Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Palmerston North student is top scholar in Maori

by MARJORIE DAWSON PALMERSTON NORTH — A young man who is passionate about keeping the Maori language alive has been awarded the 2011 top subject scholar for Te Reo Rangatira. The...

Columbans give calendars to prisoners

NZ CATHOLIC staff WELLINGTON — One way the Columban Mission reached out to the marginalised at Christmas was by donating 800 Columban Calendars to prisoners around New Zealand. The calendars were...

Speaker is a St Bede’s old Boy

by MICHAEL OTTO WELLINGTON — The newly elected Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Rt Hon David Carter, is the second St Bede’s College old boy to hold this...

200 musicians sing from same song sheet

by RAY STEDMAN Church musicians from two countries met in Brisbane early in October for a three-day conference. About five years ago, Catholic Church musicians in Australia, seeking solidarity, support and...

Two papal saints on display at St Patrick’s Cathedral

by ROWENA OREJANA AUCKLAND — St Patrick’s Cathedral is celebrating the canonisations of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II with a display of mementoes of the two saints. Auckland Vicar General...

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...

Lamb is traditional for an Easter feast

by MICHELLE VOLLEMAERE Hang on in there, Lent is nearly over. After weeks of abstinence, Easter is just around the corner. On an irreverent note, have you noticed how Lent is the...

Caritas appointment

by NZ CATHOLIC staff Wellington archdiocese vicar-general Msgr Gerard Burns has been appointed by Pope Francis as a member of the executive board of Caritas Internationalis. Msgr Burns, who is president...

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...

NZ Anglican prelate appointed to Rome and Vatican roles

by NZ CATHOLIC staff HAMILTON — The Anglican Archbishop of New Zealand, Archbishop David Moxon, is heading to Rome as the Anglican Communion’s chief representative to the Roman Catholic Church. This...

Renowned television and Passion play producer dies

The family of renowned New Zealand television producer Ross Jennings suffered a double loss on Good Friday, with two deaths within a few hours. Mr Jennings, 71, a former head of drama at TVNZ,...

Head of SSPX to bless church in New Zealand

by MICHAEL OTTO ROTORUA — Plans have been made for the superior of the traditionalist Society of St Pius X, Bishop Bernard Fellay, to come to New Zealand in October...

Theologian wants parish feedback

by MICHAEL OTTO AUCKLAND — New Zealand theologian Fr Neil Darragh wants to hear from Massgoers about how often outreach beyond the church is mentioned at Sunday Mass in their parishes. Fr...

Caritas helps Solomons

by NZ CATHOLIC staff HONIARA — The worst flooding in 28 years to hit Solomon Islands has resulted in deaths and 15,000 people fleeing their homes. Three days of heavy rains...

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...

Focus on St Peter Chanel

by Wiga Autet The missionary life and work of St Peter Chanel was a focus of a challenge at the National Shrine of St Peter Chanel at Russell on April 28.In his homily...

Ethically compromised vaccines named

by MICHAEL OTTO WELLINGTON — Australian researchers have listed ethically compromised vaccines for rubella, polio, chickenpox, shingles, hepatitis A and rabies available in New Zealand, as well as ethical alternatives...