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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...

Protection from spiritual abuse needed in safeguarding

In the formation of leaders in the Church, the issue of “spiritual abuse” should be addressed as part of safeguarding policies, while humility and...

Tongan Catholics clean up close to home

Taking pride in their neighbourhood and taking action to help our common home - in line with the teaching in Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato...

Final plan presented for Christchurch parish changes

Christchurch Bishop Paul Martin, SM, has presented the final plan for changes to parishes in Christchurch city and some other regions.

Whanganui women honoured

Seven women from the Catholic Parish of Whanganui - Te Parihi Katorika Ki Whanganui - were recognised for their service in the Society of...

$126m Catholic precinct for Chch

Christchurch Bishop Paul Martin, SM, has announced the construction of a $126 million cathedral parish precinct, that will see a new Catholic...

Volunteers thanked at Mass

by STEPHEN FRASER The Cathedral of St Patrick and St Joseph in Auckland was again alive with the throng and...

Outstanding community contributions honoured

Sixteen young people in Auckland diocese were recognised and given the Tu Kahikatea Awards for their outstanding contribution to their communities.

Netflix’s top 10 of the year

More than one in three New Zealand households subscribe to Netflix, the global heavyweight among streaming services, to watch movies and...

Otama flag centre of Armistice Day service

by PETER OWENS The parish priest of Waikiwi, Invercargill, Fr Tony Harrison, recently conducted a signficant public service in his role...

Open to talks on Maori papal apology call

Te Runanga o Te Hahi Katorika ki Aotearoa chair Sr Tui Cadigan, RSM, said she would be open to a thorough discussion...

Feedback received on Wellington archdiocese overhaul

Amalgamations and closure of churches were among the proposals submitted by Wellington parishes in response to a directive sent by...

Naomi’s moving abortion story told at March for Life

At the national March for Life there were many sounds — which could mostly be heard above a strong wind from the...

Planned rebuild helps GI school

Pupils at St Pius X Catholic School in Glen Innes in East Auckland“learned” from home for two days last month, as the...

Church fronts at royal commission hearing

New Zealand’s Catholic bishops and congregational leaders have, throughlegal counsel, told the Royal Commission into Abuse in Care that they are committed...

Fit-out funding push to complete St Peter’s chapel

St Peter’s College is having a final fundraising push in a bid to finish its estimated $3 million chapel before the next...

Legal action looms over school funding exclusion

Integrated schools are exploring all options, including taking the Government to court, after being left out of the $396 million funding package to upgrade...

New mission centre planned in Napier city

Plans are progressing towards a new Catholic administration and mission centre in Napier city. According to the Catholic...

Who is Jesus?

A Christmas message from NZ Catholic publisher Auckland Bishop Patrick Dunn. During Advent, a friend of mine was interviewed...

Chch sounds enjoyed in Auckland

Mass-goers in two Auckland parishes were delighted to hear southern voices raised in song to praise the Lord at Masses on November...

Walking the streets and encountering the poor

Each morning, I start my day with a walk around inner city Wellington. The inner city looks different at 5am, with mainly...

Whangamomona celebrates proud heritage

by CAROLE DOOR On Saturday, November 9, there was a wonderful celebration to commemorate the 100th year of Whangamomona’s...

Dame Kiri drops in on her old school

One of New Zealand’s most distinguished daughters paid a visit to her old school on November 19. Dame Kiri...

Devonport church centenary

St Francis de Sales and All Souls parish in Devonport celebrated its church’s 100th birthday on November 1.

Statue replicated for Beatitudes jubilee

Christchurch Bishop Paul Martin, SM, unveiled a new shrine at Leithfield, just north of Christchurch, on the 25th Jubilee Celebration of the...

Sisters give home to street kids

The Marist Sisters are supporting a centre in the Philippines that takes careof, and provides a home for, children of street women...

Deceased clergy remembered

The human frailties of priests — and even of apostles — can help to make them attractive figures. Auckland...

Faith leaders concerned at EOLC bill

Religious leaders from a number of New Zealand’s faith traditions have written a joint letter to Members of Parliament expressing their grave...

Cardinal celebrates Mass at De La Salle College

by DENIS TUTAKA De La Salle College in Mangere, Auckland, celebrated the completion of their sacramental programme at an...