Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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,...

Hardship tried across nation over weekend

by ROWENA OREJANA WELLINGTON — More than 6000 young people slept in cardboard boxes, worked in sweatshop-like conditions or went without food in the first weekend of April as part of...

St Peter’s principal to retire

by NZ CATHOLIC staff The principal of St Peter’s College in Auckland, Kieran Fouhy, has advised his school’s board that he will retire at the end of this year. The chairman...

Marist priest and teacher Fr Delaney,SM dies

by NZ CATHOLIC staff Fr Noel Delaney, SM, died in Wellington on February 13. He was 93. Fr Delaney was ordained in 1942 and worked in a number of the...

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...

School welcomes new charism

by NZ CATHOLIC staff Holy Cross Catholic School in Henderson has launched and blessed its new school charism. The blessing took place at the school’s commissioning Mass on February 26....

Small college wins O’Shea Shield

by BELLA GIBNEY WANGANUI — St Catherine’s College, Kilbirnie, has won the 2014 competition for the O’Shea Shield. Seventeeen Catholic colleges from Palmerston North diocese and Wellington archdiocese compete annually for the...

Prolifer wins leadership award

by ROWENA OREJANA AUCKLAND — A leading Catholic pro-life campaigner has been recognised by Family First NZ for his services to marriage, life and families in New Zealand. Family First national director...

Parish service honoured

by ROWENA OREJANA Paul and Janette Sorensen have been awarded the Benemerenti Medal for their 48 years of service to St Francis Xavier parish in Whangarei. The Sorensens said they were...

Aquinas deputy honoured by award

by PATRICIA BROOKS The deputy principal at Aquinas College, Terry Consedine, has been given a National Excellence in Leadership award. Last year Mr Consedine received a regional award, but he has...

School pupils help inmates children

by MICHAEL OTTO AUCKLAND — Christmas will have been a little brighter for children who have a parent in prison, thanks to the efforts of children from a Catholic school. Years...

60 people celebrate church’s 60 years

by BEATE MATTHIES AWHITU PENINSULA, Auckland — Catholic and non-Catholics alike sang and listened to the Word together several weeks ago to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Matakawau church. About 60...

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...

Historic church decommissioned

by GILLIAN VINE A DUNEDIN church, where poet James K. Baxter worshipped in the 1960s, has been decommissioned. St Andrew’s Ocean View, not used regularly for several years, was formally closed...

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,...

New Suzanne Aubert portrait blessed

by PETER GRACE Only a few days before an announcement about the cause for Mother Suzanne Aubert, a new portrait of her was blessed in Auckland. On October 4 in a...

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...

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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...