Wednesday, November 14, 2018

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...

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...

New Rosmini bio grabs attention

by PETER OWENS A Yorkshireman now in retirement in Dunedin has written a biography that is said to be arousing considerable interest. Father Michael Hill, IC, was the second headmaster of...

Pro-life doctor supported FLI from the very beginning

by NZ CATHOLIC staff HAMILTON — A stalwart of the prolife effort in New Zealand, Dr Peter Scanlon, died on July 15, after a yearlong battle with illness. He was...

Lay servant Maurice left a fine lifetime legacy

by LYNDSAY FREER AUCKLAND — After an outstanding life of service to family, Church and community, papal knight Maurice Boland died in Auckland on August 26. While suffering from cancer...

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...

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...

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...

Religious writing winners announced

by MICHAEL OTTO WELLINGTON — North Island entrants have topped the categoriesin the Knights of the Southern Cross 2011 Religious Writing Competition. Entrants were asked if they agreed that social justice...

Two sisters winners in song contest

by NZ CATHOLIC staff AUCKLAND — Two sisters were winners in the finals of the fourth Voice for Life National Pro-Life Songwriting Contest on December 3. Rachel Schryvers, Auckland, was first...

Advent Reflections

by SUE SECONI Wanganui parish priest Fr Brian Carmine has written and produced a booklet to accompany anyone of any age through Advent. Titled New Zealand Advent Reflections 2015, he...

Ethnic background of students in NZ Catholic schools

The New Zealand Catholic Education Office has released data from July 2012 of the ethnic origins of students in Catholic schools.Catholic School Student Ethnicity

Hamilton priests gather and recharge in South Waikato

by PETER GRACE OKOROIRE — Hamilton diocese priests got high quality input on Vatican II in the first week of July. About 30 priests, several seminarians and Bishop Browne heard a...

Catholic doctor Lance O’Sullivan honoured

by ROWENA OREJANA AUCKLAND — New Zealander of the Year Dr Lance O’Sullivan thinks his Catholic upbringing lies behind his commitment to helping the poor and those in need. Dr O'Sullivan...

CWL gathers and focuses on joy of the Gospel

by KAY BLACKBURN In mid-February the 14 member board of Catholic Women’s League Aotearoa New Zealand met at the Home of Compassion, Island Bay, for its first board meeting of 2015. 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...

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...

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...

A loved principal leaves for island school

by PETER GRACE AUCKLAND — The Catholic school system’s loss was the state system’s gain when Henderson principal Kathy Moy-Low was farewelled in a “humbling experience” on August 16. Mrs Moy-Low...

Marist educator, author dies

by LYNDSAY FREER Fr Craig Larkin, a Marist priest, educator and author, died on June 27 in Wellington aged 71. He had been based in Rome for 12 years, but returned...

Special Catholic school blessed

by KATHLEEN CASEY CHRISTCHURCH — An educational gem was blessed by Bishop Barry Jones on December 6 in Christchurch, the fulfilment of a dream for Rashan Rayen. Mrs Rayen, a Montessori...

Chch girls join in Caritas challenge

by NZ CATHOLIC staff CHRISTCHURCH — The chance to show solidarity with those living in poverty saw 46 students from Marian and Catholic Cathedral Colleges sleep rough on the weekend of...

St Benedict’s given Mary MacKillop painting

by NZ CATHOLIC staff AUCKLAND — A portrait of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop has been presented to St Benedict’s Parish, Newton, by the artist. Parish priest Fr Paul Farmer...

Long service honoured

by NZ CATHOLIC staff Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions, staff from St Joseph’s Primary School, local parishioners and friends gathered to celebrate Sr Veronica Keaveney’s 60 years of...

Bishop’s ‘brother’ and southern monsignor farewelled

by PETER OWENS and PAT VELTKAMP-SMITH There was shock among Catholics in Dunedin diocese and the wider community at the death of Monsignor Paul Mahoney on December 20, when he...

Indian missionary will miss four parish communities

by NZ CATHOLIC staff Divine Word missionary Fr Albano Da Costa has left New Zealand after three and- a-half years. Fr Albano, from Goa in India, was ordained in 2011. His...

Christchurch Catholic Cathedral partially destroyed in earthquake

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand Christchurch's devastating earthquake on February 22, which has seen dozens of people killed, has also partially destroyed the Catholic Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament. A...

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...

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...

Tokoroa welcomes seminarians

by JENNY FLAVELL Fr Michael Gielen and seven first year seminarians travelled from Auckland to Tokoroa on October 27 on their way to Taupo and stopped in for dinner at...

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Many cultures celebrated by parish

Every fifth Sunday of the month, Our Lady of Assumption parish in Onehunga, Auckland celebrates diversity by having a multicultural Mass.  Parish priest Fr Andrew Atonio, MF (Missionaries of Faith) started this tradition around...