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The Problem with Euthanasia

A seeming paradox Recent phone polls asking New Zealanders if they favour legalised euthanasia have found about 70% in favour as against 30% opposed. Interestingly, that is almost the exact opposite of the more than 20,000 people who put in personal submissions to the parliamentary sub-committee in 2018. The reason for this seemingly odd result […]

St Bede the Venerable

25 May St Bede is not a particularly well-known saint in New Zealand. Bede was born in the north of England, near the monastery of Wearmouth. He joined that monastery at the age of seven, and spent all his life there or at Jarrow, teaching and writing. Regarded as the outstanding Church author of his […]

Monday 6 February

Waitangi Day 1 Kings 8:1-7, 9-13; Psalm 132; Mark 6: 53-56. Bishop Pompallier was asked by the Hokianga chiefs, relying on his neutrality as a Frenchman, whether Maori should sign the Treaty. Rewa was pleased with the Bishop’s reply. Whether we should remain New Zealanders or become English was your business, Pompallier said. He was […]