Sunday, September 10, 2006


SOCIAL JUSTICE WEEK 10-16 September 2006

Catholic Communications NZ. Statement on Environmental Issues from the New
Zealand Catholic Bishops' Conference
Media Releases -

Caritas Aotearoa NZ. Social Justice Week. "Renew the face of the earth":
Environmental justice
Social Justice Week Events ... Social Justice Week resources for schools,
for youth and for parishes



Media Releases -

** Statement on Environmental Issues from the New Zealand Catholic Bishops'
Conference (8 Sep 2006)

** Worshipping under Southern Skies (4 Sep 2006)
The national catechesis programme 'Rediscovering the Beauty of the Mass'

** "Right to Life" organisation expresses alarm at NZ Government funding for
organisations that promote contraception, sterilisation and abortion (4 Sep



More apply for religious schools,2106,3788883a7694,00.html
Religious schools are getting more enrolment applications as parents become
convinced they offer the best education for their children...

Religious teaching guidelines ditched,2106,3786383a7694,00.html
Proposed guidelines for teaching religion in state schools have been ditched
after opponents, including Anglican bishops, criticised them as unfair and

Education officials scrap plan for religion crackdown

Religion in schools - Act needs a change
Principals say the issue of religion in state primary and intermediate
schools will not go away, despite the Ministry of Education ditching plans
to issue guidelines...

Green Party: State schools should advance religious tolerance

United Future: religion in schools backdown "common sense"



Issue 248, September 10-23, 2006 -

Full contents summary ...

Students challenge RE teachers ... Education "serious" responsibility ...
Caritas sees shortcomings in three bills ... Prison chaplains deplore high
imprisonment rate ... National briefings will introduce changes to the Roman
Missal ... Organ donation encouraged ... Justice Ministry helped abortion
providers ... West Papuan advocate calls for dialogue ... Journalist from US
"called" to NZ job ... Convention radiated hope, not heat ... Dismissed
claims to be appealed ... Several cultures take part in Glen Innes
celebration ... Franciscan friar contributed to James Joyce biography ...
College to nurture future golfers ... Australian speakers on VFL agenda ...
ERO File

Mission societies' emphasis focuses on universal Church ... New national
office likely in Wellington ... Church coming alive in Cuba ... Castro wants
priests at his death ... New school hall opened ... Social issues tackled at
CWL conference ... City promises to rectify Catholic graves "eyesore" ...
Ecologist urges justice for the natural world

Ronald Rolheiser: Our need for confession ... Pat Lynch: NZ schools must
recognise everyone's faith dimension ... Trevor Powell: The power of music
... Editorial: Bureaucrats backtrack on religion ... Malcolm Evans ...
Letters ... Vatican Letter: Dialogue with Orthodox starts up again

Schönborn calls for clarity on evolution ... Drunks to be named from pulpit?
... Believers coped ... The Pope: Revelation "vision of victory over evil"
... New church will pray for aborted ... Aussies scrap asylum bill ...
Milingo to join Dan Brown? ... Da Vinci plagiarism? ... Miracles web page
... Feast dates to move for 2008 ... Christian Zionism is jointly condemned
... Religions seen as "tools" for achieving peace ... Caritas experts study
Lebanon ... Devil's influence high today, says exorcist ... Czechs forced to
sell churches ... Praise, warning given to athletes ... Private visit to
crucifix shrine ... China frees bishop ... In Brief

Young Adults, Books, Monitor, Clips, Net Scene, Tape Deck, Papal Prayer,
Scripture, Feasts, The Doolans, Family Talk, Caption Contest, Who Said?, 40
Years Ago, Dio. Diary, Cryptic Crossword, Photo Prayer, That Word!, Holy
Lives, Kit's Corner, Wit's End.

Social Justice Week
Candlelight Rosary Procession



Oceania Plans Bigger Turnout for Youth Day '08
Many Countries Will Participate for the 1st Time
Sydney, Australia, Sept. 8, 2006 ( World Youth Day 2008 will be
a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to connect Oceania youth to the life of the
Church, says the event's coordinator Auxiliary Bishop Anthony Fisher after a
recent meeting of the Federation of Catholic Bishops' Conferences of



New this week: The poverty around you
We can get so comfortable that we forget poverty hasn’t been fully
conquered. Green MP Sue Bradford is here to remind us...


WORLD NEWS OF THE CHURCH (Regularly updated)


ALL THINGS CATHOLIC (formerly: 'The Word from Rome').
A weekly column by John R. Allen

This week:
Assisi inter-religious assembly marks 20th anniversary of John Paul's
initiative; Evangelicals look to '10/40 window'; Opus Dei prelate to visit
U.S. and Canada; The bishops' film critic; Benedict's Schülerkreis ans
evolution; Capuchins elect brother to Rome post



[Teaching vacancies in New Zealand Catholic schools are advertised in the
Education Gazette: ]

[Vacancies in Catholic Youth Ministry are advertised on the Job Bank page of
the National Council for Young Catholics: ]

Accounts and Database Manager, 'NZ Catholic' newspaper
Details in 'NZ Catholic' September 10-23 2006 p.3, and from The Managing
Editor, NZ Catholic, PO Box 147-000, Ponsonby, Auckland 1144; e-mail: Applications close 22 September 2006

Parish Secretary (Part time), Sacred Heart Parish, Petone
Details in 'Wel-com' September 2006 p.7, and from the parish office, tel.
(04) 971 7885; e-mail: Applications close 24
September 2006

Operations Manager, Catholic Tribunal of New Zealand
Details in 'Wel-com' September 2006 p.5, and from John Butterfield, General
Manager, Archdiocese of Wellington, PO Box 1937, Wellington 6140; e-amil: Applications close 29 September 2006

Adult Educator / Liturgy Educator. Diocese of Palmerston North.
Further details 'NZ Catholic' September 10-23 2006 p.23, in 'Wel-com'
September 2006 p.15, and from the bishop's secretary, Private Bag 11012,
Palmerston North; tel. (06) 357 1980; e-mail:
Applications close 30 September 2006

Lay pastoral worker(s). St Joseph's Parish, New Plymouth.
Details in 'NZ Catholic' September 10-23 2006 p.23, in 'Wel-com' September
2006 p.4, and from
St Joseph's Parish, PO Box 32, New Plymouth 4615 Applications close 10
October 2006.