Catholic diocese of Christchurch
a daily guide

a daily guide

On this Second Sunday of Advent Food For Faith gives the floor to Christchurch Bishop-elect Paul Martin on this first Sunday after the announcement of his appointment....

Bishop Barry Jones

Bishop Barry Jones

It is with great sadness that we have received news of the death of our Catholic bishop of Christchurch, Bishop Barry Jones, peacefully at 3.30 this morning. This...

language of form

language of form

I had the privilege earlier in the year of meeting with Washington DC based, internationally renowned, Catholic architect James McCrery. For a couple of hours in his...

ChCh build plan

ChCh build plan

Bishop Barry Jones has issued a pastoral letter on the building plan for the Catholic diocese of Christchurch, a single plan involving the repair and strengthening of a...

thinking next year

thinking next year

A few months ago I was speaking to a young person who said he hoped to know his plans for next year by the middle of this year. Since then a number of other people have...

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a towering witness

a towering witness

I was especially happy yesterday to, along with other priests, receive an email from scriptures scholar Kath Rushton

John on sabbatical

John on sabbatical

a podcast conversation with Triona Doocey asking some challenging questions about my sabbatical weeks.

sabbatical update

sabbatical update

I’m like Thomas. I need to experience Christ. Happy Feast Day to all of us who seek greater maturity of faith

growing up

growing up

Thomas was not doubting as much as seeking; he was expressing the desire of one who truly yearns for adult faith.

another way

another way

Surely the real mortality in our sin is not any particular action or omission itself, but what we do after we realise our sin