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Sri Lankans honour Mary

A group of Sri Lankan families in Auckland has been keeping their Catholic culture alive by coming together once a month for the last 15 years to recite...

Pilgrim kindness impresses at Fatima

by JULIE du FRESNE I couldn’t see the paving beneath my feet. No, I wasn’t dancing in a mosh pit — I was struggling towards...

Fatima 100th anniversary marked by activities in Wellington

More than 100 people including families and children gathered in Wellington in mid-May to honour our Lady of Fatima during the 100th anniversary of...

National youth pilgrimage heading to Panama

The New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference has given the go ahead for young Catholics in this country to have a national pilgrimage to Panama...

Healing association grows rapidly in first decade

A total faith in God’s providence has seen a new association rise from nothing in India 10 years ago to a ministry of healing...

The neglected jewel

by John Perriam I wish to begin this opinion piece by putting forward three facts: 1. The Christian Church in the western world is losing ground. 2....

New national structure for youth ministry

New Zealand’s Catholic bishops have approved a proposal to re-establish a national structure for youth and young adult ministries. Palmerston North Bishop Charles Drennan, secretary...

Sacred Heart College Pompallier Shield roll continues

Sacred Heart College has won the Auckland diocese Pompallier Shield competition for the eighth time in ten years. The competition, which included Scripture reading, drama...

Who are the prophets in our society today?

One of the striking images from US President Donald Trump’s recent visit to the Vatican was of him and his wife standing hand in...

Govt Budget assessed by diocese commission

In the wake of the Government’s 2017 Budget, the Auckland Catholic Diocese Commission for Justice and Peace has stated that it is the responsibility...

Papal medal for Auckland interfaith leader

The founder and chairperson of the Mother Teresa Interfaith Committee in Auckland, Wenceslaus Anthony, MNZM, has received the highest papal medal that can be...

School honours Passchendaele fallen

by LYNDSAY FREER On Sunday, May 21, a large congregation of present and former students, friends, dignitaries and supporters gathered in the Sacred Heart College...

ANZAC service in River City remembers

Since 1946, returned soldiers have paraded at the ANZAC Mass in St Mary’s Catholic church in Whanganui, but this year there were none.  The last...

Honour for theology work

A New Zealand Marist priest has received a lifetime achievement award in “practical theology”. On May 4, Fr Gerald Arbuckle, SM, received the award in...

Book on NZ Dominicans sold out at southern launch

by PAT VELTKAMP SMITH With a cast of hundreds the Dominican book Windows on a Women’s World by Susannah Grant was a sell out on...

Crosses made of driftwood put on Napier beach

The sight of the rays of the rising sun on Holy Saturday hitting the crosses made of driftwood on Marine Parade beach in Napier...

Kiwi inspired by Pope interaction with youth

Youth ministries throughout New Zealand have started making a plan to engage young people in and out of the Church and to find out...

Joy as Far North church restored and re-opened

by WIGA AUTET Dominating the Makora Pa (the birthplace of Te Aupouri iwi) and overlooking the Whangape Harbour, St Gabriel’s church in Pawarenga in north...

Former Papal Nuncio to New Zealand dies in Ireland

by LYNDSAY FREER The Papal Nuncio to New Zealand from 1989 to 1995, Archbishop Thomas White, has died in Ireland. Born in Durrow in County Laois,...

Pope: Don’t pretend to be teens; help youths see blessings of...

ROME (CNS) -- Instead of "pretending to be adolescents," parents must help young people see the blessing of growing into adulthood, Pope Francis told...

PM impressed by today’s young people

Prime Minister Bill English faced questions on child poverty and ever increasing rents during a visit to De La Salle College in Mangere East...

Furnishings of three churches sold at auction

by PETER OWENS Following the sale at auction of three Catholic churches in Eastern Southland, some of the non-ecclesiastical furnishings of the churches have also...

Hundreds at NZ Fatima shrine for anniversary

Hundreds of people packed Our Lady of Fatima shrine in Meadowbank, Auckland, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the first apparition of the Blessed...

Chch team helps typhoon-hit Philippines

Christchurch diocesan priest Fr John Adams and 13 parishioners from St Joseph’s parish in Papanui have returned feeling tired but grateful after a 16-day...

View of Catholicism locked in pre-conciliar past

THE INVISIBLE BESTSELLER: Searching for the Bible in America by Kenneth A. Briggs. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing (Grand Rapids, Michigan, 2016). 239 pp., US$25....

Māori Language Week: a plea for Māori Masses

by Eljon Fitzgerald The first Catholic missionaries to Aotearoa made the effort to learn the Māori language to enable them to preach the Gospel of...

St Peter’s College new cross blessed

A majestic 11.5 metre steel frame inverted cross now stands at the previously non-descript front entrance of St Peter’s College in Auckland. The 7.5 tonne...

Challenge issued for NZ priests to be with people more

As priests, who do we really know and love, how many of our people do we know and call by name and whose homes...

Beatty wants to be a billionaire

It’s hard to believe Warren Beatty has been one of Hollywood’s fixtures for nearly six decades since he first appeared opposite Natalie Wood in...

Pastors should preach that God’s name is holy

On May 11, Parliament took the first step towards abolishing the blasphemous libel provision of the Crimes Act. An amendment was accepted during the...