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Auckland diocesan initiative to raise awareness of domestic violence
21-03-2017 | Lyndsay Freer

The Auckland diocesan Justice & Peace Commission’s Social Welfare Anti-Poverty Committee, together with Catholic Social Services, invites people to a one-day workshop to raise awareness of domestic violence issues to parishes and ethnic and cultural communities within the Diocese, with the endorsement of the Catholic Bishop of Auckland, Bishop Patrick Dunn. The workshop aims to […]

Marist Brothers celebrate 200th anniversary
13-03-2017 | Lyndsay Freer

from Brother Richard Dunleavy FMS The caption “Marist Brothers 200” highlights the story of the Marist Brothers, who with their Champagnat associates, friends and ex-students in  80 countries worldwide are celebrating 200 years since St Marcellin Champagnat founded their Congregation on 2 January 1817. Marcellin was one of a number of young priests who, in […]

New National Director for The Catholic Institute
10-03-2017 | Lyndsay Freer

10 March 2017 From Bishop Patrick Dunn, Chair, The Catholic Institute Trust Board I am pleased to advise you that the TCI Council, with the agreement of the TCI Trust Board, has appointed Gerald Scanlan as the new Director for The Catholic Institute. Gerald will take over the Director responsibilities currently held by Professor Anne […]

Fast response to fires in Christchurch
22-02-2017 | Lyndsay Freer

“In response to parishioners around the Auckland Diocese seeking a way to support those affected by the recent fires in and around Christchurch, the Catholic Caring Foundation (CCF), on behalf of Bishop Patrick, was able to quickly initiate an appeal throughout the Auckland diocese,” said Darragh O’Riordan, General Manager of the CCF. Those who would […]

Auckland’s Catholic Caring Foundation thanks Aucklanders for their contribution to last year’s earthquake recovery
16-02-2017 | Lyndsay Freer

A cheque for $65,000.00 was handed over to Cardinal John Dew, the Archbishop of Wellington in whose archdiocese the earthquake occurred, by Anne Marie Parker (left) and Darragh O’Riordan (right) of the Caring Foundation, pictured here with the Cardinal. Thanks to the generosity of spirit demonstrated by Auckland catholic schools, parishioners and religious communities, the Catholic […]

Auckland Catholic Justice Commission supports moves for Indian students to stay
15-02-2017 | Lyndsay Freer

The Justice and Peace Commission of the Catholic Diocese of Auckland calls on the Minister of Immigration to act with compassion and mercy and to drop the deportation orders against the Indian Students who have been granted sanctuary at the Unitarian Church in Ponsonby.  We believe that they should be allowed to stay to complete […]

Church leaders concerned about deportation of Indian students
13-02-2017 | Lyndsay Freer

  To the NZ Government and Public: As leaders in our three Churches we wish to publicly state our concern about the proposed deportation of several students from India for falsification of their visa papers. We do not believe they intended to deceive the NZ government in this way. “Having looked at their situation it seems […]

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