Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Paper wins awards

by NZ CATHOLIC staff CANBERRA — NZ Catholic won two press awards in Canberra at the beginning of the month. The Australasian Catholic Press Conference Association (ACPA) conference ended with an...

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...

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...

Fate of cathedral won’t be known for months

CHRISTCHURCH — The fate of the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament and several other Catholic churches in Canterbury will not be known for several months. With insurance negotiations still ongoing,...

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...

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...

Holy Father accepts NZ bishop’s resignation

by PETER GRACE WELLINGTON — On February 22, the Holy Father accepted the resignation of the Bishop of Palmerston North, Bishop Peter Cullinane, upon having reached the age limit of...

Family fun day bigger and full of potential

by NZ CATHOLIC staff AUCKLAND — Numbers are expected to increase for the second Family Fun Day, to be held on February 5. Four hundred people turned up at the Franciscan...

Denominations can learn from each other

by DAN STOLLENWERK AUCKLAND — Instead of asking what other denominations might learn from our beliefs, we must begin to ask how we might receive practical wisdom from the way...

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...

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...

Arriving at the journey’s end reveals its rewards

by Fr Kevin Waldie, SM November 2: All Souls: Readings: 1. Isaiah 25:6-9; Psalm 27; 2. Romans 5:5-11; Gospel, Matthew 11:25-30. This special day of Catholic remembrance is greatly assisted by these readings....

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...

Church leaders want a fairer society

by NZ CATHOLIC staff WELLINGTON — As the 2011 General Election nears, members of the New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services say they seek a fairer society — especially...

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...

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...

Successful oratorio has an NZ link

by NZ CATHOLIC staff A teacher and researcher in New Zealand in the 2000s, Cormac O’Duffy, had the premiere of his oratorio The Wedding Feast of the Lamb before a...

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Wgtn priests fast and pray for day following Pope’s call

Priests in Wellington archdiocese committed to prayer and fasting on October 5 following on from Pope Francis’ August request that the People of God pray and fast in order to hear the “hushed pain”...