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Church penal law protects the faithful

By NZ Catholic contributor | July 21, 2021 | 1 Comment

by Msgr Brendan Daly Bishops and religious superiors desire to exercise their ministry in a pastoral manner. Jesus is the Good Shepherd, and Church leaders want to follow his example. But wanting to be “pastoral” has been seen by some Church leaders as meaning they should not apply penal canon law … Read More about Church penal law protects the faithful

Hate speech law needs caution

By Michael Otto | July 19, 2021 | 1 Comment

The public consultation announced by the Government around updating laws on “hate speech” has seen journalists put various scenarios to the Justice Minister and the Prime Minister. The question has been asked — would or should these words used in this scenario be against the law?  The answers have tended … Read More about Hate speech law needs caution

Catholic health care practitioners gather in Wgtn

By Rowena Orejana | July 19, 2021 | 0 Comments

Some 50 Catholic health practitioners participated in a Pastoral Care and Support conference and retreat organised by the New Zealand Catholic Medical Association at Island Bay, Wellington, in the last weekend of May.   In a letter, Wellington Cardinal John Dew welcomed the group who “have chosen to leave behind the … Read More about Catholic health care practitioners gather in Wgtn

Pope released from hospital, prays at Rome basilica

By Catholic News Service | July 16, 2021 | 1 Comment

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Ten days after undergoing intestinal surgery, Pope Francis was released from Rome’s Gemelli hospital, the Vatican confirmed. In a statement released on July 14, Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni said that after leaving the hospital midmorning, the Pope visited the Basilica of St Mary Major to say … Read More about Pope released from hospital, prays at Rome basilica

Conference on liturgy on track again

By Michael Otto | July 15, 2021 | 0 Comments

After a major conference on liturgy was postponed last year because of Covid-19 uncertainty, plans are underway to hold one in Auckland in October this year.  “Weaving Together Liturgy and Life — Te Raranga Ngatahi I Nga Ritenga Me Te Oranga” is to be held from October 7-9, 2021, at Baradene College of the Sacred Heart, Remuera.   Keynote speakers (and … Read More about Conference on liturgy on track again

Pope to remain in hospital ‘a few more days’, Vatican says

By Catholic News Service | July 14, 2021 | 1 Comment

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Despite initial estimates of requiring a week of inpatient care, Pope Francis will continue his recovery as a patient at Rome’s Gemelli hospital after undergoing colon surgery, the Vatican press office said. In a statement released on July 12, Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni said the Pope … Read More about Pope to remain in hospital ‘a few more days’, Vatican says