Posts Tagged ‘Justice and Peace’

CathNews columnist blacklisted by the Ukraine government

Monday, August 15th, 2022
Ukraine Government

I have been blacklisted by the Ukraine government. The Center for Countering Disinformation, an agency of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine – which advises the president of Ukraine – has compiled a list of over 78 international figures who are accused of promoting so-called “Russian propaganda.” And I happen to be included Read more

Catholic agencies: Budget gets a small tick

Monday, May 18th, 2020

Caritas the Catholic Justice and Peace Agency, welcomed the 2020 Budget, saying it provides a foundation of hope on which we can build a fairer society in which all can flourish. The Justice and Peace Commission of the Catholic Diocese of Auckland says that while the Government has made an encouraging effort to meet the Read more

50 Years of Caritas celebrated in Auckland

Monday, August 26th, 2019

Last Saturday, Bishop Patrick Dunn celebrated a special Mass for the Auckland Diocese to mark 50 years since New Zealand’s Catholic Bishops established various bodies for overseas aid, justice and peace, and the sending of Catholic lay volunteers overseas. Today, these strands are all found within Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand, the Catholic Agency for Justice Read more

Weapons expo’ protesters appear in court

Monday, October 16th, 2017

Protesters from last week’s defence industry conference in Wellington have appeared in court on charges of obstructing a public place, and disorderly behaviour. Six people appeared before a registrar in the Wellington District Court last Friday morning. Continue reading

Reconsider hiring college hall out for arms auction says old boy priest

Thursday, October 12th, 2017
arms auction

A priest who is a former pupil of St Patrick’s College Wellington has asked the college to reconsider hiring out its hall for an arms auction. The auction features high-powered semi-automatic weapons and military memorabilia adorned with Nazi insignia. Monsignor Gerard Burns says while the arms auction – to be held this weekend at the Kilbirnie school’s hall – was Read more

Parish group protests sale of land

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

Some 50 protesters formed a human chain around a block of land in Trentham, Upper Hutt, which Housing New Zealand wants to sell. The St Joseph’s (Upper Hutt) Justice, Peace and Development group organised the peaceful protest on July 10. The group had led a petition asking the Minister responsible for Housing New Zealand, Bill English, to stop the sale of the Read more

Cyberslums and dark places need Church compassion

Friday, December 12th, 2014

Digital cyberslums where cyberbullying, pornography and abuse are running rampant need the Church’s presence, a Vatican conference found. The conference, Wednesday, entitled “Stop threats on the internet” was organised by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace. Reports of one out of three young people in Europe being cyberbullied is evidence of a “new form of Read more