Many thanks to Jos van Iersel for the report on the Alpha dinners in Dargaville. If any other 'kiwicatholics' attended the dinners (to launch the Alpha courses for new Christians), it would be great to read your impressions here.
There appears to be some confusion about Fr Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881-1955). Some of his published works were subject to restrictions in his lifetime and cautions after his death but they were never condemned by the Church. You can read the article about him in the Encyclopaedia Britannica by entering 'Teilhard de Chardin' in the Britannica's search slot at http://www.britannica.com
On the New Zealand Catholic Internet this week ...
... you will not find Wel-com, the diocesan newspaper of Wellington and Palmerston North. Unfortunately technical difficulties prevented me from getting the stories from the latest issue on the Web before today, but I hope to complete the task on Monday. This particular issue reports on next weekend's Archdiocesean 150th Jubilee Celebrations, which will be really something, creative, inspiring and devotional, and people in other dioceses might possibly want to visit Wellington for the occasion. I will post again as soon as the stories are up.
GREAT JUBILEE OF THE YEAR 2000
Anthony Trenwith: thanks very much for the link about World Youth Day. As it's some way off yet (August) I haven't put any links up about the Day on the Jubilee News page yet, but as August approaches there will be plenty. I am also not far off putting up the first draft of the bishops' new 'For Young Catholics' Web pages, and that will have a section devoted to World Youth Day reports.
Fairly quiet on the Jubilee front again last week as the Church gears up for the first celebration of Jesus' Resurrection in the new millennium. On the current Jubilee News page you will find links to reports about two "Jubilees within the Jubilee" - for workers (May 1) and the April 9 Jubilee of the Franciscan Family, plus some other new links. I will be updating the Jubilee News page on Wednesday with links to text, audio and video reports of the first days of Holy Week, and again on Easter Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
EDMUND RICE FAMILY NEWSLETTER
This is the monthly newsletter of the Christian Brothers in New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. In March, sixteen student leaders from schools associated with the Christian Brothers in New Zealand and Rarotonga gathered at Long Bay, Auckland for a five day Student Leadership weekend.The April newsletter has reports and photos about the weekend.
EV 2000 MAGAZINE - ISSUE 20, 2000
'EV 2000 ' is our national quarterly evangelisation magazine. Every issue is packed with interesting articles on the theory and practice of evangelisation in New Zealand and other countries. The Web edition of this first issue for 2000 contains the following full text articles and features:
'Where have all the Catholics gone?' (Editorial) by Fr Paul Shannahan
'Outreach to the Inactive', by Cardinal Winning and the Glasgow Archdiocese's Pastoral Action Office
'A Catholic Understanding of Evangelization', by Bishop Michael Putney (Brisbane)
'Great things can happen when school and parish work together' (outreach to inactive-Catholic parents of children at Catholic schools) by Fr Jim Lyons, SS Peter & Paul's parish, Lower Hutt
'Catholics getting involved in ALPHA!' by Fr Bruce England, Parish Priest at Levin and the Catholic Representative on the Alpha leadership
'News from home and abroad'
All that, plus photos and lots of lovely links.
Wishing you a happy Holy Week
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