Posts Tagged ‘Trust’

Former PM says don’t trust the government

Monday, September 19th, 2022

“We don’t trust in governments. We don’t trust in the United Nations, thank goodness”, Former Australian prime minister Scott Morrison told people at the Victory Life Centre in Perth. “We don’t trust in all these things, fine as they may be and as important as the role that they play,” he said. Read more

Synodal virtues of mutual trust

Monday, February 14th, 2022

Every human institution – be it a family, a village, a company or a worldwide Church – must rely on certain virtues that are common to its members if it is to survive. This is the truism that is at the basis of every system of ethics – both those that have been written down Read more

The death of trust and the triumph of suspicion

Monday, July 1st, 2019

Without trust, human cooperation is impossible. Without trust, people refuse to cooperate and instead engage in struggles over power because they fear what will happen if their opponents have it. Today, we see this in the highly charged partisan character of American politics and in the Catholic Church, where the hierarchy has lost credibility. A Read more

Trust in churches continues to decline

Monday, July 9th, 2018

A  recent survey suggests that, in the last 2 years, New Zealanders’ trust in churches has continued to decline. The same survey shows that the perceived change in personal trust in churches in the same period to be greater than the participants’ answers actually indicate. The results indicate a score of 7 for reduced net trust. The Read more

Christchurch diocese establishes a fund to help women and children

Monday, December 18th, 2017

Hoatu is an $8million dollar fund the Catholic Diocese of Christchurch has established to help women, children and families in Canterbury. The money became available when, in 2016, the Sisters of the Good Shepherd returned the proceeds from the sale of property in Halswell in the south-west of Christchurch. The diocese had given the land to Read more

Couple tells family synod of their contraceptive use

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

A French couple has admitted to the synod on the family that they used artificial contraception after the birth of their third child. But Olivier and Xristilla Roussy said their experience with contraception was not a good one. After their third child was born, Mr Roussy said, Xristilla was exhausted; they thought that using the Read more

Poland sees decline in public trust of Church

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Some 74 per cent of Poles think that religion is not always the source of morality and people should follow their own conscience first. The results of a poll by the Warsaw-based CBOS polling agency reveal a significant decline of public trust regarding religion in Poland. The poll showed a significant increase in Poles who Read more

Senior priest willing to break law by not reporting abuse

Friday, July 26th, 2013

A senior Catholic priest has told the New South Wales inquiry on sex abuse that he was willing to break the law by not reporting allegations against paedophile priests. Father Brian Lucas, the general secretary of the Australian Catholic Bishops conference, said he would never betray the trust of a victim if they didn’t want Read more

Pope: Prayer not just about asking

Friday, December 16th, 2011

Prayer should not center just on asking God to fulfill one’s hopes and desires, but must include praise, thanks and trust in God’s plan which may not match one’s own, Pope Benedict XVI said. The way Jesus prayed to his Father “teaches us that in our own prayers, we must always trust in the Father’s Read more