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Prolifer wins leadership award

by ROWENA OREJANA
AUCKLAND — A leading Catholic pro-life campaigner has been recognised by Family First NZ for
his services to marriage, life and families in New Zealand. [more]

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Hamilton priests gather and recharge in South Waikato

by PETER GRACE
OKOROIRE — Hamilton diocese priests got high quality input on Vatican II in the first week
of July. About 30 priests, several seminarians and Bishop Browne heard a number of presentations from Fr Gerald O’Collins, SJ, author, academic and
educator and theologian. [more]

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Irish-born Sr Carmel was a late vocation

by NZ CATHOLIC staff
AUCKLAND — Irish-born Sr Carmel Mary Corcoran, RSM, died in Auckland on June 23 aged 101.
Her funeral Mass was celebrated by Msgr Bernard Kiely on June 26. [more]

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Unearthing the secret weapon of the Somme

by MICHAEL MORRISSEY
If the atomic bomb was the most terrible weapon of World War II, then probably heavy artillery or the machine gun were the worst weapons of World War One. [more]

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Dozen of the best at yearly festival

by NEVIL GIBSON
Whittling down this year’s New Zealand International Film Festival into a dozen picks,
sight unseen, may seem foolhardy, given there’s a choice of more than 140 different
offerings. [more]

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Irish priest tests life to the limit

by NEVIL GIBSON
Like the New Zealand film industry, Ireland’s filmmakers operate in parallel to large budget
international productions, with niche offerings that usually display the darker side of society. [more]

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