiomata last weekend after renewing their vows at St Patrick’s Church in front of friends and family, including 10 of their 17 children. Ann, 79, and Bryan, 82, have also fostered about 12 children throughout their marriage. The Watts still live in the four-bedroom home Read more

Faith, food and martial arts celebrated Comments 0

Thursday, November 15th, 2018
leo

Close to two hundred people were fed physically and spiritually at the Family Banquet featuring celebrity chef and priest Father Leo Patalinghug. The charity event was hosted by the Centre for Marriage and Family (CMF) on 10 November in Tawa, near Wellington. The American Filipino-born priest who travels the world sharing the importance of family dinners, Read more

High hopes for a domestic violence-free Samoa Comments 0

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

A New Zealand-based commissioner on Samoa’s Commission of Inquiry on Domestic Violence says that country’s vision for a non-violent society heartens her. Tagaloatele Peggy Fairbairn-Dunlop said people had been saying old family values of fa’asamoa have weakened and it’s now time to go back to traditions like evening family prayers. She said the Commission would Read more

Married for 63 years – died a few hours apart Comments 0

Thursday, August 10th, 2017
married

Kevin and Madeleine Feeney married in Auckland in 1954, built their dream home in Takapuna in 1957, lived there for 60 years, and had a joint send off — their coffins side by side — at St Luke’s Catholic Church in Bayswater, on August 4. Last year they moved from Takapuna into a retirement village Read more

Married At First Sight NZ will trivialise marriage, church says Comments 0

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

A spokeswoman for the Catholic bishop of Auckland said Christian marriage was “a sacred covenant”. Married At First Sight trivialised marriage for ratings and did not give the couples their best chance at success, she said. Married At First Sight pairs couples “at the altar” as they embark on an experiment to see if they can Read more

Pahiatua couple’s life-long service to Marriage Encounter Comments 0

Monday, February 27th, 2017
marriage encounter

Since the late 1970s David and Bronwyn Lea have been active in the Marriage Encounter movement. They became co-ordinators for the Pacific in 1995. And then came the call to lead the global programme. Between 2005 and 2010 they travelled the world encouraging individual countries to promote and develop Marriage Encounter. And during that time Read more

NZ’s first Marriage day a success Comments 0

Thursday, February 16th, 2017
marriage day

This year, for the first time, World Marriage Day was celebrated in New Zealand at a Wellington Event organised by the Centre for Marriage and Family (CMF). The Family Fun Day Out at Aotea Lagoon included games and spot prizes, a walk around the lagoon, cakes, live music and a sausage sizzle. Many young couples Read more

Poster outside school showing bad moms living up to their name Comments 0

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

A Bad Moms poster placed right outside St Mary’s Catholic School in the suburb of Ellerslie, Auckland, last Monday caused outrage. The movie which stars Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell and Kathryn Hahn is the second-most commercially successful movie of 2016. “This despite—or perhaps because—it has offended all ends of the social spectrum,” says film critic Tom Teodorczuk The poster Read more

First thoughts on Amoris Laetitia Comments 0

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

On a spring day about five years ago, when I was rector of Mundelein Seminary, Francis Cardinal George spoke to the assembled student body. He congratulated those proudly orthodox seminarians for their devotion to the dogmatic and moral truths proposed by the Church, but he also offered some pointed pastoral advice. He said that it Read more

Why people are not having children Comments 0

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Pope Francis is widely believed to be a cool Pope—a huggable, Upworthyish, meme-ready, self-deprecating leader for a new generation of worshippers. “He has described himself as a sinner,” writes Archbishop Desmond Tutu in Pope Francis’ entry on Time’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world,  “and his nonjudgmental views on … issues such Read more