Posts Tagged ‘Pasifika Catholics’

Taxpayers’ Union objects to government grants for churches

Thursday, October 1st, 2020

The New Zealand Taxpayer Union objects to grants “from the provincial growth fund” being spent on renovating Pasifika churches.” Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones says 27 churches will benefit, as part a 10 million dollar in grants from the Covid-19 response and recovery plan. “This kind of hyper-targeted spending can only be read as Read more

Church backed programme celebrates new drivers

Monday, February 10th, 2020

More than 100 people from Auckland’s Pacific community have achieved their goal of gaining a driver’s licence – free of charge. Their success came through a new programme supported by government agencies and business leaders in the city. Pacific community churches helped to identify people who needed to learn how to drive, and those who Read more

Bishops to assess needs of Pasifika Catholics in the USA

Friday, December 12th, 2014

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Subcommittee on Asian and Pacific Island Affairs and the Secretariat of Cultural Diversity in the Church will conduct a nationwide assessment of the pastoral needs of Asian and Pasifika Catholics. The assessment will be conducted by a team of social scientists. It will seek the participation of pastoral Read more