Posts Tagged ‘Respect’

Treat me with respect: Prayerful reflection with the movie “I, Daniel Blake” Comments 0

Monday, March 11th, 2019
Fr Brian Cummings SM

At first sight there may not appear to be a great deal in common between director Ken Loach’s powerful movie, set in Newcastle in England, and the early Marist missions in the Bugey region of France. But while they are separated by 853 miles and 190 years, it is not too fanciful to suggest that Read more

When a handshake is not welcome… Comments 0

Thursday, March 15th, 2018

A University of Auckland academic has been sacked after trying to shake a female Muslim student’s hand and then accusing her of sexual discrimination when she refused. “A harsh punishment for a bruised ego I thought, until this morning.,” says journalist Mahvash Ali in an opinion piece published in Stuff. “I am a Muslim woman, a pretty friendly Read more

New archbishop thinks mercy talk condescending Comments 0

Friday, November 13th, 2015

A newly appointed archbishop in Belgium has said “mercy” seems somewhat condescending and he prefers terms like “respect” and “esteem for man”. Archbishop Jozef De Kesel of Mechelen-Brussels reportedly told Kerknet that the Church should not be marking time after the synod on the family. “Mercy is an important word for me, but in one Read more

Bishop Dunn is appalled at Rock Radio stunt Comments 0

Friday, February 17th, 2012

Auckland  Catholic Bishop, Patrick Dunn, is appalled at an Auckland’s Rock Radio stunt of offering on-air divorce for sale on the station on Valentine’s Day. In this stunt the station advertised for a wife or husband who wanted to quit their marriage. The Rock would cover the cost of a divorce if the successful applicant was prepared Read more