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Yearly Archives: 2019

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...

NZ Catholic Church welcomes Pope’s move to abolish secrecy obligation for...

The Catholic Church in New Zealand welcomed Pope Francis decision to lift the obligation for secrecy for victims of clerical sexual abuse, said Wellington...

Spanish saints a focus at Dunedin women’s retreat

by JEFF DILLON It was a bit of a busman’s holiday for Fr Peter Brockhill from Palmerston North diocese...

Editor considers future of women in Church

by JEFF DILLON Dr Ann Gilroy, RSJ, acknowledged that she probably had more questionsthan answers when she delivered an...

Pope uplifts secrecy obligation for those who report having been abused

VATICAN CITY (CNS) - Pope Francis has abolished the obligation of secrecy for those who report having been sexually abused by a priest...

Thames parish upgrades security

A spate of petty crime has driven the installation of security cameras, solar lighting and an extra fence at St Francis of...

Faithful flock to Maryfest

by ESME O’RAFFERTY Crowds of the faithful flocked to Christchurch as the city was re-consecratedto Our Lady at Maryfest...

Holy Souls played part in recovery of statues

A Carmelite nun believes the fact that two precious statues allegedly taken from a monastery in Auckland were found in a nearby...

Mass held despite Auckland fire

Daily Mass went on as scheduled at the Cathedral of St Patrick and St Joseph in Auckland despite the huge fire that...

50 years of music ministry honoured

by KEN JOBLIN and JEFF DILLON On Sunday, October 6, a special occasion took place at St Mary’s...

NZ Bishops encouraged after Ad Limina

The New Zealand Catholic bishops came away “very encouraged” with their first encounter as a group with Pope Francis, which...

Friendship of convenience

Hollywood keeps its best films until last — most years — as the annual awards season looms. Judges’ memories are considered short,...

Novena, nostalgia, and a nosh-up in South Dunedin

by JEFF DILLON A weekend remembering the good old days was spent recently at St Patrick’s Basilica in South...

Featured News

A reflection on Querida Amazonia – Bishop Stephen Lowe

Pope Francis’ 2015 encyclical letter Laudato Si’, on care for our common home, the earth, continued the tradition of the prophets and of popes before him who have spoken...