By Bishop Peter Cullinane | March 24, 2022 | 2 Comments

By P.J. Cullinane  People have told us often enough that “Church language” simply by-passes them. Of course, language is a two-way street:  the Church’s language (in all its forms, not just its words) is meant to form us; we in turn shape it for different times and cultures.  For both … Read More about MAKING MORE CONNECTIONS

Time of waiting is time for prayer

By Michael Otto | March 14, 2022 | 0 Comments

Being in the red Covid Protection Framework setting involves a lot of waiting. We wait for many things, such as the daily case numbers. We have waited for an end to the protest at Parliament over vaccine mandates. We wait to see loved ones return from overseas. We wait to … Read More about Time of waiting is time for prayer

Responding to the abuse crisis

By NZ Catholic contributor | March 11, 2022 | 0 Comments

By MICHAEL HEMPSEED  Let’s face it, Catholics want to pretend the abuse crisis never happened. When I have heard Catholics talk about this, they say things like, “It was only a small number of priests”, “They should never have been admitted to the priesthood in the first place”, or “We … Read More about Responding to the abuse crisis

How much disruption will there be this year? 

By Helen Luxford | February 28, 2022 | 0 Comments

As we head into the eye of the Omicron storm, I am wondering how much disruption there will be this year? How much face-to-face school will the kids get? Will we be doing more online school this year? How many birthdays in our household will be in isolation? The more … Read More about How much disruption will there be this year? 

Revisiting Pope’s letter on abuse

By Michael Otto | February 25, 2022 | 0 Comments

With a better idea of the scale of reported alleged abuse in the Catholic Church in this country now public, certain reflex responses can arise.   “It was a long time ago . . . . “; “It wasn’t us [my group within the Church].”; “Other institutions have done similarly . … Read More about Revisiting Pope’s letter on abuse

Walking into 2022, cautiously

By Helen Luxford | February 18, 2022 | 0 Comments

I think everyone is a bit on edge. A bit nervous. What will 2022 bring? We all rolled in to 2020 with some distant news of some new virus in China with no idea what was ahead. We are still in the midst of a global pandemic, and it’s the … Read More about Walking into 2022, cautiously