Posts Tagged ‘Palmerston North Diocese’

Cardinal Dew unsure why Charles Drennan remains a bishop

Monday, March 29th, 2021
Charles Drennan

Cardinal John Dew is unsure why former Bishop of Palmerston North, Charles Drennan remains a bishop, saying it is entirely Rome’s decision. Dew made the comment, Friday, in answer to questions from counsel Sally McKechnie, at the Royal Commission into Abuse in Care. “The Pope is the only one that can remove a bishop from Read more

Palmerston North diocese functioning well without a bishop

Thursday, December 10th, 2020

The Palmerston North diocese is working well, even without a bishop. The diocese has a positive vision for the coming year says newly appointed general manager, Liam Greer. Greer told parishioners in a presentation around the diocese that the diocese’s prime focus is its mission. “One of the best questions (during the presentation) that was Read more

Palmerston North still waiting for new bishop to replace Charles Drennan

Monday, November 9th, 2020

Palmerston North is still without a new Catholic bishop, a year after the resignation of Charles Drennan. Drennan, the former bishop of the Palmerston North diocese, resigned in October last year after an investigation into a complaint made by a young woman about behaviour of a sexual nature. Cardinal John Dew of Wellington has been Read more

Appointment of new bishop for Palmerston North could take some time

Thursday, March 12th, 2020

A new bishop is yet to be appointed for the Palmerston North Diocese. It could take some time. Cardinal John Dew, Archbishop of Wellington, is still the apostolic administrator of Palmerston North pending the appointment of a new bishop by Pope Francis. Read more Related Posts:Gielen to continue consolidating Christchurch city parishesCovid restrictions hamper Bishop Read more

Palmerston North Catholics meet to pray and ask questions

Thursday, October 10th, 2019

Some parishioners of the Holy Spirit Cathedral Parish in Palmerston North, Monday, gathered for prayer and an opportunity to question the diocese’s leadership about the resignation of Bishop Charles Drennan. They are grieving the loss of their leader and wondering what will happen to him. Drennan resigned after an investigation into a complaint made by Read more

Society of Mary leaving Manawatu at end of 2015

Friday, July 17th, 2015

The Society of Mary is leaving Manawatu. They will leave Our Lady of Lourdes parish, Palmerston North, at the end of 2015. A consequence of this decision is the Society will also scale back its support of Hato Paora College. “The decision to finish reflects our need to consolidate our apostolates and to prioritise our ministries,” Marist Read more

Napier’s new combined parish to sort out buildings

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

Now that Napier’s three parishes have been combined decisions have to be made about the use of the buildings. The four lay staff and three priests, who previously worked within the three parishes of St Mary’s, St Patrick’s and St Thomas More, are presently working out of the unified parish’s temporary site at St Mary’s Read more

Wellington Archdiocese – up to 50 buildings are earthquake risks

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

After completing a preliminary assessment of earthquake risk the Wellington Catholic archdiocese has decided to take a proactive approach and focus on upgrading all its buildings on a prioritised basis, rather than focusing on a single building at a time according to the archdiocese’s administration director Dave Mullin. The Archbishop of Wellington, John Dew, is Read more

Bishop Peter Cullinane – 50 years of service

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Bishop Peter Cullinane has retired after almost 32 years as the Bishop of Palmerston North. Bishop Peter was born in Dannevirke, 29 November 1936, was ordained  a priest at Brignole Sale College, Genoa, on 23 December 1961, and ordained as the first Bishop of the newly established Diocese of Palmerston North at St. Patrick’s Palmerston North, Read more