Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Jaydah-Lily cycles to victory at AIMS games

by ESME O’RAFFERTY Catholic students swept up medals at the Anchor AIMS Games in Tauranga this year, especially in girls’ sports.

Youth leader sparks compassion

by ESME O’RAFFERTY A New Plymouth youth leader is encouraging local young people to see Christ in others, by way of young people preparing...

New St Peter’s principal heads back home to Southland

by PETER OWENS Karl Metzler, the chair of the board of trustees of St Peter’s College, Gore, has announced the appointment of Tara Quinney...

Different churches at Napier beach clean up

A significant stretch of the beach at Marine Parade in Napier was made a lot cleaner on September 20, thanks to the efforts of more than 70...

Pilgrimage for Life concludes in capital

The Pilgrimage for Life concluded with two statues coming together after being taken in journeys of prayer from opposite ends of the country.

Knights’ generosity helps school spiritual development

The Knights of the Southern Cross are helping a group of “south” kids head north — to help with their spiritual development.

Call for respect for rights at all stages of life

by NZ CATHOLIC staff MPs on a select committee considering the Abortion Legislation Bill have heard an oral submission from the New...

The day it ‘snowed’ at a Sth Auckland preschool

by COLLEEN GLEESON Staff at St Peter Chanel Preschool in Clover Park, South Auckland, wanted the children in their care to experience what is...

Popular Piety Serving Mission

This short reflection piece was provided by Fr Bernard Espiritu,SVD, National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies (MISSIO-NZ) as the Church celebrates the Extra-Ordinary Month of Mission.

Spring celebrations mark Josephite jubilees

Josephite Sisters Therese McConway from Wellington, Helen Doyle and Marcienne Waite, both from Whanganui, marked their 60th jubilees of religious profession in a spring time celebration...

Wellington retreat celebrates 30 years of Taizé prayer

The Sisters at Our Lady’s Home of Compassion in Wellington are invitingpilgrims from around the country to a weekend retreat of Taizé prayer and worship.

Southern section of pilgrimage calls in at various centres

by PETER OWENS The Pilgrimage for Life started from two places: CapeReinga in the Far North and Bluff in the Deep South. On...

National pilgrimage spreads pro-life message

by JEFF DILLON Using euphemisms “to make an evil sound good to lessen the evil of it” wasdeplored by Bishop Emeritus Colin Campbell...

St Peter’s College appoints acting principal

by PETER OWENS Recently Kate Nicholson resigned as principal of St Peter’s College, Gore, to take up a similar position at Kavanagh College in...

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...