Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Programme offers ‘life-changing’ experience

by PETER GRACE A discovery of some of the teaching of St John Paul II has had a powerful effect on the life of Auckland woman Maria Pais. Mrs Pais told...

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...

Kaumatua’s faith the ‘source of all’

by SUE SECONI WANGANUI — The death of kaumatua Bill Murray is a loss to his whanau, the Wanganui community, government agencies — and NZ Catholic. Ariki Hanare Mare Mare Uncle...

Attractions of consecrated life explained at seminar

by MICHAEL OTTO AUCKLAND — About 25 women attended a discernment day for women at Liston Hall in Auckland on February 10. Presented by consecrated women who have found Christ as...

Mairehau parish honours saint

by KATHLEEN CASEY In the fairly new and still settling parish of St Francis of Assisi in Mairehau, parishioners honoured their patron’s feast day by holding a full weekend of...

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...

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...

Msgr Arahill retires after 59 years

by LYNDSAY FREER On Sunday February 15, several hundred parishioners of St Michael’s parish, Remuera, gathered with Msgr Brian Arahill’s family and friends to farewell him as he retired from 59...

12 finalists chosen for pro-life songwriting contest

by NZ CATHOLIC staff AUCKLAND — Record entries saw a total of 50 reduced to 12 finalists for this year’s National Pro-life Songwriting Contest to be held in Auckland on...

Diversity wows new rector major

by NZ CATHOLIC staff On Tuesday May 12, the 10th rector major of the Salesian Congregation, Fr Angel Fernandez Artime, visited St Paul’s Catholic Primary School in Massey, west Auckland. He and...

Dominicans celebrating 800 years

by Fr KEVIN TOOMEY, OP Next year Dominicans worldwide celebrate 800 years since the establishment of the Order of Preachers by St Dominic de Guzmán. November 7 marked the beginning...

Lasallian founder will be carved in stone

by NZ CATHOLIC STAFF A block of marble like those used by Bernini and Michelangelo has arrived in New Zealand to fulfil a dream. The college’s Lasallian facilitator Kane Raukura said...

Not Dead Yet speaks up for disabled

by NZ CATHOLIC staff Not Dead Yet Aotearoa, a new voice for disabled people in euthanasia and assisted suicide issues, was launched on February 19. The organisation speaks up for...

Second language no barrier for speech winner

by PETER GRACE AUCKLAND — A 12-year-old Catholic girl with English as her second language has won a major speech prize. Teisa Semisi is a year 7 pupil at St Anne’s...

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...

Talented Thao to take on world’s top young problem solvers

by NZ CATHOLIC staff A year 11 Auckland student will represent New Zealand at the Future Problem Solving International Conference in June. St Mary’s College student Thao Tran, 15, has...

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...

Special Bible presented

by NZ CATHOLIC staff Bible Society New Zealand (BSNZ) has presented a Polyglot Bible to its president, the Catholic Archbishop of Wellington, Cardinal John Dew, in recognition of his appointment...

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...

‘Speed dating’ at girls’ college

by ANNA NICHOLLS Fifteen religious sisters joined year 12 students at Carmel College recently for their annual “speed dating” event. In small groups, girls heard personal and moving stories of the...

Lower Hutt Catholic church closed because of earthquake risk

by NZ CATHOLIC staff LOWER HUTT — Sts Peter and Paul church on Knights Rd in Lower Hutt has been closed because it is an earthquake risk. There will be no...

Summer’s bounty recipes

The following are recipes relating to the Around the Table column in NZ Catholic Issue 435 (March 9-22, 2014). Roasted tomato pasta sauce There are no exact quantities for this sauce....

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...

Pro-life victory on Auckland campus

by MICHAEL OTTO AUCKLAND — An attempt to disaffiliate a pro-life club from the Auckland University Students Association (AUSA) has failed by a considerable margin. In a students’ association special general...

Venerable Louis Brisson:Faith and optimism his cornerstones

HOLY LIVES by KILIAN DE LACY Science and religion are often seen as being at odds. However, science should, in theory, open the mind and heart to the wonders of...

SetFree 2014 was ‘the best yet’

by BRIEGE KONING MATAMATA — More than 300 young people gathered at Totara Springs Christian Camp in mid-April for what is regarded as the best SetFree weekend yet. This year brought...

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,...

23 children make First Holy Communion

Twenty-three children received the sacrament of Holy Communion as well as Confirmation on Sunday the October 28, 2012, at St Bernadette Parish, in Mt Wellington, Auckland. They are pictured...

Babette has warning for New Zealand bishops

by PETER GRACE AUCKLAND — The dramatic 2008 failure of pro-life action in Victoria is a warning to New Zealand’s Catholic bishops, says Australian pro-life and family activist Babette Francis. Mrs...

New rock stars of creativity

by NZ CATHOLIC staff HAMILTON — The young writers of Hamilton diocese have been celebrated as the “rock stars of creativity”. Diocesan magazine Kete Korero recently ran a short story competition...

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Celebrity chef priest to tell of food and God’s love

A priest, celebrity chef, martial arts instructor, break-dancer, award-winning author, radio and TV show host — Fr Leo Patalinghug — is coming to New Zealand in November with a message that centres around...