Posts Tagged ‘Pastoral Plan’

Pastoral plan seeks new inclusivity

Thursday, September 16th, 2021

An Irish Archdiocese’s pastoral plan is being described as a “blueprint for transitioning the Church to this new era of inclusivity”. Everyone, including divorced or separated people, LGBT+, migrants and minorities should all feel they belong to Catholic parishes, as should “those who consider themselves ‘cultural Catholics’,” it says. In addition, “images of families used Read more

PNG & Solomons: Pastoral plan emphasises social concerns

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

A new Pastoral Plan for the Catholic Church in Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands places great emphasis on the family, the poor, youth, street kids and a wide range of social concerns. The document was officially launched in Goroka on Sunday and is the culmination of two years of work within the church. It Read more

Auckland’s new Pastoral Plan – Seek out those in need

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

The Catholic Bishop of Auckland, Patrick Dunn  says his hope is that every person, every parish, every community, every school in the Diocese will look outwards, beyond their own communities to ask ‘Where are the poor, where are people who are suffering in any way and how can I help?’ He was speaking on Pentecost Read more

Archbishop Chong – effective and relevant reponse to challenges

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

The Archbishop of Suva, Peter Chong, says the church is faced with a dual commitment and faithfulness. The church has to be faithful to the church’s scripture, tradition, and teachings while at the same time being faithful when attending to the questions, problems and needs of the community. He argues this dual commitment can be Read more