Friday, January 18, 2019

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...

Death breaks up Te Atatu parish team

by PETER GRACE Death has split up a long lasting west Auckland parish team. Joanna Matthew, the sister of Holy Family parish priest Fr Andrew Matthew, died on October 25. She...

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...

Cathedral candles lit for Blessie

by ROWENA OREJANA AUCKLAND — At St Patrick’s Cathedral, where killed woman Blesilda “Blessie” Gotingco often attended midday Mass, people were invited to light a candle in prayer and remembrance. The...

New website on way for Dunedin shop

by GILLIAN VINE DUNEDIN — Development of an updated website for Dunedin’s Catholic Centre Shop is to begin shortly. I want to concentrate on that for the next couple of months,” shop...

Monstrance meant to be in Chch

by JENNY McPHEE On a pilgrimage to Lourdes, Fr John Adams saw a beautiful monstrance in a little shop window. As it was the beginning of the tour, which included...

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...

Altar server cultural clash becoming an issue in some parishes

by MICHAEL OTTO AUCKLAND — Women and girls serving at the altar is becoming an issue in some parishes that have high numbers of migrants attending Mass, Auckland diocese's liturgy...

Bigger base for wider outreach in south Auckland

by ROWENA OREJANA Catholic Social Services Auckland opened its bigger base at Otara on February 19, its “hub” for providing faith-based social services in South Auckland. CSS Director John Metherell...

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...

New Lower Hutt classroom block blessed

by ROWENA OREJANA WELLINGTON — Our Lady of Rosary School will formally open and have blessed its new classroom blocks on April 6. Catholic Schools Board Limited Operations Manager Corinne Richdale said...

Argentinians in New Zealand hail Francis

by MICHAEL OTTO AUCKLAND — “Joy, excitement and pride” — that's how Walter Alvarez described his reaction to the election of Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio from Argentina as Supreme...

Battle over chapel altar moves up a notch

by JEFF DILLON DUNEDIN — The wrangle over the Italian marble altar at Teschemakers Chapel could roll on into 2012 as the battle moves up a notch. Fr Mark Chamberlain of...

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,...

Students craft song to celebrate Year of Mercy

by NZ CATHOLIC Staff Three Carmel College students have written an inspiring song celebrating the Jubilee Year of Mercy. The song entitled Te Wā, written by Jessica Rogers, Kate Howard and...

Catholic radio show wins a national radio award

by GERARD DUIGNAN CHRISTCHURCH — A labour of love and high standards in radio production have won Sounds Catholic the prestigious 2012 NZ Radio Industry Award for best spoken programme...

Japanese dad sends message to NZ people

CHRISTCHURCH Among the international helpers who came to Christchurch after February 22 were members of the Association of Medical Doctors in Asia. According to Mr Adachi, the article...

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...

Waiuku CWL branch celebrates 80 years

by BRYAN JOHNSON and FRANCES TOWNSEND WAIUKU — The third oldest Catholic Women’s League branch in New Zealand celebrated its 80th birthday earlier this year. Celebrations for St Anthony’s, Waiuku, began with...

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...

100 up for Marist legend Chalky Duggan

by LYNDSAY FREER Reverend Dr George Duggan, a priest of the Society of Mary (Marist Fathers) will celebrated his 100th birthday on July 3. Affectionately know as “Chalky” to his friends...

Multiple blessings celebrated

by NZ CATHOLIC staff Six Helensville parishioners have been honoured with a papal blessing. According to parish historian Julie Colville, the three couples had been great supporters and workers in the parish...

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...

Regnum Christi woman re-discerns her affiliation

by ROWENA OREJANA AUCKLAND — When Regnum Christi consecrated woman Lisa Small came home for a holiday, she did not imagine she would be staying on for three years. “In that time,...

Much loved Wanganui ‘people’s priest’ dies

by SUE SECONI When the news spread of the death of 92-year-old Fr Bill Corcoran on July 4, there was raw sadness felt for loss of this much loved and...

Stolen chalices found

by KATHLEEN CASEY CHRISTCHURCH — A rare find shows the hand of God once more in Christchurch. Squatters took historic and valuable chalices from the forbidden territory of the Cathedral of...

Kids raise $5000 for African pupils

by PETER GRACE A school in Africa received $5000 boost as a result of a market day at Marist Catholic Primary School, in Mt Albert. The support of Mulemi Community School...

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...

Special papal blessing for Eva

by ROWENA OREJANA Pope Francis has given his papal blessing to Inglewood parishioner Eva Lamplough for her dedicated service to the Church. Mrs Lamplough is a parishioner at Sacred Heart Church,...

Catholic women inspired by Mary’s example

by ANNE LUMB NEW PLYMOUTH — More than 140 Catholic Women’s League members were encouraged to express love in action after the example of Our Lady at the league’s biennial...

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Top old boy was child refugee from Poland

by GERARD DUIGNAN The St Patrick’s College Old Boys’ Association’s Old Boy of the Year for 2018 is Jan Roy-Wojciechowski (aka John Roy). Mr Roy-Wojciechowski is a Member of The New...