Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Featured Catholic News

Can’t beat hard work for success, says top sportsman

by Michael Otto It is sometimes said that humour and commonsense are the same thing moving at different speeds. The combination, balanced at the right level, is usually a winning one. That...

Diocese wants beautiful churches to rise

by ROWENA OREJANA Beautiful traditional churches are expected in Christchurch as the diocese gears towards rebuilding next year some churches destroyed by the 2011 earthquake. Bishop’s Pastoral Office director Mike Stopforth...

Sleeping rough raises dollars for homeless

by KATE MAHONY St Joseph’s (Upper Hutt) parishioners Teresa and Stewart Homan spent a Friday night dossing down in a carpark in the centre of Wellington on October 10, surrounded...

Chch bishops’ PA has loved her job

by KATHLEEN CASEY Serious travel is in Angela Woolstencroft’s retirement plans, but she is unambiguous about out how much she has loved her job as bishop’s PA in Christchurch for...

Cullinane students raise voices for mission school

by SUE SECONI St Mary of the Cross MacKillop’s dare to “Never see a need without trying to do something about it”, was not so much seen but heard by...

Devotion to Our Lady grows

by ROWENA OREJANA More than 750 devotees of the Our Lady of Penafrancia celebrated the 25th anniversary of their arrival in New Zealand with a procession around Our Lady of Assumption...

Survey has hard messages for Church

by ROWENA OREJANA WELLINGTON — The responses of more than 2000 New Zealand Catholics provided to the survey for the Third Extraordinary Synod on Marriage and Family showed Catholics feel...

Journey takes Jeanne to Sisters of Life

by ROWENA OREJANA AUCKLAND — Travelling was Jeanne Ng’s passion until she found something more worthwhile to pursue. She will be travelling to New York on September 3 to be the...

A life turned around

Rob came to prison with a long list of offences that included various types of violence with weapons, including two rape charges and some drug charges. His family had disowned...

Faith firmly behind work to help those in crisis

by ROWENA OREJANA AUCKLAND — A young mum had just given birth and was leaving hospital with nowhere to go. A 14-year old girl caught trains and buses at night...

College students learn about horses

by PETER OWENS OAMARU — All schools offer subjects to suit the various talents of different students. If that is a “horses for courses” approach, St Kevin’s College also offers...

1000 march for poor children

by NZ CATHOLIC staff AUCKLAND — A demonstration against child poverty is one thing, but ongoing action is needed marchers heard in Auckland on September 6. The Justice and Peace Commission of...

The ordinary that made a man extraordinary

by CAROLYN MOYNIHAN AUCKLAND — Towards the end of September, several small groups of Kiwis will be making their way to Madrid for the beatification of Bishop Alvaro del Portillo,...

Parish support eases anguish

by SUE SECONI WANGANUI — The forcing of the Yaziki people from their villages by Sunni militants in Northern Iraq has become more real for the congregation of St Anne’s Wanganui. Parishioner...

Political parties and their policies as related to our bishops’ key...

With the general election on September 20 approaching fast, NZ Catholic has summarised the policies of the main parties according to the headings outlined in the New Zealand Catholic bishops’ statement...

Blenheim young people help poor village

by NZ CATHOLIC staff BLENHEIM — A village in Kenya now has its own well, thanks to fundraising by a Blenheim youth group. St Mary’s youth group in Blenheim has...

We must find God in darkness, priests hear

by ROWENA OREJANA AUCKLAND — The Archbishop of Brisbane, Mark Coleridge, describes the investigations by the Royal Commission on Child Sexual Abuse in Australia as a “public humiliation that never...

Iraqi teenager recalls the day that changed her life

by ROWENA OREJANA AUCKLAND — Fourteen-year- old Carmel College student Nadine Amso remembers vividly the day that changed her life. She was 10 years old. She was sitting with her family in...

1000 march for Iraqi Christians

by ROWENA OREJANA AUCKLAND — More than 1000 Iraqi Christians and their supporters marched from St Patrick’s Cathedral through Queen St to Aotea Square in Auckland to on August 30...

Presbyterians share papal message

by ROWENA OREJANA AUCKLAND — St Luke’s Presbyterian Church has prominently displayed a big billboard of Pope Francis with his quote, “Inequality is the root of social evils”, in recognition...

Heavenly flight for Father

by NZ CATHOLIC staff SYDNEY — Auckland Hospital chaplain Fr Christopher Brady was a passenger on the first international passenger flight of the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. Fr Brady emailed NZ Catholic...

A 22-year journey to priesthood

by ROWENA OREJANA AUCKLAND — It took Jeremy Palman 22 years to become a priest, but it was a great joy when he got there. Fr Palman was ordained by Bishop...

St Peter’s 75th party ‘almost gatecrashed’

by MICHAEL OTTO AUCKLAND — The 75th jubilee of St Peter’s College was almost gatecrashed by their brethren from Sacred Heart College — but not quite. The rugby first XVs from the...

Eastern Catholics want a migrant quota

by ROWENA OREJANA AUCKLAND – The Eastern Catholic Churches in New Zealand are asking the government to reinstate an immigration quota specifically for Iraqi Christians who are being persecuted and...

Huge response for help with benefits

by PETER GRACE AUCKLAND — The centre of gravity shifted in Mangere from August 5 to 7 as hundreds of people crowded over the footpath, into the foyer and into...

League delegates discuss having women deacons

by ROWENA OREJANA AUCKLAND — If we can’t ordain women priests, why not women deacons? This was one of the ideas raised at the Catholic Women’s League national conference on July 18...

Later years can be the best, CWL hears

by PETER GRACE AUCKLAND — The biggest social mistake made by the elderly is the answer they give to the question, “How are you?”, says teacher, author and psychotherapist, Juliet...

Moving school to school often hurts children

by MICHAEL OTTO AUCKLAND — Children often changing schools is an ongoing issue in south Auckland, but local Catholic schools in the area seem to have more stable enrolments. As long...

Santo Nino at home in St Benedict’s

by ROWENA OREJANA AUCKLAND — The image of Senyor Santo Nino (Holy Child Jesus) has finally found a home at St Benedict’s Church in Newton. St Benedict’s parish priest, Msgr Paul Farmer...

Young Kiwi sailor competes in Mexico

by ROWENA OREJANA AUCKLAND — Waving hello to dolphins and orcas. Being out on the water for about half the day. Nothing could be cooler for a 14-year-old boy except...