Posts Tagged ‘Russell’

Bishop Pompallier brought new media to the Maori

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

Last week the Australian Catholic Media Congress took place in Sydney. Monsignor Paul Tighe, a media adviser from the Vatican, told the assembly that new media technologies “enable the forming of community, they have extraordinary potential for the wellbeing of the church”. In his CathBlog Michael Visontay points out that over 150 years ago, under Read more

New book on Pompallier mission

Friday, November 4th, 2011

A new book on the work of Bishop Pompallier,“The French Place in the Bay of Islands”, was launched recently by the Ambassador of France to New Zealand, Francis Etienne. The ceremony was attended by Church, Marists and other dignitaries from around the country, The book is a series of essays by a number of eminent authors, including Fr Read more

New Book – The French Catholics in the Bay of Islands

Friday, October 21st, 2011

The book  is a series of essays by a number of eminent authors, including Anne Salmond, Henare Tate, Jessie Munro, Peter Lineham and more. It presents very human stories of conflict, ambition, struggle, success and failure, shedding new light on Māori-Pakeha relations at the time of Treaty-making at Waitangi and of the founding of the New Zealand we know today

These are stories centered on the enduring French and Catholic influence in Kororāreka Russell and the Bay of Islands, specifically the work of Bishop Pompallier and of the Marist missionaries whose South Seas headquarters and printery were then here.

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