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ad multos annos

ad multos annos

A great day of meeting and celebration today (and tomorrow) for priests of the Christchurch diocese with our first clergy AGM with Bishop Paul Martin. Our priests'...

God’s Dwelling

God’s Dwelling

This week Bishop Barry Jones of the diocese of Christchurch New Zealand has published a substantial document God's Dwelling Place to help parishioners of the diocese to...

ordinations

ordinations

Today is a day of great celebration for our Catholic Diocese of Christchurch as three young men are ordained deacons at 11.am in St. Mary's pro-Cathedral. Everyone is...

the pointer

the pointer

My paternal grandfather knew his way around the night sky. In New Zealand, the Southern Cross is the most sought-after constellation.  I remember my grandfather showing...

a life of value

a life of value

When did you last encourage someone to consider that God might be calling them to serve as a priest? This Sunday (“Good Shepherd Sunday”, Fourth Sunday of Easter) is...

Inform

Inform

As it nears 100 issues the Inform magazine of the Catholic diocese of Christchurch continues to be popular. Last Sunday Hurunui parishioners were happy to collect the...

Inform (Dec ’13)

Inform (Dec ’13)

The December issues of the Christchurch Diocesan magazine "Inform" arrived this afternoon, so I made a coffee and sat in the garden to savour the Faithfest photos. You...

ChCh Diocese Faithfest

ChCh Diocese Faithfest

Today the Catholic Diocese of Christchurch celebrated the end of the Year of Faith. These images from this morning's Mass celebrating the Feast of Christ the King speak...

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sorrowful

sorrowful

Sometimes in the middle of the night, even without waking, I feel the cross with the figure, the dead Christ, and remember

cafe protagonist

cafe protagonist

Last year I suggested that people might like to take the initiative to organise gatherings at cafes and bar

Last Supper

Last Supper

“If the Eucharist is just a symbol, then to hell with it.”

Transfiguration

Transfiguration

This Mystery of the Rosary opens the door between earthly routines and ordinariness and divine eternity and life.

walking together

walking together

Recent popes don’t speak much about the “kingdom” of God. Instead their language is new, fresh and relevant.