Posts Tagged ‘Jubilee Year’

NZ Bishops – what would a more merciful community look like?

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

“What might a more merciful family or school or parish or workplace or diocese look like?” This is the question posed by the New Zealand Catholic Bishops in their recent Pastoral Letter. “We are not here to give answers but let us all look to the example the Holy Father, Pope Francis, is giving us.” “The Read more

Holy Door opened at Sacred Heart Cathedral Suva

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

The Archbishop  of Suva Peter Loy Chong has opened the Holy Door at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Suva. He told Catholics who were part of a march from the Marist Brothers’ High School ground to the Sacred Heart Cathedral that opening the door of mercy means renewing their commitment in their faith and to start Read more

PNG & SI Dioceses established 50 years ago

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

On Sunday 27th Sept  Catholic bishops from the dioceses of Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands launched the celebration of 50 years since the establishment of the dioceses of Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands. The launching of the jubilee attracted Catholic faithful in Port Moresby who packed the Mary Help of Christians’ shrine Read more

A special Holy Year

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

The Extraordinary Jubilee promulgated by Francis will be the 65th in history. The first was announced by Sixtus V in 1585. The “special” Holy Year does not alter the recurrence of Ordinary Jubilees. The last Pope to open the (cemented shut) Holy Door of St. Peter’s Basilica for an universal Extraordinary Jubilee was the future Read more