Saturday, January 18, 2020

ANZAC service in River City remembers

Since 1946, returned soldiers have paraded at the ANZAC Mass in St Mary’s Catholic church in Whanganui, but this year there were none.  The last World War II veteran to...

Sisters give home to street kids

The Marist Sisters are supporting a centre in the Philippines that takes careof, and provides a home for, children of street women and prostitutes.

Help for inmates studying

by NZ CATHOLIC staff Volunteers have collected boxes of new stationery for particular inmates in the Clendon Women’s Prison in south Auckland. In the middle of winter, the leaders of the St...

St Peter’s bones to be publicly venerated at end of Year...

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — For the first time, the bones traditionally believed to be the relics of St Peter the Apostle will be on public display for veneration. Archbishop Rino...

Mass held despite Auckland fire

Daily Mass went on as scheduled at the Cathedral of St Patrick and St Joseph in Auckland despite the huge fire that ravaged the SkyCity Convention Centre...

Castro says pope is so impressive he might start praying again

By Cindy Wooden VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- After spending close to an hour with Pope Francis, Cuban President Raul Castro told reporters he is so impressed by what the pope...

NZ bishops lead Masses for the Philippines

by NZ CATHOLIC staff WELLINGTON — The Catholic Bishops of New Zealand have expressed their sympathy to all those who lost loved ones as a result of Super-typhoon Haiyan, and...

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.

Typhoon Hagupit response highlights success of Caritas’ preparedness work

Despite 220kph winds and heavy rains lashing the Philippines since Typhoon Hagupit (known locally as Typhoon Ruby) made landfall on Saturday, casualties from the storm have been minimal thanks...

New pope, new leadership changed tone of visitation of U.S. religious

By Cindy Wooden VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- During the process of the apostolic visitation of communities of U.S. religious women, a shift in tone took place. The Vatican's final report on...

Otama flag centre of Armistice Day service

by PETER OWENS The parish priest of Waikiwi, Invercargill, Fr Tony Harrison, recently conducted a signficant public service in his role as an army chaplain –...

Collaboration agreed to help seafarers

by Jenny McPhee Maritime unions and government maritime authorities from both sides of the Tasman joined various church groups in Wellington last month to discuss how to best help seafarers,...

Youth get that ‘Jesus high’ at Set Free conference

by ESME O’RAFFERTY The atmosphere was alive with excitement at the Set Free Youth Conference in Cambridge this year, which celebrated its 10th anniversary...

Novena, nostalgia, and a nosh-up in South Dunedin

by JEFF DILLON A weekend remembering the good old days was spent recently at St Patrick’s Basilica in South Dunedin as the past 125...

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.

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...

Questions for family synod put online for NZ

WELLINGTON — New Zealand's Catholic bishops have put the questions from the preparatory document for the Extraordinary Assembly of the Synod of Bishops in Rome next year in an...

Humanitarian help for Belgium honoured

by COLLEEN McMURCHY On March 18, the Belgian ambassador to New Zealand, Marc Mullie, unveiled a special plaque which has been affixed to the...

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...

How do I love thee? Gospel teaches how to count the...

By Carol Glatz VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Real love is constant, concrete and communicates -- it is action over words and it obeys the Beatitudes, Pope Francis said at his...

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Tongan Catholics clean up close to home

Taking pride in their neighbourhood and taking action to help our common home - in line with the teaching in Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’- were among the motivations...