Pompallier's People

Ephphetha – Be Opened

Little boy lost in the sea of refugeesWashed ashore face-downYou speak in death of hope betrayedOf life denyed and drownedWill we hear,...

Ko te Karanga o Papa Werahiko ki te ao - The call of Pope Francis to the whole world

“He orite te kaitiakitanga o te whenua ki te kaitiakitanga o te tangata.” E ai ki a Katinara Turkson, koia te karanga...

Bishop Charles Drennan questions TPPA

When was the last time you protested? For me it was university days.


We had the final Mass of the Synod today at which Pope Francis beatified Pope Paul VI.

Hidden Hunger

This week, the Caritas Internationalis network is having a global week of action on hunger.

Church - a community where people know they are cared for

The work of the Circuli Minori (small groups) finished today and we present our reports tomorrow.

“Let the wheat and the weeds grow together.”

Tomorrow (Wednesday Rome time) will be the last full day of the small groups meeting and then we report back to everyone...

An “earthquake” in the Church

The New York Times described the Relatio Post Disceptationem as an “earthquake” in the Church.

The halfway point

Today we go straight into the Synod Hall and will listen to Cardinal Erdo’s RELATIO ANTE DISCEPTATIONEM.The means that the cardinal has...

Are we changing the world by the power of the Gospel?

This morning in the Synod Hall we listened to the RELATIO POST DISCEPTATIONEM of Cardinal Peter Erdo.