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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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

matariki

matariki

I have no doubt that God used the stars to shift my focus from my own failures and successes to the God I was seeking to follow.

a friend within

a friend within

Let’s learn both from Anton’s life and from John’s reflection to seek more passionately the ultimate relationship