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Bishops publish new policy booklet on Christian funerals

The New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference has published a new booklet on liturgical policy for Christian funerals and guidelines for tangihana. The 36-page booklet is...

Priest says Egypt’s Christians feel they could be martyrs at any...

CAIRO (CNS) -- Christians in Egypt "are getting to this idea that we could be a martyr at any moment," the spokesman for the...

Petition calling for porn inquiry sent to Parliament

A petition calling on an expert panel to investigate the public health effects and societal harms of pornography was presented to Parliament on April...

Hamilton city parish re-ordering on cards

Bishop Stephen Lowe of Hamilton has proposed changing the number of parishes in Hamilton city from six to four. Bishop Lowe spelled out the need...

Pope, President Trump speak of hopes for peace

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis and U.S. President Donald Trump spent 30 minutes speaking privately in the library of the Apostolic Palace May...

Re-opening of St Mary of the Angels

After being closed for seismic strengthening work since 2013, St Mary of the Angels church in central Wellingon was officially re-opened and blessed on...

Beloved Fr Des dies in Whanganui

When Fr Adonis Rancho announced at a Sunday morning Mass on March 26 in Whanganui that Fr Des Levins had died, there were exclamations...

Church leaders speak out on housing

Cardinal John Dew and Anglican Archbishop Philip Richardson released a joint statement on April 12 in response to research reports released by the Housing...

Christianity stands or falls by Easter

An Easter message from Bishop Patrick Dunn, the publisher of NZ Catholic. The whole of Christianity stands or falls by the Easter mystery. St...

Churches tell PM: Housing security essential for healthy communities

Representative church leaders have met with the Prime Minister and Government ministers to ask for more action in the areas of immigration, housing and...

In electing Trump, America was revealed

After his presentation at Christ the King church in Owairaka, Auckland on March 21, The Simple Way’s Shane Claiborne was asked by a member of the audience:...

Seven stained glass windows brighten Taranaki chapel

Amazing patterns of light now flood through the Mary Phelan Chapel at Sacred Heart Girls’ College in New Plymouth after seven stained glass windows were installed early...

Melbourne Mint CEO promised to defend the faith

Among Melbourne Mint chief executive officer Peter August’s seven commitments to God was to study and learn more about his faith so he can...

New Kapiti school opened and blessed

Wellington Cardinal John Dew formally opened and blessed the archdiocese’s newest school, Our Lady of Kapiti School, on March 17, 2017. The $6 million school,...

How a drug addict came home to Jesus

Prayer is a tool that Catholics should always use — this was the message that was given by speakers at the Wellington Eucharistic Convention. Some...

Making Jesus relevant in a secular society

Making Jesus relevant to the lives of young people given the complexity of New Zealand secular society is the main challenge of religious educators...

Pope says Fatima visit is pilgrimage of peace and hope

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- In a video message to the people of Portugal, Pope Francis said he would visit Fatima as a pilgrim of...

Christchurch events to mark Fatima centenary

by CHRIS WATKINS Exactly a century ago, the Blessed Virgin appeared at Fatima with prophecies and messages now more relevant than ever. Fully approved by the...

Family retreat led by Indian priest

by JACOB ANITHOTTAM The Syro Malabar Catholic Community in Auckland was blessed with the presence of Fr Mathew Elavumkal, VC, who is the director of...

Eucharistic Convention stalwart dies in accident at fishing spot

Auckland’s Eucharistic Convention lost one of its stalwarts in tragic circumstances just a few weeks before this year’s convention is to take place. Gary...

New monasticism takes God to streets

When Catholics thinks of monasticism, names like St Anthony of Egypt in the desert and St Benedict and his rule come to mind. But what...

First Maori diocesan priest dies

A Catholic Totara of many years has fallen in the Far North. Pa Henare Tate, the first Māori to be ordained as a diocesan priest,...

Celebrating 150 years of the icon of love

FOUNTAIN OF GRACE – celebrating 150 years of the Icon of Love by Jim McManus, CSsR, (Redemptorist Publications, 2015, Supplied by Pleroma Christian Supplies);...

Busy Whanganui couple celebrate 60 years married

“60 years of marriage have gone by very fast because, having a large family, we’ve been constantly involved in their lives throughout,” said Marie...

Convent drama tests beliefs

Poland, nuns and winter are a surefire mix of ingredients for an excellent film, if recent experience is any guide. A couple of years ago,...

Finding common ground in care of the earth

by MARTIN DE JONG Jewish, Catholic and Muslim speakers found common ground in recognising the call to greater environmental care through their respective faiths, in...

New Plymouth hall rises from ashes

Pupils of St Pius X School in New Plymouth were stoked about the opening of their school’s new hall on the grounds of the...

Visiting sisters unpack Pope’s green encyclical

A new consciousness or culture of inclusiveness and interconnectivity is needed if the earth is to have a future. This was the message of American...

Historic collar owners sought

Cathedral of the Holy Spirit parishioner in Palmerston North and past national president of the Hibernian Catholic Benefit Society Ian Bailey is appealing to...

And Jesus wept

by John Perriam Luke recalls a poignant moment in Jesus’s life when he says of him, looking upon Jerusalem, “. . . and he wept...