Sunday, May 21, 2017

Christian Network objects to marginalising of its same-sex ‘marriage’ opposition

by NZ CATHOLIC staff WELLINGTON — New Zealand Christian Network says it is disappointed with the tactics of some politicians and media who are seeking to marginalise those opposed to...

The Catholic Soapbox, March 14, 2013 — our new pope

by GAVIN ABRAHAM At 5.16 this morning, I got the first message from a friend in New Zealand that white smoke had billowed from the chimney atop the Sistine Chapel....

NZ priests to hear international speakers

by MICHAEL OTTO ROTORUA — Renowned American papal biographer and Vatican correspondent John L. Allen, Jr, will join former Dominican master general Fr Timothy Radcliffe and Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle,...

NZ bishops make submission on same-sex ‘marriage’ bill

New Zealand's Catholic bishops appeared on November 28 before the Government Administration Select Committee considering the Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill to share their concerns over the future...

Bomb attack on military base church worries cardinal

LAGOS, Nigeria (CathNews) — Nigeria's new cardinal has spoken of his dismay following a deadly attack on a church inside a major military establishment, saying that it shows nowhere...

Reports on housing and food to be launched

by NZ CATHOLIC staff AUCKLAND — Poverty Action Waikato is releasing two reports this week — on housing and on food. The reports are about whānau and communities working together to...

Group makes new push for euthanasia

by NZ CATHOLIC staff CHRISTCHURCH — Right to Life says that it has come to their attention that the Volunteer Euthanasia Society has created a new label entitled “End-of-Life Choice”...

News-making school sticks to Church line

by NZ CATHOLIC staff WHANGAREI — A Catholic college, from which a teacher lost his job after supporting a protest about same-sex marriage, has emphasised the need for adherence to...

Wrong electoral choice can jeopardise your soul, bishop cautions

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois (CWN) — Strongly criticising provisions of the Democratic Party platform, Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield warned that “a vote for a candidate who promotes actions or behaviours...

Young Aussies to call for end to detention of children

CANBERRA (CathNews) — A coalition of young people is banding together to call for an end to immigration detention of children. From September 28, young people throughout Australia will be...

NZ archbishop named as one of 36 ‘synod fathers’

VATICAN CITY (CWN) — The Archbishop of Wellington, John Dew, is one of 36 prelates named by Pope Benedict XVI to take part in the 13th general assembly of...

New study confirms marriage easily best for children

WASHINGTON, D.C. (LifeSiteNews.com) — A new study shows marriage is good for children’s material prosperity, as well as their emotional and spiritual growth. “The United States is steadily separating into...

Priest masters the ABC of parish visiting

by MICHAEL OTTO WELLINGTON — Upper Hutt parish priest Fr Ron Bennett is on track to visit all 1250 homes of Catholic families in his parish by the end of...

First NZ Mass anniversary a focus for Year of Faith

by MICHAEL OTTO AUCKLAND — Pilgrimages to the Hokianga in 2013 to mark the 175th anniversary of the first Mass said in New Zealand, an outdoor Mass at a significant...

From the beginning of creation

A pastoral letter from the bishops of New Zealand to young New Zealanders Dear Kiwis of Generation Y. As the people who entered adulthood in this millennium, you are being wooed...

Bible in Schools gets congregation’s backing

by NZ CATHOLIC staff HAMILTON — A Bible in Schools programme in Hamilton is working fine, and there’s no need to change it, according to All Saints Community Church, a...

Stronger, higher, faster path to sainthood

by BETH DOHERTY SYDNEY — “You are what you eat,” said evangelist Martha Fernandez-Sardina as she addressed the 400-strong crowd at PROCLAIM 2012: the first Australian national conference on the...

Archbishop rules out mini-missal for Wellington

by MICHAEL OTTO WELLINGTON — Archbishop John Dew of Wellington has ruled out the use of a small spiral-bound version of the new missal by priests at Masses in the...

All French Catholics asked to pray for the nation

PARIS (CNA) — Leaders of the Catholic Church in France have asked all Catholic dioceses to unite in prayer for the country's future and common good on the Feast...

Gunmen kill at least 19 churchgoers

ABUJA, Nigeria (CWN) — Gunmen killed at least 19 people and left an unknown number wounded in an August 7 attack on a Christian church in central Nigeria. The armed...

Candidate for Auckland diaconate dies suddenly

by PETER GRACE WAITARUKE — One of 14 men trained and formed for the diaconate for Auckland diocese, Russell Larkin of Waitaruke, died on August 2, 16 days before he...

ProLife club wins the day in vote at university

by PETER GRACE ProLife Auckland is thanking supporters for ensuring the upholding of free speech, and that it is able to continue as an affiliated club at Auckland University. A crowded...

New president in Egypt gives Church leader hope

MADRID (Zenit) — The election of Mohammed Morsi as president of Egypt is reason for hope in a better future for the country's Christians, according to the head of...

Abuse makes headlines in Australia

SYDNEY (CathNews) — Abuse victims have rejected prayers for them offered at a Mass in Sydney's St Mary's Cathedral on July 8 as hypocritical and an empty gesture, reports...

Holocaust museum softens criticism of pope

by SERGIO MORA ROME (Zenit) — The management of Yad Vashem, the Holocaust museum in Jerusalem, has changed the text of the plaque in which Pope Pius XII was criticised. The...

National writing competition looks to Vatican II

by NZ CATHOLIC staff WELLINGTON — The focus for the 2012 religious writing competition organised by the Knights of the Southern Cross is on the words: “Inspired by no earthly...

Supreme Knight urges US Government to rethink mandate

HAMDEN, Connecticut (Zenit) — The Knights of Columbus filed a formal comment with the United States Department of Health and Human Services on June 19. It called on the...

Judge insists sex-abuse jury deliberations continue

PHILADELPHIA (CWN) — The jury in a landmark Philadelphia sex-abuse case has told the court that it is deadlocked on four of the five criminal charges against two Catholic...

Integrity leads atheist to Catholicism

WASHINGTON (CWN) — The Patheos website provides for expressions of all sorts of religious sentiments, and even accommodates atheists. Leah Libresco had been an engaging writer for the “Atheist” channel...

Government-backed registry to record ‘homophobic’ acts

QUEBEC (LifeSiteNews) — In what they are touting as a “world first,” a Quebec homosexual activist group has launched a “registry of homophobic acts” with support and funding from...

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Seven stained glass windows brighten Taranaki chapel

Amazing patterns of light now flood through the Mary Phelan Chapel at Sacred Heart Girls’ College in New Plymouth after seven stained glass windows were installed early this year. The chapel windows were...