Posts Tagged ‘prison chaplains’

Video about Catholic prison chaplains released

Monday, July 8th, 2019

The New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference has released a video on Catholic Prison Chaplaincy in New Zealand, to raise awareness around the work of the Church in our prisons. Interviews with four Catholic prison chaplains provide some insights into their experiences working with communities within our prisons. As well as the day-to-day chaplaincy role of Read more

Nuns and prisoners reconciled after violent attack

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

Prisoners at Bihute jail near Goroka in Papua New Guinea have reconciled with Sisters of Mercy. The reconciliation means that the sisters will resume their programs inside the jail. They were stopped earlier in the year after an attack on the  sisters’ residence. In April, 12  armed men drove into the Sisters of Mercys’ compound Read more

Christchurch Women’s Prison chaplain Mary Kamo retires after 33 years

Friday, May 6th, 2016

Mary Kamo has retired after 33 years as a chaplain at Christchurch Women’s Prison. When Mary Kamo started working as a catholic chaplain at Christchurch Women’s Prison, there were fewer than 50 prisoners inside the facility. It was 1983 and she was the first laywoman to become a chaplain to prisoners in New Zealand. Read Read more

New senior Catholic Prison Chaplain appointed

Friday, April 5th, 2013

The appointment of Sister Veronica Casey PBVM to the role of Senior Catholic Prison Chaplain has been announced with the appointment effective 25 March. “I’m pleased that Sr Veronica Casey PBVM has accepted this role and look forward to working with her in this capacity. I’d like also to take the opportunity to applaud the Read more

Private Providers Cut Prison Chaplaincy Services

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Inmates at Auckland’s Mt Eden prison have had church services and one-on-one meetings with men of the cloth slashed since the jail was taken over by private firm Serco five months ago. Serco admitted the prison had been using a temporary prison chaplaincy team since four permanent padres left in October after failing to agree Read more