Posts Tagged ‘NZ Catholic bishops’

NZ Catholic bishops promote open informed life discussions

Thursday, September 28th, 2023
NZ Catholic bishops

In a significant move, the NZ Catholic bishops are promoting open and informed life discussion through a modernised and broadened document, Te Kahu o te Ora – A Consistent Ethic of Life. The modernisation seeks to fill a twenty-six-year gap and reflect some of the modern challenges. Dr John Kleinsman, director of the NZ Catholic Read more

NZ bishops stand with innocent LynnMall victims and against violence

Monday, September 6th, 2021

The New Zealand Catholic bishops are standing with those innocent people who have been injured in the terrorist attack at the LynnMall supermarket. “To those who have been injured, we hold you in our prayers and pray for your recovery. “We are deeply saddened, and our hearts go out to you, your whānau, and the Read more

Mass but not as we knew it

Thursday, May 28th, 2020

In a pastoral statement, the New Zealand Catholic bishops have written to Catholics saying they are pleased that Mass can resume, but warn the experience may not be as familiar as it once was. They say the new normal is means the Church’s liturgy remains restricted to protect the vulnerable and elderly. The statement, creatively Read more

Contact your diocese’s education office if attendance dues an issue

Monday, May 4th, 2020
attendance dues

The New Zealand Catholic Bishops and the NZ Catholic Education Office have written to the families of pupils attending Catholic schools urging them to contact the education/school office at their local Diocese if they have problems paying attendance dues because of issues related to the COVID-19 Lockdown. The letter says the bishops are “mindful of Read more

Bishop Drennan, ‘thumbs up’. Two ‘thumbs up’ to Bishop Campbell

Thursday, October 19th, 2017
power of love

Jogging our memories, I’m sure we can recall the liturgical branding for the new translation of the Mass. “New words, deeper meaning, same Mass.” Initially prepared to go with the flow, after a little while I found the cognitive dissonance became too apparent. What we got were old words with foreign meanings and a Mass Read more

Bishops issue letter to young people on same sex marriage

Friday, August 24th, 2012

NZ Catholic Bishops have issued a pastoral letter to young people on marriage. They ask young people to consider carefully the wider implications of the proposed legislation to amend the definition of marriage that would allow same sex marriage. They say that some of the consequences will be unexpected and unintended. “This is no small matter, Read more