Cardinal John Dew reflects on his ministry

By Cardinal John Dew | June 14, 2023 | 0 Comments

by CARDINAL JOHN DEW In late January of this year, I wrote a letter to Pope Francis offering my resignation as Archbishop of Wellington. Bishops are required by canon law to offer their resignation when they turn 75 years of age. I had been told by a Vatican official last … Read More about Cardinal John Dew reflects on his ministry


By Helen Luxford | June 5, 2023 | 0 Comments

Meditation is a very popular activity nowadays. Christian meditation is a practice that has been around for centuries. It involves quieting the mind and focusing on a specific thought or Scripture, with the goal of deepening one’s relationship with God. There are many benefits to Christian meditation, both physical and … Read More about Meditation

Approaching Advent 

By Helen Luxford | December 13, 2022 | 0 Comments

As I write this we are approaching Advent, which starts on November 27 and takes us through a period of preparation for Christmas. All around me it seems the rest of the world is already getting ready for Christmas!   There are Christmas decorations up at work and places I visit. … Read More about Approaching Advent 

A love that overcomes all isolation

By Michael Otto | November 24, 2022 | 0 Comments

In the film Camino Skies (2019), there is a moving scene that highlights the power of prayer.   A New Zealander and his Kiwi son-in-law are among those making the pilgrimage on the famous Camino de Santiago in northern Spain. The older man has walked the Camino before. The two men … Read More about A love that overcomes all isolation

Water safety

By Helen Luxford | November 23, 2022 | 0 Comments

We are getting to that time of year when the weather starts to warm up, and more Kiwis head to the beach and pools to swim, splash, have fun and cool down. However, we had 90 people die of drowning in New Zealand in 2021. We all know to swim … Read More about Water safety

The exclusion of Christians

By Michael Otto | November 3, 2022 | 2 Comments

The ultimatum that forced a chief executive officer of an Australian rules football club to choose between his faith and his employment has caused widespread concern among people of faith in Australia and for good reason.  Andrew Thorburn, a former CEO of NAB and the BNZ, lasted one day in … Read More about The exclusion of Christians