Thursday, November 15, 2018

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...

Bishop clarifies statement on admin costs

by MICHAEL OTTO PALMERSTON NORTH — The Bishop of Palmerston North, Bishop Charles Drennan, says his recent remarks about Church spending priorities should not be seen as downplaying the dedicated...

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...

Church leaders want a fairer society

by NZ CATHOLIC staff WELLINGTON — As the 2011 General Election nears, members of the New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services say they seek a fairer society — especially...

Youth team cook up a feed for Chch people

CHRISTCHURCH The Catholic youth ministry team in Christchurch has cooked and given out thousands of sausages free in hard hit areas of the city. Catholic Youth Team director...

St Brigid’s renewed

PAHIATUA — St Brigid’s Church, Pahiatua, has recently been renovated, upgraded, and earthquake strengthened to the new building code. Stage one involved the replacement of the flat roof with a pitched...

Jerusalem convent upgrade on the cards

by NZ CATHOLIC staff JERUSALEM — St Joseph's Convent in Jerusalem-Hiruharama may be upgraded to a category I historic place by the New Zealand Historic Places Trust. The convent presently has...

Little Company communities unite

by NZ CATHOLIC staff On March 1 Little Company of Mary Sisters celebrated the union of their communities in Australia, New Zealand and Tonga, becoming one province named the Little...

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...

MP Maggie Barry fears euthanasia vote will be close

by MICHAEL OTTO AUCKLAND — Former broadcaster Maggie Barry, who is dead-set against any move to legalise euthanasia in New Zealand, has warned that a parliamentary vote on the subject...

Gisborne church rededicated

by JOHN GILLIES GISBORNE — Gisborne Catholics celebrated a return to their spiritual home on December 3, with the rededication of the church of St Mary Star of the Sea...

New Anglican Archbishop for NZ

by MICHAEL OTTO NEW PLYMOUTH — The new Anglican Archbishop of New Zealand and Pope Francis have something in common — both have wasted no time in emphasising the importance...

Faith in Art roadshow ends

by PETER GRACE AUCKLAND — The Faith in Art roadshow for the jubilee of the Catholic Enquiry Centre completed its national journey in Auckland on August 28. At a function at...

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...

‘Mall walkers’ seek disciples

by JENNY McPHEE CHRISTCHURCH — Mall walkers took over from wall walkers at the Blue Skies Conference and Training Centre in Kaiapoi from May 2 to 4. The “mall walkers” were...

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...

Digital traffic load satisfying

Digital media boffins at Auckland diocese are happy at the high traffic through the diocese’s new website over Holy Week and Easter. From March 21 to March 29, there were 18,916 page views on...

Principals acknowledge colleague

by TONY SHAW Catholic secondary school principals of Christchurch diocese met at the end of 2015 to farewell Marian College principal Anna Heffernan. Mrs Heffernan has been the chair of...

Anzac unity helps Victorian parish

by JEFF DILLON About 20 kilometres as a Victorian crow flies, in an eastern direction from the heart of Melbourne’s CBD, you will find St Philip’s parish in Blackburn North....

New Altar for Logos

by NZ CATHOLIC staff Auckland — Pictured at the Logos premises in Auckland are Henry Pyc of Rosmini College and Fr Tim Duckworth, SM, at the dedication of their new...

Upper Hutt parish wants healthy lifestyles

by NZ CATHOLIC staff UPPER HUTT — The Upper Hutt City Council and St Joseph’s Church, Upper Hutt, have undertaken a joint wellness plan involving an intensive eight-week course covering...

Takapuna parishioner honoured with a papal knighthood

by PETER GRACE AUCKLAND — Takapuna parishioner Maurice Boland was honoured with a papal knighthood at St Joseph’s church, Takapuna, on April 21. Mr Boland was chairman of the World Youth...

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...

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...

New entity hoped for from Aubert Home’s closure

by SUE SECONI WANGANUI — About 450 friends, religious sisters, former staff and others associated with the Aubert Home of Compassion in Wanganui gathered around the altar of St Mary’s...

Lenten tableaus unite communities

By ROWENA OREJANA The last couple of years had been a personal journey of the cross for former businesswoman Margaret Everett. So this year, she thought it fitting to organise the...

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...

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...

Parish service honoured

by ROWENA OREJANA Paul and Janette Sorensen have been awarded the Benemerenti Medal for their 48 years of service to St Francis Xavier parish in Whangarei. The Sorensens said they were...

St Mary MacKillop watches over school

by NZ CATHOLIC staff AUCKLAND — A stone sculpture of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop created by artist Michael Pervan has been unveiled and blessed at a Mangere Catholic...

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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...