Posts Tagged ‘NZCBC’

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

Deacon Karatea-Goddard takes on new role with Bishops’ Conference Comments 0

Friday, February 10th, 2017

The New Zealand bishops have appointed Deacon Danny Karatea-Goddard to a new role with Secretariat for Te Huinga o ngā Pīhopa Katorika o Aotearoa / The New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference (NZCBC) He will be supporting the secretariat and the bishops in their commitment to Katorika Māori. The role will be a part time one. Read more

Bishops say anti terror laws not specific enough Comments 0

Friday, December 5th, 2014

The New Zealand Catholic Church recognises the urgency of responding to the threat of ISIS in the Middle East, but it is important that powers under the anti terror laws were not misused in other situations. New Zealand’s Catholic Bishops and Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand say the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill is being rushed Read more

NZ cannot stand aloof from suffering in Middle East – Archbishop Dew Comments 4

Friday, November 21st, 2014

New Zealand cannot stand aloof from involvement in the Middle East when so many people are suffering and dying says Archbishop John Dew, President of the New Zealand Catholic Bishops’ Conference. He has written to Prime Minister John Key, offering the support of the New Zealand Catholic Bishops for the cautious and measured approach to making Read more

Changes needed in Earthquake prone building Bill says Archbishop Dew Comments 0

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

The proposed legislation for managing earthquake prone buildings fails to provide a financial framework to support the owners of buildings that play a key role in defining the kind of communities that make New Zealand such a great place to live, says the Archbishop of Wellington, New Zealand, John Dew. The Archdiocese of Wellington has Read more

Students not encountering Christ in Catholic schools say NZ Bishops Comments 3

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Most Catholic-educated young people in New Zealand are not encountering Jesus Christ through their schooling, New Zealand’s Catholic bishops say. The bishops have published The Catholic Education of School Age Children In this document the Bishops discuss a number of problems with faith education and the likely solutions. It is based in large part on Read more

NZ Bishops – live more simply and reach out to others at Christmas Comments 0

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

New Zealand’s Catholic Bishops have challenged people to live more simply this Christmas and find ways to share what they have with neighbours, friends and those in need. “Our preparation for Christmas in the season of Advent is a time of waiting for a child who was born in poverty, in a stable because there Read more

Cardinal Rodriguez had bumpy landing in Wellington Comments 0

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

A miscommunication between the Vatican and New Zealand church officials resulted in an adventurous arrival for Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga when he visited Wellington, New Zealand last week. Vatican authorities provided the New Zealand officials with the wrong arrival date and he arrived a day before he was expected. Cardinal Rodriguez survived a not unusual “bumpy” Read more

NZ bishops grateful for discussions with Cardinal Oscar Rodrigues Comments 1

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

The New Zealand bishops were grateful to have discussions with Cardinal Oscar Rodrigues over the weekend in Wellington soon after the inaugural meeting of the Commission of Cardinals and the Pope’s visit to Assisi. “Speaking with Cardinal Oscar gave us real insight into Pope Francis and what he is doing,” said Archbishop John Dew, President Read more

NZ Bishops: changing definition of marriage has implications for society Comments 2

Friday, August 31st, 2012

New Zealand’s Catholic Bishops have expressed disappointment after the Definition of Marriage Bill, allowing for same sex marriage, passed its first reading by 78 to 40 on a conscience vote with no abstentions on Wednesday. “To propose any alternative definition will have implications in law, and in society, but also for education and the family structure Read more