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Bishop Charles, 2012

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Bishop Charles’ motto caritas congaudet veritati (love delights in the truth) is taken from the First Letter of St Paul to the Corinthians, chapter 13. Saint Paul’s insight can be considered the kernel of Blessed Antonio Rosmini’s (founder of the Institute of Charity to which Bishop Charles belongs as an Ascribed member) entire contribution to the dialogue between faith and reason. It also stands at the heart of the ‘new evangelization’ in which all the baptized of Aotearoa-New Zealand are called to participate as we further the mission of the universal Church in our own secular society.

Bishop's Writings A Visit to De La Salle College

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Saturday August 12th

Our Oceania Bishops planning meeting isn’t all about meetings. We also get out and experience something of the place we are in.

A couple of months ago I suggested that we visit De La Salle College in South Auckland. It’s a predominantly pasifica College with a fine reputation. I had met some staff from the College at an Education Conference in Wellington a couple of years ago and their engaging manner left a great impression on me. A community of De La Salle Brothers (www.delasalle.org.nz) live on site and while the College couldn’t claim to have the best facilities in Auckland its vibrant spirit trumps any show of bricks and mortar.

The boys singing, responses and general participation in the Mass was an uplifting experience for we Bishops. The impression that has remained with me about De La Salle is that first and foremost it is a community of faith. Parents, relatives, and friends of the Brothers were present together with the staff and boys to host us.

In the accompanying photos be sure not to the miss the video of the Procession of the Gospels.

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A Visit to De La Salle College

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A couple of months ago I suggested that we visit De La Salle College in South Auckland...

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Federation of Catholics Bishops Conference of Oceania

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Yesterday marked the opening of the Confirmation season in our Diocese

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Easter Vigil 2017

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Bishop Charles' homily during the Easter Vigil mass

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Chrism Mass 2017

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Read Bishop Charles' homily for this year's Chrism Mass

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Holy Week Collections

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Bishop Charles asks us to support the Good Friday and Easter Sunday collections

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Vietnam Visit pt 3

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My Vietnam visit has now reached its end...

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Vietnam Visit pt 2

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One of the hidden treasures of the Church in NZ...

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Vietnam Visit pt 1

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The last week in Lent might seem an odd time to travel...

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Marist Brothers Bicentennial

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Bishop Charles reflects on the 200th anniversary of the Marist Brothers

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Christmas Midnight Mass 2016

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Our Christian lives show to humanity that the darkness of fate can be overcome ...

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Travels in India pt 7

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Along with entrenched corruption, India is full of scams...

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Travels in India pt 6

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Dehra Dun and Mussoorie Hill Station are well known for their schools...

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Travels in India pt 5

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TB is a killer ...

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Travels in India pt 4

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One of the great things about volunteering...

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Travels in India pt 3

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It takes me a few days to get into gear at Raphael...

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Travels in India pt 2

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I've made it to Dehra Dun

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Travels in India pt 1

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Bishop Charles heads off on his annual trip to India

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Strengthening of Catholic Schools

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...a most significant letter concerning all our Catholic schools and parishes...

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Easter Sunday 2016

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…the answer is revealed in tonight’s sacred liturgy, making tonight the most holy of nights...

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Chrism Mass 2016

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...The great unity which this Chrism Mass celebrates is an emboldening of our diocesan mission...

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New Plymouth - unification

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...We have all stumbled and fallen, rarely are our paths straight but always Jesus is with us...

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