Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Child’s play with homemade takeaways

by MICHELLE VOLLEMAERE Cooking with kids can be fun, but you have to pick your moments. More often than not these days, mothers and fathers are busy and have a...

Young environment leader

by PETER OWENS GORE — Jacob Phillips is a year six student of St Peter’s College Gore. Like many other young people, Jacob has a strong interest in the southern environment...

Last of the Irish farewelled

by KATHLEEN CASEY For more than 100 years, Irish priests came to serve the New Zealand Church. Fr Finian Conway brought to an end this era in Christchurch diocese with his...

Palm. North cathedral decides less is more

by ROWENA OREJANA PALMERSTON NORTH — Less is more. That is the policy of the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit when it comes to projecting texts on screen during Mass. Liturgy...

Prison charity looks for support — and a dishwasher

by ROWENA OREJANA The establishment of Wiri Men’s Prison in south Auckland placed more strain on the already tight operation of Pillars, a charity supporting the children of prisoners. Pillars founder...

Aquinas deputy honoured by award

by PATRICIA BROOKS The deputy principal at Aquinas College, Terry Consedine, has been given a National Excellence in Leadership award. Last year Mr Consedine received a regional award, but he has...

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...

Priests encouraged to ‘walk into the gap’

by ROWENA OREJANA The “culture of encounter” that Pope Francis is calling us to means walking on the “edge”, according to an Australian Christian Brother. Br Damien Price told priests from Auckland...

Franciscan friar filled with hope to the end

by PETER GRACE AUCKLAND — Franciscan friar and priest Fr Lucian Armstrong was always optimistic — even as he lay in hospital a month before he died, according to fellow...

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...

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,...

Flatbush friends help enliven parish

by ROWENA OREJANA When former Couples for Christ members Mel Nepomuceno and his friends from the Philippines talked about their faith journey to New Zealand, they found they shared a...

Fr Webb celebrates 40th anniversary

by NZ CATHOLIC staff Fr John Brian Webb of Pt Chevalier parish, in Auckland, last month celebrated his 40th anniversary of ordination to the priesthood. Fr Webb was ordained by Bishop...

Ethically compromised vaccines named

by MICHAEL OTTO WELLINGTON — Australian researchers have listed ethically compromised vaccines for rubella, polio, chickenpox, shingles, hepatitis A and rabies available in New Zealand, as well as ethical alternatives...

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...

New Suzanne Aubert portrait blessed

by PETER GRACE Only a few days before an announcement about the cause for Mother Suzanne Aubert, a new portrait of her was blessed in Auckland. On October 4 in a...

Oceania rectors meet for a week

by PETER GRACE AUCKLAND — The chiefs took over the seminary while the Indians were away, from July 1 to 5. The “chiefs” were 10 Oceania rectors, in town for the...

Our Lady honoured at college

by MICHAEL OTTO The weather played its part for the annual Candlelight Rosary Procession at Auckland’s Sacred Heart College on October 4. Organising committee spokesman Colin Pratt said it hadn’t rained...

Family looks for a donor

by PETER GRACE A generous donor is wanted to help an unwell Auckland-born man. Henry Ene has been living and working in Melbourne for eight years, but about three years ago...

New partnership for ministry

by NZ CATHOLIC staff Marist Young Adult Ministry will this year operate out of The Grove in Lower Hutt in partnership with laypeople. The ministry (MYAM) has been operating out of...

100 years plus!

by NZ CATHOLIC staff Whatever the formula is for long life, it seems to have been found at the Little Sisters of the Poor Sacred Heart Home in Brockville, Dunedin. On...

Hardship tried across nation over weekend

by ROWENA OREJANA WELLINGTON — More than 6000 young people slept in cardboard boxes, worked in sweatshop-like conditions or went without food in the first weekend of April as part of...

25 years of service bring papal award

by KATHLEEN CASEY In recognition of more than 25 years of service to the Church, Liz Mulholland was awarded the papal medal, Cruce pro Ecclesia et Pontifice, at St Francis...

Kaumatua’s faith the ‘source of all’

by SUE SECONI WANGANUI — The death of kaumatua Bill Murray is a loss to his whanau, the Wanganui community, government agencies — and NZ Catholic. Ariki Hanare Mare Mare Uncle...

Pompallier House welcomes visitors

by NZ Catholic staff Pompallier House, the headquarters of the diocese of Auckland, was part of the Auckland Heritage Tour in early October. Some of those visiting Pompallier House on October...

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...

Faith lived under apartheid

by PETER GRACE AUCKLAND — The contrast between apartheid-era South Africa and New Zealand is still striking for NZ Catholic’s advertising manager Dennis Augustine. Mr Augustine told NZ Catholic that, as...

Sue’s work for priests honoured

by PATRICIA BROOKS TAURANGA — Presbytery housekeepers are usually unsung heroes in parishes as they go about their duties quietly creating a home for parish priests, but Tauranga has honoured Sue...

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...

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...

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Celebrity chef priest to tell of food and God’s love

A priest, celebrity chef, martial arts instructor, break-dancer, award-winning author, radio and TV show host — Fr Leo Patalinghug — is coming to New Zealand in November with a message that centres around...