Difficult decision made to close Mary MacKillop Care Auckland

Mary MacKillop Care Auckland announced it will be closing its doors, after the Sisters of Saint Joseph of the Sacred Heart...

Preparing for priesthood in NZ a ‘blessing’

by ESME O’RAFFERTY Palmerston North diocese’s newest priest, Fr Vui Hoang, grew up firm inthe conviction that he would...

$7 million estimated for Wgtn Cathedral upgrade

Work aimed at a future reopening of the Metropolitan Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Wellington is ongoing.

Decision to scrap NCEA fees applauded

The Society of St Vincent de Paul received a mention in Parliament during debate on the Government’s 2019 Budget.

Sacred Heart Mass in South

by JEFF DILLON Approximately 50 people gathered in St Joseph’s Chapel at the Little Sisters of the Poor Sacred...

Tears at Christchurch parish plan meeting

by MINA AMSO “Do not take my rock away from me”, was the message from a Catholic woman...

Abortion is both a health issue and a justice issue

The New Zealand Catholic Bishops today expressed concern about the proposed new abortion regime for New Zealand, whilst also looking forward to...

184 years since Aubert’s birth

Weekday Mass attendees at St Mary’s church Whanganui — Te Parihi Katorika Ki Whanganui marked the birth date of Venerable Suzanne Aubert...

The puzzles of the Last Supper in Luke

Professor of Historical Theology Fr Thomas O’Loughlin from the University of Nottingham reckons he has cracked the problem of the most baffling...

Caritas song competition winners announced

Winners of the 2019 Caritas SINGout4JUSTICE song writing competition have been announced from more than 82 students from throughout New Zealand.

New charismatic service body meets in NZ

by ESME O’RAFFERTY The new body arising out of the worldwide re-organisation of Catholic charismatic groups has had its...

Hui considers structure for Katorika Maori Commission

by SARAH SPARKS “We probably got what we came for” said Rangi Davis, a member of the Katorika...

A spirituality that is little and lay

by Sue Jones If the laity have pause to ponder anything since taking up our call to mission and...

Pride in heritage gains speech contest award

by PETER OWENS St Peter’s College, Gore, was the first Catholic, co-educational and Form 1-7 boarding school in...

Former PM and GP wife oppose EOLC Bill

Some politicians changed the way they previously voted in order to oppose the End of Life Choice Bill at its second reading...

Response to EOLC Bill second reading progress

In response to questions put by NZ Catholic, the following article was received from The Nathaniel Centre — The New Zealand Catholic...

In letter, pope encourages priests dejected by abuse crisis

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis acknowledged the shame and frustration felt by priests who are discouraged by the actions of fellow...

Hard dreams of Nashville

Music-related movies, as opposed to generic musicals, havebecome a box office juggernaut in the past 12 months. Elton John’s...

Pro-life outreach to North Island schools planned

by ESME O’RAFFERTY Pro-life organisation Family Life International (FLI) is organising a secondary schools outreach programme to...

50 years of justice, peace, development work

Fifty years of work by Caritas and its predecessor organisations for justice, peace and development was marked with a Mass celebrated at...

Bishops offer full support for abuse inquiry

As the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Historical Abuse in State Care and in the Care of Faith-based Institutions held a preliminary...

Southern college changes ownership after 90 years

by JEFF DILLON After some 90 years under the Christian Brothers’ umbrella, St Kevin’s College in Oamaru is to...

New provincial for Society of Mary

Fr Tim Duckworth, SM, has been elected to become New Zealand provincial of the Society of Mary, starting in early 2020. He...

Pope: Prostitution is ‘disgusting vice’ that tortures defenseless women

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Prostitution is a horrendous crime that reduces vulnerable women to tortured slaves who are at the mercy of...

De La Salle’s tercentenary year celebrated

by MARK McKEON, FSC On Good Friday, April 7, 1619, St John Baptist de La Salle rested peacefully and...

National Safeguarding Lead welcomed

The National Office for Professional Standards has welcomed Pamela Arthurs as the new National Safeguarding Lead to provide supportto dioceses, congregations ...

Tributes flow for remarkable Sr Pauline O’Regan

by MINA AMSO Known as the “affirming”, “empowering of people”, and “encouraging” Sister of Mercy, the late Sr...

New principal for Kavanagh College

by PETER OWENS The current principal of St Peter’s College in Gore, Kate Nicholson, has been appointed as the...

Best governance for Catholic organisations

A governance standard based on the corporate world may not be the best one for Catholic organisations, as their (Catholic groups’) outcomes...

Joy at opening of St Patrick’s church, Lincoln

by JENNY McPHEE After eight years of planning, work by architects, meetings, building consents and fundraising, on May 19...