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.

October 28, 2014

Synod a win for openness

November 2014 News Archbishop John Dew The Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops in Rome convened by Pope Francis on marriage and family, has been a triumph for openness and discussion in the Church. Over 200 bishops spent two weeks at the…
October 28, 2014

Vatican II: Restoration of unity?

November 2014 Feature The Most Reverend Philip Richardson Unitatis Redintegratio, the Second Vatican Council's Decree on Ecumenism, was signed 50 years ago, on 21 November 1964. Wel-Com invited the Anglican Bishop of Taranaki, The Most Reverend Philip…

Pacific voice for UN climate conference

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November 2014 News Martin de Jong Small yet strong voices from Oceania will be heard at…

Stewardship and leadership

Oct 28, 2014 213
November 2014 Pastoral Focus Mike Noonan Leading is an agreement. It is an agreement to…

Pastoral ruminations 101: leadership and laity

Oct 28, 2014 172
November 2014 Pastoral Focus Mark Richards My focus this month is on leadership and,…

Service initiative with great rewards

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November 2014 Schools Fiona D’Souza At St Patricks this year we've been trying to think…