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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...

North-East Asia is critical for world and NZ

The elusive peace sought by the world can only be attained when painful traumatic histories are put to rest by effective and acceptable apologies...

Christian life should have joy as a hallmark: British evangelist

The hallmark of good evangelisation is people enjoying themselves, said British Catholic author and catechist David Wells. An engaging and humorous speaker, Mr Wells reminded...

Chilling with Bishop Dunn ahead of 2018 synod

On August 2, at the Pompallier Diocesan Centre, Auckland diocese’s Youth and Young Adult Ministry team ran the first of a series of “Chill...

Kiwi priest made the ultimate sacrifice

by Fr BRIAN FENNESSEY Fr James McMenamin, Catholic Chaplain to the Forces, was killed on June 8, 1917, during the second day of the Battle...

Upper Hutt parishioner of many talents honoured

by JOSEPH O’MALLEY A papal honour has been bestowed on Josephine Eynon of Upper Hutt for services to the Catholic Church. On July 30 at Sunday...

Editorial: More than one issue to consider when voting

The election statement produced by New Zealand’s Catholic bishops last month aimed to share ideas about what questions and policies should shape an appropriate...

Which party should get your vote?

As part of NZ Catholic’s coverage of the 2017 General Election, eight political parties were invited to submit 300-word candidate statements explaining why you,...

Couple’s story captures courage of a French village in WW II

LOVE IN A TIME OF HATE: The Story of Magda and Andrew Trocme and the Village That Said No to the Nazis, by Hanna...

Impressions of a special commemoration at Messines

by MARTIN de JONG Kiriahi McKee, a Year 12 St Catherine’s College student from Wellington, was among New Zealanders at commemorations for military chaplain Fr...

Oceania bishops want sustainable development

Oceania’s Catholic bishops have called on their respective governments and civic authorities “to be vigilant in guarding against any attempts by international businesses to...

Political parties and their policies as related to our bishops’ key...

With the general election on September 23 approaching fast, NZ Catholic has summarised significant policies of the main parties according to the headings outlined in the...

Women’s lives before feminism

It’s difficult to turn great works of literature into great films. But that doesn’t stop many from trying, particularly when themes still resonate in...

P. North VG is now a monsignor

Palmerston North vicar-general Brian Walsh had been given the title of Monsignor by Pope Francis. This was announced by Palmerston North Bishop Charles Drennan on...

NZ woman makes her first vows

A woman from Auckland diocese professed her first vows as a Sister of Life in the United States this month. Jeanne Mei Mei Ng, 37,...

The little red hen

by John Perriam Sometimes, even now after 45 years, my mind goes back to a significant moment in my life. It was such a simple...

Bishops hear young people are not worthless, failures

No generation of young people since World War II has been as exposed to testing and attack as today’s young people. That was what homilist...

Marist Challenge Centre opens

by LYNDSAY FREER A crowd of several hundred gathered on August 12 for the official opening and blessing of the new Marist Challenge Centre in...

Warning that euthanasia will ruin the medical profession

The medical profession should stay out of euthanasia and assisted-suicide to prevent tragic consequences for the profession. Wellington specialist in Palliative Medicine Dr Sinead Donnelly...

Don’t medicalise kids confused about gender

Professor John Whitehall, foundation chair and professor of Paediatrics and Child Health at the University of Western Sydney, has warned against a rising phenomenon...

Emergency housing need on the North Shore

The significant amount of redevelopment in Auckland’s North Shore is affecting a lot of people and impacting on the need for emergency housing. Housing New...

Recognition of long-time Howick choirmaster

Public recognition of musicians is rare but enjoyable, said Howick parish’s long-time choirmaster Peter Gilmour upon his receiving the papal medal Benemerenti on July...

Hamilton men hear of faith of father in the home

by JOHN FONG It was after hearing the story of a man, now resident in New Zealand who, while living in South Sudan, ate leaves...

Manila cardinal asks churches to ring bells to remember drug-war deaths

MANILA, Philippines (CNS) -- Manila's cardinal has ordered church bells to be rung in that archdiocese every evening starting Sept. 14 to remember the...

At final Mass in Colombia, pope calls for change of culture

By David Agren CARTAGENA, Colombia (CNS) -- Pope Francis capped a five-day trip to Colombia with a call for culture change in a country attempting...

Why is there not more theology in homilies?

During his visit to New Zealand last month, NZ Catholic was able to speak with UK-based theologian Professor Thomas O’Loughlin, and put to him...

Healing for those left behind after suicide of a loved one

“I couldn’t believe my emotional reaction to what I had heard at one Friday midday Mass in late June 2017, with regard to the...

SVDP looks forward to celebrating 150 years in NZ

Vincentians from around the world and throughout New Zealand will gather in Christchurch for a weekend of anniversary celebrations in October. This year the Society...