Saints go marching to the top

Auckland’s St Peter’s College has won the national Top Four 1st XV rugby title after a 31-28 victory over Napier Boys’ High School in the final...

Journey to Patea to celebrate jubilee with priest

A prayer of blessing and thanksgiving was prayed over Fr John Roberts by the congregation as he marked 40 years a priest to the day on August 19.Thirty...

International students mingle far from home

Six Catholic secondary schools in Auckland have brought some of their international students together for a  social event in what organisers hope will be an annual happening.More...

Evangelising beyond the sacristy

by Sue Jones Bishop Barron’s article “Getting out of the sacristy: A look at our pastoral priorities” (NZ Catholic, August 12) raised questions about evangelisation. How are we,...

Race drama BlacKkKlansman packs punch

Far from ignoring American race relations, Hollywood  filmmakers have been in the thick of it for decades. The rise of the civil rights movement in the 1960s,...

Hato Petera College closed

Auckland Bishop Patrick Dunn, the proprietor of Hato Petera College in Northcote, believes that the cancellation of the college’s integration agreement, as announced by the Minister of Education, is...

Chanel Shield ‘three-peat’

For the third year in a row, John Paul College from Rotorua won the Chanel Shield, an inter-school Catholic cultural competition in Hamilton diocese.  Both Hamilton Bishop...

Icon, prayer garden at North Shore school

St Mary’s School in Northcote, Auckland celebrated the Feast of the Assumption by officially unveiling and blessing its new icon and Marian Prayer Garden on August 14. The focal...

A statement from NZCBC President Bishop Patrick Dunn

The New Zealand Catholic Bishops welcome the letter (released August 20, 2018) to the People of God from Pope Francis asking forgiveness for the sexual abuse...

Synod aims to renew the church to help young Catholics, cardinal...

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- To strengthen and support young people in the faith, members of the Synod of Bishops will need to listen to...

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...

Leadership amid many challenges

Palmerston North Bishop Charles Drennan was this year’s keynote speaker at the Archdiocese of Sydney’s clergy formation conference. The topic given to Bishop Drennan was: “Icons of Christ:...

Gore college takes out Bishop’s Shield this year

St Peter’s College in Gore has won the Bishop’s Shield at the Seventy-Fifth Annual Otago and Southland Catholic Secondary Schools’ Public Speaking Competition. The competition, which was...

Jolenna on United Nations youth mission

by SARAH ROBERTS Jolenna Deo is one of 22 students from throughout the country to be selected for the United Nations Youth New Zealand Global Development Tour for 2019....

Hospital chaplaincy work is much appreciated

by MATT GRAY Fr Martin Bugler is winding down his chaplaincy duties at Auckland’s North Shore Hospital and easing himself into retirement at the age of 91.Fr...

Secondary principals focus on papal document

by SARAH ROBERTS A document from Pope Francis was a focus for reflection at the recent National Association of Principals of Catholic Secondary Schools (NAPCSS) conference.Keynote speaker Dr...

Involving God in our significant life decisions

by JOHN FONG “When faced with making a significant decision in my life, is it possible to involve God — through careful prayer and reflection...

Irish told of Wgtn lay pastoral leaders

by SARAH MacDONALD  THURLES, Ireland (CNS) — A New Zealand cardinal told a conference on the future of parishes in Ireland that his diocese benefited from the...

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...

Legionary deacon ordained in Dunedin

Dunedin Bishop Michael Dooley ordained James Cleary to the diaconate at St Joseph’s Church in Brockville on August 6. Deacon Cleary, of the Legionaries...

A full plate at the Cardinal’s Lunch

by NZCBC COMMUNICATIONS Those who attended the inaugural Wellington Archdiocese Cardinal’s Lunch held in early August received food for the soul, not just the body, during what was...

Walking with fellow pilgrims on mission

Auckland diocese’s Religious Education Team recently launched Mentoring for Mission, a two-day workshop aimed at providing parishioners with skills and confidence to “walk alongside fellow pilgrims in their mission”...

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...

Hamilton bishop writes pastoral letter on abuse

Hamilton Bishop Stephen Lowe has called on all parishioners of the diocese to join him in praying “that the cycle of sexual abuse may be broken” as...

Safe church a strong emphasis at Far North bishop’s forum

Auckland Bishop Patrick Dunn has called on parishioners to work together towards a safe church environment in the light of abuse issues that have hounded the Catholic Church, both...

18,000 volumes moved in diocesan library shift

Auckland diocese’s library has completed a move to its new home at the Pompallier Diocesan Centre in Ponsonby.In a sense, it is something of a homecoming for...

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...

Wellington Mass for those hurt by broken marriages

Wellington Cardinal John Dew assured parishioners hurt by divorce or separation that the Church loves and supports them and that they are part of the faith community. The...

Auckland jubilees celebrated

Jubilarian Fr Martin Bugler used the occasion of Auckland diocese’s clergy jubilee Mass to remind his fellow priests of the mystery of God calling them to their vocations. At...

NZ bishops to make ‘ad limina’ visit in 2019

New Zealand’s Catholic bishops are to meet Pope Francis at the Vatican on October 28 next year. This will happen during the bishops’ ad limina visit in 2019,...