Saturday, January 18, 2020

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...

School trio pass uni paper

by NZ CATHOLIC staff CHRISTCHURCH — The chance to undertake a stage one theology paper at the University of Otago was too good to pass up for three Marian College, Christchurch, year...

‘Mall walkers’ seek disciples

by JENNY McPHEE CHRISTCHURCH — Mall walkers took over from wall walkers at the Blue Skies Conference and Training Centre in Kaiapoi from May 2 to 4. The “mall walkers” were...

Palmerston North student is top scholar in Maori

by MARJORIE DAWSON PALMERSTON NORTH — A young man who is passionate about keeping the Maori language alive has been awarded the 2011 top subject scholar for Te Reo Rangatira. The...

Religious people are needed to inspire others

by ROWENA OREJANA GORE — When Fr Fredy Permentilla joined the Mission Society of the Philippines, he knew he was going to be sent to the ends of the Earth. He...

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...

Death breaks up Te Atatu parish team

by PETER GRACE Death has split up a long lasting west Auckland parish team. Joanna Matthew, the sister of Holy Family parish priest Fr Andrew Matthew, died on October 25. She...

Another prominent Maori leader dies in Wanganui

by SUE SECONI WANGANUI — St Mary’s Parish and Wanganui City lost two prominent Maori Catholic leaders in the deaths of Ariki Hanare Mare Mare Uncle Bill Murray and Morvin...

Long-serving contributor dies

by PETER GRACE PALMERSTON NORTH— NZ Catholic contributor Marjorie Dawson of Palmerston North died on March 30, after a lengthy battle with ill health. Mrs Dawson wrote many news and feature...

Sadness at closing of Aubert Home of Compassion in Wanganui

by SUE SECONI Wanganui — It was with much sadness for the Catholic community, the city and the Sisters of Compassion that the order’s leadership team decided to close the...

NZ liturgy director returns to parish life

by MICHAEL OTTO HAMILTON — The director of the National Liturgy Office, Fr Trevor Murray, has stepped aside from this role to return to parish ministry. Fr Murray became parish...

L’Arche Kapiti celebrates multiple milestones

by KILIAN DE LACY PARAPARAUMU — Stepping into a L’Arche community is a special experience. There is a warmth, a simplicity and a kinship that attract the visitor. The spirit of...

Columbans give calendars to prisoners

NZ CATHOLIC staff WELLINGTON — One way the Columban Mission reached out to the marginalised at Christmas was by donating 800 Columban Calendars to prisoners around New Zealand. The calendars were...

Young people go more deeply into the Mass

by ROWENA OREJANA Around 260 mostly young people “walked through the Mass” with Auckland Bishop Patrick Dunn at the Christ the King Church in Owairaka on March 6. Young adult and...

Pope’s man in NZ crosses town

by PETER GRACE The Vatican’s diplomatic mission in New Zealand (the nunciature) moved to Onslow earlier this year after many years at 112 Queen’s Drive, Lyall Bay, in Wellington. The Apostolic...

Ngaio church sold, then leased back

by MICHAEL OTTO WELLINGTON — Having sold a parish church, Khandallah parishioners are set to move straight back into it. St John’s Church in Ngaio has been sold to private...

Tireless Mt Albert parish worker honoured

by NZ CATHOLIC staff St Mary’s, Mt Albert, parishioner Anne Nightingale carries out a list of parish tasks that might tire out those who merely read it. At the end of the...

Educator and ‘loving workaholic’ sure to be living it up in...

by NZ CATHOLIC staff Catholic educator and author Brendan Warwick Schollum was laid to rest on September 24 at the Puhoi cemetery — although family and friends knew him as...

Lenten tableaus unite communities

By ROWENA OREJANA The last couple of years had been a personal journey of the cross for former businesswoman Margaret Everett. So this year, she thought it fitting to organise the...

St Peter’s opens new block

A new 12-classroom block at St Peter’s College, the Outhwaite Building, has been named after the family who donated the land the school is sited on. The Outhwaite family were...

Marist educator, author dies

by LYNDSAY FREER Fr Craig Larkin, a Marist priest, educator and author, died on June 27 in Wellington aged 71. He had been based in Rome for 12 years, but returned...

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...

Kids raise $5000 for African pupils

by PETER GRACE A school in Africa received $5000 boost as a result of a market day at Marist Catholic Primary School, in Mt Albert. The support of Mulemi Community School...

Former NZ freezing worker now vice-president of Burma

Henry Van Thio, who lived in Dunedin from 2011 until last year, has been sworn in as second vice-president in a historic moment for Myanmar (Burma).Only two years before his swearing in, he was working...

Fr Doyle celebrates 60 years

by NZ CATHOLIC staff Last month, Whitianga’s priest-inresidence Fr Leo Doyle celebrated the 60th anniversary of his ordination to priesthood. A jubilee Mass at Our Lady of the Assumption Church in...

Battle over chapel altar moves up a notch

by JEFF DILLON DUNEDIN — The wrangle over the Italian marble altar at Teschemakers Chapel could roll on into 2012 as the battle moves up a notch. Fr Mark Chamberlain of...

Palmerston North youth leader on a mission to Thailand

by MARJORIE DAWSON PALMERSTON NORTH — After 400 hours as an intern with St Mary’s Parish in Palmerston North, Lara Collins hopes to work with the Marist Fathers at a...

Up north and back south on my day of little miracles

by JENNY McPHEE CHRISTCHURCH — The first little miracle was that I was asked to fly to Auckland for a day at Pompallier House to meet the NZ Catholic team...

Social justice commissions give voting advice

by SHANE COLEMAN Chairman, Auckland Justice and Peace Commission As we approach the upcoming election, Catholics across Aotearoa-New Zealand are faced with a choice on which party and candidate to...

Jerusalem convent upgrade on the cards

by NZ CATHOLIC staff JERUSALEM — St Joseph's Convent in Jerusalem-Hiruharama may be upgraded to a category I historic place by the New Zealand Historic Places Trust. The convent presently has...

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Tongan Catholics clean up close to home

Taking pride in their neighbourhood and taking action to help our common home - in line with the teaching in Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’- were among the motivations...