Monthly Archives: November 2013

We’ll take your Sacraments, but on our terms, thanks…

I was surprised recently when talking to our Parish Priest at the amount of weddings he officiates that are "off… Continue reading »

A first!

I'm sure lots of you have heard about Pope Francis' wish to consult with Bishops worldwide about marriage, family and… Continue reading »

The Pied Piper…

In the latest edition of the NZ Catholic there is a front page article about the proposed ICEL translations for… Continue reading »


I'm writing this before travelling down to Wellington for the All Whites/ Mexico game on Wednesday night. After the first… Continue reading »

The Mercy Woman

Some of you may have seen this already – it popped up on my Facebook page just this week and… Continue reading »

Barbarians in the Sanctuary

This month sees those up in the Auckland Diocese celebrating a dubious anniversary…what's that Marty hears you say? The opening… Continue reading »


…yes a couple of weeks late I know, but for some reason the order of my blog posts got reversed,… Continue reading »