Monthly Archives: June 2016

Benedict embraces Franciscan Mercy

CathNews NZ and Pacific Benedict XVI endorses Francis’s ministry of mercy Friday, July 1st, 2016 Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has endorsed the mercy-filled ministry of his successor, Pope Francis. Benedict did this at the Apostolic Palace in the Vatican at a … Continue reading

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Catholic and Anglican bishops off to Rome

By Michael Otto – June 27, 2016 – ‘NZ CATHOLIC’ Cardinal John Dew is to be one of New Zealand’s representatives at an event in Rome at which pairs of Anglican and Catholic bishops from different countries will meet Pope Francis and the Archbishop of Canterbury. … Continue reading

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Pope Francis and reaction to Deaconess Study

CathNews NZ and Pacific Pope surprised at reaction to deaconess study commission Pope Francis has expressed surprise at the reaction to his decision to have a commission study the role of deaconesses in the early Church. The Pope fielded a question … Continue reading

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C.of E. – Agreement in Diversity?

Church of England aims to agree to disagree over homosexuality Synod discussions are intended to bring people on both sides of debate to see their opponents as fellow Christians The General Synod in London in February. Photograph: Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images … Continue reading

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C.of E. Archbishops – on ‘Brexit’

Home > Europe & Middle East EU referendum: Statement by Archbishops of Canterbury and York Posted on: June 24, 2016 9:20 AM The Archbishops of Canterbury and York, Justin Welby and John Sentamu, have issued a joint statement following the … Continue reading

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Bishop of Liverpool calls on G.S. to support Inclusion

Senior bishop calls for change in C of E attitudes to gay people Paul Bayes, bishop of Liverpool, says LGBT people have been bruised and broken by the church Paul Bayes, the bishop of Liverpool: ‘I have come to believe … Continue reading

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The Church and Human Sexuality

New books say that taking a hard line on sexuality will damage mission by Madeleine Davies – CHURCH TIMES – Posted: 20 Jun 2016 @ 10:57 ST BRIDE’S. LIVERPOOL   Gift: Yvonne Bell’s Urban Mission was given by the Bishop of Liverpool, … Continue reading

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