Bishops' Statements

Bioethics:
19 Oct 2011 The Dangers of Euthanasia: A Statement from the New Zealand Catholic Bishops
11 Mar 2003 Proposed Euthanasia legislation contrary to human dignity
1 May 2001 Chemical Contraception: The Dangers and Fallacies
2 Jan 2001 Embryo Experimentation Challenged
1 Apr 1998 Assisted Human Reproductive Technologies
29 Aug 1995 Pastoral Letter to the Catholic People of New Zealand on Euthanasia
19 Aug 1989 Catholics and Family Planning
6 Jan 1989 What's Wrong With Abortion?
Building Community:
10 Sep 2010 Creating inclusive and connected communities
8 Aug 2010 Pastoral Letter on Blessed Mary MacKillop
2 May 2010 Working For Life
17 Feb 2007 Easter Trading
1 Jan 2006 Education - For what kind of society?
11 Sep 2005 Celebrating Cultural Diversity
1 May 2003 Code of Ethics for Church Volunteers
1 Oct 2001 A Message from the Lake
1 Jun 2001 Honouring Volunteers
1 Jun 1998 In the Service of Christ and His People - Formation
5 Apr 1998 Towards Priesthood
1 Aug 1994 A Community of Love
21 Feb 1994 A Community of Love
30 Jun 1991 In the Service of Unity
1 Jan 1990 1990 - A Commemoration Year - He Tau Whakamaharatanga Mo Aotearoa
1 Jan 1988 Healing Love - In support of Married People and Divorced Catholics
6 Nov 1983 Law in the Life of the Church
17 Sep 1982 Concerning Membership of a New Ecumenical Body
9 Jul 1981 International Year of Disabled Persons
Children and Young People:
1 Apr 2007 Children are Precious Gifts
1 Oct 2006 World Youth Day
1 Jul 2006 Tu Kahikatea Standing Tall
28 Oct 2002 The Protection of Children
1 Sep 1994 To the Young Adults of the Catholic Church in New Zealand
21 Jul 1985 Live Life. Give Life
Confronting Abuse:
1 Aug 2007 A Path to Healing - Te Houhanga Rongo
25 Jun 2002 Pastoral letter on abuse from the New Zealand Bishops
Education:
19 Feb 2014 Catholic Education of School-Age Children
2 Oct 2009 Catholic Religious Education goes digital
General Interest:
15 Sep 2014 Pastoral Letter on the Responses to the Preparatory Document for the Extraordinary Assembly of the Synod of Bishops
24 Jul 2014 Election 2014 - A statement by the Catholic Bishops of New Zealand
14 Oct 2013 New Zealand Catholic Bishops feel more connected to Pope following visit
13 Aug 2013 New Zealand’s Constitution - Submission of the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference
28 Nov 2012 Submission to the Government Administration Select Commitee on the Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill
26 Oct 2012 Intervention of Bishop Charles Drennan to Synod 2012: The New Evangelisation for the Transmission of the Christian Faith
29 Aug 2012 Catholic Bishops disappointed the Definition of Marriage Bill has been voted through by MPs
15 Aug 2012 Bishops Statement on Marriage
6 Sep 2011 A Statement for the New Zealand General Election 2011
4 Mar 2011 Bishops' Lenten Appeal 2011
23 Feb 2011 Christchurch earthquake message from NZCBC President
26 Nov 2010 A Shoreless Ocean
25 Nov 2010 Bishops' message to those affected by the Pike River Coal disaster
11 Nov 2010 Pastoral letter on Baghdad attack
Integrity of Life:
17 Feb 2006 What is the Church saying today about marriage and marriage difficulties?
1 Apr 2004 Letter to the members of Parliament concerning the Civil Unions Bill
2 May 2001 Giving Life, Giving Love
5 Aug 2000 People in Homosexual Relationships
18 Apr 1997 A Consistent Ethic of Life - Te Kahu-O-Te-Ora
1 Sep 1992 Violence Against Women and Children
28 Jun 1991 Health and Moral Education
25 Apr 1989 The Honest Answer
14 May 1987 Care, Not Judgement, For Aids Victims
8 May 1986 Dignity, Love, Life.
7 Oct 1982 A Shame We Share
5 Jul 1982 When Dreams Die
Justice:
7 Sep 2012 The Hunger in Our Midst
21 Oct 2010 Pastoral Letter for World Mission Sunday 2010
1 May 2010 Foreshore and Seabed
17 Jul 2009 Revenge or Reconciliation
10 Dec 2008 Indigenous Rights
14 Sep 2008 Poverty in an Affluent Society
2 Aug 2008 Mindful of the Common Good
29 Oct 2006 Crime and Punishment Debate
1 Sep 2006 Statement on Environmental Issues
1 Oct 2004 Statement by Anglican and Roman Catholic Bishops - Ahmed Zaoui
1 Oct 2004 Foreshore and Seabed Legislation
21 Oct 2002 The rights of refugees and migrants
17 Apr 2002 For a Just Peace in Palestine
6 Sep 1998 Debt: An Intolerable Burden
7 Apr 1998 Some Concerns About Employment
19 Mar 1998 The Code of Social and Family Responsibility
1 Sep 1995 A Statement on the Treaty of Waitangi in Today's Perspective
30 Aug 1995 Creating New Hearts
17 Aug 1995 Pastoral Letter to the Catholic People of New Zealand for the United Nations Year of Tolerance
1 Jan 1993 UN Year of Indigenous peoples
7 Apr 1991 Employment Contracts Legislation - a Catholic Response
14 Sep 1989 Penal Reform
24 Apr 1982 Catholic Bishops Speak Out for Peace, Oppose Nuclear Weapons
Liturgy:
16 Jun 2009 On Actions in Relation to the Spread of Influenza A (H1N1)
29 May 2009 Prayer in the Busyness of Life
8 Oct 2006 On Rediscovering the Beauty of the Mass
1 Oct 2004 Year of the Eucharist
1 May 2003 Pastoral Letter on the Rosary
28 Nov 1999 Faith Alive!
1 Oct 1998 The First Day :
1 Sep 1998 Holy Days of Obligation in New Zealand
18 Apr 1997 A Guide to Gender Inclusive Language in the Catholic Church
16 Sep 1996 The Church in Jubilee
24 May 1988 And the Mother of Jesus was there I
24 May 1988 And the Mother of Jesus was there II