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-maze-ing

a-maze-ing

The crooked lines of our lives, when lived and walked and breathed in God, leads to the freedom of which we dream.

little signs

little signs

We can easily fool ourselves, justifying our misleading motivations and numbing our senses to the signs given by God

plot concocting

plot concocting

In our more reflective moments we suspect that it is Jesus himself whom we are actively crucifying.

let’s talk

let’s talk

At any hour of the day or night Jesus is inviting you: “Come now, let us talk this over.”

He tangata

He tangata

So that people know which table you are at simply scribble FFF on a table napkin, take a seat and wait.