Posts Tagged ‘secular world’

We need more theologians to make sense of the world today Comments 0

Monday, June 10th, 2019

Students are losing faith in religious higher education, so the evidence suggests. Earlier this year a prime specialist theology and philosophy institution in the UK, Heythrop College, closed its doors after 400 years of teaching. Founded in 1614 by the Society of Jesus, and part of the University of London since 1970, Heythrop had a mission Read more

Easter trading…all over the shop Comments 0

Monday, March 26th, 2018
Easter trading

Easter trading hours have become very confusing. It has always depended on what kind of a service is being offered. Now it has become more complicated because, in 2016, the then-National government passed the responsibility of Easter trading hours to councils. To date, 39 of the 67 councils have created bylaws allowing about 9500 retailers Read more

Keeping the faith in a secular world Comments 0

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

Alister Castillo, 26, is about to become ordained as a Deacon, a minister of the Catholic church. For the last six and a half years Castillo lived at the Holy Cross College in Auckland, the national Roman Catholic seminary for the training of priests. On September 23 he will commit to a life of religious service. “I have had the Read more

Living Catholic in a secular world Comments 0

Friday, May 15th, 2015

I used to get annoyed when people would complain about the secularisation of society. I never understood why this was a problem. I used to attribute their lamentations to either a desire for a homogenous society or a desire for political power. My church offers a CD of the week from Lighthouse Catholic Media. Each Read more

Replace marriage with matrimony, priest argues Comments 0

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

An American monsignor has proposed that the Catholic Church should drop using the word marriage and replace it with “holy matrimony”. “It is a simple fact that word ‘marriage’ as we have traditionally known it is being redefined in our times,” said Monsignor Charles Pope of Washington archdiocese. “To many in the secular world the Read more