Bishop Peter Cullinane - Writings

Bishop Charles - February 21, 2017

A selection of some of the writings of Emeritus Bishop Peter Cullinane is available under each of the following headings:  The Church in Society; Church and Pastoral; Leadership and Ministries; Ecumenical and Interfaith; Liturgy and Homilies; and Catholic Education.

 

THE CHURCH IN SOCIETY

 

Submission on White Paper “A Bill of Rights for New Zealand” (1 April 1986)

Submission to Health Select Committee Investigating Ending One’s Life

Submission of NZ Catholic Bishops to the Constitutional Advisory Panel (6 May 2013)

Social Sin, Sinful Structures (3 Dec 1988)

Work and Employment (3 Aug 1992)

Address at launching of “Church in the World” (1 Dec 1997)

Statement on Tania Kovats’ “Virgin in a Condom” exhibit (1998)

Why is our Church not touching some people? (March 2000)

For a Culture of Peace, Pious Platitudes Won’t Do (1 Sept 2000)

Let us be Fair and Informed (11 May 2004)

The Civil Union Bill? (21 Jan 2005)

Thinking about the Election (31 Jul 2005)

Waihopai (1 June 2010)

Address at Pike River Commemoration (22 Nov 2011)

Reflections on the ‘Roastbusters’ (2014)

Time to Challenge Secularism (28 Jan 2016)

Wars and Rumours of War (June 2016)

Solidarity (2017)

Draft Statement for the Election Year (2017)

Truth Still Matters (April 2017)

 

 

CHURCH AND PASTORAL

 

The Universal Church as a Communico of Particular Churches (2 Nov 1987)

The Altar-Girl Debate (1 March 1990)

Theological Reflection and Catechesis on the project “Made in God’s Image” (March 1990)

Pastoral Letter on Evangelisation (19 May 1991)

Life-Giving Love (2 May 1993)

Discussion paper on the Pastoral Care of Separated or Divorced Catholics (Nov 2011)

The Catechism of the Catholic Church (1 Dec 1993)

Reflections on the Encyclical “Splendour of Truth” (1994)

Report to the Deanery Pastoral Forums on What Happened in Rome (Nov 1998)

“Fides et Ratio”, and its applicability in New Zealand (March 1999)

Statement on Homosexuality (August 2000)

A Reflection on the relationship between the Maramatanga Movement and the Catholic Faith (2004)

25th Jubilee (23 April 2005)

Implications for Catechetics, Homiletics and Pastoral Practice (22 Sept 2005)

The Changing Face of the Church in Aotearoa-New Zealand  (10 June 2006)

World Youth Day 2008 (5 Sept 2006)

Vocations (1 Sept 2010)

Conversion, Contemplation and Compassion (11 Aug 2011)

A few thoughts on New Evangelisation (2 Feb 2012)

After-birth Abortion: A New Euphemism (12 Mar 2012)

On Bridging the Gaps

“This I Believe” series (April 2012)

When Respect for Persons Goes Deeper (Nov 2014)

Memo to NZ Bishops on Homosexuality (2015)

 

LEADERSHIP AND MINISTRIES

 

Clericalism: Avoidable Damage to the Church (March 1990)

Guiding Principles for the Development of Lay Ministries (May 1994)

A Reflection on Priestly Ordination (1994)

The Future Staffing of our Parishes (Aug 1997)

Leadership as Ministry (May 2001)

What to do on the other Sundays (June 2002)

Guidelines for Parish Pastoral Councils (1 Aug 2010)

Decree on the Pastoral Office of Bishops

 

ECUMENICAL AND INTERFAITH

 

The Catholic Church’s response to the final report of ARCIC 1 (May 1992)

Comments on the New Ecumenical Directory (Aug 1993)

Evangelisation and Ecumenism (2 June 1995)

Address to Christian Leaders Congress, Waikanae (26 May 2005)

Address for Ecumenical Environmental Conference (30 Oct 2012)

The Roman Catholic Church Ecumenical Movement (5 Aug 2013)

Islam and Christianity (17 Mar 2015)

 

LITURGY AND HOMILIES

 

Reflection on Liturgy, Culture and Spirituality in the NZ Church (June 1990)

A Special Decade of Evangelisation (19 May 1991)

The case for Confirmation at a later date (1991)

Guidelines for inclusive language (Sept 1995)

Homily on Holy Cross Seminary Founders Day (3 May 2000)

Posture in the Eucharistic Prayer (20 July 2003)

Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum (1 May 2008)

Preparing for the new translation of the Revised Roman Missal (May 2008)

Liturgical Norms (30 Jul 2008)

Posture during the Eucharistic Prayer (24 Nov 2008)

Homily at Vince Onesi’s Ordination (13 Dec 2008)

Homily: Mass of Thanksgiving for Saint Mary MacKillop (7 Dec 2010)

Waitangi Day Homily (6 Feb 2011)

Christmas Homily (25 Dec 2015)

Proposed letter of bishops to priests and deacons

 

CATHOLIC EDUCATION

 

Letter to students in years 12 & 13 (30 June 2005)

Opening Address for the Catholic Schools’ Convention (3 July 2006)

Is there something missing? (24 July 2006)

Education – For what kind of society? (2006)

Letter to school leavers (30 June 2007)

Catholic Schools Convention Welcome Address (5 Jul 2009)

Catholic Schools’ Day (5 May 2010)

The Future of Catholic Education (30 Oct 2010)

 

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