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.

December 04, 2014

Poland to Pahiatua: Sustained by hope

December 2014 Feature Tereska Lepionka-Carroll This year marks the 70th anniversary of the arrival and settlement of New Zealand’s first invited refugees to our country. On 1 November 1944, 733 mostly orphaned Polish children from World War II conflicts…
December 04, 2014

Think differently about child poverty

December 2014 Feature Annette Scullion A United Nations report released in October says New Zealand’s child poverty and inequality rates are ‘stagnating’. Prior to the 2014 general election, the appalling rates and effects of child poverty were of deep…

Archbishop John’s column: Tidings of great joy

Dec 04, 2014 157
December 2014 Insight Archbishop John Dew On Christmas Day this year we celebrate 200…

Focus on family

Dec 04, 2014 307
December 2014 Feature Family and community The Extraordinary General Assembly of the…

A child is born

Dec 04, 2014 145
December 2014 Feature Fr James Lyons In a circle of love a heart that was never supposed…

Family and leadership: A message from New Zealand’s Chief of Defence

Dec 04, 2014 150
December 2014 Feature Lt General Tim Keating, MNZM Following Wel-Com’s feature on…