CATHOLIC PRESS ONLINE
'Wel-com' July 2000 (the monthly newspaper of Wellington and Palmerston North dioceses)
Special feature: Twelve Catholic marae (Maori tribal or community centres) illustrated with colour photos. A visual feast, not to be missed.
'NZ Catholic' Sunday July 16, 2000
'Company model to administer education will not cost more'
The transformation of the New Zealand Catholic Education Office into a charitable company with a board of directors should not mean an increase in administration costs, according to the executive director, Br Pat Lynch ... [Link to NZCEO]
'Schools oppose legal cannabis'
Catholic schools and state secondary schools are urging the Government to back off the idea of decriminalizing cannabis ... [Links to media releases on the subject by NZCEO and the Foundation for Alcohol and Drug Education (FADE); and to NZ Ministry of Health online publications on cannabis use]
'Abortion pill move sparks pro-life concern'
An application to introduce the abortion pill to New Zealand has sparked concern from the Christian Heritage Party and the Society for the Protection of the Unborn Child. Both groups say that, apart from moral considerations, the application to introduce RU-486 should be turned down in the interests of women's health ... [Related links to the home pages of the NZ Ministry of Health, Society for the Protection of the Unborn Child (SPUC) and Christian Heritage Party ; and to a related article and editorial in the Timaru Herald]
FROM THE SECULAR PRESS (Reports of interest to the NZ Catholic community)
Otago Daily Times, 15 July 2000
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'Tireless campaigner for women's affairs ' Stella Casey, who died recently in Wellington at the age of 76, was created Dame Commander of the British Empire in 1991 for her work as a dedicated women's affairs and community issues campaigner. Born Stella Katherine Wright in New Plymouth on May 22, 1924, she was a devout Roman Catholic and mother of 10 ... (Search for: stella casey)
'Intellectual broke tradition, made her own way ' Winnie Kathleen Gonley (1909-1995), a Roman Catholic girl of Irish stock from Otautau, Southland, had her secondary education at St Dominic's Catholic School, Dunedin, then studied languages and literature at the University of Otago between 1927 and 1932, graduating with an MA. Minnie's husband was 1936 Rhodes Scholar and author Dan Davin ... (Search for : winnie gonley)
[Administration and teaching vacancies in the Catholic school system are advertised in The Education Gazette: http://www.edgazette.govt.nz/vacancies ]
* Pastoral care coordinator, Mercy Parkland's Hospital and Resthome, Ellerslie (NZC 16 July p.23) * Full-time youth coordinator, Hamilton Diocesan Youth Team (NZC 16 July p.23)
Full details in this weekend's 'NZ Catholic', or e-mail me at email@example.com for a copy of the advertisements.
EDUCATION / YOUNG CATHOLICS
Our sponsor NZ Catholic Education Office has issued a media release on the topic of condoms in schools http://www.catholic.org/newzealand/nzceo/media/M1.html
New Web sites: Waikato University Catholic Society: http://www.waicath.3av.com Kavanagh College, Dunedin: http://www.kavanagh.school.nz
'THE CHURCH ALIVE' CONFERENCE, HAMILTON
Thank you, folks, for the reports from the Conference. More impressions by Christine Jones, Bishop Pat Dunn and Ron Gerritson are on the Hamilton news site: http://www.catholic.org/newzealand/hamilton/news.htm
'What Kind of People Worship Here? Who is their God?' is a reflection by Father Jim Consedine on recent events in Fiji and elsewhere. Includes links to a conference paper on the theology of Christian non-violence by Father Emmanuel Charles McCarthy; and 'The Brothers Karamazov'!!
THE GREAT JUBILEE - NEWS & EVENTS
Comprehensive links to the 'Jubilee of the Prisons': Pope John Paul's Mass at 'Regina Coeli' prison and its aftermath, and Jubilee initiatives in prisons other countries.
And that's it for the moment. All God's blessings,
'kiwicatholic' list manager