Monday, January 13, 2020

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...

Stolen chalices found

by KATHLEEN CASEY CHRISTCHURCH — A rare find shows the hand of God once more in Christchurch. Squatters took historic and valuable chalices from the forbidden territory of the Cathedral of...

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...

NZ bishop criticises new English of Mass

by PETER GRACE A potentially controversial opinion piece by the Bishop of Dunedin, Bishop Colin Campbell, was published in The Tablet (UK) on September 17. In his article, Bishop Campbell argues...

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...

Different faiths to pray together in NZ

by NZ CATHOLIC staff WELLINGTON — A multi-faith prayer service will be held in all of New Zealand’s Catholic dioceses to mark the 25th anniversary of the Assisi Day of...

Feast of first Filipino saint celebrated

by ROMY UDANGA AUCKLAND — Close to 400 Catholic Filipinos celebrated the feast of San Lorenzo Ruiz de Manila and his companions at the Star of the Sea Parish in...

Search on for new Missionz national director

by NZ CATHOLIC staff WELLINGTON — The search for a new national director of the Pontifical Mission Societies/Missionz (PMS) has begun. Fr Paul Shannahan, SM, made this announcement at the organisation’s...

Christchurch Catholic cathedral dome to be taken down

CHRISTCHURCH The main dome of the severely damaged Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in Christchurch is to be removed over several months to reduce the risk of part or...

All Christchurch parishes closed until engineers inspect them

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (CNS) No Catholic church or school in Christchurch will be used until engineers have declared it safe. Christchurch Bishop Barry P. Jones announced the measure...

Christchurch schools and churches off limits pending inspection

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand No Catholic church or school in Christchurch will be able to be used until consulting engineers have declared it safe. Bishop of Christchurch Barry Jones...

Christchurch Catholic Cathedral partially destroyed in earthquake

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand Christchurch's devastating earthquake on February 22, which has seen dozens of people killed, has also partially destroyed the Catholic Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament. A...

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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...