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Pastoral Letter from the Bishop of Auckland on the New Zealand Housing Crisis

By Karen / September 16, 2018
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Bishop Pat Dunn has written a Pastoral Letter on the New Zealand housing crisis to be available at all Masses in the Auckland Diocese on Sunday 16th September 2018 (the 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time). Pastoral Letter on the NZ Housing Crisis

New Zealand’s Bishops express solidarity with Pope Francis

By Karen / September 9, 2018
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7 September 2018 Kiwi Bishops express solidarity with Pope Francis Today, the New Zealand Catholic Bishops wrote to Pope Francis to encourage and support the Holy Father. President of the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference, Bishop Patrick Dunn wrote: “Our priests and our people, and we ourselves, appreciate greatly all that you are doing to highlight the Joy of the Gospel. “We are grateful for your call to us to live holy lives and to follow the example of “the saints next door”. We have absolute confidence that you are the one the Holy Spirit has selected to serve as the Successor of St Peter at this moment in history. Your ministry is very much appreciated by the Church in New Zealand. We assure you of our admiration and our affection. “You are foremost in our daily prayers as we strive to be more open and committed in our journey …
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Te Koropiko April 2018

By Karen / September 4, 2018
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      Our latest Te Koropiko newsletter is now available. Te Koropiko – April 2018 Please pass this newsletter on, where appropriate, to liturgy committees, parish council and finance members, and interested parishioners, particularly those in liturgical ministries.

National Liturgy Office Newsletter April 2018

By Karen / September 4, 2018
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Kia ora tātou katoa, Greetings this new Easter season. Of particular interest In this NLO Quick Guide are references for the New Zealand Roman Missal and Lectionary for the celebration of the newly decreed Obligatory Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church, to be celebrated on Monday 21 May 2018 a free book for children: The Super Cool Story of Jesus Some of you forward on this newsletter, others cut and paste items into clergy, parish or school newsletters.  Thank you for everything you do to keep others in the ‘liturgy loop’! NLO Quick Guide 16, April 2018  Louise Campbell Director, National Liturgy Office

Cancellation of the Integration Agreement for Hato Petera College

By Karen / August 31, 2018
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Media statement from Catholic Diocese of Auckland   31 August 2018 Bishop Patrick Dunn, the Catholic Bishop of Auckland and the Proprietor of Hato Petera College in Northcote, believes that the Cancellation of the College’s Integration Agreement, as announced by the Minister of Education, is in the best interests of students. The Minister and the Bishop have agreed that the College will close on 31 August 2018. Hato Petera College has a proud history but Hato Petera College has not been the secondary school of choice for Catholic Māori, within the Catholic Diocese of Auckland. Past students have chosen not to send their children and grandchildren to Hato Petera College.  This year the roll has fluctuated between one and five students, but there have been no students at the College in Term 3. The Church’s concern over the past few years has been that students at Hato Petera College have not …
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Statement from Bishop Patrick Dunn, President of the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference on Letter from Pope Francis on the atrocities and pain of sexual abuse

By Karen / August 23, 2018
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The New Zealand Catholic Bishops welcome the Letter this week to the People of God from Pope Francis asking forgiveness for the sexual abuse of minors and vulnerable adults perpetrated by clergy and consecrated persons. As Pope Francis notes, these heinous crimes inflict deep wounds on the victims themselves and on their family members, and on the larger community of believers and non-believers alike. These wounds never go away. As a Church community, we apologise again to those who have been so deeply hurt. We acknowledge also that there must be significant changes in the Church, especially the rooting out of a culture of clericalism, whether among priests or people, which ignores the dignity of all the baptised. Since 1998, we have had in place procedures for responding to complaints of abuse in the Church. These procedures are constantly being revised and are now managed by our National Office for …
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Pope Francis’ Letter to the People of God. The pope speaks of the atrocities and pain of sexual abuse

By Karen / August 22, 2018
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Letter of His Holiness Pope Francis to the People of God                                                        20 August 2018     If one member suffers, all suffer together with it” (1 Cor 12:26). These words of Saint Paul forcefully echo in my heart as I acknowledge once more the suffering endured by many minors due to sexual abuse, the abuse of power and the abuse of conscience perpetrated by a significant number of clerics and consecrated persons. Crimes that inflict deep wounds of pain and powerlessness, primarily among the victims, but also in their family members and in the larger community of believers and nonbelievers alike. Looking back to the past, no effort to beg pardon and to seek to repair the harm done will ever be sufficient. …
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Submission: End of Life Choice Bill

By Karen / August 16, 2018
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13 February 2018 SUBMISSION TO JUSTICE SELECT COMMITTEE ON END OF LIFE CHOICE BILL Description of Submitting Organisation: The Auckland Catholic Justice and Peace Commission is appointed by Auckland Catholic Bishop Patrick Dunn to assist him, in conjunction with the Universal Church, in presenting Catholic social teaching and in particular in the areas of social justice, peace and the integrity of creation. This teaching integrates the importance and dignity of the individual human person with the common good of society, and is central to our following the Gospel as Catholic Christians. To read the submission click here.