Fr Matthew Gibson ordained in Hamilton

On retreat before his ordination to the priesthood in Hamilton, Fr Matthew Gibson was told by another priest that “we never know...

Cardinal speaks at Maori King occasion

Wellington Cardinal John Dew emphasised Pope Francis’ solicitude for indigenous peoples at a celebration of the 13th anniversary of Māori King Tuheitia...

Call made for steep emissions reductions

Auckland diocese’s Justice and Peace Commission has urged the Government to be more ambitious in its targets for minimising “greenhouse gas” emissions....

NZ co-hosts safeguarding conference in Rome

New Zealand representatives at the Anglophone Safeguarding Conference in Rome said they want the Church’s safeguarding journey in New Zealand to be...

South education director steps down

by JEFF DILLON After a long involvement which began in the late 1960s, Tony Hanning, 80, the director of...

Leading Kiwi pro-life advocate in Sydney told to go back to...

New Zealand barrister and bioethicist Rachael Wong has been on the receiving end of xenophobic mail in Australia because of her pro-life...

Gospel ‘refresher’ for Hamilton diocese priests

The priests of Hamilton diocese attended their annual gathering in Taupo recently. Fr Mark Field told NZ Catholic...

Kavanagh College success at Bishop’s Shield

by PETER OWENS The Catholic Diocese of Dunedin is celebrating this year the 150th anniversary of its establishment....

Soup for southern souls – and bodies

by JEFF DILLON “They also serve who only stand and wait . . .” The English poet John Milton...

Cardinal writes letter on loud fences movement

Cardinal John Dew has written to priests and lay pastoral leaders in Wellington archdiocese asking that respect be given to the tying...

New door opens for the CDC

New director of the Catholic Discipleship College Board of Trustees Michael Pervan said despite the temporary closure of the Pukekohe-based college, the...

Bishop O’Connell – approachable and encouraging

He could talk with anyone at any time, he was very approachable and he was a great optimist.

Standing room only at Fr Wu’s ordination

If there was a quintessentially Auckland ceremony for ordination to priesthood, it would be Fr Martin Wu’s ordination.

Revitalising parishes Monday to Saturday

One of the big challenges for the Church in Christchurch diocese, and likely elsewhere in New Zealand too, is to revitalise...

From emptiness to abundance – Tim Wilson’s story

Ten years ago, the thought of addressing people at a eucharistic convention in Auckland wasn’t on TVNZ reporter Tim Wilson’s radar.

Catholic youth in Parliament

Several students from Catholic colleges participated in the 2019 Youth Parliament event, held in Wellington in July. The...

New video highlights the work of prison chaplaincy

Last month, the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference released a video on Catholic prison chaplaincy in New Zealand, to raise awareness around...

Bishop and priest jubilarians give thanks to many

There was a deep sense of joy and gratitude as family and friends gathered around the altar for Mass at the Cathedral...

Mixed emotions as Waikanae church to close

by BOB HOUSTON With the imminent final Mass, closure and sale of the Parata St site of Our...

Sun shines on bishop’s silver jubilee

Auckland Bishop Patrick Dunn’s episcopal ordination might have had a fuse box explosion, power outage, heavy rains and floods. But on July...

Bishop and priests’ jubilees celebrated in Akld

On July 25, the day of Auckland Bishop Patrick Dunn’s jubilee of episcopal ordination (25 years), the Apostolic Nuncio to New Zealand,...

Msgr Ray Green had a great pastor’s heart

One story told after the funeral of Msgr Ray Green was an illustration of both the man and of his many years...

320 students raise their voices at Jubilate ‘19

by INFORM EDITORIAL TEAM June 24 is the feast of St John the Baptist and is the patronal feast...

Wgtn raising profile of priestly vocations

An Archdiocesan Vocations Committee has been formed in Wellington Archdiocese to look at ways to raise the profile of priestly vocations, explore...

Quake-damaged cathedral to be demolished

by MINA AMSO It took nine years and three million dollars to maintain and investigate possible options that would...

Faiths share what gratitude means

The Auckland Interfaith Council and Mercy Spirituality Centre sponsored an event on the theme of Gratitude. More than 50...

Abortion reform ignores babies’ rights

The proposed changes to abortion law will allow abortion on demand, practically up to birth, discarding the rights of the...

Aid for thousands of displaced Rohingya

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand is continuing to work with its partners in Bangladesh to help hundreds of thousands of displaced Rohingya.

What is needed to renew the Church in NZ

Three things transformed the early Church and made it dynamic — being devoted to prayer and praying in groups, being dynamic, loving...

Which character from the Bible resonates with me?

by Orlando Pedraza Doubting Thomas, one of the 12 apostles, is one character with whom I...