Monday, October 21, 2019

Mrs Waelen comes home to McAuley High School

by ESME O’RAFFERTY McAuley High School in Ōtāhuhu is set to welcome Jan Waelen back as its new school principal in October, bringing...

NZ Catholic praised at press awards

NZ Catholic’s coverage of church and community reaction to the Christchurch mosque shootings in March was praised by judges at theAustralasian Catholic Press Association awards.

Pope accepts resignation of NZ bishop

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Charles Drennan of Palmerston North diocese in New Zealand, following a complaint against him of unacceptable behavior of a...

Call made for steep emissions reductions

Auckland diocese’s Justice and Peace Commission has urged the Government to be more ambitious in its targets for minimising “greenhouse gas” emissions. In...

South education director steps down

by JEFF DILLON After a long involvement which began in the late 1960s, Tony Hanning, 80, the director of the Catholic Education Office in...

Gospel ‘refresher’ for Hamilton diocese priests

The priests of Hamilton diocese attended their annual gathering in Taupo recently. Fr Mark Field told NZ Catholic that a guest speaker, Australian...

Kavanagh College success at Bishop’s Shield

by PETER OWENS The Catholic Diocese of Dunedin is celebrating this year the 150th anniversary of its establishment. One of the highlights of...

New door opens for the CDC

New director of the Catholic Discipleship College Board of Trustees Michael Pervan said despite the temporary closure of the Pukekohe-based college, the CDC has projects that are...

Catholic youth in Parliament

Several students from Catholic colleges participated in the 2019 Youth Parliament event, held in Wellington in July. The Youth Parliament is held every...

New video highlights the work of prison chaplaincy

Last month, the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference released a video on Catholic prison chaplaincy in New Zealand, to raise awareness around the work of the Church...

Mixed emotions as Waikanae church to close

by BOB HOUSTON With the imminent final Mass, closure and sale of the Parata St site of Our Lady of Fatima church in...

Msgr Ray Green had a great pastor’s heart

One story told after the funeral of Msgr Ray Green was an illustration of both the man and of his many years of pastoral ministry.

320 students raise their voices at Jubilate ‘19

by INFORM EDITORIAL TEAM June 24 is the feast of St John the Baptist and is the patronal feast day for Christchurch diocese. On...

Wgtn raising profile of priestly vocations

An Archdiocesan Vocations Committee has been formed in Wellington Archdiocese to look at ways to raise the profile of priestly vocations, explore the promotion of vocations among...

Faiths share what gratitude means

The Auckland Interfaith Council and Mercy Spirituality Centre sponsored an event on the theme of Gratitude. More than 50 participants came to the retreat...

Which character from the Bible resonates with me?

by Orlando Pedraza Doubting Thomas, one of the 12 apostles, is one character with whom I truly identify. Thomas is labelled...

Young Vinnies help Wairarapa foodbank

by SUSAN WALKER The Term Two project for the Chanel Young Vinnies at Chanel College in Masterton was to “feed the hungry”.

$7 million estimated for Wgtn Cathedral upgrade

Work aimed at a future reopening of the Metropolitan Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Wellington is ongoing. According to the July 14...

Sacred Heart Mass in South

by JEFF DILLON Approximately 50 people gathered in St Joseph’s Chapel at the Little Sisters of the Poor Sacred Heart Home in Brockville, Dunedin,...

184 years since Aubert’s birth

Weekday Mass attendees at St Mary’s church Whanganui — Te Parihi Katorika Ki Whanganui marked the birth date of Venerable Suzanne Aubert (184 years ago) with Mass...

Caritas song competition winners announced

Winners of the 2019 Caritas SINGout4JUSTICE song writing competition have been announced from more than 82 students from throughout New Zealand. This annual competition...

Hui considers structure for Katorika Maori Commission

by SARAH SPARKS “We probably got what we came for” said Rangi Davis, a member of the Katorika Māori Steering Committee thatpresented...

Pride in heritage gains speech contest award

by PETER OWENS St Peter’s College, Gore, was the first Catholic, co-educational and Form 1-7 boarding school in New Zealand. It was also...

Pro-life outreach to North Island schools planned

by ESME O’RAFFERTY Pro-life organisation Family Life International (FLI) is organising a secondary schools outreach programme to teach young people about pro-life...

De La Salle’s tercentenary year celebrated

by MARK McKEON, FSC On Good Friday, April 7, 1619, St John Baptist de La Salle rested peacefully and this year, 2019, is 300...

National Safeguarding Lead welcomed

The National Office for Professional Standards has welcomed Pamela Arthurs as the new National Safeguarding Lead to provide supportto dioceses, congregations and Catholic organisations in the...

New principal for Kavanagh College

by PETER OWENS The current principal of St Peter’s College in Gore, Kate Nicholson, has been appointed as the new principal of Kavanagh College...

Joy at opening of St Patrick’s church, Lincoln

by JENNY McPHEE After eight years of planning, work by architects, meetings, building consents and fundraising, on May 19 Catholic parishioners walked in procession...

Safety risk closes Waikato church

St Paul’s Catholic Church in Ngaruawahia has been closed after a detailed seismic assessment put the building’s structural performance score at only 14 per cent of the...

Memory of Jean Vanier honoured by communities

by ANNE-MARIE PIKE On June 8, more than 100 people joined with the L’Arche Kapiti, Mount Tabor (Auckland), Marralomeda (Christchurch) and Faith and Light...