Posts Tagged ‘Kavanagh College’

Change Kavanagh College’s name

Monday, November 23rd, 2020

Regardless of the outcome of any investigation, Kavanagh College’s name should be changed, Dunedin lawyer David More says. Concerns around former Catholic Bishop of Dunedin, Bishop John Kavanagh are the reason for the push to change Dunedin high school’s name. An independent investigation has been started into the way Kavanagh handled sexual abuse complaints during Read more

Independent investigation into Dunedin Catholic Bishop John Kavanagh

Thursday, November 19th, 2020

An independent investigation into the way Dunedin Catholic Bishop John Kavanagh handled sexual abuse complaints has begun. The New Zealand bishops’ conference (NZBC) says these concerns involved a number of victims of abuse in the Dunedin Diocese who had complained that Kavanagh had not properly dealt with their complaints of sexual abuse by priests. The Read more

Decision on school name change to follow after decision from Vatican

Monday, November 4th, 2019

Kavanagh College is named after the late Bishop John Kavanagh, who has been criticised for his handling of a predatory priest. Pressure has been growing for a name change following revelations the late bishop sent Dunedin priest Father Magnus Murray to Australia for counselling instead of contacting the police Read more ALSO Read Kavanagh College Read more

Calls for name change at Kavanagh College

Thursday, October 18th, 2018

Tears mixed with calls for healing as more than 50 people gathered in Dunedin to demand a new name for Kavanagh College. The meeting was organised by former Kavanagh College pupils Christian McNab and Sam Murphy following ODT Insight revelations about sexual offending within the Dunedin diocese. Continue reading Related Posts:Change Kavanagh College’s nameIndependent investigation into Dunedin Read more

Non binary student surprised by school’s supportive stance

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

A 15-year-old Kavanagh College pupil who identifies as neither male nor female has been a “little surprised” at just how supportive the Dunedin Catholic school has been. During the last term of last year Arryn, who identifies as non-binary and asks to be referred to using the pronouns they, their and them instead of he Read more

Kavanagh College jubilee: a Mass to remember

Friday, October 24th, 2014

The Forsyth Barr Stadium will temporarily become the House of God this weekend, as hundreds of Dunedin residents gather for a combined Catholic Mass. The Mass on Sunday will be part of Kavanagh College’s 25th jubilee celebrations and will attract all schools and parishes in the city. Continue reading Related Posts:Change Kavanagh College’s nameVatican releases Read more