Posts Tagged ‘Garth George’

Blatantly Christian journalist Garth George dies

Friday, July 31st, 2015

Long-time Rotorua Daily Post and New Zealand Herald columnist Garth George has died. His writing was often coloured by his strong Christian beliefs. “Part of it is the fact that I have been blatantly Christian. A lot don’t like that at all,” George told the Daily Post last February. George died in Rotorua Hospital on Read more

Garth George, a “Blatantly Christian” columnist, retires

Friday, March 6th, 2015

He has infuriated hundreds of feminists in America, shared his faith by writing Easter editorials, and been called all manner of insults – but Garth George says he has loved sharing his views through his columns. Since the beginning of this year, that love started to disappear and his weekly columns in the Bay of Read more

Mike Ryan, NZ’s first permanent Catholic deacon, passes away.

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

The Reverend Mike Ryan, the first ordained permanent deacon of the Catholic Church in New Zealand, died in Rotorua last Tuesday. “I lost a very dear friend this week. We had known each other for only a few years but we got together regularly to talk about life and faith and all sorts of other Read more

Church leaders urge voters to choose social justice

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

A week or so ago the leaders of five New Zealand churches, those usually referred to as “mainline”, issued an election-time statement to the nation, urging voters to choose social justice It is entitled “Towards a Robust Society.”  Garth George presents some excerpts from the essay. “Every three years,” they say, “the electoral cycle reminds us of the Read more