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Local Media

Saying sorry not enough: A day late and a dollar short. That was the phrase used by Dr Tom Doyle, a non-practising Catholic priest to describe the church’s apology, at the Royal Commission into Abuse in Care last month, to those damaged by clergy sexual abuse. (ODT editorial, 7 April 2021)

Chilling weather fails to dampen procession: More than 50 members of four Queenstown churches shrugged off rain and wind to take part in a multi-denominational Easter Walk of the Cross yesterday (ODT, 3 April 2021)

Ecumenical spirit for easter walk of the cross: As the rain began to fall, Oamaru’s church communities came together to share the traditional Easter Walk of the Cross yesterday morning. (ODT, 3 April 2021)

St Peter’s vicar retiring but not slowing downHugh Bowron is realistic. The 68-year-old St Peter’s Anglican Church vicar knows, just because he is retiring, it does not automatically mean he will get to sleep in on Sundays. (ODT, 3 April 2021)

National Anglican News at Taonga 

Archbishops share Easter gratitude: The Archbishops of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia have shared an Easter message of gratitude for God's love made real – especially giving thanks for all those who have worked to protect and bring healing in this year of pandemic.

Podcast tackles suicide pandemic: Manawa o Te Wheke youth enabler Mira Martin has shared her insights from years of experience promoting wellbeing for Māori youth in a ‘Sacred Teachings’ indigenous wisdom podcast for the Anglican Church of Canada.

Archbishops launch St John’s review: The Archbishops of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia have established an independent review into the culture of the learning environment at the College of St John the Evangelist in Auckland.

In the National & International Media

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Funny Story…

  • ‘The Devil’ is taking a leaf from Christ at Easter and turning the other cheek? Read this slightly ironic great “WWJD” moment here.

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