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Station XV: Episode 156 — Referendum, Result, Report and Recipes

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The election of just the second Catholic president in US history hasn’t been universally welcomed even within Catholic circles, while in New Zealand, the euthanasia referendum has certainly disturbed many Catholics. Two diverse but also highly disturbing events — the terrorist attack in Nice and the report on former cardinal Theodore McCarrick’s inexplicable rise up the Church’s ranks — also feature in this month’s episode. In the countdown to Christmas, there’s at least a little to cheer about in the form of a new Vatican cookbook. Stay safe and God bless.

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Station XV: Episode 155 — Papal Ponderings, Politics, Prayer, Pell and Pews

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Pope Francis’ new encyclical on fraternity and solidarity leads this month’s episode of The 15th Station, with the document seen as particularly important in a time of pandemic. In New Zealand, the upcoming general election — in terms of the bishops’ statement and the Opposition Leader’s faith — is on the agenda, as is the unfolding drama around Cardinal George Pell and a recently-resigned cardinal. A little bit of light entertainment is needed after all that, and a church in the southern US provides just the remedy. Stay safe, and we hope you enjoy the conversation.

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Station XV: Episode 154 — Euthanasia, Election, Eucharist, Encyclical, Escape

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With the New Zealand election coming up in a few weeks, the referendum on euthanasia leads this month’s episode of The 15th Station. In a related story, priests in New Zealand have been warned that they shouldn’t endorse specific political parties, while being free to speak out on important issues. Cardinal Sarah has encouraged bishops around the world to resume public Masses as soon as it’s safe to do so, while Pope Francis is preparing for the publication of a new encyclical. And if there’s anyone in need of rescue, maybe some priests or seminarians can help out. Enjoy the episode — and stay safe.

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Fr Anthony Trenwith — Homily for the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

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“Brothers in Arms”: Fr Anthony Trenwith, Administrator of Holy Family Parish in Kerikeri and Te Parihi o te Ngakau Tapu at Waitaruke, shares his homily for the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time.

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Fr Anthony Trenwith — Homily for the 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time

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“St Peter and the HR Panel.” Fr Anthony Trenwith, Administrator of Holy Family Parish in Kerikeri and Te Parihi o te Ngakau Tapu at Waitaruke, shares his homily for the 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time.

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Fr Anthony Trenwith — Homily for the 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Fr Anthony Trenwith, Administrator of Holy Family Parish in Kerikeri and Te Parihi o te Ngakau Tapu at Waitaruke, shares his homily for the 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time, which this year falls on the same weekend as the Feast of the Assumption of Our Lady.

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Station XV: Episode 153 — The Podcast Becomes an Unruly Teenager

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Elections on either side of the Pacific Ocean are in the spotlight (and under the microscope) as the panel celebrates 13 years of The 15th Station. Anna, Don, James and Gavin start with the upcoming New Zealand election, and some developing stories there, before switching to the war of words between US President Donald Trump and his opponent, Joe Biden. In other news, Pope Francis has called for the Church to take a leading role in Lebanon as the country responds to this month’s deadly explosion. And finally, seeking a ray of sunshine under a COVID-19 shadow, some kids at a New Zealand Catholic school are trying to make quarantine a bit easier. Thanks for sharing 13 years, or even just this one episode, with us. 

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Fr Anthony Trenwith — Homily for the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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“Preaching with the Authority of my own Failure”. Fr Anthony Trenwith, Administrator of Holy Family Parish in Kerikeri and Te Parihi o te Ngakau Tapu at Waitaruke, shares his homily for the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time.

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Fr Anthony Trenwith — Homily for the 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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“It’s not enough to be nice.” Fr Anthony Trenwith, Administrator of Holy Family Parish in Kerikeri and Te Parihi o te Ngakau Tapu at Waitaruke, shares his homily for the 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time.

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Station XV: Episode 152 — Mosque, Matters, Marijuana, Murals

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The reversion of Hagia Sophia into a mosque, with Friday prayers returning on July 24, leads this month’s episode, which is dominated by stories from New Zealand. A pro-life billboard has been criticised for trying to hijack the Black Lives Matter movement, while the debate over plans to legalise marijuana in New Zealand begins to heat up. The panel of Anna, Don, James and Gavin also discuss the role of women in seminary formation. Would it have made a difference in seminaries that seem to have been linked to abusive priests? Maybe a little bit of an art critique can lighten the mood — or not.