Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Priests help with rescue and support after ship sinks

ROME (Zenit) — Catholic chaplains have been closely involved in rescue and support efforts as 21 passengers from the Costa Concordia cruise ship remain unaccounted for. The the giant vessel...

Spiritual director to visit NZ

A hugely experienced spiritual director and retreat director from New Jersey is to visit New Zealand to offer a series of courses in January. Maureen Conroy is co-director of the Upper...

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...

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...

Convicted fraudster to help with investigations

by MICHAEL OTTO WELLINGTON — The Hibernian Catholic Benefit Society hopes convicted fraudster Susan Hagai will continue to help its investigations for possible future civil claims for compensation. In a note...

Cardinal fears a dialogue of the deaf with LCWR

VATICAN CITY (CathNews) — In the wake of Tuesday's meeting with representatives of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, the Vatican official responsible for a recent crackdown said he...

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...

Survey shows why Catholics quit the Church

RADNOR, Pennsylvania (CathNews) — In an unusual study whose main results were released at a Catholic University of America conference at the end of March, Villanova University in Philadelphia...

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...

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...

Justice and peace commission turns its gaze overseas

by MICHAEL OTTO AUCKLAND — Recruiting will start this month for a new working committee on peace and international justice issues, which will be part of Auckland diocese’s Justice and...

Are we truly satisfied in New Zealand?

Perhaps the most famous election slogan in New Zealand’s political history was that which took Robert Muldoon’s National Party to a landslide victory in 1975. It was: “New Zealand the...

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...

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...

School fair, Balmoral

Nov. 5: Good Shepherd school fair, Saturday November 5 from 10am, 30 Telford Ave, Balmoral. Lots of family fun and stalls.

Aussie invite for Kiwis in Rome

by NZ CATHOLIC staff AUCKLAND — New Zealand and Oceania Catholic visitors to Rome have been invited to make use of Domus Australia, the pilgrim centre established by the Australian...

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....

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...

Warkworth- Puhoi parish hosts State Of The Nation Report presentation

by Judith Williams For its first initiative the newly formed Warkworth-Puhoi Catholic Parish Social Justice Group will host a local area presentation of the Salvation Army’s report, A Mountain All...

Minister defends Catholic schools against homophobia accusation

LONDON (CathNews) — The British Education Secretary, Michael Gove, has defended the right of Catholic schools to promote Church teaching on homosexuality following a complaint from the country's Trade...

New Roman Missal finally delivered

by PETER GRACE The new Roman Missal was delivered to dioceses in mid-February. Some parishes have already received their copies. According to the Liturgy Centre in Auckland diocese, the new Roman...

Kiwis encouraged to pray for election

By NZ CATHOLIC staff WELLINGTON — New Zealand Christian Network is encouraging Kiwis to pray for the upcoming election. National director Glyn Carpenter said: “Maybe this election will be the one...

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...

Pro-life youth and vigour shocks pro-abortion leader

WASHINGTON (LSN) — When Nancy Keenan, the head of America’s oldest abortion lobby, told the Washington Post she was stepping down, she cited a grim fact that she had...

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...

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...

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...

Youth ministry in Wellington receives a shake-up

by CALLUM TOWNSEND WELLINGTON — Youth ministry in the Wellington archdiocese has received a shake-up, with a renewed focus on mentoring and training to be implemented from early next year. A...

Churches ponder options after insurer withdraws

by MICHAEL OTTO CHRISTCHURCH — A major insurer of Church buildings will not write any new insurance cover against earthquakes in New Zealand from December — and the implications for...

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”...

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Nano Nagle: The ‘power of one’ celebrated

by JEFF DILLON Celebrating anybody’s birthday usually involves some careful preparations and when it involves someone who was born 300 years ago in 1718, then it certainly needs some thought.  So it proved recently...