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'EV 2000' Issue 21 June 2000
'Evangelization 2000' is the New Zealand branch of an international apostolate which responds to Pope John Paul's call for a 'New Evangelization'. Full text articles from the latest issue:
* Editor's Corner: Forming Disciples in the Parish * Rocky Road: Do You Feel Welcome? by Neil Bickerton (the latest in a series about the difficulties new Catholics have in finding a sense of 'community' within the Church) * Evangelizing Modern Liberals, by Fr Andrew Murray SM * Justice and Evangelization are Sisters, by Sr Pauline O'Regan * News from Home and Abroad
Tui Motu InterIslands - July 2000
http://www.catholic.org/newzealand/tuimotu The theme of this issue is 'pilgrimage'.
'The Longest Journey' by Mike Riddell "In youth the future seems limitless, with the promise of new adventures and new friends yet to come. Young people are not so concerned with disillusionment or change, because their life stretches out in front of them like an untravelled road. However, there is a point which comes midway through life, when the end of that road comes into sight. At this juncture, the traveller becomes aware that some things which are lost will never be replaced ..." [Link to Mike Riddell's home page]
'Catholic Social Teaching applied to business' Business run on social justice lines sometimes works and often fails. Why? Jim Elliston reports on a new study of the industrial cooperatives of Mondragon in Spain and Antagonish, Nova Scotia. [Links to Web sites about both places]
'Pilgrimage of Grace', by Mary Ryan For some years five or six Catholic and Anglican Southlanders have met monthly for prayer, shared faith and company. A year ago they decided to prepare for the Millennium by going on pilgrimage – in space and in time.
EDUCATION / YOUNG CATHOLICS
The "Catholic Schools' 2000 Jubilee Convention" takes place in Wellington from 7 to 9 September this year. The full programme and registration form are on the Web site of our sponsor the NO.SO. Catholic Education Office. The main page is: http://www.catholic.org/newzealand/nzceo/schools/convention
THE GREAT JUBILEE - NEWS & EVENTS
**World Youth Day/The Jubilee of Young People (15-19 August)** A special exhibition of the Shroud of Turin has opened for the young pilgrims. A young Irish Catholic, a Filipino Muslim, and a Russian Orthodox Christian will speak at an international ecumenical celebration of unity organised by the Focolare Movement during the Jubilee.
**Jubilee of the 'Cursillo' Movement (August 5)** The "Cursillos of Christianity" celebrated their special Jubilee with John Paul II. This spiritual retreat and workplace evangelisation movement began in Spain half a century ago and now has five million members in 80 countries.
FROM THE SECULAR PRESS
NZ HERALD 04.08.2000
'Dialogue: Church can't hold candle to shellfish', by Joe Bennett "Catholicism fascinates me. As a child I went into churches only on holiday, when my mother would drag me round the flagged and cold interior of some cathedral to look at I don't know what, and I would sulk and pout and beg to be taken out and given ice cream ... I still go into Catholic churches. I am surprised by what Larkin called the hunger in himself to be more serious..."
NZ HERALD 03.08.2000
'Young New Zealanders become 'moral zombies'' New Zealanders are growing up as "moral zombies" and lack positive benchmarks to guide their behaviour, says Unesco member and former Catholic-school principal Pat Lynch.
NZ HERALD 03.08.2000
'Management squabbles but "academic excellence" at Baradene' An Education Review Office (ERO) report says there has been "serious disharmony" in the senior management team at the Catholic Baradene College for more than four years, despite staff changes and a new principal. Principal Anna Heffernan said the tension arose from different interpretations of the special character goals of the school in light of the board's decision last year to accept bulk-funding ...
THE SOUTHLAND TIMES 05 AUGUST 2000
'Peace commitment is wanted by UN' During his country's darkest World War 2 days, Winston Churchill said, "It is not sufficient to say we did our best, when what we need is to succeed." writes Brother Patrick Lynch, executive director of NZ Catholic Education, in this week's Religion and Life column.
THE NELSON MAIL 05 AUGUST 2000
'Meat company objection may hold up school ' An appeal lodged against the designation of land for the proposed new Catholic secondary school Garin College will not set back the scheduled opening date, the Catholic Education Management Board has said. Nelson Bays Meat Producers Ltd plant manager Terry Kreft said the company had lodged an appeal against the Ministry of Education land designation made on the site in Champion Rd, Richmond ...
Until next week, God bless.
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