Posts Tagged ‘New Zealand Catholic bishops’

NZ Bishops meet well-remembered nuncio during Rome Ad Limina Comments 0

Thursday, October 31st, 2019
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Last week, the New Zealand bishops in Rome for their Ad Limina visit met the fondly remembered former papal nuncio Archbishop Angelo Acerbi. Acerbi’s diplomatic career included being held hostage by guerillas in Colombia and becoming the first nuncio to Hungary after the end of communism. Now 94, Acerbi is retired and lives in the Read more

New Zealand bishops meet Pope Francis Comments 0

Thursday, October 31st, 2019
ad limina

The New Zealand Catholic bishops met Pope Francis for an 80-minute private audience in the Vatican on Monday 28 October during their Ad Limina visit to Rome. Pope Francis told the bishops to raise any topic and be free with their comments, said Bishop Stephen Lowe of Hamilton, secretary of the NZ Catholic Bishops Conference. Read more

New appointments for the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference Comments 0

Thursday, October 31st, 2019

The New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference (NZCBC) has two new staff members – Kate Aduna and David McLoughlin, looking after administration and communications. Newly appointed Administrator, Kate, comes to the organisation after several years volunteering with her local Wellington Catholic primary school, having been at home with her daughter.  Previously she held a support role Read more

Churches’ commitment to waiving confidentiality agreements questioned Comments 0

Monday, September 30th, 2019
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Advocates on behalf of people abused in church institutions say the churches are complicating the process of waiving confidentiality agreements RNZ asked the president of the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference,  Bishop Patrick Dunn, whether bishops had shown a “lack of moral authority by  not publicly repudiating the clauses and whether they had stepped up Read more

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
sexual abuse

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
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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