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Hundreds wish Bishop Denis well as three milestones marked at Mass

by JOHN FONG The many years of service as a priest and as a bishop by Hamilton Bishop Emeritus Denis Browne were fittingly recognised at...

A modern saint who took politics seriously

When Kiwis look at their calendars for September 23, they will see many things scheduled, depending on their interests — a big race meeting...

Kiwi deacon ordained in Boston

by MICHAEL McVEIGH Newly ordained Kiwi Jesuit Deacon Rob Morris says he’s looking forward to the next stage of his vocational journey. “I don’t mean that...

Faith, Fatima and family focus at Tawa

by PATRICIA SISON To commemorate the centenary of the apparitions of our Lady of Fatima (1917-2017), the Centre for Marriage and Family (CMF) organised events...

Leaders back Christchurch Anglican cathedral decision

Heads of Christian denominations in Canterbury have called for acceptance of the decision by the Anglican Christchurch diocesan synod to reinstate the earthquake-damaged Christ...

Students dig deep to help the earth

“It was great helping the nuns, it was fun planting the trees, we loved it”, were just some of the instant responses from Room...

Pope tops 40 million followers on Twitter, 5 million on Instagram

By Matthew Fowler VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis' @Pontifex Twitter accounts reached more than 40 million followers just a few months before the fifth...

Recognition for Sian’s engineering work

Carmel College former student Sian France has been recognised for her work on the Waterview Connection Project by the National Association of Women in...

Major conference on parish renewal for Chch

A major conference on parish renewal featuring three international speakers and many quality workshops is being planned for Christchurch in November. The Ablaze Parish Renewal...

Hostage standoff unfolds in 6 Days

It is taken for granted that virtually all major news events will be seen instantly around the world through 24-hour live coverage. Natural disasters such...

A moving memorial Mass for Sr Jean

It was a very moving memorial Mass for a very special person. Residents, students, friends and family of G.I.F.T. Centre founder Cenacle Sr Jean Mary...

Pope pledges church commitment to fight child abuse online, offline

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Acknowledging how often the Catholic Church failed to protect children from sexual abuse, Pope Francis pledged "to work strenuously and...

Indonesian independence celebrated

Indonesian Catholics are fighting off the temptation becoming laid back in terms of their faith by becoming actively involved in their parishes. Auckland Indonesian community...

Pope Francis prays for victims of Las Vegas shooting

Pope Francis has expressed his “spiritual closeness” to those affected by the deadly shooting in Las Vegas, which left more than fifty people dead,...

Night school an opportunity for faith formation

The Catholic Discipleship College on Auckland’s North Shore held a twelve-week night school that allows people to go deeper into their faith.This was the...

Youth challenge: stress

Stress is being cited as a big challenge in young people’s lives, according to early indications from a survey of New Zealand young people...

Pope’s communications day theme: Truth in age of ‘fake news’

By Carol Glatz VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Given the strong divisions sparked and fueled by "fake news," Pope Francis is highlighting the importance of truth...

Digital clinic to roll out at De Paul House

2014 New Zealander of the Year Dr Lance O’Sullivan is putting digital clinics in De Paul House to give the most vulnerable access to...

Akld and Chch Easter trading decisions praised

The decision by the Auckland Council not to extend Easter Sunday trading has been praised by Auckland diocese’s Justice and Peace Commission. On August 24,...

Our prayer must point always to God

HOLY DESPERATION: Praying as if Your Life Depends on It by Heather King. Loyola Press (Chicago, 2017). 224 pp., US $13.95. PRAYER SEEDS: A...

Catholic journos told to tell ‘earth’ truths

Australasian Catholic writers were challenged to “call it as it is” when it comes to the environment and not to run away from the...

‘Share the journey,’ embrace migrants, refugees, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Christ calls believers to welcome migrants and refugees "with arms wide open, ready to give a sincere, affectionate, enveloping embrace,"...

Al Gore’s climate apocalypse

New Labour leader Jacinda Ardern has declared climate change is her generation’s “nuclear-free moment”. She may be right. The antinuclear movement was launched amid fears...

Doug back in PNG under special ‘condition’

Deported Kiwi lay missionary Doug Tennent has finally returned to Papua New Guinea but was allowed back with a “condition”. “I’m back in the country...

Adventurous Sr Maryanne fondly remembered

by JEFF DILLON Saying farewell to Sr Anne (Maryanne) Fahy, RSM, at her funeral was not so much of a sad affair but rather a...

Building a bridge: our gay brothers and sisters

Like many others, I have friends and family members who are gay. For some years I have been troubled by the sense of rejection they...

Auckland University pro-life group disaffiliated

As a result of online voting, the Auckland University Students Association (AUSA) has provisionally disaffiliated the ProLife Auckland group. AUSA members were asked if the...

NZ Catholic wins at press awards

NZ Catholic won five awards at the Australasian Catholic Press Association (ACPA) awards and the separate Australasian Religious Press Association (ARPA) awards held in...

2nd Fr O’Donoghue dies

by Lyndsay Freer Fr Kevin O’Donoghue, SM died recently at Wellington’s Home of Compassion aged 91. His priestly and Marist life of 67 years spanned a...

Building community in Dunedin South

On August 5, more than 50 people from as far afield as Invercargill, Oamaru, and Lawrence gathered at the Mercy Parish community centre in...