Sunday, July 01, 2007
NEW ZEALAND BISHOP DEFENDS CHURCH TEACHING
The Catholic Bishop of Christchurch, Barry Jones, is opposing a visit by a controversial feminist nun from the United States.
He has written to priests saying that next week's visit by Benedictine nun Sister Joan Chittister is unauthorised.
Permission for the event had not been sought or given, and Jones did not want it promoted through Catholic churches.
"The point is that silence generates the misunderstanding that this is all approved, when it's not. I have made my position clear to the priests," he said.
Two thumbs up for Bishop Jones!