Christchurch
hello brother

hello brother

We know, in solidarity with our Muslim sisters and brothers, that our only hope is in God. Our only hope is in God.

opportunity

opportunity

Food For Faith made it to the Press this morning offering a comment on the unprecedented opportunity Bishop Martin is giving Christchurch Catholics to be a part of...

a new harmony

a new harmony

There is always a temptation to build “nests”, to cling to our little group, to the things and people we like, to resist all contamination. It is only a small step from a nest to a sect

united in prayer

united in prayer

“Out of the depths I cry to you O Lord”. We know that our loving God has not caused this pain, but the freedom God gives us as a mark of his great love has been tragically misused and abused.

Inform June 2017

A Monastery garden, Ancient Order of Malta in Christchurch, news from the parishes of the diocese, diocesan events,,,  You can read the latest issue of the magazine of...

five years on…

five years on…

Five years ago today, a couple of hours before dawn, the people of Christchurch and surrounding districts were jolted awake by a sharp and severe earthquake. In the...

Cathedral update

Cathedral update

It doesn't take long for nature to begin to take over a Cathedral. Christchurch's Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament has been closed to the public since September...

media release

media release

There is a moment in Gerard Smyth's "When a City Falls" which for many Christchurch Catholics captures the devastation of the earthquakes. Gerard has led us through...

four years on

four years on

February 22 will remain a memorial day for the city of Christchurch. Four years ago today, our city was devastated by earthquake. 185 people died tragically on the day,...

The House of God

The House of God

In preparation for the rebuilding of churches destroyed in the Christchurch earthquakes, Bishop Barry Jones last week announced his intention to publish a document...

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with gratitude

with gratitude

And then I started to remember. I remembered places, events, problems and people

moving toward

moving toward

slow food and drink with people I love and trust, hours rich with conversation and love

life-giving law

life-giving law

Christianity is not a collection of truths to be believed, of rules to be followed, or of prohibitions.

the power of love

the power of love

As a person grows up they want to liberate themselves and become free and adult

crooked lines

crooked lines

God delights in writing straight with the crooked lines of our lives.