Saturday, September 22, 2018

New Anglican Archbishop for NZ

by MICHAEL OTTO NEW PLYMOUTH — The new Anglican Archbishop of New Zealand and Pope Francis have something in common — both have wasted no time in emphasising the importance...

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...

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...

DVDs teach about the Faith

by JULIE SOUTH HAMILTON — Around 100 Hamiltonians have been turning up at the Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Hamilton to attend its latest evangelisation programme,Catholics Listening to God. The seven-week...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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Walking with fellow pilgrims on mission

Auckland diocese’s Religious Education Team recently launched Mentoring for Mission, a two-day workshop aimed at providing parishioners with skills and confidence to “walk alongside fellow pilgrims in their mission” as baptised Catholics. RE team leader Sr...