Posts Tagged ‘Open Letter’

Responding to the open letter to the NZ bishops

Thursday, March 17th, 2022
vaccine mandate

On Monday 28 February CathNews NZ reported on an open letter written to you by a group of anonymous Catholic men, which asks you to advocate to the government that they review and remove Covid-19 vaccination mandates. Although we have not been able to find the text of the letter on any public website or Read more

Catholic Ecology, Justice and Peace group writes open letter to bishops

Thursday, March 17th, 2022

Members of the Wellington Archdiocese Ecology, Justice and Peace (EJP) Commission are advocating the present state of the Covid-19 pandemic requires a continuation of the restrictions outlined in their November 2021 pastoral letter. They have written an open letter to the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference. The Wellington EJP letter is a response to an Read more

Vaccine mandate review: open letter to NZ bishops

Monday, February 28th, 2022
vaccine mandate

New Zealand’s Catholic bishops have been asked to help persuade the government to review the Covid vaccine mandate. In their over 3000-word letter, a group identifying simply as “catholic men” tell the bishops not to “try to combine faith … with the making of distinctions between classes of people”. They say “practical reason makes evident Read more

Religious and community groups seek liveable income for needy

Thursday, November 12th, 2020

Over 60 religious and community groups are asking Jacinda Ardern to address current benefit levels that are keeping people in poverty. “During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, you acted quickly to set up the COVID income relief payment, which is nearly twice the amount of the usual jobseeker benefit. “You showed us that you Read more

Hundreds go to picnic to support embattled US archbishop

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

Hundreds of San Francisco Catholics showed their support for embattled Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone at a picnic event last weekend. Eva Muntean, marketing manager at Ignatius Press and a co-chair of the annual Walk for Life in San Francisco, organised the picnic in response to the criticism the archbishop has faced. Archbishop Cordileone said he attended Read more

Removal of US archbishop called for in full page ad

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Dozens of prominent Catholics in San Francisco have taken out a full page ad in a major newspaper calling on the Pope to replace the local archbishop. The ad in the San Francisco Chronicle on April 16 stated Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone has “fostered an atmosphere of division and intolerance”. More than 100 signatories to an Read more

Jesuit O’Collins asks bishops to dump Missal translation

Friday, March 13th, 2015

A distinguished Jesuit theologian has asked the world’s English-speaking bishops to dump the “clunky and Latinised” 2011 translation of the Missal. Fr Gerald O’Collins, who taught at the Gregorian University in Rome for 33 years and who holds several doctorates in theology, sent The Tablet an open letter to the bishops. In the letter, he called Read more

100-plus religious leaders oppose US contraception mandate

Friday, July 5th, 2013

The leaders of dozens of religious groups have joined the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Southern Baptist Convention in signing an open letter opposing the Obama administration’s contraception mandate. They highlighted the threat to conscience posed by the mandate requiring almost all employers to cover contraception, sterilisation and abortifacient drugs and devices Read more

Church has lost power to inspire

Friday, July 15th, 2011

Australian Catholics for Renewal, in an open letter addressed to the Pope and the Bishops of Australia say that the church no longer has the power to inspire people. “It (the Church) has alienated too many adults who were born of Catholic parents, attended Catholic schools and lived a sacramental life,” the letter says. The Catholics for Renewal chairman, Read more