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Singing the Lord’s song in lockdown

“How shall we sing the Lord’s song in a strange land?” This question in Psalm 137, from a time when God’s...

Wellington mission expo shows ‘good things’

A successful Mission Expo held at Bishop Viard College in Porirua may be the last large event in Wellington archdiocese this year, Cardinal John...

PM makes personal call to school board chair

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has made a personal call to the chairperson of the board of an Auckland Catholic school which has been in...

Locked down Church community keeps faith

“I feel like we are entering into another type of Lent.” This was Dunedin Bishop Michael Dooley’s reflection in his pastoral...

Sadness at Msgr Browne’s death

Hamilton Bishop Stephen Lowe expressed sadness over the passing away of Msgr Michael Browne, brother of Bishop Emeritus of Hamilton, Bishop Denis Browne. Msgr...

Archdiocese to livestream Shroud of Turin on Holy Saturday

VATICAN CITY (CNS) - With people forced to stay home, even during Holy Week, because of the coronavirus pandemic, the archbishop of Turin...

Largest Catholic school finally gets its chapel

After 81 years, what is now the largest Catholic secondary college in the country has a chapel that is fit for purpose....

Reading in jail – the ballad of a volunteer

My interview with Josephite Sister Josepha O’Connor had to be squeezed between her morning Age Concern exercises and meeting at Quillan Court,...

A different kind of Holy Week

Auckland Bishop Patrick Dunn said this year's Holy Week celebrations may be different but can be "a time of great blessing".

Six centuries of professed religious life celebrated

More than six centuries of religious life by seven Sisters of Mercy and three Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart...

Catholic prayer app launched in NZ

You often hear “there’s an app for that!” Now New Zealand Catholics have an app for prayers with...

SVDP extends commitment to environment

by MICHAEL FITZSIMONS For the first time, the Society of St Vincent de Paul has included a commitment to...

Cardinal vicar of Rome hospitalised with Covid-19

ROME (CNS) - Cardinal Angelo De Donatis, the papal vicar for Rome, was hospitalised after testing positive for the Covid-19 virus, the Diocese...

Jesus does great things when you say ‘yes’

At age seven, the new auxiliary bishop of Auckland, Bishop Michael Gielen, already knew life was empty without Jesus.

Self-isolation in our deserts of Lent

With the first cases of the novel coronavirus confirmed in New Zealand, authorities are responding in various ways. Among the tools being...

Reflecting on March 15

by Mina Amso This is the day that we dreaded the most. We felt the pain of loss, we...

Resources for prayer at home put on liturgy office website

The National Liturgy Office has put links to Masses around the world on their website as well as livestreams of daily celebration...

Vatican confirms Pope does not have covid-19

VATICAN CITY (CNS) - Neither Pope Francis nor any of his closest collaborators have the Covid-19 virus, said Matteo Bruni, director of the Vatican...

Pope Francis to give Urbi et Orbi blessing

Pope Francis is leading a prayer from the balcony of St Peter’s Basilica in Rome today March 27 (March 28 ,6 am NZ time)...

NZ priest in Italy: Pray for those suffering

Italy has been one of the countries hardest hit by the novel coronavirus pandemic, with 15,113 confirmed cases and more than 1000...

Avalanche drama reinvented

Odd as it may seem to filmgoers, subtitles for foreign-language movies are the exception rather than the rule. The recent...

Churches close as country transitions to Covid-19 Alert Level 4

Churches in New Zealand will be closed as the government moves to put the country in complete lockdown tomorrow.

Abortion law change disappointing

The New Zealand Catholic bishops are deeply disappointed that Parliament passed the Abortion Legislation Bill at its third reading by a margin of 68...

Jesus’ life remains open to us – bishops

New Zealand Catholic bishops are reminding the faithful that even though they cannot come to Masses, “the life of Jesus Christ… remains open to...

Bishops temporarily suspend all Masses

The New Zealand Catholic Bishops announced the suspension of all Masses and public liturgical gatherings due to the strong government restrictions on...

Fun and faith with a medieval theme

by DANIEL CÔTÉ DAVIS A group of 47 Catholic young people from various parts of New Zealand had a...

Auckland Cathedral suspends Sunday Masses

St Patrick's Cathedral in Auckland is suspending all Sunday Masses following the government's announcement to limit indoor gatherings to 100 people.

Limit on gatherings to impact Sunday Masses

Auckland Bishop Patrick Dunn has said the Government’s recent announcement limiting the number of people at gatherings indoors to 100 will have...

Bishops deeply disappointed at new law’s disregard for rights of unborn

The New Zealand Catholic Bishops are deeply disappointed that the New Zealand Parliament last night passed the Abortion Legislation Bill by a margin of...

Cathedral meals help out Hamilton’s needy

Being able to have a tasty, nutritious, hot-cooked meal once a week makes a world of difference to the people at the...