Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Bishop clarifies statement on admin costs

by MICHAEL OTTO PALMERSTON NORTH — The Bishop of Palmerston North, Bishop Charles Drennan, says his recent remarks about Church spending priorities should not be seen as downplaying the dedicated...

Care for wellbeing part of government’s role, says Caritas

by NZ CATHOLIC staff WELLINGTON — All levels of government must be good stewards of public funds, Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand has told a select committee considering changes to local...

Puhoi link to German tragedy described

by NZ CATHOLIC staff AUCKLAND — Fr Jack Ward’s act of reconciliation in Bremen (NZ Catholic, July 15) impressed reader Helen Moverley of Auckland. In an email to NZ Catholic, she...

Catholic women inspired by Mary’s example

by ANNE LUMB NEW PLYMOUTH — More than 140 Catholic Women’s League members were encouraged to express love in action after the example of Our Lady at the league’s biennial...

Pro-life victory on Auckland campus

by MICHAEL OTTO AUCKLAND — An attempt to disaffiliate a pro-life club from the Auckland University Students Association (AUSA) has failed by a considerable margin. In a students’ association special general...

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...

MP Maggie Barry fears euthanasia vote will be close

by MICHAEL OTTO AUCKLAND — Former broadcaster Maggie Barry, who is dead-set against any move to legalise euthanasia in New Zealand, has warned that a parliamentary vote on the subject...

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...

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...

New chaplain for large Filipino community

by ROMY UDANGA AUCKLAND — The thousands of Catholic Filipinos residing in the diocese of Auckland have a new chaplain. Fr Elmer Dimarucut, MSP, himself a Filipino, arrived in New...

Young environmentalists go native

by NZ CATHOLIC staff RICHMOND — Catholic pupils turned out ready to work on Sunday June 10 in the Tasman District. St Paul’s Catholic School had a working bee to plant...

Jubilee celebrations in Mt Wellington

by PETER GRACE AUCKLAND — A week of novenas and Masses prepared the way for jubilee celebrations at St Bernadette’s parish in Mt Wellington last month. Long time parishioner Taua Frank...

Voice for Life song contest to be in Auckland

by NZ CATHOLIC staff AUCKLAND — The fifth Voice for Life National Pro-Life Songwriting Contest will be held in Auckland in November, organiser Don Brebner has announced. Mr Brebner said that...

St Mary MacKillop watches over school

by NZ CATHOLIC staff AUCKLAND — A stone sculpture of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop created by artist Michael Pervan has been unveiled and blessed at a Mangere Catholic...

New Zealand women told abortion is loving

by MICHAEL OTTO CHRISTCHURCH — A pamphlet given to women considering an abortion at a Christchurch facility uses language of love, compassion and faith to justify a decision to terminate...

Accomplished musician appointed at cathedral

by LYNDSAY FREER AUCKLAND — James Tibbles has been appointed cathedral organist at Auckland’s St Patrick’s Cathedral. Mr Tibbles is senior lecturer in early music in the Auckland University School of...

Catholic radio show wins a national radio award

by GERARD DUIGNAN CHRISTCHURCH — A labour of love and high standards in radio production have won Sounds Catholic the prestigious 2012 NZ Radio Industry Award for best spoken programme...

Anti-bullying song a hit

by NZ CATHOLIC staff WELLINGTON — Wellington girl Brianna Anglesey has won Caritas’s annual Singout4Justice songwriting competition. Brianna, a year 8 (form 2) student at Thorndon School, Wellington, won with a...

A Mary MacKillop link is restored in Christchurch

by KATHLEEN CASEY and GERARD DUIGNAN CHRISTCHURCH — An important link to St Mary of the Cross MacKillop lies in the Barbadoes St cemetery. Buried there is Mary’s brother, John,...

Artificial turf installed for St Peter’s ‘Cage’

by MICHAEL OTTO AUCKLAND — A new artificial grass sports field at St Peter’s College means students can use the surface ten times as frequently as when it was ordinary...

Priests’ assembly to be in Rotorua next year

by MICHAEL OTTO ROTORUA — A national assembly of diocesan priests is being planned for Rotorua in 2013, NZ Catholic understands. The last two national priests’ assemblies have been in Blenheim,...

St Benedict’s given Mary MacKillop painting

by NZ CATHOLIC staff AUCKLAND — A portrait of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop has been presented to St Benedict’s Parish, Newton, by the artist. Parish priest Fr Paul Farmer...

Impressive musician appointed organist at St Patrick’s Cathedral

by LYNDSAY FREER AUCKLAND — James Tibbles has been appointed cathedral organist at Auckland’s St Patrick’s Cathedral. Mr Tibbles is senior lecturer in early music in the Auckland University School of...

Takapuna parishioner honoured with a papal knighthood

by PETER GRACE AUCKLAND — Takapuna parishioner Maurice Boland was honoured with a papal knighthood at St Joseph’s church, Takapuna, on April 21. Mr Boland was chairman of the World Youth...

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...

New Zealand book on prayer launched

by MICHAEL OTTO AUCKLAND — Muslim, Hindu, Sikh and Christian writers feature in a new book on prayer that was launched at St Columba Centre in Ponsonby on March 9. Published...

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...

Lower Hutt Catholic church closed because of earthquake risk

by NZ CATHOLIC staff LOWER HUTT — Sts Peter and Paul church on Knights Rd in Lower Hutt has been closed because it is an earthquake risk. There will be no...

Priest and professor sees problems with New Evangelisation

by PETER GRACE AUCKLAND — Priest and professor Fr Anthony Gittins, CSSp, sees problems with The New Evangelisation, which the Catholic Church is preparing to focus on this year. Fr Gittins...

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...

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18,000 volumes moved in diocesan library shift

Auckland diocese’s library has completed a move to its new home at the Pompallier Diocesan Centre in Ponsonby.In a sense, it is something of a homecoming for the library, which used to...