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Yearly Archives: 2020

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...

March for Life in Auckland CBD

He aha te mea nui o te ao. He tāngata, he tāngata, he tāngata! What is the most important...

Seeing ourselves as God’s holy temple

February 23: 7th Sunday of Ordinary Time. Readings: 1. Leviticus 19:1-2,17-18; Psalm: 103; 2. 1 Corinthians 3:16-23; Gospel: Matthew 5:38-48. A number...

Papakura parish history told officially

On December 7 last year, exactly 92 years after it was formed, St Mary’s parish, Papakura, launched its official history book title...

Keeping hope alive at Bethlehem University

Keeping hope alive for the Palestinian students of Bethlehem University is one of the biggest challenges for vice-chancellor Br Peter Bray, FSC,...

Milestone for Dunedin’s last Christian Brother

by JEFF DILLON The only Christian Brother left in Dunedin, Br Graeme Donaldson, CFC, celebrated his 70th jubilee...

First Mass on NZ soil commemorated

by WIGA AUTET More than 300 tangata whenua (locals) and manuhiri (guests) gathered at Totara Point in Hokianga...

First Mass in NZ waters was 250 years ago

by WIGA AUTET Eight priests (including five Dominicans), a representative number of local parishioners and many others who travelled...

Kiwi-Filipinos now papal knight and dame

The Kiwi-Filipino couple who first brought the devotion to the Santo Niño to Auckland 26 years ago have been made a knight...

God’s wisdom shown in his revealed Word

February 16: 6th Sunday of Ordinary Time; Readings: 1. Sirach 15:15-20; Psalm: 119a; 2. 1 Corinthians 2:6-10; Gospel: Matthew 5:17-37.

JPC calls for tighter firearms controls in NZ

Auckland diocese’s Justice and Peace Commission has told a parliamentary select committee that urgent attention should be given to the tight control...

Long confession queues at convention

by MINA AMSO The largest ever gathering of young Chaldean people in Auckland, which took place last month,...

Caring and advocacy in a spirit of compassion

Caring for people in need and advocating for human rights for more than 60 years has seen a Wellington religious sister receive...

Farewell to Orewa parish ‘matriarch’

St John the Evangelist parish in Orewa, Auckland, lost its “matriarch” when Valerie Ann Bennett passed away in her home on January...

Kiwibank’s ‘no cheques’ deadline looms

NZ Catholic is aware that several of our subscribers have been used to paying their subscriptions using Kiwibank cheques.

West Coast memorial to past worship site blessed

In a first for the West Coast, two Anglican bishops and a Catholic bishop gathered on February 1 at Makaawhio/Jacob’s River to celebrate and...

War story bids for Oscar

Accusations of “whitewashing” and calls for racial and gender quotas again accompanied the 2020 Oscar nominations. Sheer merit alone, judged by...

New Samoa-Apia liturgy head appointed

Auckland diocese liturgy advisor Marcelles Amiatu has been appointed by Samoan Archbishop Alapati Lui Mataeliga to head a newly-established national liturgy office in the...

We are to be shining examples of God’s will

February 9: 5th Sunday of Ordinary Time. Readings: 1. Isaiah 58:7-10; Psalm: 112; 2. 1 Corinthians 2:1-5; Gospel: Matthew 5:13-16. Today,...

New GM in the capital

Wellington archdiocese’s new general manager is John Prendergast, who comes from a position of chief executive of Southland Presbyterian Support.

Best in the west as rebuilt Holy Cross dedicated

“The west is the best,” the Bishop of Auckland keeps being told when he visits parishes in West Auckland. “Henderson is the...

Regnum Christi fellowship calling

It is important to encourage young people in their faith as well as in bringing their faith to areas of leadership in the secular...

NZ prison issues shared at international meeting of chaplains

New Zealand prisoners share issues of poverty, mental illness and being overly from ethnic minorities with their jailed counterparts in many other countries, Senior...

Tauranga loses talented lady

by PATRICIA BROOKS The Tauranga parish of St Thomas Aquinas recently said farewell to a  most remarkable parishioner,  Beverley Roberts....

New Our Lady shrine for Canterbury

by MICHAEL LORETZ It was a special day for 500 people who gathered in the north Canterbury village...

Mass with the rising sun

At 5.30am on New Year’s Day, a Mass was celebrated on Midway Beach, Gisborne, by Msgr Frank Eggleton and Fr Jack Smith,...

Interfaith exchange celebrated 800 yrs later

The spirit of hospitality offered to St Francis of Assisi by a Muslim Sultan was rekindled eight centuries later at St Francis Friary...

Good News for all the world to hear

February 2: Presentation of the Lord. Readings: 1. Malachi 3:1-4; Psalm: 24; 2.Hebrews 2:14-18; Gospel: Luke 2:22-40. This feast day...

Whangarei’s summer of building family faith

During the summer months, Whangarei’s Catholic parish and schoolsare trying something new to help build up the faith life of families.

Clergy moves in six NZ dioceses

Christchurch Bishop Paul Martin, SM, announced the assignment of priests reflecting the new diocesan structure as other dioceses made public clergy moves...

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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...