Posts Tagged ‘NZCBC’

Cardinal Rodriguez had bumpy landing in Wellington

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

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

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

70 attending national Catholic Conference for youth

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

 Youth ministers, parishioners, chaplains, diocesan and school staff and members of various community groups and Catholic movement  from around New Zealand are gathered in Palmerston North from 13-16 November for the ‘Head, Heart, Hands’ National Catholic Conference for Youth and Young Adult Ministers, organised by the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference Office for Young People.  Included Read more