Saturday, January 18, 2020

New group for young Catholics

by PETER GRACE AUCKLAND — After a pilot event last year, Catholic Young Professionals are now running monthly events in the city. One of the organisers, Rosjier Hall, told NZ Catholic...

Blessing for new Takanini Catholic school

February 6 marked a very special day for Holy Trinity Catholic Primary School in Takanini, south Auckland, as it prepared to open its doors to the community and the 54 foundation students...

Auckland priests meet in Waitangi

Sixty one Auckland priests left behind their parish work and other duties in May to spend a few days at Waitangi. Auckland diocesan priests came together at the Copthorne Resort in Waitangi for an assembly...

Couple’s story captures courage of a French village in WW II

LOVE IN A TIME OF HATE: The Story of Magda and Andrew Trocme and the Village That Said No to the Nazis, by Hanna Schott; translated by John D....

Catholic decline in NZ ‘alarming’

by PETER GRACE WELLINGTON — The decline in the Catholic population shown by the 2013 census “is quite alarming”, according to history professor Peter Lineham of Massey University. Statistics New Zealand...

St Michael’s celebrates a century of education

by LEIA MARQUES-RUIZ From February 24-26, St Michael’s Catholic School celebrated its centenary — 100 years on Beatrice Road, Remuera (1917-2017). The celebrations began on the Friday with a photo taken of the current...

Memorial Mass for those affected by suicide

The Catholic Parish of Whanganui — Te Parihi Katorika a ki Whanganui in celebrating a Memorial Mass for those affected by suicide, acknowledged that in the past, the Catholic...

Sexual abuse film described as ‘powerful’

by MICHAEL OTTO New Zealand’s National Office for Professional Standards director has described as “powerful” a film now showing in this country about the uncovering of a child sexual abuse scandal...

‘Safe Church’ plan on the way

by ROWENA OREJANA AUCKLAND — There is growing confidence in New Zealand that the Catholic Church will listen and act on complaints of sexual abuse. The national director of the...

Former NZC editor ties the knot

At a joyous nuptial Mass, former NZ Catholic managing editor Gavin Abraham and Anna Surrey, a former lecturer at Good Shepherd College, said their “I do’s”. The Mass, at St Patrick’s church in Pukekohe on November 10,...

Singing out for justice

Standing out from 120 entries in Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand’s SINGout- 4JUSTICE competition , three students from Hillcrest High School (Hamilton) and Sacred Heart College (Lower Hutt) wowed the judges. Year 11 students, Shanille Lat...

Dunedin bishop apologises

Dunedin Bishop Michael Dooley has said he is “very interested” in there being a future liturgical gathering to acknowledge the victims of clerical sexual abuse in the diocese and the Church’s failure to handle...

Burning hearts for God at Akld World Youth Day 2017

by SHANA LLORANDO Young people, you are the Church of today! This was the theme of World Youth Day Auckland 2017, held on July 15-16. The weekend consisted of regional events on...

Milestone marked for historic southern church

by JEFF DILLON Easter Sunday became a chance to have a double celebration for members of the Polish community in Dunedin, with...

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....

Two Catholic schools hide identity?

A senior Christchurch diocese priest has gone public with concerns over what he saw as the secular way two Catholic schools presented themselves in a local newspaper. In a posting on his blog...

Artist visits sites of Aubert inspiration

Nationally acclaimed quilter Merrilyn George, the creator of the widely exhibited collection of 21 quilts called Set Apart  depicting the life of Venerable Suzanne Aubert, has finally visited these places expressed in her...

Challenges faced by people with disabilities

People with disabilities want to be treated as people first — rather than by being defined by impairment — and everyone has a role to play in helping bring that to fruition. That was...

Planned rebuild helps GI school

Pupils at St Pius X Catholic School in Glen Innes in East Auckland“learned” from home for two days last month, as the school shifted into brand new...

Pope says he would ‘never close the door’ on talks with...

By Cindy Wooden ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT FROM STRASBOURG, France (CNS) -- Pope Francis said he would "never close the door" on dialogue with the Islamic State in an effort...

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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...