Saturday, November 17, 2018

Programme offers ‘life-changing’ experience

by PETER GRACE A discovery of some of the teaching of St John Paul II has had a powerful effect on the life of Auckland woman Maria Pais. Mrs Pais told...

Mixed reaction to drop in number of abortions in NZ

by NZ CATHOLIC staff WELLINGTON — Pro-life organisations have welcomed a drop in the annual number of abortions in New Zealand, but they have expressed sorrow at the thousands of...

12 finalists chosen for pro-life songwriting contest

by NZ CATHOLIC staff AUCKLAND — Record entries saw a total of 50 reduced to 12 finalists for this year’s National Pro-life Songwriting Contest to be held in Auckland on...

School pupils help inmates children

by MICHAEL OTTO AUCKLAND — Christmas will have been a little brighter for children who have a parent in prison, thanks to the efforts of children from a Catholic school. Years...

Kathleen carries on after house fire

by CHRISTINE GOUNDER LOWER HUTT — Even after 22 years, Kathleen Sheehan is dedicated to her volunteer shift at Te Omanga hospice in Lower Hutt, to do her bit for...

Huntly school jubilee kicks off in sweet style

by ROWENA OREJANA HUNTLY — St Anthony’s Catholic School has kicked off its centennial celebrations this year with 100 cupcakes baked for students, parishioners and former students. representative Philippa Bredenbeck...

Small college wins O’Shea Shield

by BELLA GIBNEY WANGANUI — St Catherine’s College, Kilbirnie, has won the 2014 competition for the O’Shea Shield. Seventeeen Catholic colleges from Palmerston North diocese and Wellington archdiocese compete annually for the...

Friars gather in USA

by NZ CATHOLIC staff Thirteen Franciscan friars from the English-speaking world gathered in Washington, D.C., from June 29 to July 3, 2015, to discuss the urgent need for the support...

Christian radio programmes win in New York

by NZ CATHOLIC staff The Christian Broadcasting Association (CBA) has won two gold awards at the New York Festivals World’s Best Radio Programs ™ awards in New York. Both programmes...

Chaplaincy for the deaf turns 35

by MARJORIE DAWSON PALMERSTON NORTH — About 50 people gathered at the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit, Palmerston North, to celebrate 35 years of Catholic Chaplaincy in New Zealand (1978-2013)...

CCF winner delighted at timing of spot prize draw

by PETER GRACE AUCKLAND — North Shore woman Pam Pyatt had no trouble deciding how she would like to use her Catholic Caring Foundation spot prize. The Bishop of Auckland, Bishop Patrick...

Ancient order coming to NZ

by NZ CATHOLIC staff AUCKLAND — An ancient order of knighthood will conduct its first New Zealand investiture, in Auckland on November 26. The Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of...

Papal award for 60 years of musical ministry

by MICHAEL OTTO AUCKLAND — More than six decades of playing the organ in Catholic Churches by Margaret Mary (Maree) McNaughten has been acknowledged with a papal honour. Bishop Patrick Dunn...

Fr Garty dies

by NZ CATHOLIC staff NEW PLYMOUTH — A priest who ministered mostly under the shadow of Mt Taranaki for seven decades has passed away. Francis Patrick (Frank) Garty died at New...

New monsignor appointed in Dunedin

by NZ CATHOLIC staff DUNEDIN — Pope Benedict XVI has conferred the title of Chaplain of Honour on Fr John Harrison, meaning he will be known as “Monsignor”. Msgr Harrison, who...

Sacred Heart Sister killed on flight MH17

by PETER GRACE AUCKLAND — One of the victims of the aircraft crash in the Ukraine on July 24 was an Australian religious sister who often visited New Zealand. Sr Philomene...

Catholic doctor Lance O’Sullivan honoured

by ROWENA OREJANA AUCKLAND — New Zealander of the Year Dr Lance O’Sullivan thinks his Catholic upbringing lies behind his commitment to helping the poor and those in need. Dr O'Sullivan...

DVDs teach about the Faith

by JULIE SOUTH HAMILTON — Around 100 Hamiltonians have been turning up at the Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Hamilton to attend its latest evangelisation programme,Catholics Listening to God. The seven-week...

Winners for 6 years running

by NZ CATHOLIC staff AUCKLAND — For the sixth time in as many years, Sacred Heart College has won the Pompallier Shield Speech Competition among the 16 Catholic secondary schools in...

Community loses popular teacher

by SUE SECONI The sudden death of popular secondary school teacher Liam O’Gorman was received with disbelief and sadness throughout the Catholic school community in Wanganui. Mr O’Gorman died on Saturday...

Amy organises ‘jam’ session to improve music in liturgies

by PETER OWENS Like Mary MacKillop, Amy Armstrong saw a need in her diocese of Dunedin and did something about it. Ms Armstrong, originally from St Paul, Wisconsin, became aware that...

Talented Thao to take on world’s top young problem solvers

by NZ CATHOLIC staff A year 11 Auckland student will represent New Zealand at the Future Problem Solving International Conference in June. St Mary’s College student Thao Tran, 15, has...

Accident takes loved trainer

by GILLIAN VINE St Mary’s Church, Mosgiel, overflowed on February 10 for the funeral Mass of Steven Anderton, one of New Zealand’s most respected thoroughbred trainers. Mr Anderton, 43, died on February...

Caritas appointment

by NZ CATHOLIC staff Wellington archdiocese vicar-general Msgr Gerard Burns has been appointed by Pope Francis as a member of the executive board of Caritas Internationalis. Msgr Burns, who is president...

Mairehau parish honours saint

by KATHLEEN CASEY In the fairly new and still settling parish of St Francis of Assisi in Mairehau, parishioners honoured their patron’s feast day by holding a full weekend of...

100 up for Marist legend Chalky Duggan

by LYNDSAY FREER Reverend Dr George Duggan, a priest of the Society of Mary (Marist Fathers) will celebrated his 100th birthday on July 3. Affectionately know as “Chalky” to his friends...

Caritas helps Solomons

by NZ CATHOLIC staff HONIARA — The worst flooding in 28 years to hit Solomon Islands has resulted in deaths and 15,000 people fleeing their homes. Three days of heavy rains...

Gracious Mary Katarina lived a loving, committed life

by Sr COLLEEN EDGECOMBE, RNDM On May 3 in Little Waihi on the southern edge of Lake Taupo, requiem Mass was celebrated for Sr Mary Katarina, RNDM. Pa Hemi Hekiera,...

Successful oratorio has an NZ link

by NZ CATHOLIC staff A teacher and researcher in New Zealand in the 2000s, Cormac O’Duffy, had the premiere of his oratorio The Wedding Feast of the Lamb before a...

Soup to make one proud

by MICHELLE VOLLEMAERE I had what I call “a proud mother moment” recently. Darling Daughter, who is currently residing in a student hostel in Wellington, sent me a text. Nothing remarkable...

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Many cultures celebrated by parish

Every fifth Sunday of the month, Our Lady of Assumption parish in Onehunga, Auckland celebrates diversity by having a multicultural Mass.  Parish priest Fr Andrew Atonio, MF (Missionaries of Faith) started this tradition around...