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Kiwi-Filipinos now papal knight and dame

The Kiwi-Filipino couple who first brought the devotion to the Santo Niño to Auckland 26 years ago have been made a knight...

God’s wisdom shown in his revealed Word

February 16: 6th Sunday of Ordinary Time; Readings: 1. Sirach 15:15-20; Psalm: 119a; 2. 1 Corinthians 2:6-10; Gospel: Matthew 5:17-37.

JPC calls for tighter firearms controls in NZ

Auckland diocese’s Justice and Peace Commission has told a parliamentary select committee that urgent attention should be given to the tight control...

Long confession queues at convention

by MINA AMSO The largest ever gathering of young Chaldean people in Auckland, which took place last month,...

Caring and advocacy in a spirit of compassion

Caring for people in need and advocating for human rights for more than 60 years has seen a Wellington religious sister receive...

Farewell to Orewa parish ‘matriarch’

St John the Evangelist parish in Orewa, Auckland, lost its “matriarch” when Valerie Ann Bennett passed away in her home on January...

Kiwibank’s ‘no cheques’ deadline looms

NZ Catholic is aware that several of our subscribers have been used to paying their subscriptions using Kiwibank cheques.

West Coast memorial to past worship site blessed

In a first for the West Coast, two Anglican bishops and a Catholic bishop gathered on February 1 at Makaawhio/Jacob’s River to celebrate and...

War story bids for Oscar

Accusations of “whitewashing” and calls for racial and gender quotas again accompanied the 2020 Oscar nominations. Sheer merit alone, judged by...

New Samoa-Apia liturgy head appointed

Auckland diocese liturgy advisor Marcelles Amiatu has been appointed by Samoan Archbishop Alapati Lui Mataeliga to head a newly-established national liturgy office in the...

We are to be shining examples of God’s will

February 9: 5th Sunday of Ordinary Time. Readings: 1. Isaiah 58:7-10; Psalm: 112; 2. 1 Corinthians 2:1-5; Gospel: Matthew 5:13-16. Today,...

New GM in the capital

Wellington archdiocese’s new general manager is John Prendergast, who comes from a position of chief executive of Southland Presbyterian Support.

Best in the west as rebuilt Holy Cross dedicated

“The west is the best,” the Bishop of Auckland keeps being told when he visits parishes in West Auckland. “Henderson is the...

Regnum Christi fellowship calling

It is important to encourage young people in their faith as well as in bringing their faith to areas of leadership in the secular...

NZ prison issues shared at international meeting of chaplains

New Zealand prisoners share issues of poverty, mental illness and being overly from ethnic minorities with their jailed counterparts in many other countries, Senior...

Tauranga loses talented lady

by PATRICIA BROOKS The Tauranga parish of St Thomas Aquinas recently said farewell to a  most remarkable parishioner,  Beverley Roberts....

New Our Lady shrine for Canterbury

by MICHAEL LORETZ It was a special day for 500 people who gathered in the north Canterbury village...

Mass with the rising sun

At 5.30am on New Year’s Day, a Mass was celebrated on Midway Beach, Gisborne, by Msgr Frank Eggleton and Fr Jack Smith,...

Interfaith exchange celebrated 800 yrs later

The spirit of hospitality offered to St Francis of Assisi by a Muslim Sultan was rekindled eight centuries later at St Francis Friary...

Good News for all the world to hear

February 2: Presentation of the Lord. Readings: 1. Malachi 3:1-4; Psalm: 24; 2.Hebrews 2:14-18; Gospel: Luke 2:22-40. This feast day...

Whangarei’s summer of building family faith

During the summer months, Whangarei’s Catholic parish and schoolsare trying something new to help build up the faith life of families.

Clergy moves in six NZ dioceses

Christchurch Bishop Paul Martin, SM, announced the assignment of priests reflecting the new diocesan structure as other dioceses made public clergy moves...

Dunedin diocese 150-year anniversary marked quietly

by JEFF DILLON Tuesday, November 26, 2019, dawned quietly. The day marked the 150th birthday of the Diocese of...

Approaches to evangelisation

by Michael Pender The December 1 edition of NZ Catholic had an interesting article reporting on an address...

CEO for new leadership institute

The New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference has appointed educational leader Dr Areti Metuamate as the inaugural chief executive of Te Kupenga —...

‘My first priority is supporting Bishop Pat’

When the priest who is to be a new auxiliary Bishop for Auckland was in Rome last year, he received an unexpected message.

Two jubilees for Cardinal Williams

Cardinal Thomas Williams, Archbishop Emeritus of Wellington, celebratedhis diamond and ruby jubilees with the theme of thanksgiving and repentance.

Ponder the bright future God sets before us

January 26: 3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time. Readings: 1. Isaiah 8:23-9:3; Psalm: 27; 2. 1 Corinthians 1:10-13,17; Gospel: Matthew 4:12-23. Today’s readings give...

NZ Catholics challenged to help end slavery

Former Australian Ambassador to the Holy See John McCarthy, QC, has called on New Zealand Catholics to help eradicate modern slavery by making sure...

New chair of council for young people

Alex Bailey of Hamilton is the new chair of the Catholic bishops’ Council for Young People. Mr Bailey, the pastoral services...