Sunday, June 29, 2008



In issue 294, June 29 - July 12, 2008 ...

Choosing sex of embryos condemned as unethical ... Judge doubts legality of
some abortions ... NZ abortions rise to second-highest total ... Former
diocesan manager becomes a papal knight ... Jubilarian priests mark
milestones ... Guests get free book ... Filipino man ordained for Auckland
diocese ... Bishop announces Palmerston North changes ... Original dioceses
mark 160 years ... Tertiary study help won ... Senior students ponder
bioethics ... Marist priest and teacher Fr Crombie dies, aged 90 ...
Environment day honours loved friend ... 16 days to World Youth Day 2008 ...
ERO File

Pilgrims help environment ... Aussies turning on a barbie for 120,000 WYD
pilgrims ... Abortion judgement riddled with flaws ... Press responds to
court ruling ... Latin Mass now offered on weekdays ... Latin parish erected
in Rome ... Woman tries to scam churches ... Young Christians awarded
broadcasting scholarships ... Rotorua CWL celebrates 75th anniversary ...
Travelling art marks Passionists' anniversary ... Marcellin College
celebrates 50th jubilee ... Auckland Catholic bowler wins 11th national

Ronald Rolheiser: Chastity and the enchantment of life ... Pat O'Shea: Who
are the senseless ones? ... Pew Point: We must open our doors wider ...
Others Say: Making the ordinary special ... Editorial: Sex selection new
attempt to play God ... Malcolm Evans ... Letters

Ethical stem-cell research progresses ... Zimbabwe police intimidation said
to be widespread ... Creative response urged to hunger for Word of God ...
The Pope: We must propose and not impose ... MPs solidly against abortion
... Jordanians say church the first ... Cardinal to defy adoption rules ...
2006 Judas series shoddy ... Church wedding denied ... Cyclone brought forth
compassion, says prelate ... United States diocese helps out with cost of
petrol ... Pioneering surgery saves unborn girl's left foot ... Faith in
Senegal amazes cardinal ... UK government partly blind ... Breast reality
advised ... In Brief ... Bishops blitz "drifters"

Papal Prayer, Young Adults, Books, Monitor, Clips, Catholic.Geek, Tape Deck,
Scripture, Feasts, Liturgical Calendar, The Doolans, God in the Garden,
Caption Contest, Who Said?, 40 Years Ago, Dio. Diary, Cryptic Crossword,
That Word!, Holy Lives, Kit's Corner, Photo Prayer, Wit's End.




From creation to the Da Vinci Code - World Youth Day forums tackle the big
issues (27 Jun 2008)



World Youth Day

Church’s biggest team gets ready for World Youth Day
New Delhi (ICNS): Prior to the World Youth Day in Sydney, some 500 young men
and women from India will have a cultural exchange, including a social work
project experience, living with the host families in New Zealand and

Noelle McCarthy: Pope draws well-heeled faithful
Seventeen days and counting. What will you be doing on July 15? Peripatetic
Catholics among you will have arrived in Sydney, ready to kick off a week of
religious celebration which marks the first visit of Pope Benedict XVI to
Australia for World Youth Day...

Youth set for Sydney (photo)
Northern Outlook
A group of North Canterbury young people are making final preparations to
attend World Youth Day in sydney next month ...

225,000 pilgrims to see Pope in Sydney
The Catholic Church says it is close to achieving its pilgrims target for
World Youth Day with 197,000 local and overseas Catholic youth headed for

Abortion Law Reform

Radio New Zealand. 'Insight': Abortion
A documentary on the history, current application and future of New
Zealand's abortion law, with contributions from - among others - Fr Michael
McCabe (NZ Catholic Bioethics Centre), Kenn Orr (Right to Life) and Gordon
Copeland (Kiwi Party).

The conviction of Br Moloney

Catholic brother guilty of abuse
Jun 25, 2008 8:37 PM
The former head of a Catholic school in Christchurch has been found guilty
on seven counts of abusing boys in the 1970's...

Convicted Catholic brother sex abuser maintains innocence

Catholic brother convicted of abuse (photo)

Apology for abuse inflicted by Catholic clergyman


Many mourn churchman-turned-actor
Kenneth Prebble, a former Anglican archdeacon and father to six, including
former Cabinet minister Richard, will be farewelled today by his large and
distinguished family...

Tiffany Tiplady an inspiration to all (photo)
Taupo Times
Tributes to "a remarkable mother, wife and friend" Tiffany Marie Tiplady,
nee Halloran, are flooding in after the well-known Taupo personality lost
her long battle with cancer on Saturday ...



[There are several new videos on the site, including the weekly gospel
reading and discussion 'Angels in the City'. Unfortunately, when I attempted
to play them, the sound was inaudible on all of them, possible due to local
technical conditions. ML]



Blogs about Catholic life in New Zealand, sponsored by 'NZ Catholic'
newspaper. Some recent topics ...

Sex trafficking in Australia ... After WYD, what? ... Liturgical
experimentation .... "I’m pro-choice - just not that choice!" ... A debate
between a Christian apologist and an atheist.



World Youth Day
Sydney, 14-20 July 2008


Analysis and commentary by John R. Allen

Setting our ecclesial gauges' and liturgical translation update
Since Fr. Isaac Hecker founded the Paulist Fathers in 1858, they’ve been the
quintessentially “American� religious community in the Catholic church. The
Paulists’ core mission is evangelization, with special emphasis on
ecumenism, inter-faith dialogue, and outreach to the alienated and the
marginalized. They typically execute all of the above with panache, great
balance, and a keen sense of humor...


WORLD NEWS OF THE CHURCH (Regularly updated) (video)



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