Thursday, July 19, 2018

Churches ponder options after insurer withdraws

by MICHAEL OTTO CHRISTCHURCH — A major insurer of Church buildings will not write any new insurance cover against earthquakes in New Zealand from December — and the implications for...

School fair, Balmoral

Nov. 5: Good Shepherd school fair, Saturday November 5 from 10am, 30 Telford Ave, Balmoral. Lots of family fun and stalls.

Aussie invite for Kiwis in Rome

by NZ CATHOLIC staff AUCKLAND — New Zealand and Oceania Catholic visitors to Rome have been invited to make use of Domus Australia, the pilgrim centre established by the Australian...

Influx of priests linked to less leadership by laity

by MICHAEL OTTO AUCKLAND — Catholic Institute of Theology principal Fr John Dunn has linked the influx of overseas priests to New Zealand to a lessening of the call to...

Church benefactors’ graves in a sad state

by MICHAEL OTTO AUCKLAND — The graves of the Outhwaite family — who were generous benefactors of the Catholic Church in Auckland, and of Mother Suzanne Aubert — lie...

NZ lawyer calls for Vatican III

AUCKLAND New Zealand's first woman ombudsman has said the Church probably needs to have another Vatican II-type council to look afresh at the many ethical issues that have arisen...

Bishop objects to anti-Catholic insert

AUCKLAND Thousands of words attacking the papacy and Catholicism appeared in an Auckland community newspaper in late May.  The North Shore Times, owned by Fairfax Media, carried an insert...

Messages of support invited for Christchurch

NZ Catholic invites readers to publish a message of support in the paper for friends and family in Christchurch, or general messages of support, up to 40 words in...

Japanese dad sends message to NZ people

CHRISTCHURCH Among the international helpers who came to Christchurch after February 22 were members of the Association of Medical Doctors in Asia. According to Mr Adachi, the article...

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...

Poverty in an affluent society a statement from the New Zealand...

Being in communion with Jesus Christ draws us into his being for all; it makes it our own way of beingThe love of God is revealed in responsibility for...

Christchurch Catholic cathedral dome to be taken down

CHRISTCHURCH The main dome of the severely damaged Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in Christchurch is to be removed over several months to reduce the risk of part or...

All Christchurch parishes closed until engineers inspect them

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (CNS) No Catholic church or school in Christchurch will be used until engineers have declared it safe. Christchurch Bishop Barry P. Jones announced the measure...

Christchurch schools and churches off limits pending inspection

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand No Catholic church or school in Christchurch will be able to be used until consulting engineers have declared it safe. Bishop of Christchurch Barry Jones...

Christchurch Catholic Cathedral partially destroyed in earthquake

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand Christchurch's devastating earthquake on February 22, which has seen dozens of people killed, has also partially destroyed the Catholic Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament. A...