Posts Tagged ‘French’

Missal translation stoush looming for French-speakers

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

The French-speaking Catholic world is heading for a tug-of-war over the translation of the Roman Missal. The Vatican is insisting on a precise translation from the Latin text approved in 2002, as it did for the translation into English. The planned new translation will be for French-speaking parts of Europe, Canada, Africa and the Caribbean. Read more

Monsignor Bell brushed up on his French for Rugby World Cup

Friday, November 18th, 2011

If you thought watching the Rugby World Cup final was hard going, spare a thought for Monsignor David Bell.

Msgr Bell, from St Mary’s Catholic Church, was assigned as chaplain to the French rugby team for this year’s tournament and while Les Bleus didn’t seek his involvement, he still felt compelled to support the players.

Speaking at a Rotary Club of Wanganui meeting yesterday, Msgr Bell said he set about “loitering with intent” at the team’s hotel and training sessions in the North Shore.

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New Book – The French Catholics in the Bay of Islands

Friday, October 21st, 2011

The book  is a series of essays by a number of eminent authors, including Anne Salmond, Henare Tate, Jessie Munro, Peter Lineham and more. It presents very human stories of conflict, ambition, struggle, success and failure, shedding new light on Māori-Pakeha relations at the time of Treaty-making at Waitangi and of the founding of the New Zealand we know today

These are stories centered on the enduring French and Catholic influence in Kororāreka Russell and the Bay of Islands, specifically the work of Bishop Pompallier and of the Marist missionaries whose South Seas headquarters and printery were then here.

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