Archbishop John Dew is representing New Zealand at the Synod on the Family in Rome this month. The synod is unprecedented in its wide-ranging and thorough consultation and participation. Archbishop Dew comments that 25% of the New Zealand respondents are Catholics who no longer participation in Sunday Mass. Such breadth of contribution ensures that a variety of joys, hopes, griefs and anxieties around marriage and family life are presented and heard.
The archbishop has been interviewed by Vatican Radio. You can hear the interview at this link: