Monday, December 10, 2018

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...

St Patrick’s joins Auckland’s night lights

by MICHAEL OTTO AUCKLAND — St Patrick’s Cathedral in Auckland is now illuminated at night, thanks to new external lighting. The lights were switched on at a short ceremony on September...

Religious writing winners announced

by MICHAEL OTTO WELLINGTON — North Island entrants have topped the categoriesin the Knights of the Southern Cross 2011 Religious Writing Competition. Entrants were asked if they agreed that social justice...

NZ Catholic wins two awards

by PETER GRACE ADELAIDE — Four New Zealand publications won awards in the Australasian Catholic Press Association 2011 awards dinner on September 8. At the ceremony, at the University of Adelaide,...

Faith in Art roadshow ends

by PETER GRACE AUCKLAND — The Faith in Art roadshow for the jubilee of the Catholic Enquiry Centre completed its national journey in Auckland on August 28. At a function at...

NZ lawyer calls for Vatican III

AUCKLAND New Zealand's first woman ombudsman has said the Church probably needs to have another Vatican II-type council to look afresh at the many ethical issues that have arisen...

Bishop objects to anti-Catholic insert

AUCKLAND Thousands of words attacking the papacy and Catholicism appeared in an Auckland community newspaper in late May.  The North Shore Times, owned by Fairfax Media, carried an insert...

Messages of support invited for Christchurch

NZ Catholic invites readers to publish a message of support in the paper for friends and family in Christchurch, or general messages of support, up to 40 words in...

Japanese dad sends message to NZ people

CHRISTCHURCH Among the international helpers who came to Christchurch after February 22 were members of the Association of Medical Doctors in Asia. According to Mr Adachi, the article...

Youth team cook up a feed for Chch people

CHRISTCHURCH The Catholic youth ministry team in Christchurch has cooked and given out thousands of sausages free in hard hit areas of the city. Catholic Youth Team director...

Poverty in an affluent society a statement from the New Zealand...

Being in communion with Jesus Christ draws us into his being for all; it makes it our own way of beingThe love of God is revealed in responsibility for...

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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Nano Nagle: The ‘power of one’ celebrated

by JEFF DILLON Celebrating anybody’s birthday usually involves some careful preparations and when it involves someone who was born 300 years ago in 1718, then it certainly needs some thought.  So it proved recently...