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Survey shows why Catholics quit the Church

By Michael Otto | April 2, 2012 | 1 Comment

RADNOR, Pennsylvania (CathNews) — In an unusual study whose main results were released at a Catholic University of America conference at the end of March, Villanova University in Philadelphia asked former Catholics in the Trenton, New Jersey, diocese why they left the Church, reports NCR Online. Although the results were … Read More about Survey shows why Catholics quit the Church

Youth ministry in Wellington receives a shake-up

By Michael Otto | March 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

by CALLUM TOWNSEND WELLINGTON — Youth ministry in the Wellington archdiocese has received a shake-up, with a renewed focus on mentoring and training to be implemented from early next year. A review document looking at resourcing across the archdiocese concluded funds ought to be channelled more towards supporting those already … Read More about Youth ministry in Wellington receives a shake-up

Minister defends Catholic schools against homophobia accusation

By Michael Otto | February 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

LONDON (CathNews) — The British Education Secretary, Michael Gove, has defended the right of Catholic schools to promote Church teaching on homosexuality following a complaint from the country’s Trade Union Congress (TUC). Brendan Barber, the general secretary of the TUC, had written to Mr Gove complaining that the distribution of … Read More about Minister defends Catholic schools against homophobia accusation

New Roman Missal finally delivered

By Michael Otto | February 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

by PETER GRACE The new Roman Missal was delivered to dioceses in mid-February. Some parishes have already received their copies. According to the Liturgy Centre in Auckland diocese, the new Roman Missal costs parishes $237. Many parishes, though, are likely to have more than one set. New Zealand’s bishops are … Read More about New Roman Missal finally delivered

Justice and peace commission turns its gaze overseas

By Michael Otto | February 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

by MICHAEL OTTO AUCKLAND — Recruiting will start this month for a new working committee on peace and international justice issues, which will be part of Auckland diocese’s Justice and Peace Commission. Bishop Patrick Dunn has given the green light for the commission’s sixth working committee; the five others focus … Read More about Justice and peace commission turns its gaze overseas

Churches ponder options after insurer withdraws

By Michael Otto | October 31, 2011 | 0 Comments

by MICHAEL OTTO CHRISTCHURCH — A major insurer of Church buildings will not write any new insurance cover against earthquakes in New Zealand from December — and the implications for New Zealand Catholic dioceses are mixed. In late September, Ansvar New Zealand announced it would stop writing new insurance cover … Read More about Churches ponder options after insurer withdraws