Tuesday, November 13, 2018

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Bohemian settlement marks 150 years

by JUDITH WILLIAMS PUHOI — Thousands of visitors passed through Puhoi over the weekend of June 28-30, most honouring their connection to the place as the settlement celebrated 150 years...

Volunteering prayer answered in Latin America

When Carmel College old girl Loren O’Sullivan asked God where she could volunteer her services, he answered her the way millennials communicate these days: through Facebook.“I was thinking about volunteering overseas when I...

Guide helps parishes to be welcoming to all

by ROWENA OREJANA Is your church welcoming? Or does it have hurdles that discourage some people from attending Mass? Creating Welcoming Churches, a book written and published by the Disability, Spirituality...

Quiet multi-faith space opened in hospital

by ROWENA OREJANA North Shore Hospital in Auckland has a new multi-faith centre for patients and their families and friends. The Waitemata District Health Board opened the centre on December 1....

Finding common ground in care of the earth

by MARTIN DE JONG Jewish, Catholic and Muslim speakers found common ground in recognising the call to greater environmental care through their respective faiths, in an interfaith event on “Care...

Spirit of openness at Jerusalem vocations retreat

Palmerston North Bishop Charles Drennan has described a vocations retreat held at the historic Compassion Sister’s convent at Hiruharama (Jerusalem) as marked by “a spirit of openness to God’s call”. A dozen young people...

Kiwis in Rome for youth-focused meeting

Auckland diocese Youth and Young Adult Ministry team leader Teresa McNamara and Isabella McCafferty from Wellington archdiocese’s Family and Young Church Vicariate have been chosen as delegates to an international meeting in Rome...

Exult brings young people from Kaitaia to Dunedin

by ROWENA OREJANA AUCKLAND — More than 100 young people from Kaitaia to Dunedin took part in Exult 2014, an annual retreat camp organised by Catholic charismatic group Jesus Youth...

50 pupils raise $13,000 for a good cause

by KATHLEEN CASEY Pupils at St Joseph’s Catholic School in the South Canterbury town of Fairlie have spurred their community into raising $13,000 for Caritas for earthquake recovery in Nepal. It...

Our Lady’s feast celebrated at St Joseph’s

by PAT SALANDANAN A community of the Holy Rosary (Barangay Sto Rosario) celebrated the feast of its patroness, Our Lady of the Rosary, on October 12 with the parish Mass at...

Hamilton bishop learns Vatican ropes

Bishop Stephen Lowe of Hamilton found attending a recent Vatican course for new bishops to be both stimulating and challenging.  Every two years, the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples runs a seminar...

Pope Francis is the most influential tweep

by NZ CATHOLIC staff GENEVA – Pope Francis is considered the most influential world leader on Twitter because he is the most widely retweeted, according to a study of political...

Enquiry centre aims to reach new generation

The Catholic Enquiry Centre has been re-organised to enable it to reach a new generation through different social media platforms as well as support parishes in spreading the Good...

Winning the battle of the school lunchboxes

by MICHELLE VOLLEMAERE Below is a selection of schoolkids' best ideas for their school lunches — here’s hoping some of them will work for you. (See also Michelle Vollemaere's Around...

Intercessors equipped for NZ renewal

by JUDY OLSEN Different currents of grace in the Church in New Zealand are coming together in a special way this year as the Catholic Charismatic Renewal celebrates its half...

McAuley girls win world problem-solving trophy

by PETER GRACE AUCKLAND — Five Catholic college girls from New Zealand are among the best student problem-solvers in the world. A McAuley High School team won the Education category in...

Pope Francis thanked for support of Rohingyas

On the eve of Pope Francis’ visit to Bangladesh and Myanmar, members of the Rohingya community in Auckland alongside Amnesty International New Zealand and people of different faiths gathered...

Building community in Dunedin South

On August 5, more than 50 people from as far afield as Invercargill, Oamaru, and Lawrence gathered at the Mercy Parish community centre in Dunedin South to discuss how...

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...

Kiwi Christians urged to stand up against abortion

American prolife speaker Bryan Kemper has urged Christians in New Zealand to stand up against abortion as it is “a fight that we are going to win”. Mr Kemper was...

Harbour bridge leap for Mercy Hospice

Mercy Hospice in Auckland took a leap of faith of sorts in a fundraising venture this year. It involved recruiting 20 brave people to “leap for life” off the Auckland...

Kiwi Catholics encouraged to learn the ‘language of life’

by ROWENA OREJANA Human Life International president Fr Shenan Boquet has called on Catholics in New Zealand to learn the language of life in order to build a culture of...

Group boosts Catholicism and Samoan culture

by ROWENA OREJANA AUCKLAND — The Ta’imua Malaeola Youth Group is keeping both the Catholic faith and the Samoan culture alive among New Zealand-born Samoan youth. Ta’imua chairman Michael Tanoai said the...

Central parishes get more time

by JULIE SOUTH HAMILTON — When NZ Catholic talked to people in the pews of Hamilton city earlier this year (NZ Catholic, April 20) about the proposed new Strategic Plan...

Meditation seen as positive for school life

by PETER GRACE AUCKLAND — Fr Peter Murphy of St Mary’s Parish, Papakura, may be the Johnny Appleseed of meditation. It seems that wherever Fr Murphy goes, meditation grows. And some...

Catholic networking leads to love

by SAMM-SARA PIRIE I first met Adam and Edel at an Encounter session in 2014. Both were bright and bubbly, and I assumed they were a couple just from observing...

A Kiwi mercy missionary on wheels

NEWCASTLE, Australia (CNS) — After opening holy doors in Rome to begin the Year of Mercy, Pope Francis has now pushed those passageways even wider by sending forth hundreds of "missionaries of...

Two Tauranga parishes now officially one

by PATRICIA BROOKS One hundred and seventy seven years ago on March 7, on the then feast of St Thomas Aquinas, Bishop Pompallier, Fr Philippe Viard, SM, Br Michel Columban,...

Kiwis helping save kids from gangs

In Latin America, where the drug trade is rampant and gang–related violence is common, Kiwis are helping orphaned and abandoned children find safe haven in the “ranchos” of Nuestro...

Daughter of modern saint to speak at NZ conference

The daughter of a saint is coming to New Zealand later this year. Dr Gianna Emanuela Molla, the daughter of St Gianna Beretta Molla, will feature at a conference in...

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Wgtn priests fast and pray for day following Pope’s call

Priests in Wellington archdiocese committed to prayer and fasting on October 5 following on from Pope Francis’ August request that the People of God pray and fast in order to hear the “hushed pain”...