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We all have a migration story:
Fostering a culture of encounter
Social Justice Week: 11 - 17 September

In a message from Caritas, Bishop Patrick Dunn of Auckland wrote:
In the build up to Social Justice Week this year, during which we will be focussing on each of our migration stories, I’m visiting with the young people from St Anne’s School in Manurewa, and I will be listening to some of their migration stories and sharing with them my own story. We are also encouraging people to think about how we can all be more open to one another by listening to how we came to live in Aotearoa New Zealand. These might be very recent journeys or over generations. It helps us to know the story of our nation.
Source: www.caritas.org.nz

Significant step towards beatification of Marist founder

Petitioner, Philippe Cardinal Barbarin, Archbishop of Lyons.
Petitioner of Marist Founder, Jean-Claude Colin’s cause, Philippe Cardinal Barbarin, Archbishop of Lyons.









A significant step forward in the formal process of Marist Founder, Fr Colin’s beatification took place this week.

Almost two years ago, in October of 2014 a petition from Cardinal Barbarin, Archbishop of Lyons, to reopen the Cause at the diocesan level was submitted to the Congregation of the Cause of Saints.

This and three other Roman dicasteries were required to give their approval.

Postulator, Fr Carlo Maria Schianchi SM, monitored the matter at regular intervals with the Vatican, and in a document dated 8 July, 2016, Cardinal Amato, the Prefect of the Congregation of Saints, has sent the nihil obstat to Cardinal Barbarin, permitting the cause to move forward at the diocesan level.

An accompanying letter also mentioned that the writings of Fr Colin should be studied by two theological censors.

The letter also mentioned that a historical commission should study well:

  • the difficulties that Fr Colin had with the Vicars Apostolic
  • the difficulties that Fr Colin had with Propaganda Fide
  • some questions concerning the writing of the constitutions, and
  • any other difficulties that might arise.


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