Posts Tagged ‘New Zealand Catholic bishops’

National Liturgy Office looking for administrative assistant. Comments 0

Monday, June 10th, 2019

The New Zealand Catholic Bishops’ Conference is looking for an administrative assistant for its Liturgy office. The position is permanent and part-time with the number of hours to be negotiated with the successful candidate. The minimum number being 10 hours per week. The administrative assistant will report to the acting liturgy director. The assistant works Read more

Pope’s sexual abuse reporting rules will be ‘fully implemented’ in NZ Comments 0

Thursday, May 16th, 2019
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The president of the NZ Catholic Bishops’ Conference, Patrick Dunn, has told the New Zealand Herald that the Motu Proprio on the reporting of sexual abuse cases will be studied to make sure that the recommendations it contains are fully implemented. On 9 May Pope Francis issued the Motu Proprio making it mandatory for priests and Read more

New executive officer for the NZ Bishops’ Conference Comments 0

Thursday, March 14th, 2019
new executive officer.

The New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference (NZCBC) has announced the appointment of Siobhan Dilly as its new executive officer. Siobhan comes to the role with a strong background in business management. She is currently the Policy Analyst and Projects Manager for the New Zealand Catholic Education Office, after working in organisational management and executive support Read more

New interfaith booklet promotes peace and understanding Comments 0

Monday, December 10th, 2018

The New Zealand Catholic Bishops’ Committee for Interfaith Relations (NZCBCIR) has released a revised booklet promoting Interfaith Relations in Aotearoa New Zealand – Te Whakatairanga i te Nohotahitanga o ngā Whakapono i Aotearoa. The booklet provides practical guidance and encouragement for people to welcome and nurture relationships with those of other faiths. Chair of the Read more

Euthanasia: “Catholics can keep their opinions to themselves” Comments 0

Thursday, December 6th, 2018
euthanasia

Catholics are trying to dominate the euthanasia debate, says Heather du Plessis-Allan. As far as she is concerned they can keep their opinions to themselves. Du Plessis-Allan was commenting on a piece in Wellington’s DomPost, More than a moral dilemma: The religious and community views on euthanasia. She is the host of NewtalkZB’s morning programme in Read more

New body to facilitate Church’s response to Royal commission Comments 0

Monday, November 5th, 2018
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Catherine Fyfe will chair a group of people who will ensure that the Catholic Church provides a co-ordinated and co-operative response to the Historical Abuse in State Care Royal Commission. Fyfe is a layperson with extensive experience in human resource management and organisational development. The New Zealand Catholic bishops and the heads of all religious Read more

Briefing paper on abortion law – NZ Catholic Bishops respond Comments 0

Monday, October 29th, 2018
abortion law

On Friday the Law Commission’s ministerial briefing paper providing advice to the Minister of Justice on proposed changes to the abortion law in New Zealand was released. Bishop Patrick Dunn, President of the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference, noted “the paper is substantial and so we need time to read it and give it careful Read more

Bishops set the record straight on Royal Commission Comments 0

Thursday, October 18th, 2018
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The New Zealand Catholic Bishops are seeking to set the record straight in response to recent reporting that the Church is backing away from actively seeking inclusion in the Government’s Inquiry. The Bishops and representation from Catholic Religious orders wrote to Prime Minister Ardern, Minister Martin and Sir Anand Satyanand in March this year. That Read more

Bishops share in the grief of loss with the Catholic community Comments 0

Monday, October 15th, 2018

The New Zealand Catholic Bishops marked Respect Life Sunday, 14 October, with a message to its Catholic community on the preciousness and fragility of life. In their letter, they express their awareness of the pain and grief felt by those who have gone through the experience of either being unable to have a child or Read more

NZ Catholic Bishops express support for Pope Francis Comments 0

Monday, September 10th, 2018
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On Friday the New Zealand Catholic Bishops wrote to Pope Francis to encourage and support the Holy Father. President of the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference, Bishop Patrick Dunn, wrote: “Our priests and our people, and we ourselves, appreciate greatly all that you are doing to highlight the Joy of the Gospel. “We are grateful Read more