Posts Tagged ‘Marginalised’

Cardinal Dew acknowledges shortcomings in regard to LGBT and migrant communities

Thursday, June 21st, 2018

“We humbly acknowledge our shortcomings, especially with regards to particular groups in society such as the LGBT community who have felt a very real sense of rejection through the Church,” says Cardinal John Dew. And he says the church has also probably fallen short in fully meeting the needs of recent migrant communities. Dew said Read more

Marist Brothers opt for the margins

Friday, February 5th, 2016

The Marist  Brothers in Australia, Melanesia and the Pacific are heeding a call for their ministry to spread to people on the margins of society. The Brothers’ Melanesia district covers Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Bougainville, and the Pacific district includes New Zealand, Samoa and Kiribati. Almost 50 Brothers attended a gathering at Read more

Church beyond walls, ministering in the park

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

The unholy noises of the city surround Burnside Park where the Rev. Edmund Harris delivers his Saturday afternoon service. He plants himself behind a makeshift altar, light-blue stole draped over his peacoat, and asks the people milling about to “gather ’round.” Some settle into folding chairs; others stand. A regular known as “Mama Kelley” passes Read more

Church leaders offer APEC island-style challenge

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

Dozens of faith leaders from around the Pacific offered an interfaith, island-style challenge to APEC  at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church in Waikiki. Hundreds of community leaders were expected to attend this event, representing a dozen denominations and Pacific Island nations. Rev. Kekapa Lee says “Our island culture requires that we welcome all visitors with Aloha, Read more