Post by Kiwi Frontline on Oct 30, 2017 16:23:56 GMT 12
MOVE FOR BI-CULTURALISM AT THE SYNOD
For Frances Peho Wilson, of Te Ngakau Tapu parish in Porirua, the synod was an event of “total reliance on the Holy Spirit”.
“Before we can embrace multiculturalism, we need to grow our biculturalism,” said Ms Wilson, which in her eyes is a place “where the indigenous peoples are recognised in a monocultural dominant Church”.
Her parish of Te Ngakau Tapu (Sacred Heart) is a Māori parish, open to anyone.
There is Miha Māori (Mass) every Sunday at 10am in a bicultural theme, and a 5pm Mass in English — “something for everyone” she said.
She is waiting for the time when “we can embrace true biculturalism within Catholicism and everyone is aware of their own culture. Once achieved then we can successfully move into multiculturalism”.......