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15 Minutes with the Bishop: The Assumption

August 15 marks the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, one of the Church’s great Marian feasts. It is a cause for great celebration throughout the Catholic world, but especially in New Zealand, where it is the patronal feast day. In this episode, Bishop Patrick talks with Gavin about the feast, the different understandings of the Assumption and some of the Catholic doctrines relating to Our Lady.

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15 Minutes with the Bishop: World Youth Day

After talking about pilgrimages in general last week, Bishop Patrick talks this week about a specific pilgrimage: World Youth Day. Started by Pope John Paul II and considered one of the late pontiff’s great legacies, this year’s World Youth Day will be held in Madrid later this month. Bishop Patrick talks about the impact of World Youth Day, his own experiences and upcoming events to celebrate World Youth Day in his own Diocese of Auckland.

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15 Minutes with the Bishop: Pilgrimages

For centuries, Christians have visited holy sites in an attempt to grow closer to God and to people who lived close to God. From the Holy Land, where Jesus himself walked, talked, taught and performed miracles, to places like Lourdes where Our Lady appeared to a young girl, people have had their lives changed. In this week’s episode, Bishop Patrick talks with Gavin about some of the major pilgrimage sites around the world, and a few here in New Zealand. He also talks about the spiritual benefits of making a pilgrimage.

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15 Minutes with the Bishop: Family

July 26 is the Feast of Sts Joachim and Anne, the couple traditionally understood to be the parents of the Virgin Mary. In this week’s episode of 15 Minutes of the Bishop, Bishop Patrick Dunn and Gavin start with a brief discussion on these two saints of the Church, but quickly move on to the Catholic understanding of the family, including the role of parents as providers and as educators for their children.

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15 Minutes with the Bishop: New Mass translation

Last month, some parishes in Australia started to introduce the new English translation of the Mass. New Zealand was several months ahead, introducing the people’s parts of the new translation last November. Bishop Patrick Dunn talks about the implementation of the new translation, how it’s been received and when we should expect to hear some of the other parts of the translation. He also talks with Gavin about the decision to return to the use of the “old” Our Father for Masses in New Zealand.

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Station XV: Episode 46 — Vatican III, Vatican Tweet and Vatican Scent

The 15th Station podcast

A prominent New Zealand lawyer calls for a “Vatican II-type council”, Pope Benedict sends his first tweet and a perfumier in the United States launches “Benedictus” cologne to mark the 60th anniversary of Pope Benedict XVI’s ordination to the priesthood. Those stories, plus a bishop’s quest for vocations and a government official sticking up for Christians in this month’s episode of The 15th Station.

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Catechiwi: The Commandments, Episode 3

The Catechiwi Podcast

Fr Merv Duffy, SM, and Gavin continue to work through the Ten Commandments in the July episode of Catechiwi. This month, it’s commandments five and seven: Thou shall not kill and Thou shall not steal. As we’ve found with the other commandments, there’s often a lot more to them than meets the eye.

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15 Minutes with the Bishop: Tradition

Scripture or Tradition? Tradition or Scripture? In the Catholic Church, it’s a case of both/and. In 15 Minutes with the Bishop this week, Bishop Patrick Dunn and Gavin talk about how Sacred Scripture and the Tradition of the Church have guided her for 20 centuries.

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15 Minutes with the Bishop: One man’s vocation

In previous episodes of 15 Minutes with the Bishop, we;ve covered things happening out in the world. In this week’s show, we get a little more personal, as Gavin talks with Bishop Patrick Dunn about the latter’s priestly vocation. How did his family influence the man who would become Bishop of Auckland? Was there a moment when he knew he had to enter the seminary? Learn answers to those questions and many more in this episode.

 

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15 Minutes with the Bishop: The Papacy

On June 29, the Church commemorates the lives of two great pillars of Christianity: Sts Peter and Paul. Peter was, of course, the first Pope and in this week’s episode Bishop Patrick Dunn talks with Gavin about the origins of the papacy, the role of the pope and the concept of papal infallibility. New episodes of 15 Minutes with the Bishop are uploaded each Friday.

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The 15th Station is our active monthly news podcast.  We get a panel of Kiwi Catholics together to provide a Catholic perspective on the news and current events of the month.
 
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