Posts Tagged ‘New Zealand Catholi Bishops’ Conference’

Stop the war say NZ Catholic, NZ Anglican bishops and the Pope

Thursday, October 26th, 2023
stop the war

Stop the war! The war in the Holy Land must stop. Now. Please. Just stop. In a joint statement, Bishops from New Zealand’s two biggest Christian Churches – Catholic and Anglican – are begging the warring factions in the Holy Land to stop. Stop the war with the accompanying acts of violence it executes, the Read more

More international accolades for NZ bishops’ trailblazing sexual diversity doc

Thursday, October 20th, 2022
More accolades

Accolades continue for the New Zealand Catholic bishops’ trailblazing document on sexual diversity. The latest comes from David Palmieri of Outreach, a US LGBTQ Catholic resource. “Aroha and Diversity in Catholic Schools, manifests the love of Jesus Christ in its courage to seek “respect, compassion, and sensitivity” for LGBTQ children in Catholic schools and colleges” Read more

Sisters of Compassion have new co-chief executive

Monday, May 2nd, 2022

The Sisters of Compassion’s new co-chief executive is Deacon Danny Karatea-Goddard. Karatea-Goddard’s appointment was made by Māori-Tumu Whakarae of the Sisters of Compassion Group, the religious order founded by Meri Hōhepa Mother Suzanne Aubert. He will join Dr Chris Gallavin, appointed in March last year, in the co-chief executive position. Karatea-Goddard has been the Māori Read more

NZ and Australian bishops to cooperate new lectionary

Thursday, July 8th, 2021

The New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference will work with Australian bishops – and any other conference that wants to contribute – on a new translation of the lectionary used in Mass. The Australian bishops are also planning to base their updated translation on the Revised New Jerusalem Bible (RNJB). Bishop Stephen Lowe says New Zealand’s Read more

New Zealand Catholic bishops endorse Pope’s same-sex civil unions stance

Monday, November 2nd, 2020

The New Zealand Catholic Bishops’ Conference has come out in support of Pope Francis, who has widely quoted recently as supporting same-sex civil unions. Civil unions for same-sex couples have been available in Aotearoa New Zealand since 26 April 2005. Bishop Patrick Dunn, Bishop of Auckland and President of the NZ Catholic Bishops’ Conference has Read more