The Society of Mary is re-opening the cause for Beatification of its founder, Jean-Claude Colin. [Read more…] about Beatification of Marist founder re-opened
Superior General establishes Financial Review Committee
Marist Superior General, John Hannan has appointed New Zealand Marist, John Murphy as a member of the international Financial Review Committee. [Read more…] about Superior General establishes Financial Review Committee
New Missal workshop draws a crowd
About 26 Marists joined with diocesan clergy at a seminar on the new translation of the missal by United States liturgy specialist, Paul Turner. The seminar was held at at the Palmerston North Diocesan Centre .
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Scouts or Yorkshiremen?
Having been faced with a fair amount of time on my hands in recent weeks as I recuperated after surgery, I fondly imagined that I’d happily spend the time reading the pile of books waiting for me and watching numerous DVDs. When put in that context, surgery didn’t seem such a bad prospect after all! [Read more…] about Scouts or Yorkshiremen?
I guess there is somehow a natural suspicion when one group of people that you belong to meet for a purpose that somehow excludes you. Or to put that another way – sometimes when a group of others meet and start talking it’s natural to think that they might be talking about you – or even worse, plotting your demise. [Read more…] about Hatching plans
A New Generation
I belong to the tail end of the Baby Boomer generation (those born between 1943 and 1964). I missed out on the lots of the “movements” of this cohort – the free love of the sixties, Beatle-mania, the social protest movements of post 1968, the Vietnam war and so on. Some were good to miss out on, some I’d like to have been a part of – at least in theory! Baby Boomers are liberal, socially oriented, free spirited, individualistic experimenters. Also, two thirds of Baby Boomers have left the church. [Read more…] about A New Generation