Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Pope says parents must not exclude themselves from children’s lives

By Laura Ieraci VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Parents must not exclude themselves from their children's lives and, despite what some "experts" may say, they must take an active role in...

First album for Kiwi cruise musician

Working as a musician on a cruise ship gave Eli Moore a trove of music that eventually led to his first album. “I have maybe 50 or something songs that...

Term ‘genocide’ angers Turkey, while pope says memory leads to healing

By Carol Glatz VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide, Pope Francis said atrocities from the past have to be recognized -- not hidden or...

NZ response to refugees in focus

by NZ CATHOLIC staff New Zealand’s Catholic bishops marked June 21 as a day of prayer for migrants and refugees, while various political parties continued to urge the Government to increase...

Group makes new push for euthanasia

by NZ CATHOLIC staff CHRISTCHURCH — Right to Life says that it has come to their attention that the Volunteer Euthanasia Society has created a new label entitled “End-of-Life Choice”...

UK MPs criticise Iran for religious persecution

LONDON (BWNS) — Members of Parliament here have sharply criticised Iran for its human rights violations, focusing especially on the "steep rise" in the persecution of religious minorities. In a...

Busy Whanganui couple celebrate 60 years married

“60 years of marriage have gone by very fast because, having a large family, we’ve been constantly involved in their lives throughout,” said Marie and Gary Joblin of St...

Otago youth enjoy Hunt for Jesus People event

Young people in Dunedin diocese have sent a clear message about the importance of considering them not as “the future of the Church”, but as members able to contribute fully to the...

New Bible highlights poverty and justice passages

by NZ Catholic staff Poverty and justice are to be highlighted in the Catholic Church throughout New Zealand in the coming months. Cardinal John Dew officially launched the Poverty and Justice...

Mega-brothel demise welcomed

by ROWENA OREJANA AUCKLAND — Opponents of the controversial “super-brothel” in the heart of Auckland are relieved that the Chow brothers have backed down from the project. This came after a lengthy...

Hastings parish plays it safe

The gastro outbreak in Havelock North has seen precautionary measures adopted at Catholic churches throughout the wider Hastings parish. Contaminated water has seen thousands of people affected in the Havelock North community, schools closed for a...

Faith, family are Merrilyn’s support in her service

When Ohakune’s Merrilyn George began receiving congratulations upon the awarding of a Queen’s Service Medal, she was quick to refer to her family and faith as her key supports....

50 charismatic years celebrated

by JENNY McPHEE Pope Francis says “The greatest gift the Renewal has to offer is the Baptism of the Holy Spirit.” Before he was Pope, Cardinal Bergoglio’s initial impression of charismatic Catholics was that...

Pope says respect for religion should limit freedom of expression

By Francis X. Rocca ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT FROM COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (CNS) -- Commenting on recent killings by Islamist terrorists at a Paris newspaper, Pope Francis condemned killing in...

Church leaders concerned at plight of Indian students facing deportation

Cardinal John Dew and leaders of the Anglican and Methodist churches in New Zealand have spoken out about the plight of the Indian students currently facing deportation from this...

Pope asks for international action to help Iraq’s persecuted Christians

By Cindy Wooden VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis asked Catholics around the world to pray for tens of thousands of Christians from villages in northeastern Iraq who were forced...

80 young people come for conference

by ROWENA OREJANA AUCKLAND — More than 80 youth and young adult ministers are here in Auckland from May 24-26 for a conference that will nourish their faith and give them...

Joint winners of the 2018 O’Shea Shield competition

The host of the 72nd O’Shea Shield competition, St Catherine’s College, shared top place with Sacred Heart College, Lower Hutt, in the event held on the weekend of May...

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Celebrity chef priest to tell of food and God’s love

A priest, celebrity chef, martial arts instructor, break-dancer, award-winning author, radio and TV show host — Fr Leo Patalinghug — is coming to New Zealand in November with a message that centres around...