NEWS OF THE GREAT JUBILEE http://www.catholic.org/newzealand/cathcom/jubilee/news.html
The bishops' Jubilee News page has fresh links to reports on the Jubilee of Catechists and Teachers of Religion (December 10) and on this weekend's Jubilee of the World of Entertainment. That's the last of the special events by category on the Jubilee calendar. There will be few famous names present but many street artists, actors of minor theaters and circuses, and more than 70 musical bands are expected to take part.
At present we have links to the following reports ... The official Presentation of the Jubilee ... The cinema paid homage to John Paul II and his apostolate in the media with the fourth version of the "Tertio Millennio" Festival, the only cinematographic expression of the Jubilee... The Pope received in audience the artists who, this weekend will participate in the traditional "Christmas in the Vatican" concert, held in the Paul VI Hall ... A new television documentary, "John Paul II, Witness of the Invisible," follows the Holy Father’s trips plus his interior, spiritual trek. It was presented within the framework of the study conference on "John Paul II and the Cinema," a prologue to this weekend’s Jubilee of the World of Entertainment.
'Good News and the News' volume 11, November 2000 http://www.catholic.org/newzealand/nzceo/pubs/gnatn/index.html The New Zealand Catholic Education Office's Broadsheet of Good Practice in Integrated Schools. Theme of this issue: Good Practice occuring in some of our Parish-School Relationships.
'Lighting New Fires Issue 5, November 2000 http://www.catholic.org/newzealand/nzceo/pubs/lnf/lnf.html NZCEO's bi-monthly newsletter reporting the accomplishments of New Zealand's Catholic and other integrated shcools, plus new teaching resources
FROM THE CATHOLIC PRESS
Full-text articles from this weekend's 'NZ Catholic' newspaper: http://www.catholic.org/newzealand/cathcom/press/nzc/page2.html (This is the final issue of NZ Catholic for the year. The next issue will be published on January 28 and the website will be updated at this time also.)
'EUTHANASIA 'PRESENTS THREAT TO VULNERABLE'' The decision to legalise euthanasia in Holland has placed modern civilisation at a critical juncture, says the president of the New Zealand Catholic Bishops' Conference, Bishop Peter Cullinane... Related Links: 'Sick and poor fear for their lives, with good reason' Cardinal Simonis: 'Still a chance to stop euthanasia in the Netherlands' Pontifical Academy for Life. "Respect for the Dignity of the Dying" (summary)
'EDUCATORS JOIN IN OPPOSING LEGALISATION OF MARIJUANA' The decriminalisation of marijuana will simply give the green light to young people that drug taking is acceptable and part of a normal way of life, according to leaders of education organisations... Related Links: New Zealand Drug Foundation. Cannabis policy documents Foundation for Alcohol and Drug Education (FADE). Cannabis pamphlets catalogue NZ Ministry of Health. Cannabis: the Public Health Issues (1995-1996) NZ Ministry of Health. Cannabis and Health in New Zealand (1995)
'HOW TO GIVE THE GOVT YOUR POINT OF VIEW' Just how do you go about letting the Government know what you think? If you want, for example, to have your say on two issues currently under debate, legalising cannabis and decriminalising prostitution, who do you tell and how? You can make a submission, an effective way of making your views known and helping influence Government policy... [Related Link: Clerk of the House of Representatives: Select Comittee Guidelines. Texts of recent Bills. ]
FROM THE SECULAR PRESS
[You can open links to world news of religion in the secular press on the bishops' News page at: http://www.catholic.org/newzealand/cathcom/news/frnews.html ]
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'Bishop thrilled with babies' NZ Herald 15 Dec 2000 http://www.nzherald.co.nz/storydisplay.cfm?thesection=news&thesubsection=&storyI\ D=165266 The Catholic Bishop of Auckland is rejoicing at the number of babies who have been born since he vowed in March to help women who choose life over abortion. At least 72 girls and women chose to become mothers following Bishop Pat Dunn's public vow ...
'Pay bill or no report: school ' NZ Herald 15 Dec 2000 http://www.nzherald.co.nz/storydisplay.cfm?thesection=news&thesubsection=&storyI\ D=165224 St Columba's Catholic School in Hamilton is withholding school reports from parents who have outstanding accounts. Ministry of Education spokesman Colin Hagan said schools had a statutory obligation to provide reports and could not withhold them for any reason ......
'Antenna upsets Island Bay parents' The Dominion (Wellington) 16 Dec 2000 http://www.stuff.co.nz/inl/index/0,1008,547464a1701,FF.html Angry Island Bay parents and children gathered outside Telecom House, Wellington, yesterday to protest against the company's cellphone antenna at St Francis de Sales Catholic School. The cell site has been on the steeple of St Francis de Sales church, near the school playground, for six years ...
'Ripples in sea of tranquillity' (photo) The Evening Post (Wellington) 12 Dec 2000 http://www.stuff.co.nz/inl/index/0,1008,541106a1700,FF.html The tranquillity of Karori's Futuna Retreat Centre is about to be broken as neighbours, architects and others prepare to fight development plans for the former Catholic Church property. The Catholic order Society of Mary which for 50 years owned the Friend St property, site of the original Kirkcaldie homestead, sold it earlier this year to property developer Eyal Aharoni of Prime Property Group Ltd. His retirement village proposal contained in a resource consent application to Wellington City Council has alarmed neighbours ......
'Catholics unite for jubilee Mass' (Photo) The Southland Times 11 DECEMBER 2000 http://www.stuff.co.nz/inl/index/0,1008,537527a1940,FF.html Massed choirs, concelebrating clergy, combined collections, communion queues – it was all your Sundays come at once when 1700 Southland Catholics gathered for a Jubilee Mass at Stadium Southland in Invercargill on Sunday ......
'Many gather to celebrate' (photo) Otago Daily times 4 December 2000 http://www1.odt.co.nz/cgi-bin/search-display-story-online-new?PATH=04Dec2000/edi\ torial/content/M3F21C5592RJ.html&WORDS=catholic&DB=Editorial One of the largest gatherings of Catholics in Dunedin occurred in the city yesterday. About 2400 people took part in the Jubilee Mass at the Dunedin Town Hall, part of the celebrations for the Jubilee 2000 year announced by Pope John Paul II ...
Christmas Day December 2000 10 am TV One Re-broadcast of Celebrate Jesus 2000 (4 November), an open-air celebration which brought together 25,000 members of all the Christian denominations in the Wellington region to celebrate our Saviour and our faith.
29 Dec 2000 to 7 Jan 2001 Hearts Aflame Catholic Summer Camp. Sacred Heart College, Auckland. http://www.catholic.org/newzealand/heartsaflame
19-21 January 2001 Firepower Catholic Youth Conference, Cambridge, Hamilton. Details on: http://www.firepower.org.nz/conf2001.html and from Christine (Wellington) tel. 04 939 9890
22-24 January 2001 Seminar: "Reaching Youth through Music, Cambridge, Hamilton. The speakers will be Patrick Keady and James Garrahy from Brisbane with many years' experience in music ministry. Registration forms available from parish offices and newspaper tables.
26-29 January 2001 Parachute Festival Extreme: Totara Springs, Matamata http://www.parachute.co.nz/para2001/para2001.htm The major annual Christian music festival
(Vacancies in New Zealand Catholic schools are advertised in the Education Gazette: http://www.edgazette.govt.nz/vacancies )
Principal, Catholic Institute of Theology http://www.catholic.org/newzealand/auckland/cit The Catholic Institute of Theology is a centre for theological education, inquiry and research established by the Catholic Bishop of Auckland. Further details from 'NZ Catholic' 3 December 2000 p. 23; 'Wel-com' December 2000 p.19; and from Professor Michael Pender, CIT Council Chairperson, 16 Waterloo Quadrant, Auckland Closing date: 31 January 2001
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