Wel-Com is the official monthly newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Wellington and the Diocese of Palmerston North and is free in all parish churches and schools in the two dioceses.

As well as reporting on activities that occur in the two dioceses, Wel-Com aims to present educative and thought-provoking articles about the Church in the world.

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September 02, 2015

Poverty and Justice Bible

September 2015 News Cardinal John Dew One of the world’s great works of art is the fresco of The Last Judgement by Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel. Many millions of people have looked at that since it was completed in 1541. Many will have seen it as a work…
September 02, 2015

Social Justice Week 2015

September 2015 Feature Kiwi Families: It's Our Story Every year the Catholic Bishops of New Zealand set aside a week in September for Social Justice Week. This is an opportunity to consider Catholic social teaching on a specific social justice issue that is…

Revered singing teacher Sr Mary Winefride Blake dies, 101

Sep 02, 2015 481
September 2015 Obituary Mercy sister Mary Winefride Blake died on 30 July in Hutt…

Christian Ethics and the Formation of Character

Sep 02, 2015 397
September 2015 Feature Professor Murray Rae, Head of Theology and Religion, Otago…

Cardinal John blesses new building site at St Catherine’s College

Sep 02, 2015 427
September 2015 News Annette Scullion Cardinal John Dew led the early-morning blessing of…

Watching the garden grow

Sep 02, 2015 385
September 2015 News Ethan Boyd, student of St Mary’s School, Palmerston North. At the end…

Read the Stars: Laudato Si’ chapter two

Sep 02, 2015 395
September 2015 Reflection Fr Tom Rouse The Gospel of Creation’ is an expressive title for…

Pope announces annual World Day of Prayer for Care of Creation

Sep 02, 2015 386
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September 2015 News Pope Francis has instituted an annual World Day of Prayer for the…

Priests launch new album

Sep 02, 2015 375
September 2015 News Fr James Lyon It was an evening of wonderful affirmation. After six…

Bryan Buenger ordained

Jul 28, 2015 639
August 2015 News On Saturday, 4 July 2015, American Independence Day, US-born and raised…