Posts Tagged ‘Migrants and Refugees’

Meanness toward migrants and refugees Comments 0

Thursday, June 6th, 2019
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“The signs of meanness we see around us heighten our fear of ‘the other,’ the unknown, the marginalized, the foreigner,” and thus many migrants seeking a better life end up as recipients of this meanness, said Pope Francis in his recently released 2019 World Day of Migrants and Refugees message. The Holy Father warned that Read more

Bishop asked how Vatican wall differs from US border wall Comments 0

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

One of the most famous walls in history is the wall around the Vatican City. At a congressional hearing  Clay Higgins, a member of the US House of Representatives asked Bishop Mark Seitz how this wall differed from the US border wall. Read more Related Posts:Bible verse removed from Christchurch tribute wallVirgin Mary a sign of Read more

NZ’s hypocrisy on family reunifications Comments 0

Thursday, July 5th, 2018

Peter Dunne argues New Zealanders angry about Trump’s family separations policy should look instead at our own racist policy on family reunifications. Continue reading Related Posts:Trump ends family separation policyYou can’t be pro-life and against immigrant childrenReunifying families separated at border is not easyChurch puts funds raised for Putaruru family in…

Palmerston North welcomes 160 refugees in 12 months Comments 0

Monday, June 25th, 2018
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Palmerston North settled more than 40 households of approximately 160 former refugees over the last 12 months, according to the Red Cross Service Centre. They include Burmese Muslim, Rohingya from Myanmar, Palestinians from Syria, Afghan Dari speakers, Karen from Myanmar, South Sudanese and Bhutanese Nepali. The centre trains over 100 volunteers to work in teams Read more

Polish priest wishing for Pope’s death rebuked Comments 0

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

A Polish priest who said in a homily last month he wished Pope Francis would die an early death has been called to account by his archbishop. Father Edward Staniek was evidently reacting to Francis’s call for Catholics to take in Muslim refugees because it was their Christian duty. “I pray for the Pope in Read more

Manus Island – the priest and the Major show everyday humanity and decency Comments 0

Monday, November 27th, 2017
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The decency and integrity of two Manus Islanders, a Catholic priest and a retired army major, has impressed Kon Karapanagiotidis from the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre. He said their story shows us the power of people’s everyday humanity and decency. “These men highlight an important story that has been missed by many.” The two Manusian Read more

Message for World Day of Migrants and Refugees Comments 0

Friday, September 26th, 2014

The full text of the Holy Father’s Message for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees 2015 was published on 23 September: Dear brothers and sisters, Jesus is ‘the evangeliser par excellence and the Gospel in person’. His solicitude, particularly for the most vulnerable and marginalised, invites all of us to care for the frailest and Read more