A vocational walk through items used in ministry

Speaking about diocesan priesthood combined two highlights and one passion for Fr Nathaniel Brazil of the Catholic Parish of Whanganui — ...

Service to Church for 50 yrs

Patricia Mary McQuillan, a contributor to Catholic Women’s League Aotearoa New Zealand for some 50 years, passedaway on...

GSC research stacks up well

Good Shepherd College — Te Hepara Pai in Ponsonby in Auckland has been ranked along consultor side much larger New Zealand...

Auckland diocese loses a gem

Auckland diocese is mourning the loss of one of its own staff, Delia Mary Ruane, who had been a member of the...

SHC welcomes new principal

by ANGELA LITTLE On April 29, Sacred Heart College staff and students and invited guests...

Leaky seminary to be fixed

The New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference has decided to remediate the leaky building issues faced by Holy Cross Seminary, Ponsonby,...

Marlborough parish priest dies while on a plane

by CATHIE BELL Passionist priest Fr John Pearce touched many parts of the wider Marlborough community during his two...

Catholic health professionals get together

The New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference president, Bishop Patrick Dunn, called on Catholic health professionals to remember always that their vocations...

A ‘God’ who is too small is a big problem

Not long after the start of an address at the University of Auckland, the director of the Vatican Observatory, Br Guy Consolmagno,...

Vatican star man speaks of God, black holes and hope

Vatican Observatory director Br Guy Consolmagno, SJ, made a big splash allover New Zealand recently and NZ Catholic had a chance to...

Auckland walk motivated by solidarity

by SARAH SPARKS In solidarity with migrants, the Auckland diocese held a five kilometre charity walk in the...

Br Guy within the orbit of Catholic teens

How do you convince hundreds of Year 13 students from Catholic schools that faith and science are not opposed to each...

Humanitarian help for Belgium honoured

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

Milestone marked for historic southern church

by JEFF DILLON Easter Sunday became a chance to have a double celebration for members of the...

Pitching in across the ditch

Two young Lasallian volunteers from Australia have found they can have fun — in New Zealand — while growing in maturity and...

Churches give $150K+ to help Canterbury Muslims

The combined Christian churches of Christchurch, represented by Te Raranga, have gifted more than $150,000 to Muslim communities that were the subject...

Justice questions for mayor at Catholic forum

by SARAH SPARKS When the Mayor of Auckland arrives at a meeting centred on social justice driving his own...

NZ help for Aussie governance review

CANBERRA (CathNews and CNS) — A New Zealand canon lawyer has been appointed as a member of a panel of experts which...

Chch church unity event postponed

by MEENA AMSO A large scale event to unite Christian congregations in Christchurch city last month was postponed....

Memories of Notre Dame

In the wake of the fire which seriously damaged Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris last month, NZ Catholic asked its publisher, Bishop...

Leading teens closer to God

Praying and playing are both key to keeping it together when you are a youth minister, said US-based Life Teen coach and...

Interfaith dialogue: building relationships of trust

by MARY EASTHAM “I feel like I have lost members of my family”, wrote Sr Bertha Hurley, SMSM,...

Sr Eileen Mary celebrates a century

by Sr MARGARET O’NEILL, RSJ If you happen to look out a window in Mary MacKillop Centre in Mission...

New first-year seminarians at Holy Cross

“Pray for us and pray for more priests,” requested the two first-year seminarians at Holy Cross Seminary in Ponsonby, Auckland.

Memorial Masses for Sri Lanka victims

Memorial Masses were celebrated in several churches in New Zealand for the victims of the Easter bombing attacks at churches and top-end...

North Shore schools combine on Polyfest stage

Students from Carmel College and Rosmini College in Auckland combined for the first time to compete on the Samoan stage at Polyfest...

Son of Otago lies where he fell in a French battlefield

by JEFF DILLON Brian Vernon Dillon was born on what was to become a very significant day, April 25. He was born...

Major makeover for overcrowded Holy Cross

While other churches are closing down and amalgamating, Holy Cross Parish in Henderson has embarked on a $4.1 million project to rebuild...

Integrated schools have say on reform report

The Association of Proprietors of Integrated Schools (APIS) has strongly opposed many of the recommendations that came out of a review of...

Thomas Kiely farewelled at packed cathedral

After Thomas Kiely died on March 31, aged 94, many people came forward and sent messages to his children and family ...