Monday, December 10, 2018

NZ Catholic wins four awards

by PETER GRACE NZ Catholic has won four awards within 12 days, from August 29 to September 10. At the Australasian Catholic Press Association (ACPA) conference prizegiving in Broome on September...

HB Maori elder dies before QSM given

by NZ CATHOLIC staff Among his many services to the community, Stuart Panapa, QSM, didn’t miss an annual meeting of the Waipatu Maori Club in Hawke’s Bay for 67 years. Mr...

Pakuranga fisherman and parishioner farewelled

by MICHAEL OTTO Fishermen are known for their stories, but there were many stories about one particular fisherman told at St Mark’s Church in Pakuranga on August 21. The occasion was the...

Auckland Filipino community broadens devotions

by ROWENA OREJANA The Filipino community promoting the image of Our Lady of Penafrancia in Auckland will start to equally promote the devotion to the Divino Rostro (Divine Face of...

Bishop celebrates Caring Mass

by NZ CATHOLIC staff Bishop Patrick Dunn, as patron of the Catholic Caring Foundation, celebrated the Caring Mass on July 22 in St Patrick’s Cathedral. The 12.15pm Mass included students from...

Noted musical nun dies

by NZ CATHOLIC staff A Wellington nun born before the outbreak of World War I has died. Sr Mary Winefride Blake was born in Kelburn in March 1914 and died on August...

St Joseph farewells Norgate

by NZ CATHOLIC staff A former chief executive of Fonterra was farewelled in a funeral service at St Joseph’s Catholic Church in Hawera on July 21. Craig Norgate was in London...

70 years of service, humour remembered

by NZ CATHOLIC staff GISBORNE — Eight months after celebrating 70 years as a priest, Fr Phil Keane died in Gisborne on July 13. Phelim John Keane was born on October...

NZ-born Jesuit dies

by NZ CATHOLIC staff A New Zealand-born Jesuit priest suffered a stroke while celebrating a Latin Mass in Queensland and died in hospital soon afterwards. Fr Gregory Jordan, SJ, aged...

57 years of Catholic presence on the ice ends

by NZ CATHOLIC staff Catholic priests from Christchurch diocese will no longer be going to Antarctica as chaplains there. The National Science Foundation, which manages the United States Antarctic Programme, has...

Students and top musician raise funds

by SUE SECONI Cullinane College principal Kevin Shore has treated his students, the music department and the school’s nationally successful Te Ngakau o Te Awa Kapa Haka group to a...

100 years plus!

by NZ CATHOLIC staff Whatever the formula is for long life, it seems to have been found at the Little Sisters of the Poor Sacred Heart Home in Brockville, Dunedin. On...

Fr Webb celebrates 40th anniversary

by NZ CATHOLIC staff Fr John Brian Webb of Pt Chevalier parish, in Auckland, last month celebrated his 40th anniversary of ordination to the priesthood. Fr Webb was ordained by Bishop...

Friars gather in USA

by NZ CATHOLIC staff Thirteen Franciscan friars from the English-speaking world gathered in Washington, D.C., from June 29 to July 3, 2015, to discuss the urgent need for the support...

Pope’s man in NZ crosses town

by PETER GRACE The Vatican’s diplomatic mission in New Zealand (the nunciature) moved to Onslow earlier this year after many years at 112 Queen’s Drive, Lyall Bay, in Wellington. The Apostolic...

Fr Doyle celebrates 60 years

by NZ CATHOLIC staff Last month, Whitianga’s priest-inresidence Fr Leo Doyle celebrated the 60th anniversary of his ordination to priesthood. A jubilee Mass at Our Lady of the Assumption Church in...

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...

Award for admired parishioner

by JENNY McPHEE Eseta Kaio has been awarded the papal award Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice from Pope Francis in recognition of her years of tireless service to the Church and...

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...

Sadness as Marists to leave Palmerston North

by NZ CATHOLIC staff The Society of Mary is to scale back its support of Hato Paora College near Feilding. This comes as a consequence of the society’s decision to withdraw...

New Chch parish complex underway

by NZ CATHOLIC staff Choirs and music groups will be delighted that work has started on the new parish facilities and music centre at St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral in Christchurch. The new...

Newly combined Wellington South parishes celebrate

by KATE MAHONY People from four Wellington South parishes gathered on Pentecost Sunday to celebrate the naming of their new combined parish. The new parish, to operate from February next year,...

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...

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...

Christian radio programmes win in New York

by NZ CATHOLIC staff The Christian Broadcasting Association (CBA) has won two gold awards at the New York Festivals World’s Best Radio Programs ™ awards in New York. Both programmes...

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...

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,...

Three Napier parishes merge

by PETER GRACE Decisions have to be made about the use of Church buildings in Napier, now that three parishes have been combined. The four lay staff and three priests who...

Vandalism prompts strong support

by MICHAEL OTTO St Vincent de Paul in Hamilton was inundated with offers of support from the community after their charity van was vandalised recently. Local media reported that the van...

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...

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Nano Nagle: The ‘power of one’ celebrated

by JEFF DILLON Celebrating anybody’s birthday usually involves some careful preparations and when it involves someone who was born 300 years ago in 1718, then it certainly needs some thought.  So it proved recently...