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The New Zealand Catholic Bishops’ 2017 Election Statement(Comments Off on The New Zealand Catholic Bishops’ 2017 Election Statement)

September 1, 2017

Nothing else will change the world but people who fight for justice and human dignity. Following Jesus demands a good dose of courage, a readiness to trade in the sofa for a pair of walking shoes
- Pope Francis

Step out and Vote

Ki ō tātou tuākana, tēina i roto i te whakapono, ā, ki ō tātou hoa kirirarau o Aotearoa

To our elders in faith, and to our fellow citizens of Aotearoa New Zealand

Politics is never far from conversations in family homes and with colleagues at work.… More

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Year of Faith Logo Explained

Year of Faith Logo‘A picture says a thousand words’ and so a really good logo does not need a lot of explaining.  Without knowing any official explanation for this Year of Faith image, the Boat spoke to me of the ‘Barque of Peter’ which is the Catholic Church, voyaging through the ocean of life on earth, and of Christ’s soul-winning gift from the cross, the power He has to unite us into full communion with His Father, with all the Holy ones of heaven and on earth, through the power of His Holy Spirit, who lights our way.… More

Message for World Mission Sunday 2012

Benedict XVI

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

This year the celebration of World Mission Day has a very special meaning. The 50th anniversary of the beginning of the Second Vatican Council and of the opening of the Year of Faith and of the Synod of Bishops on the theme of the New Evangelization contribute to reaffirming the Church’s desire to engage with greater courage and zeal in the missio ad gentes so that the Gospel may reach the very ends of the earth.… More

The Door of Faith

The proclamation  by Benedict XVI of the Year of Faith

11 Oct 2012 - 24 November 2013

Summary of  Porta Dei by Fr Sergius Wroblewski ofm with paragraphs as in the original document

1. The “door of faith” (Acts 14:27) is always open for us, offering us the life of communion with God and offering entry into His Church when the Word of God is proclaimed and the heart allows itself to be transformed by  grace.

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