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Being a resilient minority in a hostile culture

By Michael Otto | October 13, 2022 | 1 Comment

In the public sphere, more Christians should “own their faith”, says the long-time foreign editor of The Australian newspaper.  Greg Sheridan, who has been the foreign editor at the newspaper for 30 years, and has written eight books, with two of them specifically about Christianity, said this in a keynote … Read More about Being a resilient minority in a hostile culture

‘Best practice’ requires protecting victims more

By Rowena Orejana | October 12, 2022 | 0 Comments

New Zealand canon lawyer Msgr Brendan Daly believes the challenge for the Church in Australia and New Zealand is “to work for more accountability and transparency” in its penal processes to ensure its credibility.  At a presentation before the 55th conference of the Canon Law Society of Australia and New … Read More about ‘Best practice’ requires protecting victims more

Challenges for new SVdP Canterbury head

By Rowena Orejana | October 11, 2022 | 0 Comments

Better resourcing for conferences and the need for more members are the top concerns that the newly-elected president of the Society of St Vincent de Paul Canterbury, Mike Moore, will be focusing on.   Mr Moore took over from previous president Mike Daly in the first week of September, and Mr … Read More about Challenges for new SVdP Canterbury head

‘What is a woman?’ Today’s trickiest question

By Michael Otto | October 10, 2022 | 1 Comment

Gender ideology is a dangerous ideology that causes real harm to women and children, but there are positive societal developments in some areas and people can make a difference on this issue. These were some of the points made by New Zealander Rachael Wong, in a presentation titled “What is … Read More about ‘What is a woman?’ Today’s trickiest question

Faith underpins all new Te Kupenga leader does

By Rowena Orejana | October 10, 2022 | 0 Comments

The new chief executive of Te Kupenga-Catholic Leadership Institute, Robert Blucher, said he hopes to develop a culture of teamwork and collaboration within the organisation, as well as support and develop staff to become “a well-oiled organisation that is providing good service that is reaching out to everybody”.  Mr Blucher … Read More about Faith underpins all new Te Kupenga leader does

Takapuna’s Colleen receives papal honour

By Michael Otto | October 7, 2022 | 0 Comments

Colleen Petricevich’s many years of service to her parish, her community and Auckland Diocese were honoured with the presentation of the papal Benemerenti Medal last month. Msgr David Tonks presented Mrs Petricevich with the award at a Mass at St Joseph’s Church, Takapuna on August 21. Before he pinned the … Read More about Takapuna’s Colleen receives papal honour