Posts Tagged ‘Social justice’

My Catholic identity has been challenged and enriched by social justice Comments 0

Monday, November 11th, 2019
Social Justice

I’m often weary these days. These are dark, painful times for our church and country. The White House is occupied by a president who demeans people with rhetoric and hurts those on the peripheries with cruel policies. A former cardinal of Washington, D.C., has been defrocked for sexual abuse. As a Catholic writer and commentator Read more

Jocelyn Franklin served the church in New Zealand for 70 years Comments 0

Thursday, October 10th, 2019
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Jocelyn Franklin, who died on 3 October aged 93, has been described as a legend in the Catholic Diocese of Auckland and indeed throughout the country, having worked tirelessly for the Church for nearly 70 years. She converted to Catholicism at the age of 20 and was chosen by Bishop (later Cardinal) Reginal Delargey in the Read more

Amazon Synod about more than married priests Comments 0

Thursday, October 3rd, 2019

With the upcoming Amazon Synod, some people are only focused on whether it will recommend that the priesthood be opened to the ordination of married men, but there is a lot more at stake. True, the synod will discuss the possibility of ordaining married men because there is a shortage of priests to serve such Read more

Mindful Money: How ethical are your Kiwisaver investments? Comments 0

Monday, July 1st, 2019
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Mindful Money, a new charitable social enterprise helping people to invest ethically, was launched last week in New Zealand. The launch took place at a Go Live event in Auckland. Mindful Money, a free service, provides members of the public with a platform to check what is in their current KiwiSaver investments and to easily Read more

New woman president for Vinnies Comments 0

Thursday, November 22nd, 2018
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For just the second time in its long history, the St Vincent de Paul Society in New Zealand has elected a woman to be its new national president. Marlena Hoeft-Marwick has been involved with the Society of St Vincent de Paul since she was in primary school and has come up through the ranks of Read more

New Zealand ranks sixth in global wealth report Comments 0

Monday, November 12th, 2018

New Zealand is the world’s sixth richest country. But wealth is unevenly shared, and when it comes to the median income, New Zealand drops to eighth. Only the US, Belgium, Switzerland, Norway and Australia rank ahead on per adult wealth, according to the Global Wealth report from investment bank Credit Suisse. Continue reading Related Posts:Why people Read more

Faith leaders say poverty, violence is behind migrant caravans Comments 0

Thursday, November 8th, 2018

Faith leaders say the thousands of people in migrant caravans travelling through central America from Honduras are leaving their homes under duress. Many caravan members say they cannot make ends meet in their home countries due to low wages, extortion or unemployment, says Nathanael Bacon, a Catholic deacon who lives in Guatemala. The faith leaders Read more

Wellington one of 12 dioceses to lead initiatives for World Day of the Poor Comments 0

Thursday, November 8th, 2018
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The Archdiocese of Wellington has been invited, among 12 other dioceses from around the world, to take the lead for this year’s celebration of the World Day of the Poor on November 18. Other dioceses include Manila in the Philippines and Bangui, the Central African Republic, to United States’ Boston and Europe’s Madrid and Paris. Read more

Labour-led government to substitue truth and justice with personal opinion Comments 0

Monday, October 29th, 2018
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The Law Commission’s report on alternative approaches to abortion law portrays a day of infamy, betrayal, shameful injustice and the denial of the dignity of women and of motherhood. The choice of the Labour-led government to trample on the human rights of our precious unborn and the right of women to be protected from the Read more

New film captures the legacy of social justice campaigner Celia Lashlie Comments 0

Monday, July 30th, 2018

It was supposed to be a film about the last year of social justice campaigner Celia Lashlie’s life. She died at 11.33pm on day three. Continue reading Related Posts:Decision on Christchurch Cathedral will prompt donationsIs NZ as friendly as we like to think it is? A…World premiere of documentary about strengthening of…Teen suicide and social Read more