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Muffin Talk

Muffin Talk invites you to take a break and consider all aspects of spirituality. Host and guests explore ecology, meditation, prayer, health, civil society, the history and values of religions, grief and dying, storytelling and spirituality and many more topics of the heart and spirit. An opportunity to pause for 30 minutes of thought-provoking insights.


  • Producer / Presenter: Beate Matthies

    Born in Germany, Beate came to NZ in 2010.  Her work in social justice has brought her to the management of the Mercy Spirituality Centre.  Time out for Beate is to try new Mediterranean recipes, good conversations with friends, reading, or a meaningful movie. She misses the ballroom dances of Europe, but takes pleasure in our natural world.

Muffin Talk

Friday, 24 January, 2020

Abortion Legislation Bill

Post-abortion counsellor and the Chair of the Diocesan Human Life Committee Catherine Gillies shares her thought ahead of Parliament's decision on the suggested Abortion Legislation Bill

Previous podcasts

  • FRIDAY 17/01/2020

  • FRIDAY 10/01/2020

  • FRIDAY 3/01/2020

  • FRIDAY 27/12/2019

  • Bishop Patrick Dunn: Ad Limina

    • FRIDAY 22/11/2019
    • Beliefs

    Bishop Patrick Dunn, the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Auckland shares his experiences after a trip to Rome for the Ad Limina Visit, in which all Catholic Bishops of Auckland met with Pope Francis

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