Posts Tagged ‘Option for the poor’

Sister Patricia Fox can stay as a tourist but not as a missionary

Thursday, April 26th, 2018

Sister Patricia Fox’s renewable missionary visa, which was due to expire in September 2018, was cancelled on Monday. She has been labelled an “undesirable” foreigner for what the country’s Bureau of Immigration says is “her involvement in partisan political activities.” The 71-year-old Australian nun has 30 days to leave the Philippines. An immigration spokeswoman said Read more

Philippine authorities arrest 71-year-old Australian nun

Thursday, April 19th, 2018
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On Monday, Philippine authorities arrested and detained a 71-year-old Australian nun because she had allegedly violated the conditions of her visa by engaging in illegal political activities. There is a possibility that she will be deported as an “undesirable alien”. Sister Patricia Fox, Philippine superior of the Sisters of Our Lady of Sion, was arrested at Read more

Homelessness: ‘The church needs to step up’

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

More than 50 homeless families have stayed at Te Puea Marae in south Auckland since it opened its doors last week The Marae is now asking what other groups – including churches – can do to help. Social worker Olive Hunkin, from the All Nations Aotearoa church, has seen the affect of poverty and homelessness Read more

Marist Brothers opt for the margins

Friday, February 5th, 2016

The Marist  Brothers in Australia, Melanesia and the Pacific are heeding a call for their ministry to spread to people on the margins of society. The Brothers’ Melanesia district covers Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Bougainville, and the Pacific district includes New Zealand, Samoa and Kiribati. Almost 50 Brothers attended a gathering at Read more