Thursday, September 20, 2018

Euthanasia argument ‘disingenuous’

by PETER GRACE It’s disingenuous of Lecretia Seales and her legal team to argue that a favourable court ruling in her application to allow a doctor to end her life...

Gracious Mary Katarina lived a loving, committed life

by Sr COLLEEN EDGECOMBE, RNDM On May 3 in Little Waihi on the southern edge of Lake Taupo, requiem Mass was celebrated for Sr Mary Katarina, RNDM. Pa Hemi Hekiera,...

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...

Deacon Lam ordained in the south

by JEFF DILLON A warm May evening in Dunedin was matched by the warmth of the reception from the congregation in St Bernadette’s Church, Forbury, Dunedin to witness a special...

Tireless Mt Albert parish worker honoured

by NZ CATHOLIC staff St Mary’s, Mt Albert, parishioner Anne Nightingale carries out a list of parish tasks that might tire out those who merely read it. At the end of the...

Gifted sister touched many

by Sr ELIZABETH SNEDDEN,RSCJ Sr Fleurette Caldwell’s parents met as Kiwi casualty and French nurse during the Great War and returned to raise a large family in Karori, Wellington. When her...

Catholics and Methodists keep on talking

by PAT LYTHE The Methodist-Catholic dialogue continued in Auckland last month. Eight people from the Catholic and Methodist Churches talked with a view to increasing Church unity. The dialogue has grown out...

Pyjamas a warming Easter gift

by NZ CATHOLIC staff The Easter bunny delivered warm winter pyjamas donated by parishioners from Sacred Heart parish, Ponsonby, to families in need this Easter. Sixty-two pairs of pyjamas were given...

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...

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...

Anger turns to support at rally

by ROWENA OREJANA A woman who was angry and verbally abusive last year at the 40 Days For Life prayer rally has made a turnaround and is now supporting the group. Family...

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...

Pre-marriage team renamed

by ROWENA OREJANA Auckland’s Pre-marriage Education team has changed its name to Marriage and Family to highlight its response to Pope Francis’s call to support the family. Marriage and Family coordinator Sandra...

Vatican singer new judge for Caritas song writing competition

by NZ Catholic staff Caritas’ SINGout4JUSTICE annual school song writing competition for Years 7-13 students will be judged by a panel that includes Laura Collins, a Wellington singer/songwriter who performed...

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...

Taize brothers reach out to youth in NZ

by KATHLEEN CASEY More and more young Kiwis are heading for Taize in France on their OE, said Taize prior Br Alois in a seminar in Christchurch last month. Brs Alois...

Order marks 150 years in NZ

by Sr COLLEEN EDGECOMBE, RNDM On Wednesday, February 25, the Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions celebrated the 150th anniversary of the arrival of their first sisters in New...

Warkworth- Puhoi parish hosts State Of The Nation Report presentation

by Judith Williams For its first initiative the newly formed Warkworth-Puhoi Catholic Parish Social Justice Group will host a local area presentation of the Salvation Army’s report, A Mountain All...

Sisters celebrate anniversaries

by NZ CATHOLIC staff Five Auckland Sisters of Mercy marked their jubilees of religious profession on February 21 with a Mass celebrated by Auckland Bishop Patrick Dunn and seven priests...

New partnership for ministry

by NZ CATHOLIC staff Marist Young Adult Ministry will this year operate out of The Grove in Lower Hutt in partnership with laypeople. The ministry (MYAM) has been operating out of...

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...

Priesthood a step closer for new Palmerston North deacon

by NZ CATHOLIC staff People from four parishes and two schools gathered in St Joseph’s, Dannevirke, on February 8 to share in the ordination of seminarian Bryan Buenger to the...

Concert raises $33,000 for Filipino priests’ healthcare

by ROWENA OREJANA A Valentine’s Day concert spearheaded by St Joseph’s Takapuna assistant priest Fr Elric Jorquia raised $33,155 for the healthcare of priests in his provincial diocese of Malaybalay in the...

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...

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...

‘Laid back’ Marist fondly remembered

by PETER GRACE New Zealand Marist priest Fr Bernard Ryan, who died on February 21 in Sydney, was a remarkably laid back and friendly person, according to fellow Marist Fr...

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...

Accident takes loved trainer

by GILLIAN VINE St Mary’s Church, Mosgiel, overflowed on February 10 for the funeral Mass of Steven Anderton, one of New Zealand’s most respected thoroughbred trainers. Mr Anderton, 43, died on February...

‘I feel at home,’ says new Josephite

by SUE SECONI It was with a deep sense of joy that Adrienne Gallie received the emblem and constitutions of the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart from...

255 years of mission service celebrated

by Sr Carmel Cole RNDM Four Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions celebrated a total of 255 years of mission service to the people of New Zealand and beyond...

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18,000 volumes moved in diocesan library shift

Auckland diocese’s library has completed a move to its new home at the Pompallier Diocesan Centre in Ponsonby.In a sense, it is something of a homecoming for the library, which used to...